About Us | Meet the Team
Janusz Kaczorowski is a medical sociologist with research background in family medicine, epidemiology, psychology, sociology, and criminology. He is Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia and Director of Primary Care and Community Research at the Child & Family Research Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is co-chair of the Implementation Task Force of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program.
In 2008 he received a 5 year Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Senior Scholar award in Health Services to develop a program of more effective, scalable and population-based chronic disease prevention and management strategies.
He has over 15 years experience in developing, coordinating, and completing all aspects of research studies in primary care. He has held a number of large grants both as principal investigator and co-investigator and has co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles.
His research interests include socio-demographic correlates of health, health services research, knowledge translation, primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke, optimal therapeutics and medical education.
Earlier this year he received a 5 year Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Senior Scholar award in Health Services to develop a program of more effective, scalable and population-based chronic disease prevention and management strategies.
Larry Chambers | CHAP Co-Principal Investigator | Contact
Dr. Chambers is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine as well as cross appointments in the Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa. He is an Affiliate Scientist in the Institute of Population Health. Within the Faculty of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies, he is a supervisor in the PhD Population Health Program. As well, he is Professor Emeritus, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, United Kingdom.
The ÉBRI has 60 scientists and support staff. All scientists have University faculty appointments. The ÉBRI runs nationally recognized, applied health research programs in primary care (the CT Lamont Centre), restoration and rehabilitation, palliation, inter-professional practice, management of health services, health promotion and disease prevention (including the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP), and health of the elderly. Dr. Chambers has authored and co-authored over 135 peer-reviewed articles and books. He has worked as a visiting professor at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (Copenhagen), the University of Copenhagen, and the University of Montpellier, France.
Dr. Chambers works towards stronger linkages between research, public health planning and programming, clinical medicine and health service delivery in Canada. This is achieved in part through supervision of graduate students, holding peer-reviewed research grants from agencies such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and leading the Elisabeth Bruyère Research Institute. He serves on a number of international, national, provincial and local advisory groups including being the Co-Chair of the Board of Ontario’s Seniors Health Research Transfer Network , Chair of the Review Panel for the Ontario Health Research Personnel Development Award Program, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care and Director of The Change Foundation Board.
Lisa Dolovich | BScPhm, PharmD, MSc | Contact
Dr. Lisa Dolovich obtained her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. She completed a Canadian Society of Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship at the Centre for Evaluation of Medicines and completed her Master of Science degree in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University.
Dr. Dolovich leads the Drug Safety and Effectiveness Cross-Disciplinary Training (DSECT;www.safeandeffectiverx.com) Program. DSECT is a CIHR training program in bridging scientific domains for drug safety and effectiveness. The goal of the DSECT Program is to provide a training environment for future scientists in Canada to produce new knowledge related to the generation and use of safe and effective medications. She co-leads the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP;www.chapprogram.ca) with Dr. Larry Chambers (University of Ottawa) and Dr. Janusz Kaczorowski (University of British Columbia). She leads the myBP and myMeds projects studying the use of a patient controlled health record to improve hypertension and medication management. She also recently co-led a large demonstration project examining pharmacist integration into family practice, IMPACT (www.impactteam.info) and has been central in the Quality in Family Practice program (qualityinfamilypractice.com). Lisa serves as the Chair of CADTH’s Canadian Optimal Medication Prescribing & Utilization Service (COMPUS) Expert Review Committee and she was recognized with the Piafsky Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Society of Clinical Pharmacology in 2001 and was the first-ever Canadian Pharmacist of the Year (2003). She was recently honoured as a Canadian Pharmacists Association Centennial pharmacist (2007).