Researchers

Each of CIRN’s eight networks is overseen by a Principal Investigator(s) (PI) and may encompass several site investigators/collaborators as well. Click on the links below to access PI biographies and team information.

CIRN Nominated Principal Investigator

Clinical Trials Network

Co-Investigators:

Canadian National Vaccine Safety Network

 Co-Investigators:

Provincial Collaborative Network

 Co-Investigators:

  • Shelly Bolotin, Public Health Ontario
  • Tobias Kollmann, University of British Columbia
  • Paul Van Buynder, Fraser Health
  • Scott Halperin, Dalhousie University
  • Todd Hatchette, Dalhousie University
  • Jun Wang, Dalhousie University
  • Shelley Deeks, Public Health Ontario
  • Fran Jamieson, Public Health Ontario
  • Allison McGeer, Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Monika Naus, University of British Columbia
  • Salah Mahmud, University of Manitoba
  • Joanne Langley, Dalhousie University
  • Eric Benchimol, CHEO
  • Kumanan Wilson, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  • Sarah Wilson, Public Health Ontario
  • Carolyn Sanford, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Laura Rosella, OAHPP
  • Shalini Desai, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Margaret Russell, University of Calgary
  • Larry Svenson, Alberta Health
  • Steve Drews, University of Calgary
  • Kimberley Simmonds, University of Calgary

Serious Outcomes Surveillance Network

  • Shelly McNeil, Dalhousie University
  • Melissa Andrew, Dalhousie University

Co-Investigators:

  • Bill Bowie, University of British Columbia
  • Stephanie Smith, University of Alberta
  • Bruce Light and Dr. Phillipe Lagacé-Wiens, Hôpital St-Boniface
  • Mark Loeb, McMaster University
  • Allison McGeer, Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Anne McCarthy, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  • Janet McElhaney, Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada (AMRIC)
  • Louis Valiquette, Université Sherbrooke
  • Andre Poirier, Centre Hospitalier Affilié Universitaire Régional
  • Duncan Webster, St. John Regional Hospital
  • Daniel Smyth, Moncton Regional Hospital

Special Immunization Clinics Network

Co-Investigators:

  • Taj Jadavji, University of Calgary
  • Wendy Vaudry, University of Alberta
  • Caroline Quach, Université McGill
  • Jeffrey Pernica, McMaster University
  • Anne Pham-Huy, University of Ottawa
  • Ben Tan, University of Saskatchewan
  • Alex Carignan, Université Sherbrooke
  • Marc Lebel, Université de Montréal
  • Francisco Diaz-Mitoma, Laurentian University
  • Dat Tran, University of Toronto
  • Simon Dobson, University of British Columbia
  • Julie Bettinger, University of British Columbia
  • Francois Boucher, Université Laval
  • Athena McConnell, University of Saskatchewan

Reference Laboratory Network

 Co-Investigators:

  • Toby Kollmann, University of British Columbia
  • Patrick Tang, BCCDC
  • Guy Boivin, Université Laval
  • Todd Hatchette, Dalhousie University
  • Tania Watts, University of Toronto
  • Shelly Bolotin, Public Health Ontario

Social Sciences and Humanities Network

Co-Investigators:

  • Julie Bettinger, University of British Columbia
  • François Boucher, Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec
  • David Buckeridge, Université McGill
  • William Fisher, University of Western Ontario
  • Arnaud Gagneur, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Janice Graham, Dalhousie University
  • Maryse Guay, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Juliet Guichon, University of Calgary
  • Jane Heffernan, York University
  • Shannon MacDonald, University of Alberta
  • Laurence Monnais, Université de Montréal
  • Dat Tran, University of Toronto
  • Kumanan Wilson, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  • Holly Witteman, Université Laval
  • Samantha Meyer, University of Waterloo
  • Michelle Wyndham-West, York University
  • Vineet Saini, Alberta Health Services

Collaborators:

  • Cora Constantinescu, University of Calgary
  • Heidi Larson, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, England
  • David Smith, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, England

Modeling and Economics Research (ModERN) Network

Co-Investigators:

  • David Fisman, University of Toronto
  • Erin Kirwin, Alberta Health
  • Larry Svenson, Alberta Health
  • Gina Ogilvie, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
  • Salah Mahmud, University of Manitoba
  • Shelly Bolotin, Public Health Ontario
  • Natasha Crowcroft, Public health Ontario
  • Shelley Deeks, Public Health Ontario
  • Jane Heffernan, York University
  • Beate Sander, OAHPP
  • Jordan Tustin, Ryerson University
  • Jianhong Wu, York University
  • Michel Alary, Université Laval
  • Gaston De Serres, Université Laval
  • Eve Dubé, Université Laval
  • Philippe Lemieux-Mellouki, Université Laval
  • Chantal Sauvageau, Université Laval
  • Nathaniel Osgood, University of Saskatchewan
  • Philippe Beutels, University of Anterwerpen
  • Niel Hens, University of Hasselt
  • Marie Claude Boily, Imperial College London

CIRN Network Trainees