Provincial Leads

Corinne Hohl – British Columbia

Corinne is an Associate Professor in UBC’s Department of Emergency Medicine, Scientist at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, and an Associate Member of UBC’s School of Population and Public Health. She practices Emergency Medicine at Vancouver General Hospital.  Her main interests are in emergency medicine, patient safety, health systems innovation, and drug safety and effectiveness. She has developed and evaluated clinical and health systems interventions to improve care for patients with adverse drug events. She is presently working on a provincial initiative to improve adverse drug event reporting and integrate these data into provincial information systems. She was the recipient of a CIHR Foundation Grant in 2016, and won an inaugural CIHR Rewarding Success grant in 2019.  

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Together with her team, she has developed interventions to improve the recognition and treatment of patients affected by adverse drug events in Emergency Departments. She is presently working on validating and implementing improved adverse drug event case identification and reporting methods to improve clinical care, provide better data for research in drug safety and effectiveness, and for post-marketing surveillance of newly licensed medications.

For her work on adverse drug events, she was awarded a Best Paper Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians in 2011, and in 2012, a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. In 2013, Corinne was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award by the UBC FRCPC Emergency Medicine Residency Program. In 2018, she was awarded MSFHR Health Professional Investigator award, and in 2019 a Faculty of Medicine award for excellence in mentoring early-career Faculty.

Laurie Morrison

Dr. Morrison is a Professor and Clinician Scientist in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael’s Hospital.  She held the Robert and Dorothy Pitts Chair of Acute Care and Emergency Medicine from 2008 until 2020.  Her program of research is focused on the evaluation and implementation of time sensitive interventions in acute emergencies.  She conducts clinical trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses in topics pertaining to Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine.  She established a collaborative network to conduct randomized controlled trials and outcome validation studies in resuscitation research on behalf of the Rescu Investigators. (Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, Canadian CanROC )  She has held research grants from the US National Institute of Health, Canadian Institute of Health Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Laerdal Foundation and the American Heart Association.  She has published over 270 papers, held over $17M as a principal investigator and has an h index of 55 (web of science).  She contributed to the development of the 2005 and 2010 and 2015 AHA Guidelines.  She is currently providing scientific oversight of the Continuous Evidence Evaluation strategy for International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. Dr Morrison is the founding director of the Collaborative Specialization in Resuscitation Sciences program of graduate training at the University of Toronto.  There are 84 students enrolled since inception in 2012 and of these 48 have graduated.  There are over 50 faculty involved from 14 different departments or institutes.  Students have accrued over 1.5M in salary support.  She is the founding director of the biannual Resuscitation in Motion international meeting which brings senior and emerging scientists together in a format conducive to learning, sharing and building capacity in science.  She is founding member and current chair of the Network of Canadian Emergency Medicine Researchers.  This network provides peer review and mentorship of emerging researchers and support for multicenter trials.

Dr Morrison has received the Canadian Medical Association award for excellence in mentorship; the May Cohen award and a similar award from the U of T with the Department of Medicine; Bob Hyland award. She was awarded the William Goldie award from the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto for outstanding contribution as a leader and scholar in Emergency Medicine.  And, she and her committee were awarded the U of Toronto Helen P. Batty Award in 2014 for Excellence and Achievement in Faculty Development for Sustained Contribution to the field.   She received the distinction of Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2016 and was granted honorary membership by the European Resuscitation Council for life time achievement in 2017.  She was awarded the 2017 Dickinson W. Richards Memorial Lecture by the American Heart Association.

