Staff

Samantha Applewhaite

Staff
McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory
Samantha Applewhaite
Administrative Assistant

Samantha supports the MERIT scientists, assistant dean, and program coordinator.

905-525-9140 ext. 23114
merit@mcmaster.ca

Betty Howey

Staff
McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory
Betty Howey
Research Assistant

Betty specializes in experimental design, computer programming (LiveCode), and survey development (LimeSurvey).


howeyb@mcmaster.ca

Mark Lee

Staff
McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory
Mark Lee
Research Assistant

Mark supports the MERIT scientists on various projects. He is also the system administrator for the IPPT progress testing platform.

905-525-9140 ext. 27241
leemc3@mcmaster.ca

Aljeena Qureshi

Staff
McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory
Aljeena Qureshi
Multimedia Assistant

Aljeena creates and maintains the MERIT multmedia & communications platforms.


merit@mcmaster.ca

Anita Riddell

Staff
McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory
Anita Riddell
Program Coordinator

Anita manages the administrative components of the program, as well the education component of MacFacts and the FHS CV management system.

905-525-9140 ext. 22859
riddella@mcmaster.ca

Brandon Ruan

Staff
McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory
Brandon Ruan
Research Assistant

Brandon assists MERIT’s adjunct scientists and scholars on various projects. He is conducting a program evaluation on McMaster’s Clinical Educators Program and is investigating the role of social media in medicine.


ruanb@mcmaster.ca

Mary Lou Schmuck

Staff
McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory
Marylou Schmuck
Research Assistant

Mary Lou collaborates with undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty to define and implement their statistical research methodology and analysis.

905-525-9140 ext. 22732
schmuck@mcmaster.ca

Members

Ali Al Maawali

Clinician Educator Program
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Trainee
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


Bojana Babic

MD
Department of Pediatrics
Bojana Babic
Associate Clinical Professor
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


babicb@mcmaster.ca


Ereny Bassilious

MD, FRCPC, FAAP
Faculty
Department of Pediatrics
Ereny Bassilious
Associate Professor
Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism; Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

905-521-2100 ext. 75702
wedged@mcmaster.ca


Amanda Bell

MD
Department of Family Medicine
Amanda Bell
Associate Clinical Professor
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


bellam@mcmaster.ca

Emilie Beyls

MD
Emilie Beyls
HSEd Student
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


emilie.beyls@medportal.ca

Kat Butler

MSc
Kat Butler
MD Student
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


kat.butler@medportal.ca

Kyla Caners

MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine
Kyla Caners
Assistant Clinical Professor
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


kyla.caners@medportal.ca

Alice Cavanagh

MA
Alice Cavanagh
MD/PhD Student
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


Alexander Chorley

MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine
Alexander Chorley
Assistant Clinical Professor
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


alexander.chorley@medportal.ca

Victoria David

Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology
Victoria David
Resident
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


Chante de Freitas

MSc
chantedefreitas
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


Michelle Howard

PhD
Department of Family Medicine
Michelle Howard
Associate Professor
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

905-525-9140 ext. 28502
mhoward@mcmaster.ca


Sarrah Lal

MBA
Department of Medicine, Division of Education & Innovation
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Assistant Professor
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


lals2@mcmaster.ca


Robin Mackin

MD
Department of Pediatrics
Robin Mackin
Fellow
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


robin.mackin@medportal.ca

Shawn Mondoux

MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine
Mondoux Shawn
Assistant Professor
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


Quang Ngo

MD
Department of Pediatrics
Quang Ngo
Assistant Professor
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


qngo@mcmaster.ca

Dilshan Pieris

MSc
Dilshan Pieris
MD Student
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


pierisdi@mcmaster.ca

Maria Pratt

BA, BScN, MScN, PhD
School of Nursing
Maria Pratt
Assistant Professor
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

905-525-9140 ext. 22404
prattm@mcmaster.ca

Jason Profetto

MD
Department of Family Medicine
Jason Profetto
Assistant Clinical Professor
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


jason@profetto.ca

Inge Schabort

MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine
Inge Schabort
Assistant Professor
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


ischabo@mcmaster.ca

Natasha Snelgrove

MD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
Natasha Snelgrove
MSc Student
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


natasha.snelgrove@medportal.ca

Danielle Soucy

MSc
Indigenous Students Health Sciences Office
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Director and Program Coordinator of ISHS
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

