Associate Members

Members of the McGill Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit (RECRU) and other national and international collaborating research units.

Faiz Ahmad Khan, MD

Faiz Ahmad Khan, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Director, TB Clinical Services
Member, RECRU
Associate Director, McGill International TB Centre

Keywords/Research Theme: Tuberculosis, global health equity, epidemiology & implementation research, aboriginal health, multidrug-resistant TB, interstitial lung disease, meta-analysis

Andrea Benedetti, PhD

Andrea Benedetti, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine & Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University
Member, RECRU

Keywords/Research Theme: Statistical challenges related to individual patient data meta analyses and statistical challenges related to respiratory health especially TB, COPD and asthma.

Jean Bourbeau, MD

Jean Bourbeau, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Director, Centre of Innovative Medicine, RI-MUHC
Member, RECRU

Keywords/Research Theme: COPD, secondarily disease management, self-management, pulmonary rehabilitation and cardiorespiratory exercise physiology

Yan Burelle, PhD

Manuel Cosio, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Padova

Keywords/Research Theme: Understanding the inflammatory response to cigarette smoke in the pathogenesis of COPD and its pathological abnormalities: airway disease and emphysema

Manuel Cosio, MD

Ronald Dandurand, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Lakeshore General Hospital

Keywords/Research Theme: Asthma & COPD phenotypes in community practice, quantitative CT scanning, oscillometry and respiratory pharmacology

Ronald Dandurand, MD

Amin Emad, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords/Research Theme: Machine Learning, Bioinformatics and Data Science, with a focus on developing novel computational methods to address various problems in biology and medicine

Amin Emad, PhD

Jörg H Fritz, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, McGill University
Member, Complex Traits Group

Keywords/Research Theme: Cellular & molecular mechanisms of type 2 immunopathologies at mucosal surfaces

Jörg H Fritz, PhD

Anne Gonzalez, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Member, RECRU

Keywords/Research Theme: Evaluation and use of interventional pulmonary techniques for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and the management of pleural diseases

Anne Gonzalez, MD

Stewart B Gottfried, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Senior Physician, McGill University Health Centre

Keywords/Research Theme: Novel strategies for management of ventilator-dependent patients in respiratory failure

Stewart B Gottfried, MD

Gilles Gouspillou, PhD

Professor, Département des sciences de l’activité physique, Université du Québec à Montréal

Keywords/Research Theme: Regulation of mitochondrial biology and the investigation of the roles played by mitochondria in skeletal muscle physiology and pathophysiology

John Hanrahan, PhD

John Hanrahan, PhD

Professor, Department of Physiology, McGill University
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc)

Keywords/Research Theme: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of anion secretion by airway epithelia and the development of new therapies for cystic fibrosis

Christina Haston, PhD

Dennis Jensen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, McGill University
Director, Clinical Exercise & Respiratory Physiology Laboratory

Keywords/Research Theme: Clinical exercise and respiratory physiology, physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms of physical activity-related dyspnea, chronic cardiorespiratory disease

Russell Hepple, PhD

Marta Kaminska, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,McGill University
Member, RECRU

Keywords/Research Theme: Respiratory issues in neurological diseases; sleep-disordered breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); neuromuscular disorders and ventilation

Dennis Jensen, PhD

Jennifer Landry, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Member, RECRU
Medical director of the Pediatric to Adult Transition and Orphan Lung Disease Clinic (PATROL).

Keywords/Research Theme: Rare lung diseases, CF, long-term outcomes of premature birth and bronchopulmonary dysplasia , preterm birth, cystic fibrosis, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, tuberous sclerosis

Marta Kaminska, MD

Catherine Laprise, PhD

Professor, Department of Fundamental Sciences, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Canada Research Chair in Environment and Genetics of Respiratory Diseases and Allergy

Keywords/Research Theme: Genetic determinants of asthma and other diseases

Jennifer Landry, MD

Jean-Pierre Lavoie, DVM

Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal

Keywords/Research Theme: Airway remodeling and its reversibility in an equine model of asthma

Catherine Laprise, PhD

Lennart Lundblad, PhD

Associate Professor, McGill University
Clinical Science Director, THORASYS Inc.

