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

Amy Keuhl

Staff
McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory
Amy Keuhl
Project Officer

Amy facilitates a number of research projects and funding grants, including Clinical Reasoning research


keuhla@mcmaster.ca

Mark Lee

Staff
McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory
Lee Mark
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

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

Tala Abu-Hijleh

MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Tala Abu-Hijleh
Clinical Fellow
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


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


Alison Baker

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


abaker@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
MSc Student
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


Kat Butler

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


Kyla Caners

MD, FRCPC
Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Kyla Caners
Assistant 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


Shivani Dadwal

Department of Oncology, Division of Medical Oncology
Shivani Dadwal
Resident
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


Victoria David

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


Alise de Bie

PhD
MacPherson Institute
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


dasa@mcmaster.ca

Chante de Freitas

MSc
Chante de Freitas
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


Anahita Dehmoobad Sharifabadi

MD
Department of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
Anahita
Resident
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


Andrea Hunter

MD
Department of Pediatrics
Andrea Hunter
Associate Professor
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Global Health Education

(905) 521-2100 ext. 75639


Bronte Johnston

BHSc, MSc (candidate)
MIDWIFERY
Bronte Johnston
Fellow
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program
RESEARCH INTERESTS: point of care ultrasound, midwifery training


Sarrah Lal

MBA
Medicine, Education & Innovation; Michael G. DeGroote Health Innovation, Commercialization & Entrepreneurship
Lal, Sarrah
Assistant Professor
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

Building capacity for health innovation and commercialization through cross-disciplinary partnerships. Interested in adaptive learning systems.


lals2@mcmaster.ca


Marissa Laureano

MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine & Hematology
Marissa Laureano
Resident
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


Claire Lee

MD
Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Claire Lee
Resident
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


Marie Leung

MD
Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Marie Leung
Fellow
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


Robin Mackin

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


robin.mackin@medportal.ca

Shawn Mondoux

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


mondous@mcmaster.ca


Quang Ngo

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


qngo@mcmaster.ca

Simon Overduin

PhD, MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine
Simon Overduin
Resident
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


Dilshan Pieris

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


Maria Pratt

PhD
School of Nursing
Pratt, Maria
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

Danielle Soucy

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

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


X. Catherine Tong

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


Hugh Traquair

Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Hugh Traquair
Fellow
Member, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


Marco Zaccagnini

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


Scholars

Ellen Amster

PhD
Faculty
Department of Family Medicine and History
Ellen Amster
Associate Professor
Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine; Scholar, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

Area of Expertise: 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
Medicine, General Internal Medicine
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Associate Professor
Scholar, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program


brandtd@mcmaster.ca


Deepak Dath

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

Area of Expertise: Postgraduate and Undergraduate Education; Leadership

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


Leslie Martin

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

Area of Expertise: Assessment; Clinical Reasoning; Curriculum; Postgraduate Education; Professionalism; Program Evaluation


leslie.martin@medportal.ca


Som Mukherjee

MD
Faculty
Department of Oncology, Division of Medical Oncology
Som Mukherjee
Associate Professor
Scholar, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

Area of Expertise: Curriculum; Innovation; Postgraduate Education; Technology in Education

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


Mohammad Zubairi

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

Area of Expertise: Clinical Reasoning; Continuing Professional Education; Graduate, Postgraduate & Undergraduate Education; Simulation; Critical Reflection


zubairm@mcmaster.ca


Scientists

Teresa Chan

MD, MHPE, FRCPC, DRCPSC
Faculty
Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Education & Innovation
Teresa Chan
Associate Professor
Assistant Dean, Program for Faculty Development; 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


Lawrence Grierson

PhD
Faculty
Department of Family Medicine
Lawrence Grierson
Associate Professor
Assistant Dean, Health Sciences Education MSc Program; 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
Associate Professor
Assistant Director of Research - Centre for Simulation Based Learning; Scientist, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

Area of Expertise: Cognition of Learning, Psychometrics, Clinical Reasoning

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


Geoffrey Norman

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Geoff Norman
Professor Emeritus
Scientist, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

Area of Expertise: Research Methods; Educational Psychology

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


Jonathan Sherbino

MD, MEd, FRCPC, FAcadMEd, DRCPSC
Faculty
Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Education & Innovation
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, MHPE, PhD
Faculty
Medicine, Cardiology
Matthew Sibbald
Associate Professor
Residency Program Director, Cardiology; Director, Centre for Simulation-Based Learning, Cardiology Residency Program Director; Scientist, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

Area of Expertise: Interventional Cardiology; Intravascular Imaging; Hemodynamic Studies; Simulation-Based Education

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


Ranil Sonnadara

PhD
Faculty
Department of Surgery; Medicine, Education & Innovation
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
Adjunct Scientist, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

Area of Expertise: Qualitative Methods; Education Policy; Health Policy; Health Professions Education

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


Lara Varpio

PhD
Faculty
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