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

Christopher Carpenter

Dr. Chris Carpenter is an emergency physician and Professor for the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. He serves on the Board of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine as well as being the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Academic Emergency Medicine and Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. He is the co-PI for the National Institute of Health (NIH) Grants for Early Medical/Surgical (GEMSSTAR) Specialists Transition to Aging Research U13 program, and co-led the 2016 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference on Shared Decision Making. He has co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts and two textbooks. He also serves on the ACEP Clinical Policy Committee. His research interests include geriatrics, aging related cognitive impairment, fall prevention, and implementation science.


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 leads a team that has just launched the BC Emergency Medicine Network to facilitate knowledge sharing and clinical support for all emergency practitioners in British Columbia.


Matthew Cooke

Dr. Matthew Cooke is regional clinical director for London at the NHS Improvement Emergency Care Improvement Programme. He is Professor of Clinical Systems Design at Warwick Medical School and also honorary Professor 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 is a member of the Nuffield Trust Health Leaders’ Panel. In 2015 he was chosen as a WHO advisor in emergency care.


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).


Dr. Suzanne Mason PhotoSuzanne Mason

Dr. Suzanne Mason is an emergency physician and professor of emergency medicine at the University of Sheffield in the UK. Her main research interests include evaluating complex interventions in emergency and urgent care. Dr. Mason is particularly interested in the evaluation of new roles and alternative pathways of care. Recent studies include evaluating junior doctor confidence and competence in carrying out their role in emergency medicine (The EDiT study), evaluating the use of a falls pathway by paramedics attending older people who have fallen (SAFER 2 Trial), and the AHEAD Study: Managing anticoagulated patients who suffer head injury, Using routine data to evaluate and model the Emergency and Urgent care System.


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 290 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.


Simon Mooijaart PhotoSimon Mooijaart

Dr. Simon Mooijaart is a physician in internal medicine, with a focus on geriatrics at the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. His research focuses on evidence-based medicine for older patients with the aim to improve the quality of healthcare for older patients. In 2011, Dr. Mooijaart founded the national Institute for Evidence-based Medicine in Old Age | IEMO (, a collaboration of Dutch University Medical Centers, other knowledge institutions and industry. In 2012, Dr. Mooijaart initiated the Acutely Presenting Older Patient study (, a prospectively collected cohort of over 2,700 older patients visiting the emergency department to identify patients at highest risk of poor outcomes and target interventions to improve outcomes.


Michael Schull

Dr. Michael 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.


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 was the co-director of BRIDGES, an Ontario Ministry of Health funded project to support the design and implementation of innovative models of care that promote integration in the healthcare system (2011-2016). She is currently the primary care co-lead for Choosing Wisely Canada. Dr. Wilson currently practices family medicine at the Women’s College Hospital Family Health Team in Toronto.