905-525-9140 ext. 22824
soucy@mcmaster.ca

Kathi Wilson

MSc
Faculty
Midwifery Education Program
Kath Wilson
Assistant Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 26654
wilsonak@mcmaster.ca

Marco Zaccagnini

MSc
Marco Zaccagnini
PhD Student
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


zaccagnm@mcmaster.ca

Scholars

Ellen Amster

PhD
Faculty
Department of Family Medicine and History
Ellen Amster
Associate Professor
Scholar, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Middle East studies & Islam; global history of biomedicine; maternal & infant health in Morocco; gender violence

905-525-9140 ext. 20006
amstere@mcmaster.ca


Emily Block

MSc
Department of Education Services
Emily Block
CPD Curriculum Design & Education Research Lead
Scholar, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

905.525.9140 ext. 27474
blocke@mcmaster.ca

Daniel Brandt Vegas

MD
General Internal Medicine
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Assistant Professor
Scholar, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


brandtd@mcmaster.ca


Deepak Dath

MD
Department of Surgery
Deepak Dath
Professor
Scholar, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

905-525-9140 ext. 43918
dathd@mcmaster.ca


Leslie Martin

MD
General Internal Medicine
Leslie Martin
Assistant Professor
Scholar, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


leslie.martin@medportal.ca


Som Mukherjee

Medical Oncology
Som Mukherjee
Associate Professor
Program Director, Medical Oncology Residency Program

905-387-9711 ext. 63123
mukherjee@hhsc.ca


Mohammad Zubairi

MD
Department of Pediatrics
Mohammad Zubairi
Assistant Professor
Scholar, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


zubairm@mcmaster.ca


Scientists

Teresa Chan

MD, MHPE
Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine
Teresa Chan
Associate Professor
Adjunct Scientist, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

Area of Expertise: Health Research Methods; Simulation-Based Education

905-525-9140 ext. 73136
teresa.chan@medportal.ca


Kelly Dore

PhD
Medicine & Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Kelly Dore
Associate Professor
Scientist, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

Area of Expertise: Assessment; Program Evaluation; Validity; Selection; Cognitive Psychology; Professionalism

905-525-9140 ext. 22956
dore@mcmaster.ca


Lawrence Grierson

PhD
Department of Family Medicine
Lawrence Grierson
Associate Professor
Scientist, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

Area of Expertise: Health Research Methods; Simulation-Based Education

905-525-9140 ext. 22738
griersle@mcmaster.ca


Sandra Monteiro

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Sandra Monteiro
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of Research - Centre for Simulation Based Learning; Scientist, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program
RESEARCH INTERESTS: cognition of learning, psychometrics, clinical reasoning

905-525-9140 ext. 22614
monteisd@mcmaster.ca


Geoffrey Norman

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Greg Norman
Professor Emeritus
Scientist, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program
RESEARCH INTERESTS: research methods; educational psychology

905-525-9140 ext. 22119
norman@mcmaster.ca


Jonathan Sherbino

MD, MEd
Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine
Jonathan Sherbino
Professor
Assistant Dean, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

Area of Expertise: Clinical Reasoning; Medical Education

905-525-9140 ext. 23114
sherbino@mcmaster.ca


Matthew Sibbald

MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Matthew Sibbald
Assistant Professor
Director, Centre for Simulation-Based Learning, Cardiology Residency Program Director; Adjunct Scientist, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

Area of Expertise: interventional cardiology; intravascular imaging; hemodynamic studies

905-527-4322 ext. 44477
sibbaldm@hhsc.ca


Ranil Sonnadara

MSc, PhD
Department of Surgery
Ranil Sonnadara
Associate Professor
Director, Education Science, Department of Surgery; Adjunct Scientist, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program; Affiliate Faculty, Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Area of Expertise: Competency-Based Education; Feedback and Assessment; Applied Machine Learning in Healthcare

905-525-9140 ext. 24156
info@skillslab.ca


Meredith Vanstone

PhD
Faculty
Department of Family Medicine
Meredith Vanstone
Associate Professor
Scientist, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Qualitative methods; education policy; health policy; health professions education

905-525-9140 ext. 22113
meredith.vanstone@mcmaster.ca


Lara Varpio

PhD
Department of Medicine
Lara Varpio
Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct)
Adjunct Scientist, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

Area of Expertise: Clinical Reasoning, Health Professions Education


lara.varpio@usuhs.edu