Bruyère Research Institute

Our Investigators

The Bruyère Research Institute is home to researchers with expertise in aging and long-term care, rehabilitation, palliative care, primary care, medically complex care, health equity, and more.

Senior Investigators typically hold a PhD, PharmD, MD, and/or licensure under Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) with at least six years of research experience and dedicate at least 20% to 50% of their time to research. Senior Investigators hold peer reviewed grants as a principal investigator or co-investigator, can supervise graduate and post-doctoral students, and hold an appointment with the University of Ottawa or another eligible post-secondary institution.

Investigators typically hold a PhD, PharmD, MD, licensure under RHPA, and/or a clinical appointment with Bruyère with at least three years of research experience and dedicate at least 20% to 50% of their time to research. These individuals hold peer reviewed grants as a principal investigator or co-investigator, and can supervise graduate students at their affiliated post-secondary institution.

Affiliate Investigators typically hold a PhD, PhD equivalent, Masters, MD, and/or licensure under RHPA with an academic appointment at the University of Ottawa or other post-secondary institution. Affiliate Investigators have a primary research appointment at another institution or are in the initial stage of their career path as an investigator.

Clinical Research Affiliates typically hold a PhD, PhD equivalent, Masters, MD, and/ or licensure under the RHPA. Clinical Research Affiliates have a clinical position/affiliation or are involved in the provision of care at Bruyère and spend less than 20% of their time on research.

Bruyère Research Institute Investigators and Affiliates



Research Interests

Archibald, Doug Investigator  
Bilodeau, Martin Senior Investigator aging and mobility, postural control, exercise, neuromuscular fatigue
Boisgontier, Matthieu Affiliate Investigator  
Bromwich, Matthew Investigator medical devices, innovation and entrepreneurship, hearing testing and rehabilitation, mobile health, ehealth, digital health, pediatric otolaryngology
Bush, Shirley Investigator  
Campbell, Mark Investigator  
Chandler, Jennifer Affiliate Investigator  
Conklin, James Investigator  
Dahrouge, Simone Senior Investigator  
DeZeeuw, Katarina Clinical Research Affiliate  
Downar, James Investigator communication, decision-making and suffering in seriously ill patients; bereavement and complicated grief; palliative care for the critically ill and for non-cancer illness
Edwards, Jodi Investigator  
Farrell, Barbara Senior Investigator deprescribing guidelines, polypharmacy, interprofessional care, prescribing cascades
Finestone, Hillel Senior Investigator  
Flowers, Heather Investigator  
Frank, Andrew Investigator Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, mild cognitive impairment, therapeutics, technology
Gagnon, Bruno Affiliate Investigator  
Hébert, Paul Senior Investigator transfusion and resuscitation, frailty, palliative care and social prescribing, clinical research, evaluative epidemiology
Heer, Carrie Affiliate Investigator  
Hsu, Amy Investigator, Chair  
Isenberg, Sarina Investigator, Chair access to palliative care for marginalized and non-cancer populations, hospital-to-home transitions near end of life, mixed methods, qualitative methods, patient and caregiver engagement, arts-based knowledge translation
Karunananthan, Sathya Investigator  
Kendall, Claire Senior Investigator family medicine, primary care delivery for marginalized populations, patient and stakeholder engagement, community-based participatory research methods, social accountability
Knoefel, Frank Senior Investigator, Chair dementia, cognitive aging, technology, supportive smart homes
Kobewka, Daniel Investigator  
Kondreddy, Srikanth Affiliate Investigator  
Krentel, Alison Senior Investigator health equity and effectiveness, global public health, implementation research, infectious disease control programs, community engagement, health systems strengthening
Lawlor, Peter Senior Investigator cognitive dysfunction (particularly delirium in palliative care), cancer pain assessment and management, psychosocial distress in palliative care
Liddy, Clare Senior Investigator primary care, electronic consultation, telemedicine, access to care, wait times, referral, specialist care, health services accessibility
Maniate, Jerry Affiliate Investigator health equity, accessibility, social justice, higher/medical education, leadership
Manuel, Douglas Senior Investigator  
Marek, Jonah Affiliate Investigator quality of life, wound care, complex continuing care
Marshall, Shawn Investigator rehabilitation, brain injury, concussion, driving and disability, older driver, epidemiology
McCarthy, Lisa Affiliate Investigator  
Myran, Daniel Investigator  
Nickerson, Jason Investigator  
O'Neil, Jennifer    
Petkovic, Jennifer Affiliate Investigator  
Pottie, Kevin Affiliate Investigator health equity, refugees and other migrants, deprescribing, guidelines
Radhakrishnan, Arun Investigator  
Sachs, Adam Affiliate Investigator  
Shea, Beverley Investigator  
Sheehy, Lisa Affiliate Investigator stroke and geriatric rehabilitation, virtual reality (VR), technology for aging in place, use of arts and technology to improve quality of life
Stinchcombe, Arne Investigator  
Sveistrup, Heidi Senior Investigator  
Taler, Vanessa Senior Investigator aging, mild cognitive impairment, dementia, cognition, language, memory, neuropsychology, event-related potentials
Tanuseputro, Peter Investigator health services research, palliative care, dementia care, long-term care, mental health, primary care, linguistic minorities, physician health
Thomas, Neil Affiliate Investigator cognitive impairment and dementia, home-based technology and digital biomarkers, caregiver burden
Tugwell, Peter Senior Investigator clinical epidemiology, interventions to reduce health inequities, systematic reviews
Webber, Colleen Affiliate Investigator  
Welch, Vivian Senior Investigator health equity, guideline development, healthy aging, evidence synthesis, evidence mapping
Wiebe, Carol Investigator  
Wilson, Kumanan Senior Investigator digital health, immunization, pandemic preparedness, public health policy, innovation, blood safety and newborn screening, health ethics, law and policy
Yamin, Stephanie Investigator