Research Committee

The CAHO Research Committee provides strategic advice to CAHO Council on health research matters stemming from and impacting CAHO’s mission, with a representative view of the full spectrum of health research that takes place at CAHO hospitals. This includes strategizing on how to advance the stability of and investment in the health research and innovation enterprise in CAHO hospitals. The Committee is comprised of 23 senior research executives (Vice Presidents of Research or equivalent) and clinical practice leaders from CAHO hospitals.

Current Committee foci include: the advancement of clinical trials in Ontario; recommendation of research evidence that can be implemented into practice through the CAHO Adopting Research to Improve Care (ARTIC) Program; and advice on health research strategy and funding in Ontario.

Dr. Michael Salter Co-Chair
Chief of Research
The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Janet McElhaney Co-Chair
VP Research
Health Sciences North

Dr. Tom Chau
VP Research & Director
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Dr. Roger Deeley
VP Health Sciences Research
Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Jack Gauldie
VP Research
St. Joesph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Dr. David Hill
Integrated VP Research & Chief Scientific Director
London Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Michael Julius
VP Research
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Lisa Malbrecht
Director, Complex Care and Ambulatory Care
St. Joseph’s Health Care, London

Dr. Zul Merali
President & CEO, University of Ottawa IMHR
Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

Dr. Martin Osmond
VP Research & Chief Scientist, CHEO RI
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Dr. Bruce Pollock
VP Research
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Dr. Denis Prud’homme
Associate VP & Scientific Director
Hôpital Montfort

Dr. Paula Rochon
VP Research
Women’s College Hospital

Dr. Abraham (Rami) Rudnick
Acting VP Research &amp Chief Scientist
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Ted Scott
Chief Innovation Officer and Acting VP, Research
Hamilton Health Sciences

Dr. Allison Sekuler
VP Research
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

Dr. Arthur Slutsky
VP Research
St. Michael’s

Dr. Duncan Stewart
CEO, Ottawa Hospital RI & VP Research
The Ottawa Hospital

Dr. Heidi Sveistrup
Interim CEO &amp Scientific Officer, Bruyère RI & VP Research and Academic Affairs
Bruyère Continuing Care

Dr. Michael Wood
Director, Office of Research & Innovation
North York General

Dr. Jim Woodgett
Director, Samuel Lunenfeld RI
Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Bradly Wouters
EVP, Science & Research
University Health Network