Daniel Rodriquez Duque
Daniel is a methodologist at ICES (Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) uOttawa; he plays a supporting role in OCHSU projects that seek to make use of ICES data. The child-focus of his work enables him to provide customized support for child health projects. Daniel’s background in statistics drives his passion for using data to derive actionable knowledge that can improve healthcare outcomes. He is committed to helping the OCHSU make a measurable improvement in child health in Ontario.
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Shauna Kirk has a Master of Science in pathology and has more than 15 years' experience in research. She has extensive experience in bioequivalence, bioavailability and phase I to III clinical trials with expertise in study start up, study management and regulatory affairs. For over 5 years' Shauna has provided SickKids research community with advice and oversight of clinical trials and patient-based research, including regulatory support, auditing, education and training and consultation services. As the Research Quality Assurance Specialist, Shauna will provide support and expertise to ensure your trial meets all regulatory requirements and Good Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Dr. Myla Moretti
Dr. Myla Moretti is currently a Research Associate at the Hospital for Sick Children. She has completed a PhD in health services research and health economics from the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Her research focus is in maternal-child health, performing health economic evaluations alongside clinical trials. She also holds a Masters degree in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Dr. Moretti has co-authored over 60 peer reviewed publications and 15 book chapters, with extensive clinical research expertise in maternal-fetal toxicology, pharmacology and obstetric medicine. She was previously the Assistant Director of the Hospital for Sick Children’s Motherisk Program and was president of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists.
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Dr. Stuart Nicholls
Dr. Stuart Nicholls is an interdisciplinary researcher and joined the CHEO Research Institute in 2015. Having trained in both the basic and social sciences his research sits at the intersection of ethics, social science, health policy, and health services research. He has worked in a range of contexts relating to child health including newborn screening, childhood obesity, and pediatric pain using a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches.
Since moving to Canada in 2011 Dr. Nicholls has attracted over half a million dollars of research funding as either principal or co-applicant, including a CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship and Operating Grant. In the same period he has published over a dozen peer reviewed publications and co-authored the recent Oxford University Press book Childhood Obesity: Ethical and Policy Issues (with Kristin Voigt and Garrath Williams). Dr. Nicholls joins the CHEO RI as a member of the CRU, working to support and facilitate researchers using health administrative data, clinical data repositories and research datasets in pursuit of the objectives of the Ontario Child Health SPOR Support Unit.
Jackie Schultz is the Project Coordinator for the Administrative Data, Research and Database Management hub at CHEO.
She is responsible for the daily operations of OCHSU at CHEO. Working closely with OCHSU Steering Committee, she is also responsible for project implementation, budget and project reporting.
Jackie's research experience spans 15 years. She held senior operations positions at the CT Lamont Primary Health Care Research Center, the Bruyère Research Institute and the University of Ottawa's Department of Family Medicine.
Donna Wilkes, MSc is the Coordinator of the newly established Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) supported by the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR; CIHR) and The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Canada. The CTU provides expert methodological, regulatory and operational support to PIs on the design, conduct, execution, and reporting of all types and all phases of industry-sponsored or investigator-initiated clinical trials. As coordinator, Donna is the first point of contact for clinical trial inquiries to engage the appropriate expertise and ensure protocol development in a timely and efficient manner. Donna has a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and has more than 20 years’ experience in clinical research at SickKids. She has worked in various roles including research coordinator in Neonatology and Respiratory Medicine and internationally as a project manager developing research capacity for a children’s hospital in Doha, Qatar.
Dr. Andy Willan
Dr. Willan is an academic biostatistician and clinical trial methodologist, and currently holds the positions Professor of Biostatistics in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University. His contributions to statistical methodology include publications in the areas of cost-effectiveness analysis, value of information methods, management trials, crossover trials, non-nested regression analysis and bivariate response models.
Dr Willan has been particularly instrumental in developing the field of statistical analysis of cost-effectiveness data and using value of information methods for the optimal design and analysis of clinical studies resulting in forty-five peer-review articles and a book, co-authored with Professor Andy Briggs, in the Wiley Statistics in Practice series, entitled Statistical Analysis of Cost-effectiveness Data. Dr Willan’s collaborative research has been primarily in clinical trials in obstetrics and paediatrics with numerous high profile trials published in NEJM and The Lancet. Previously held positions included the Head of Biometry of the Clinical Trials Program at the National Cancer Institute of Canada and the Head of Clinical Trials and Epidemiology for the Cancer Program at Sunnybrook Medical Centre in Toronto.