Current Students

HRM Graduate Student Ambassador

Please find more information on this HSGS initiative here.

The 2021-2022 HRM Ambassadors will be announced shortly. Check back soon for their contact details! 

The best way to contact Student Ambassador's is via e-mail. Please put "Question to Ambassador" in the subject line to ensure that your message does not get lost. Please also note that all ambassadors are volunteers as well as current graduate students with busy schedules, so kindly allow 48 hours for their responses.

 

Current HRM Students

HRM students have a broad spectrum of academic backgrounds at entry that includes medicine, nursing, rehabilitation sciences, social work, economics, math/stats, political science, sociology, geography and psychology.

Below is a selection of our current PhD and MSc students:

HRM Current Students MSc

David Zorko

David ZorkoName: David Zorko
Program: Masters -Thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Karen Choong
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Characteristics and outcomes of children with chronic critical illness
Twitter: @zorkosaurus
Email: david.zorko@medportal.ca




Louise Guolla

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Program: Masters -Thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Lehana Thabane
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Adolescent and young adult oncology

 



Elena Kum

Elena Kum


Name
: Elena Kum
Program: Masters -Thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Gordon Guyatt, Dr. Imran Satia
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Patient reported outcome measurement for patients with chronic cough
Twitter: @Elena_Kum
Email: kume@mcmaster.ca

Fatima Sheikh

Fatima Sheikh

Name: Fatima Sheikh
Program: Masters -Thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Effects of gender and ethnicity on N95 respirator fit in a sample of diverse Canadian Healthcare workers to address issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion
Twitter:   @fatima_sheikkh
Email: sheikf9@mcmaster.ca 


Franca Mossuto

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Name:
Franca Mossuto
Program: Master - course based
Supervisor: Dr. Mohit Bhandari
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Patient outcomes in orthopaedic surgery and the improvement of interdisciplinary teamwork in the perioperative setting
Email: mossutof@mcmaster.ca


Jacob Alaichi

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Name
: Jacob Alaichi
Program: Masters - thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Waël Hanna
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Lung cancer sugrery
Email: alaichij@mcmaster.ca



Julie Maciejewski

Julia Maciejewski


Name:
Julia Maciejewski
Program: Masters -Thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Marek Smieja
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Diagnostics, disease outbreak investigation, and assessing the impact of interventions.
Email: julia.maciejewski94@gmail.com


Leen Naji

Leen Naji


Name:
Leen Naji
Program: Masters -Thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Samaan
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Research methods and quality, addiction medicine, guideline development 
Twitter: @leenaji
Email: najiln@mcmaster.ca 


Majid Aljoghaiman

Majid Aljoghaiman


Name:
Majid Aljoghaiman
Program: Master - course based
Supervisor: Dr.Forogh Farrokhyar
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Spine surgery 




Maria Nicula

Maria Nicula

Name: Maria Nicula
Program: Masters - thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Couturier
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Improvements to the transition period from pediatric to adult services and treatments among adolescents with eating disorders
Twitter: @marianicula_
Email: niculam@mcmaster.ca 

Meisam Abdar Esfahani

Meisam Abdar Esfahani


Name
: Meisam Abdar Esfahani
Program: Masters - thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Jason Busse
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Systematic reviews and guideline development 
Twitter: @Meisam_esfahani


Michael Ke Wang

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Name
: Michael Ke Wang
Program: Masters - thesis
Supervisor: Dr. David Conen
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Perioperative Atrial Fibrillation



Natsumi Saka

Natsumi Saka


Name
: Natsumi Saka
Program: Masters - thesis
Supervisor: Dr.Mohit Bhandari
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Orthopaedics
Email: sakan@mcmaster.ca



Nikkita Mistry

Nikkita Mistry


Name
: Nikkita Mistry
Program: Masters - thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Wael Hanna
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Lung Cancer Diagnosis and AI
Email: mistrn1@mcmaster.ca


Peter Malik

Peter Malik

Name: Peter Malik
Program: Masters - thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Wael Hanna
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Knowledge translation, improving patient outcomes following surgery, and evaluating innovative health technologies in the Canadian healthcare context. 
Email: malikpr@mcmaster.ca


Rachel Eikelboom

Rachel Eikelboom


Name
: Rachel Eikelboom
Program: Masters - thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Richard Whitlock / Dr. Emilie Belley-Cote
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Antithrombotic therapy after bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement
Twitter: @EikelboomRachel
Email: eikelbr@mcmaster.ca

Radha Sayal

Radha Sayal

Name: Radha Sayal
Program: Masters - thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Julia Abelson
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Understanding the motivation behind patient engagement work and advancing the methods and evaluation techniques in the field
Email: sayalr@mcmaster.ca