Keywords/Research Theme: Respiratory function with special emphasis on using oscillometry to diagnose and monitor lung disease. Interested in using oscillometry to study asthma, COPD, fibrotic lung disease, and bronchilitis oblitarance

Jean-Pierre Lavoie, DVM

Sheldon Magder, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, Department of Physiology, McGill University
Senior Physician, Division of Cardiology & Division of Intensive Care, Royal Victoria Hospital

Keywords/Research Theme: Regulation of vascular tone in sepsis; effects of estrogens on the vascular wall; Control and distribution of peripheral blood flow in exercise, heat stress and shock

Lennart Lundblad, PhD

Elias Matouk, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Director, Adult CF Clinic

Keywords/Research Theme: Clinical scoring systems evaluating CF clinical disease activity and severity, clinical trials involving therapeutic interventions and assessing inflammatory biomarkers

Sheldon Magder, MD

Dick Menzies, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Member, RECRU

Keywords/Research Theme: Clinical and epidemiologic aspects of tuberculosis. Diagnosis of latent as well as active TB: evaluating new tests or strategies to diagnose these conditions

Elias Matouk, MD

Ronald Olivenstein, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Keywords/Research Theme: Clinical trials in asthma and COPD, investigations into airway inflammation in severe asthma and innovative therapies such as bronchial thermoplasty, severe asthma cohort

Dick Menzies, MD

Sushmita Pamidi, MD

Assistant Professor, Deparment of Medicine, McGill University
Associate Leader, RESP Program, RI-MUHC
Director, RECRU

Keywords/Research Theme: Investigating the role of sleep-disordered breathing on cardiometabolic outcomes in pregnancy and in the general population

Ronald Olivenstein, MD

Ciriaco A Piccirillo, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, McGill University

Keywords/Research Theme: Regulation of immune responses mediated by CD4+Foxp3+  regulatory T cells

Sushmita Pamidi, MD

Dilson Rassier, PhD

Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, McGill University

Keywords/Research Theme: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of striated muscle contraction and force generation and the impact of diseases, including muscle dystrophy and cardiomyopathy, on this process

Ciriaco A Piccirillo, PhD

Marina Saetta, MD

Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padova and Padova City Hospital, Padova, Italy

Keywords/Research Theme: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, asthma, COPD

Dilson Rassier, PhD

Marco Sandri, MD

Professor, Department of Biomedical Science, University of Padova, Italy
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Keywords/Research Theme: mitochondria, signalling pathways, muscle proteins, signal transduction, exercise, lysosome

Marina Saetta, MD

Kevin Schwartzman, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Member, RECRU

Keywords/Research Theme: Tuberculosis, respiratory epidemiology (COPD and sleep-disordered breathing), cost-effective analyses using clinical and epidemiologic data as well as decision analysis modeling

Marco Sandri, MD

Jason Shahin, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Member, RECRU

Keywords/Research Theme: Risk prediction in the ICU, prediction tools for complex populations in the ICU, including the chronic critically ill and the potential organ donor

Kevin Schwartzman, MD

Marc A Tewfik, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University

Keywords/Research Theme: Innate Immunity in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Dara Torgerson, PhD

Dara Torgerson, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco

Keywords/Research Theme: Genetic studies of asthma and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, genetic variation, GWAS, preterm infants; integrative genomic and metabolomic studies of complex diseases

Marco Sandri, MD

Jianguo (Jeff) Xia, PhD

Assistant Professor, Institute of Parasitology and Department of Animal Science, McGill University

Keywords/Research Theme: Impact of host genetics, microbiome and environmental factors on health and diseases; Statistical Bioinformatics, Microbiome, Metabolomics, Systems Biology