systematic reviews clinical trials cohorts
I am a Professor and the former Research Director (1997-2012) in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alberta and work clinically at the University of Alberta Hospital Emergency Department. I held a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Acute Respiratory Emergencies for two terms (2001-2011) and a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine for one term (2011-2018) through the CIHR and the Government of Canada. I am currently the Scientific Director of the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada's premier health research funding agency.
My research has been focused on evidence generation in the areas of acute cardio-respiratory conditions (e.g., syncope, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, asthma, COPD), neurological emergencies (e.g., head injuries, concussions, migraine headaches, imaging), and emergency department overcrowding. I have published 570 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 36 book chapter and have an h-index of 102. In addition, my team is dedicated to assisting in the training of the next generation of clinical trainees, clinician-scientists and scientists.
I teach evidence-based medicine to undergraduate and graduate students; for over a decade I was the Course Instructor of the Systematic Review course in the Department of Public Health Sciences.
Milestone: Celebrated my 30th wedding anniversary to Katharyn Webb on May 18, 2021. Thanks to my best friend for sticking with me on the journey!
Student success: Britt Voaklander, BSc, MSc - former summer student and current research assistant with EMeRG has been accepted into McMaster University Medical School starting 2021-2022. Congratulations Britt!
Protected: proud to say I am fully vaccinated with two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine. Thank you science!