Raeesha Rajan

Raeesha Rajan

Name: Raeesha Rajan
Program: Masters - thesis
Supervisor: Dr. M. Constantine Samaan
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Pediatrics, endocrinology, virtual health delivery, systematic review methods
Twitter: @raeesharajan
Email: rajanr2@mcmaster.ca


Rhiannon Cooper


Rhiannon Cooper

Name: Rhiannon Cooper
Program: Masters - thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Gina Agarwal
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Community-based research, community paramedicine, emergency medical services
Twitter: @CooperRhiannon
Email: cooper6@mcmaster.ca



Sameer Sharif

Sameer Sharif


Name
: Sameer Sharif
Program: Masters - thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Bram Rochwerg
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Sedation in the ED/ICU
Twitter: @SameerSharifMD



Shireen Fikree

Shireen Fikree


Name
: Shireen Fikree
Program: Masters - thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Howard
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Primary care related changes to the continuity of care from pre to post pandemic



Tayler Buchan

Tayler Buchan


Name
: Tayler Buchan
Program: Masters - thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Gordon Guyatt
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Prognosis in heart failure and heart transplantation.



 

Yaadwinder Shergill

Yaadwinder Shergill


Name
: Yaadwinder Shergill
Program: Masters - thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Jason Busse
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Low-level laser for the management of TMJ pain
Email: Drshergill@oneelephant.ca 


Yousif Eliya

Yousif Eliya


Name
: Yousif Eliya
Program: Masters - thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Harriette Van Spall
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Patient-oriented research in clinical trials
Twitter: @EliyaYousif 
Email: eliyay@mcmaster.ca


Zhaolu Ding

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Name: Zhaolu Ding
Program: Masters - thesis
Supervisor: Dr. Paul Moayyedi
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Pediatric digestive diseases and nutrition studies involving epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognostic factors,  particularly in the field of inflammatory bowel disease and H.Pylori infection
Email: dingz4@mcmaster.ca 

HRM Current Students PhD

Ahmed Al-Jaishi

Ahmed Al-JaishiName: Ahmed Al-Jaishi
Program: PhD
Supervisor: Dr. Amit Garg
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Methodological considerations for conducting registry-based cluster-randomized controlled trials in hemodialysis
Twitter@AAlJaishi
Email: ahmed.aljaishi@lhsc.on.ca


Ahreum Lee

Ahreum LeeName: Ahreum Lee
Program: PhD
Supervisor: Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou 
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Risk factors (e.g., sarcopenia, osteoporosis, fractures, falls and frailty) related mobility and social isolation/loneliness for older adults



Charlene Rae

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Program: PhD
Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Costa
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Evaluation of system level change in adolescent and young adult cancer care in Canada
Twitter: @craemsc
Email: crae@mcmaster.ca

Charlotte Switzer

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Name:
Charlotte Switzer
Program: PhD
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Vaccines, Virology and Computational Biology
Email: switzece@mcmaster.ca





Claudia Sikorski

Claudia Sikorski
Name:
Claudia Sikorski
Program: PhD
Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Mente
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Examining global secular trends of dietary patterns, macronutrients, and food intakes
Email: sikorsc@mcmaster.ca



Jeremy Y. Ng

Jeremy Ng

 Name: Jeremy Y. Ng
Program: PhD
Supervisor: Dr. Jason Busse
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine; natural health products; medical cannabis
Twitter: @YJeremyNg
Email: ngy2@mcmaster.ca

Katharine Mackett

Katharine MackettName: Katharine Mackett
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Cynthia Balion
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Assay automation, longitudinal studies, biomarkers, type 1 diabetes and aging 
Twitter:   
@KatharineMac1
Email:
mauszje@mcmaster.ca

 

Tamara Lotfi

Tamara LotfiName: Tamara Lotfi
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Holger Schünemann
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Adolopment and development of tools for access and dissemination of COVID and WHO TB recommendations
Twitter:
@tamaralotfi88
Email:
lotfit@mcmaster.ca

 

Mahdis Kamali

Mahdis Kamali
Name:
Mahdis Kamali
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Kathy Georgiades
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Addressing Inequities in Mental Health Service Use Among Migrant Youth in Canada
Twitter:
@Mahdiskamali
Email:
kamalim@mcmaster.ca

 

Ryan P Strum

Ryan Strum
Name:
Ryan P Strum
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Andrew Costa 
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Development and validation of the PriCARE patient classification for ambulance diversion from emergency departments
Twitter:
@Ryan_Strum

 

Kevin Kennedy

Kevin Kennedy
Name:
Kevin Kennedy
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Feng Xie
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Health Utility Valuation
Twitter:   
@KMacKennedy
Email:
kennek12@mcmaster.ca

 

Justin Mausz

Justin MauszName: Justin Mausz
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Meghan McConnell
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Mixed methods approaches to exploring social and cultural determinants of paramedic mental health
Twitter:   
@Prof_Dewey
Email:
mauszje@mcmaster.ca

 

