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

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Jim Christenson

Dr. Jim Christenson practiced emergency medicine for 38 years in Vancouver. He is a Professor in the Academic Department of Emergency Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He currently is a Co-Principal Investigator for the Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium and co-director of the BC Resuscitation Research Collaborative, both aiming to improve care through early interventions in sudden cardiac arrest. He is also the Principal Investigator of a neuroprotective intervention given by paramedics to patients with severe stroke and Co-Principal Investigator for a multicenter trial evaluating a lower cut-point for hs Troponin in women with potential Acute Coronary Syndrome. Dr. Christenson leads a team that built and manages the BC Emergency Medicine Network to facilitate knowledge sharing and clinical support for all emergency practitioners in British Columbia. It is currently expanding to include nurses and is actively working with indigenous nations to improve emergency care in remote communities.

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Christopher Carpenter

Dr. Chris Carpenter is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. He serves as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Academic Emergency Medicine and Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. His research focuses on diagnostic accuracy and efficiency, dementia risk assessment, and implementation science. He has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and four textbooks. He also served as the NIH representative for the Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research (EQUATOR) Network Implementation Science reporting guidelines called the Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies (StaRI). He is a member of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Board of Directors, as well as on the American College of Emergency Physician’s Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Advisory Board. He also serves on the Clinician-Scientists Transdisciplinary Aging Research Leadership Core and leads the Geriatric Applied Research Network’s Implementation Core.

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Matthew Cooke

Dr. Matthew Cooke is UK Chief Clinical Officer for Capgemini, an international company focusing on digital business solutions. He recently retired as clinical advisor in emergency care to NHS Improvement South East region. He is a Professor of Clinical Systems Design at Warwick Medical School. He was previously an adviser to the World Health Organisation, was the National Clinical director for Emergency Care in England, and was the Director of Strategy/Deputy Medical Director at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. Dr. Cooke specialises in improving quality, safety and flow in urgent and emergency systems by innovation, systems redesign and by addressing attitudes, behaviours and culture. Dr. Cooke, now retired from emergency medicine, 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.

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Suzanne Mason

Dr. Suzanne Mason qualified in medicine from London University in 1990. She pursued her training initially in surgery and then specialised in Emergency Medicine. Suzanne spent a year as a Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellow and joined Sheffield University as a Senior Clinical Lecturer in 2001 and was promoted to Reader in 2007 and Personal Chair in 2010. She is also an NIHR Senior Investigator. She divides her time between the university and as a consultant at the Barnsley Hospital Trust emergency department. Her main research interests include evaluating complex interventions in emergency and urgent care. She is particularly interested in the use of routine patient data to evaluate and model the Emergency and Urgent care System, identifying better ways to manage demand and improve outcomes in urgent and emergency care.

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John McLaughlin

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.

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Simon Mooijaart

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.

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Michael Schull

Dr. Michael Schull is CEO and Senior Scientist at ICES, a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and a Senior Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute. His research focuses on health service utilization, quality of care, health system integration and patient outcomes, and the evaluation of health policy. Under his leadership, ICES has expanded the types of data available for researchers, created a virtual platform where researchers outside ICES can access and analyze linked datasets, launched a health artificial intelligence data and analysis platform, and engaged the public in the work of ICES to ensure it remains aligned with public values. Dr. Schull leads the participation of ICES in Health Data Research Network Canada (HDRN), a pan-Canadian initiative to build a national health and social data platform. He practices as an Emergency Medicine specialist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.

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Peter Selby

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.

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Lynn Wilson

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 codirector 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.