Staff

The PEBC’s staff includes a core team of trained methodologists who work in partnership with the GDGs to develop evidence-based guidance on priority topics. These PEBC methodologists develop the evidence base on which guidance will be based, assist in the formulation of recommendations, and generally support the development of the PEBC documents. The staff also includes an administrative team to support the work of the research coordinators and several student project assistants to assist in the daily work of the PEBC.


Chika Agbassi

MBBS, MSc, CCRA
Department of Oncology
Agbassi, Chika
Health Research Methodologist

905-527-4322 ext. 42822
agbassca@mcmaster.ca

Fulvia Baldassarre

RN, MSc
Department of Oncology
Baldassarre, Fulvia
Health Research Methodologist

905-527-4322 ext. 42822
baldasf@mcmaster.ca

Judy Brown

PhD
Department of Oncology
Brown, Judy
Health Research Methodologist

905-527-4322 ext. 42858
brownj@mcmaster.ca

Maria Cavicchioli

BA, MA
Department of Oncology
Cavicchioli, Maria
Review Coordinator

905-527-4322 ext. 42823
cavicch@mcmaster.ca

Stacey Christie

Christie, Stacey
Administrative Assistant

905-525-9140 ext. 42832
christie@mcmaster.ca

Nadia Coakley

MLIS
Department of Oncology
Coakley, Nadia
Health Research Methodologist

905-527-4322 ext. 42836
coaklen@mcmaster.ca

Roxanne Cosby

BSc, MA
Department of Oncology
Cosby, Roxanne
Health Research Methodologist

905-527-4322 ext. 43837
cosbyr@mcmaster.ca

Lisa Durocher-Allen

MSc
Department of Oncology
Durocher-Allen, Lisa
Health Research Methodologist

905-527-4322 ext. 42822
durochl@mcmaster.ca

Glenn Fletcher

MSc
Department of Oncology
Fletcher, Glenn
Health Research Methodologist

905-527-4322 ext. 42839
gfletche@mcmaster.ca

Sarah Kellett

B.A.(Hons.), M.Env.Sc.
Department of Oncology
Kellett, Sarah
Health Research Methodologist

905-527-4322 ext. 42854
kellett@mcmaster.ca

Sheila McNair

PhD
Department of Oncology
McNair, Sheila
Managing Director

905-521-2100 ext. 42826
mcnairs@mcmaster.ca

Raymond Poon

MPH
Department of Oncology
Poon, Raymond
Health Research Methodologist

905-527-4322 ext. 42830
poonra@mcmaster.ca

Duvaraga Sivajohanathan

MPH
Department of Oncology
Sivajohanathan, Duvaraga
Health Research Methodologist

905-527-4322 ext. 42841
sivajohd@mcmaster.ca

Norma Varela

MSc, PhD
Department of Oncology
Varela, Norma
Health Research Methodologist

905-527-4322 ext. 42822
varela@mcmaster.ca

Emily Vella

PhD
Deparment of Oncology
Vella, Emily
Health Research Methodologist

905-527-4322 ext. 42822
vellaem@mcmaster.ca

Cindy Walker-Dilks

MLS
Department of Oncology
Walker-Dilks, Cindy
Health Research Methodologist

905-527-4322 ext. 42847
walkerc@mcmaster.ca

Xiaomei Yao

MD, MSc
Department of Oncology
Yao, Xiaomei
Lead, Guideline Methodology

905-527-4322 ext. 42824
yaoxia@mcmaster.ca

Caroline Zwaal

MSc
Department of Oncology
Zwaal, Caroline
Health Research Methodologist

905-527-4322 ext. 42829
zwaalc@mcmaster.ca