Patrick Archambault – Quebec

Patrick Archambault is an emergency physician, critical care specialist, and clinical epidemiologist. His research program as a CIHR Research Embedded Clinician-Researcher aims to improve the transitions of frail seniors from emergency departments to the community, aided by context-adapted knowledge mobilization with a wiki. He led the implementation of the Acute Care for Elders project within the CISSS Chaudière-Appalaches, which aimed to improve transitions in care for elderly patients. He conducted a Cochrane systematic review on the subject of collaborative writing applications in healthcare, as well as research involving the implementation of a wiki and accompanying clinician training program within the CISSS Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec. As well, he is leading three research projects on shared decision making involving the creation of wiki-based patient decision aids. He is also dedicated to evaluating the comparative effectiveness of team-based vs. clinician-focused advance care planning in primary care in a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute funded project. In March 2020, he became the Scientific Director of PULSAR, a collaborative data sharing platform supporting sustainable healthcare and learning health systems within Université Laval’s health network. 

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Tom Jelic – Manitoba

Tom Jelic is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Manitoba. He is an emergency medicine specialist at the Health Sciences Centre and St.Boniface hospitals in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He also serves as a transport physician and ultrasound lead for STARS Air ambulance. He is the director for the undergraduate point of care ultrasound program at the University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Medicine. He completed the American College of Emergency Physicians’ emergency medicine basic research program. His main areas of research are in point of care ultrasound, focusing on resuscitative ultrasound, educational and learning methods and pre-hospital ultrasound. He has numerous publications and book chapters on the aforementioned topics. He serves as the research lead for the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Ultrasound section. Dr.Jelic has received the educator of the year award in 2017 and 2019 for the postgraduate emergency medicine training program. 

Steve Brooks – Ontario

Dr. Brooks is an Associate Professor in emergency medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.  He conducts research in the areas of cardiac arrest and resuscitation with a specific focus around innovative technology solutions.  Funded research projects underway include a randomized clinical trial to measure the impact of a mobile device application designed to crowdsource basic life support for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims (CIHR) and an observational study to explore the use of point-of-care carotid ultrasound to risk-stratify patients presenting to the emergency department with suspected cardiac ischemia.  Dr. Brooks is the Chair of the Science Subcommittee of the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Committee.  He also represents the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada as a delegate to the International Liaison Committee for Resuscitation where he serves as a member of the Basic Life Support Task Force.  Dr. Brooks has participated in the creation of international cardiac arrest guidelines for over a decade and continues to play a leadership role in synthesizing evidence to practice. 
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Andrew McRae – Alberta

Dr. Andrew McRae is a clinician-scientist in the Department of Emergency Medicine, with a cross-appointment to the Department of Community Health Sciences. In addition to active research interests in emergency department crowding and operations, his primary interest is in health services dimensions of the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular emergencies (myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, stroke).

Phil Davis – Saskatchewan 

Dr. Philip Davis has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan since 2016 (promotion to Associate Professor effective July 1, 2020). He is currently the Research Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. He conducts research in clinical medicine and systematic review and has acted as the site-lead for multiple multi-centre cohort studies over the past few years.

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Research Interests:  Clinical Medicine, Indigenous Health, Systematic Review

Academic Appointment: Assistant (Associate to be conferred July 2020) Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Professional/Clinical Appointment:  Emergency Physician and Trauma Team Leader, Saskatchewan Health Authority

Patrick Fok

Dr. Fok is an Assistant Professor in Dalhousie University’s Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of EMS.  His research interests lie in prehospital medicine, emergency medicine, and biomarker development.  He has characterized the impact of prehospital interventions by retrieval teams upon scene time as well as participated in the characterization the impact of moving from manual to electronic mass casualty incident (MCI) triage. 

He is currently studying the analgesic requirements of patients undergoing interfacility transfers as well as developing novel non-opioid analgesic strategies for patients in the emergency department and undergoing EMS transport.  He is a co-Investigator in the Atlantic Canada Together Enhancing Acute Stroke Treatment (ACTEAST): Improving Access and Efficiency of Treatment trial, a quality improvement trial aiming to improve time to endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) for Nova Scotian patients suffering from an acute stroke.  He also has an interest in the development of novel emergency department-relevant diagnostic testing, specifically the identification of novel point-of-care (POC) biomarkers for sepsis.

Research Interests:  Retrieval medicine, prehospital care, non-opioid analgesia, Emergency preparedness, biomarkers