SREMI International Advisory Board

The IAB acts in an advisory capacity to the Director of SREMI to:

  • Generally engage interdisciplinary thinking, stimulate dialogue, provide advice on shaping the research agenda and catalyse research, education, consulting, advocacy and public policy initiatives;
  • Provide strategic advice on the activities and direction of the SREMI with the goal of making the SREMI the international leader in emergency medicine research and related teaching.

Service as an IAB member is voluntary. The committee reflects a diversity of interdisciplinary thinking and expertise in Emergency Medicine and related fields across the international health research community and society at large.

International Advisory Board Members

Brian Rowe

Dr. Brian Rowe is an emergency physician and senior scientist at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. Dr. Rowe is a Professor within the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and is cross appointed in the School of Public Health. He holds a Tier I Canada Research Chair in evidence- based Emergency Medicine (2011-2018). In 2016, he was appointed the Scientific Director for the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) in the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He holds the position of Scientific Director within the Emergency Strategic Clinical Network for Alberta Health Services. Dr. Rowe is the Editor of a textbook entitled “Evidence-based Emergency Medicine”, is a Co-Editor for the Cochrane Airways Group and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).


Lynn Wilson

Dr. Lynn Wilson is the Vice Dean, Partnerships at the University of Toronto. Prior to this role, Dr. Wilson served as Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. As a member of the Physician Services Committee for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, she helped to lead primary care renewal in Ontario (2002-2007). Dr. Wilson is also the co-director of BRIDGES, a Ministry of Health funded project to support the design and implementation of innovative models of care that promote integration in the healthcare system (2011-present). Dr. Wilson currently practices family medicine at the Women’s College Hospital Family Health Team in Toronto. Her clinical interests include palliative care, addiction medicine, obstetrics and global health.


Frank Sullivan

Dr. Frank Sullivan is an academic family physician with a research focus on health informatics and large clinical trials in community settings. He is currently the Gordon F. Cheesbrough Chair at North York general Hospital and director of the University of Toronto’s Practice based Research Network (UTOPIAN). In April 2017 he will return to Scotland as the Professor of Primary care Medicine, at St. Andrew’s University Scotland. He will return to clinical work as a general practitioner in Fife and continue as an honorary professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health (University of Toronto). Dr. Sullivan is also an Adjunct Scientist for the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and an honorary professor in the medical school at the University of Dundee.


Matthew Cooke

Dr. Matthew Cooke is regional clinical lead for London and South at the NHS Improvement Emergency Care Improvement Programme. He is Professor of Clinical Systems Design at Warwick Medical School and also honorary Professor in the Department of Engineering at Brunel University. He is an expert in emergency care systems design and clinical human factors. Dr. Cooke was Deputy Medical Director, and then Director of Strategy at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. He was in the Health Service Journal top 100 most influential clinical leaders in the NHS in 2013 and 2014 and has previously been in the Times top 100 UK doctors. He has extensive experience in supporting improvement and change in emergency care in UK and internationally. He is a member of the Nuffield Trust Health Leaders’ Panel. In 2015 he was chosen as a WHO advisor in emergency care.


John McLaughlin

Dr. John McLaughlin is Chief Science Officer and a Senior Scientist at Public Health Ontario, and is Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. As an epidemiologist he leads research that integrates diverse disciplines in studies of environmental and biological determinants of health, which has led to more than 270 publications. As a health system executive he steers research and services to have high impact by focusing on addressing disparities, improving system performance and disease prevention.


Michael Schull

Dr. Schull is President, CEO and Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, and Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on health service utilization, quality of care, health system integration and patient outcomes, and the evaluation of health policy. His studies use administrative health datasets and linkages with clinical data, and he works closely with health system decision and policy makers. Dr. Schull practices as an Emergency Medicine specialist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.


Jim Christenson

Dr. Jim Christenson is an emergency physician at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. He is a Professor and Head of the Academic Department of Emergency Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and has a wide range of experience in emergency care clinical research. He currently is a Co- Principal Investigator for the Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium which aims to improve care through early interventions in cardiac arrest and trauma. He is also the Principal Investigator of a neuro- protective intervention given by paramedics to patients with severe stroke. Dr. Christenson is building an Emergency Medicine Network to facilitate knowledge sharing and support for all emergency practitioners in British Columbia.


Christopher R. Carpenter

Dr. Chris Carpenter is an emergency physician and an Associate Professor for the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. He serves as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Academic Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine Section Head for both the Annals of Internal Medicine ACP Journal Club and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. He is President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Academy for Geriatric Emergency Medicine, as well as faculty for Emergency Medical Abstracts and Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine. He has co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed  manuscripts and two textbooks while developing a consumer-driven Evidence-Based Diagnostic series.


Eva Grunfeld

Dr. Eva Grunfeld is a physician scientist and Director of the Knowledge Translation Research Network, Health Services Research Program at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. She is the Giblon Professor and Vice Chair (Research) in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Professor at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Dr. Grunfeld’s research focuses on evaluation and knowledge translation of cancer health services, covering the entire spectrum of cancer control activities. She is internationally recognized for research on cancer survivorship. Recently, Dr. Grunfeld was appointed Chair of the Chronic Conditions Institute Advisory Board (IABs) for The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).




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