SREMI International Advisory Board
The IAB acts in an advisory capacity to the Director of SREMI to:
Generally engage interdisciplinary thinking, stimulate dialogue, provide advice on shaping the research agenda and catalyse research, education, consulting, advocacy and public policy initiatives;
Provide strategic advice on the activities and direction of the SREMI with the goal of making the SREMI the international leader in emergency medicine research and related teaching.
Service as an IAB member is voluntary. The committee reflects a diversity of interdisciplinary thinking and expertise in Emergency Medicine and related fields across the international health research community and society at large.
International Advisory Board Members
Dr. Jim Christenson is a recently retired emergency physician at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. He is a Professor and past Head of the Academic Department of Emergency Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and has a wide range of experience in emergency care clinical research. He currently is a Co-Principal
Investigator for the Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium which aims to improve care through early interventions in cardiac arrest. He is also the Principal Investigator of a neuro-protective intervention given by paramedics to patients with severe stroke. Dr. Christenson leads the BC Emergency Medicine Network to facilitate knowledge sharing
and clinical support for all emergency practitioners in British Columbia. A sub-study of the BCEMN, the Kwiis Hen Niip project, is funded by CIHR to improve emergency care in remote Nuu-chah-nulth communities on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Dr. Matthew Cooke is a recently retired emergency physician and Professor of Clinical Systems Design at Warwick Medical School. He is now an advisor to a range of NHS bodies and digital healthcare companies. Dr. Cooke was previously the NHS National Clinical Director for Emergency Care in England and a WHO advisor in emergency care. He was also Deputy Medical Director, and then Director of Strategy for a large NHS Hospital. He was in
the Health Service Journal top 100 most influential clinical leaders in the NHS in 2013 and 2014 and has previously been in the Times top 100 UK doctors. He has extensive experience in supporting improvement and change in emergency care in the UK and internationally and has undertaken extensive research in emergency care systems, as well as clinical trials.
Dr. Danielle Martin is the Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM), University of Toronto. She is an active family physician whose clinical work has ranged from comprehensive family medicine in rural and remote communities to maternity care. She is a respected leader in Canadian medicine and well-recognized media spokesperson, regularly named on lists such as Medical Post’s Power List. Dr. Martin spent eight years as a senior hospital executive, most recently as Executive Vice President and Lead Medical Executive at Women’s College Hospital (WCH), where she was also medical lead of the hospital’s COVID-19 pandemic response. The recipient of many awards and accolades, in 2019 Dr. Martin became the youngest physician ever to receive the F.N.G. Starr Award, the
highest honour available to Canadian Medical Association members.
Dr. Suzanne Mason is an emergency physician and professor of emergency medicine at the University of Sheffield in the UK. Her main research interests include evaluating complex interventions in emergency and urgent care. Dr. Mason is particularly interested in the evaluation of new roles and alternative pathways of care. Recent studies include evaluating junior doctor confidence and competence in carrying out their role in emergency medicine (The EDiT study: http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/hsr/emergency/edit.html), evaluating the use of a falls pathway by paramedics attending older people who have fallen (SAFER 2 Trial), and the AHEAD Study: Managing anti-coagulated patients who suffer head injury, using routine data to evaluate and model the Emergency and Urgent care System (https://www.connectedhealthcities.org/research-projects/evaluation-project/).
Dr. John McLaughlin is a Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and Executive Director of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath), which is Canada’s largest health study with over 300,000 participants being followed in a prospective cohort study. He recently retired as the inaugural Chief Science Officer at Public Health Ontario, and he has previously held several leadership roles across Ontario’s research and health systems. As an epidemiologist, he leads research that integrates diverse disciplines in studies of environmental, biological and societal determinants of health, which has led to more than 325 publications. As a professor and health system executive, he steers research and services to have high impact by focusing on advancing disease prevention, addressing disparities and improving health system performance.
Dr. Simon Mooijaart is a physician in internal medicine, with a focus on geriatrics at the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. His research focuses on evidence-based medicine for older patients with the aim to improve the quality of healthcare for older patients. In 2011, Dr. Mooijaart founded the national Institute for Evidence-based Medicine in Old Age | IEMO (www.iemo.nl), a collaboration of Dutch University Medical Centers, other knowledge institutions and industry. In 2012, Dr. Mooijaart initiated the Acutely Presenting Older Patient study (www.apop.eu), a prospectively collected cohort of over 2,700 older patients visiting the emergency department to identify patients at highest risk of poor outcomes and target interventions to improve outcomes.
Dr. Peter Selby is a Senior Medical Consultant and Clinician Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He is the Giblon Professor, Interim Vice Chair of Research, and Director of the Mental Health and Addictions Division in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto. His research focuses on innovative methods to understand and treat addictive behaviours and their comorbidities. He uses technology to combine clinical medicine and public health methods to scale up and test health interventions. His cohort of >250,000 treated smokers in Ontario is an example of this. His most recent programme of research utilizes a Learning Health Systems approach to investigate how technology equitable collaborative care can enhance the delivery of evidence-based interventions to the patient while providing a more satisfying experience of care for both patients and providers.
Dr. Lynn WIlson is the Vice Dean, Clinical and Faculty Affairs and Associate Vice Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions. She is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Wilson served as Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine (2007 – 2015). As a member of the Physician Services Committee for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, she helped to lead primary care renewal in Ontario (2002-2007). Dr. Wilson was the co-director of BRIDGES, an Ontario Ministry of Health funded project to support the design, implementation and assessment of innovative models of care that promote integration in the healthcare system (2011-2016). Dr. Wilson has practiced comprehensive family medicine for over 30 years. Her clinical interests have included substance use disorders, mental health, palliative care, primary care obstetrics, and care of the elderly.