Peter Emary

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Name:
Peter Emary
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Jason W. Busse 
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Medication prescribing rights in the chiropractic profession, quality of mixed methods in chiropractic research
Email: 
emaryp@mcmaster.ca

Rebecca Correia

Rebecca Correia
Name:
Rebecca Correia
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Andrew Costa 
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Health services, geriatric models of care, medical Education
Twitter:
@RebecccaCorreia
Email: 
correirh@mcmaster.ca

Sandra Ofori

Sandra Ofori
Name:
Sandra Ofori
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. PJ Devereaux
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Perioperative smoking cessation intervention for long-term health
Email:
oforis@mcmaster.ca

 

Maram Khaled

Maram KhaledName: Maram Khaled
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Maura Marcucci
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Postoperative Pain and Neurocognitive Outcomes After Non-Cardiac Surgery in Older Adults
Twitter:
@Maram_A_Khaled
Email:
khalem3@mcmaster.ca

 

Mei Wang

Mei WangName: Mei Wang
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Anne Holbrook
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
DOAC drug interaction
Email:
wangm59@mcmaster.ca

Maryam Ghadimi

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Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Gordon Guyatt
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Systematic review and meta-analysis methodology, focusing  on comparative safety and efficacy of pharmacotherapy interventions in organ transplantation and infectious diseases
Email:
ghadimim@mcmaster.ca

Tea Rosic

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Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Zena Samaan
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Addictions psychiatry and concurrent disorders, focusing on treatment of opioid use disorder, as well as cannabis use

 

Hajar Abu Alrob

Hajar Abu AlrobName: Hajar Abu Alrob
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Geriatrics/Aging, Osteoporosis, Big Data, Clinical Trials
Twitter:
@AlrobHajar
Email:
abualroh@mcmaster.ca

 

Yi Wang

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Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Anne Klassen
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Quality of life, patient-reported outcomes, health economics
Email:
wang254@mcmaster.ca

Myanca Rodrigues

Myanca RodriguesName: Myanca Rodrigues
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Lehana Thabane, Dr. Zena Samaan
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Network meta-analysis, Biostatistics, Depression, Outcome measurements, Geriatric Psychiatry
Twitter: 
@MyancaRodrigues

Jhalok Ronjan Talukdar

Jhalok Ronjan TalukdarName: Jhalok Ronjan Talukdar
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Lehana Thabane and Dr. Bradley Johnston
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Assessing the potential harms, benefits and values and preferences related to dietary fat intake
Email:
talukdaj@mcmaster.ca

 

Xue Li

Xue LiName: Xue Li
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Feng Xie
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Development and Validation of Health Related Quality of Life Instrument for Cardiovascular Patients in China
Email:
lix330@mcmaster.ca

 

Kevin Kim

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Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Richard Whitlock
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Outcomes of dialysis patients who undergo cardiac surgery, randomized control trial methodology
Email:
kims95@mcmaster.ca

 

Graeme Ball

Graeme BallName: Graeme Ball
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Jean-Éric Tarride
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Cost-effectiveness analysis methods in oncology
Email:
gaball26@gmail.com

 

Vanessa De Rubeis

Vanessa De RubeisName: Vanessa De Rubeis
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Laura Anderson
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Obesity, early life adversity, life course epidemiology, population and public health
Twitter:
@VanessaDeRubeis
Email:
derubevg@mcmaster.ca

 

Sujane Kandasamy

Sujane KandasamyName: Sujane Kandasamy
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Sonia Anand
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Early origins of chronic disease (cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes) and chronic disease risk factors across the life-course, with a special attention on Indigenous Peoples health and the health of South Asian immigrants
Twitter:
@NonPlainJane
                                               Email:
kandas3@mcmaster.ca

 

Lyubov Lytvyn

Lyubov LytvynName: Lyubov Lytvyn
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Gordon Guyatt
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Patient and public involvement in the development of clinical practice guidelines
Twitter:
@lyubovlytvyn
Email:
lytvynlo@mcmaster.ca

 

Mark Phillips

Mark PhillipsName: Mark Phillips
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Mohit Bhandari
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Network Meta-Analysis Presentation Methods
Twitter: 
@M_Phillips44
Email:
phillimr@mcmaster.ca

Daeria Lawson

Daeria LawsonName: Daeria Lawson
Program: PhD
Supervisor: Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw
Research Interests/Thesis Work: Research-on-research and biostatistical methods (longitudinal and missing data analysis), with applications in rheumatic and infectious diseases. 
Twitter:   @_dolawson 
Email: lawsod3@mcmaster.ca

 

Jillian Halladay

Jillian HalladayName: Jillian Halladay
Program:
PhD
Supervisor:
Dr. Kathy Georgiades
Research Interests/Thesis Work:
Co-occurrence of substance use  and mental health concerns among adolescents and emerging adults
Twitter:   
@Jill_halladay
Email:
halladje@mcmaster.ca

 

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