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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.  
 
Contact Shauna Kirk at shauna.kirk@sickkids.ca 
 
      
Braden Knight is a methodologist at ICES (Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) uOttawa; he plays a supportive 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.  Braden's background in epidemiology drives his passion for using data to derive actionable knowledge that can improve healthcare outcomes and inform health policy.  He is committed to helping OCHSU make a measurable improvement in child health in Ontario.  
 
Contact Braden Knight at Braden.Knight@ices.on.ca.
 

 

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 focuses on maternal-child health, performing health economic evaluations alongside clinical trials. She also holds a Masters degree in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology.  She 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. 
 
Contact Dr. Myla Moretti at myla.moretti@sickkids.ca
 
  
 
 
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 the OCHSU at CHEO.  Working closely with OCHSU Steering Committee, she is also responsible for project implementation, budget and project reporting.  Her research experience spans 15 years holding senior operations position a the CT Lamont Primary Health Care Research Center, the Bruyère Research Institute and the Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa.  
 
Contact Jackie at jschultz@cheo.on.ca
 

 
Donna Wilkes 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. 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.    
 
Contact Donna Wilkes at donna.wilkes@sickkids.ca
 
 
 
Dr. Richard Webster, Ph.D. is a methodologist at OCHSU (Ontario Child Health Support Unit) based at CHEO.  He holds a Ph.D. in Biology. Prior to joining CHEO, he  held positions at Carleton University and Health Canada.  He is passionate about data analysis and experienced with ethical, privacy and legal issues surrounding human health research.  Dr. Webster's research on child health involves collaboration with clinicians by utilising the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences' health administrative data and research datasets in pursuit of the objectives of OCHSU.  
 
Contact Dr. Richard Webster at RWebster@cheo.on.ca

 

Dr. Andy Willan
is an academic biostatistician and clinical trial methodologist, and currently holds the positions of 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. 
 
 
Contact Dr. Andy Willan at andy@andywillan.com