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University of Calgary, Calgary

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David Johnson, MD (Site Leader)

Pediatric Emergency Physician
Staff, Alberta Children's Hospital Emergency Department
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary

Dr. David Johnson is a pediatric emergency physician, medical toxicologist, a Professor of Pediatrics, Physiology and Pharmacology, and a Theme Director, Institute of Child and Maternal Health at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine. His research interests are primarily focused on the management of common childhood respiratory emergencies, and ensuring primary health care professionals utilize 'best evidence' in managing these diseases.

Karen Benzies, RN, PhD

Dr. Benzies completed nursing and midwifery training, and then practiced in high risk obstetrics, neonatal intensive care, and public heath units. She completed a Master's and PhD at the University of Alberta, post-doctoral fellowships at Stockholm University, and jointly at the Universities of Ottawa and Calgary. She is currently an Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary. Dr. Benzies studies how family and community environments influence the health and development of infants and young children over time. She has methodological expertise with psychometric studies, and longitudinal analyses of primary and secondary data, as well qualitative analyses.

William Ghali, MD, MPH

Dr. William Ghali, MD, MPH, is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. He is holder of a Government of Canada Research Chair in Health Services Research and a Senior Health Scholar Award from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. Clinically, he is trained as a General Internist (MD ['90] - University of Calgary, FRCP(C) ['94] - Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario), while his methodological training in health services research and epidemiology was obtained in the Health Research Unit at Boston University, where he also completed a Masters of Public Health Degree (MPH ['95]). Dr. Ghali's research program is in the general area of health services research with a focus on for four inter-related high incidence and prevalence conditions -- cardiac disease, diabetes, cerebrovascular disease, and venous thromboembolic disease. He is one of the leaders of the Medical Ward of the 21st Century Initiative (www.w21c.org).

Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, MD, FRCPC

Dr Jayna Holroyd-Leduc is an Assistant Professor in the Divisions of Geriatrics at the University of Calgary. She has formalized training in quality improvement, having completed a VA Quality Scholar fellowship at the San Francisco VA/UCSF. Currently she is the medical-coordinator of clinical informatics for the Department of Medicine at the University of Calgary and is involved with activities focused on using and evaluating clinical decision support tools within the electronic medical record. Her research interests focus on the translation of knowledge in an effort to improve the quality of care provided to older patients.

Dr. Hude Quan

Dr. Quan is an associated professor and health services researcher at the Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary. His research focus is issues of methodology in health services research for health researchers, and applied health services research in quality of care and surveillance for policy-makers and health care providers. Dr Quan's methodology research focuses on understanding health information features, determining validity of the data and generating new methods of analysis. Then he is to apply the methods in assessment of diversity in health services utilization and quality of care and surveillance using the health information.

Henry Stelfox, MD, PhD

Dr. H. Tom Stelfox is an Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. He received his M.D. from the University of Alberta, Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Toronto, Ph.D. in Health Care Policy at Harvard University and Critical Care Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His research program focuses on the application of health services research methods to evaluate and improve the quality of health care delivery to critically ill patients.