Research Team

Investigators

  • Gillian Hawker, MD, MSc
    Director,
    Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program (CORP)
    ;
    F.M. Hill Chair in Academic Women’s Medicine
    Physician-in-Chief
    Women’s College Hospital;
    Professor of Medicine,
    Faculty of Medicine,
    University of Toronto
  • Elizabeth Badley, DPhil
    Head,
    Division of Outcomes and Population Health;
    Director,
    The Arthritis Community Research & Evaluation Unit (ACREU),
    Toronto Western Research Unit;
    Professor,
    Department of Public Health Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine,
    University of Toronto
  • Nili Benazon, PhD
    Assistant Professor,
    University of Toronto,
    Department of Psychiatry,
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Aileen Davis, PhD
    Scientist,
    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI)
  • Lucia Gagliese, PhD, CPsych
    Department of Anaesthesia,
    Toronto General Hospital,
    University Health Network
  • Monique Gignac, PhD
    Division of Outcomes & Population Health,
    Toronto Western Research Institute,
    University Health Network
  • Allan Gordon, MD
    Director,
    Wasser Pain Management Centre,
    Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Sophie Grigoriadis, PhD, MD, FRCPC
    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry,
    Academic Leader, Reproductive Lifestages Program,
    Department of Psychiatry,
    Women’s College Hospital
    Psychiatrist, Interim Fellowship Director, Women’s Mental Health,
    Department of Psychiatry,
    University Health Network
  • James Henry, PhD
    Professor and Chair in Central Pain, McMaster University
    Scientific Director,
    Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care,
    Health Sciences Centre
  • Jacqueline Hochman, MD
    Women’s Health Fellow,
    Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program (CORP),
    Women’s College Hospital
  • David Juurlink, MD, PhD
    Scientist,
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES),
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Wendy Lou, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine,
    University of Toronto
  • Nizar Mahomed, MD, MPH, ScD
    Smith & Nephew Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery
    Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
    Director,
    Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (MHA) Program,
    University Health Network
  • Brian Murray, MD FRCP(C) D,ABSM Neurology and Sleep Medicine
    Assistant Professor,
    University of Toronto,
    Department of Medicine,
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Gary Naglie, MD, MSc
    Clinical Researcher,
    Geriatric Medicine Research
    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
  • Sarah Romans, MB, ChB, MD, FRCPC
    Social Psychiatrist,
    The Centre for Research in Women’s Health (CRWH)
  • Joanna Sale, PhD
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
    Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program
    Women’s College Hospital

Staff

  • Melissa French, MSc
    Research Associate/New Emerging Team (NET) Project Coordinator,
    Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program (CORP),
    Women’s College Hospital
  • Pilar Furio-Hong
    Database Programmer,
    Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program (CORP),
    Women’s College Hospital
  • Shirley Griffin
    Telephone Interviewer,
    Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program (CORP),
    Women’s College Hospital
  • Jacob Cancino-Romero, MSc, MMath
    Statistician,
    Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program (CORP),
    Women’s College Hospital
  • Jennifer MacInnis, MSc
    Project Coordinator,
    Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program (CORP),
    Women’s College Hospital
  • Samra Mian, MSc
    Project Coordinator,
    Advancing Surveillance of Arthritis in Primary Care,
    Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program (CORP),
    Women’s College Hospital
  • Yalnee Shantharam, BSc
    Research Secretary,
    Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program (CORP),
    Women’s College Hospital
  • Debbie Sutton, MSc
    Research Associate,
    Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program (CORP),
    Women’s College Hospital
  • Angela Wall, BA
    Research Associate,
    Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program (CORP),
    Women’s College Hospital
  • Ingrid Yu
    Student Research Assistant,
    Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program (CORP),
    Women’s College Hospital

Graduate Students and Post-graduate Fellows

  • Cornelia (Cory) Borkhoff, PhD
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
    Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program (CORP),
    Women’s College Hospital
  • Anthony Perruccio, MHSc
    PhD Candidate,
    The Arthritis Community Research & Evaluation Unit (ACREU),
    Toronto Western Research Unit
  • J. Denise Power, MHSc
    PhD Candidate,
    The Arthritis Community Research & Evaluation Unit (ACREU),
    Toronto Western Research Unit

Consumer Collaborators

A large consumer collaborator group has been established to ensure our research is relevant to persons living with OA. Members have joined us from across Canada and collaborate with the investigative team on all aspects of the research program, including research decision-making, project evaluation and communication efforts. For more information on joining this group, please contact 1-877-437-1591 (toll-free in Ontario) or 416-323-6218.