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Associate Members

Member of the McGill Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit (RECRU)

Faiz Ahmad Khan, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Director, TB Clinical Services
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

Deborah Assayag, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Keywords/Research Theme
Interstitial lung diseases, pulmonary fibrosis, autoimmunity, epidemiology, prognosis, sex and gender differences, discrepancies and delays in the care of patients with interstitial lung diseases

Andrea Benedetti, PhD

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

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

Dr. Jean Bourbeau named 2019 distinguished CHEST Educator

Jean Bourbeau, MD, MSc

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

Keywords/Research Theme
COPD, epidemiology, integrated care and self-management, pulmonary rehabilitation and cardiorespiratory exercise physiology, Canadian Cohort Obstructive Lung Disease (CanCOLD) study

Jonathon Campbell, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Global and Public Health, McGill University

Keywords/Research Theme
Tuberculosis, infectious diseases, economic evaluation, prevention and care strategies, public health emergency preparedness (SARS-CoV-2)

Dr. Nicole Ezer of the RI-MUHC's RESP Program is researching treatment options for COVID-19 in its early stages with mild symptoms.

Nicole Ezer, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Keywords/Research Theme
Lung cancer screening, lung cancer epidemiology, comparative effectiveness, outcomes research, application of artificial intelligence techniques to health administrative data, racial and socioeconomic disparities in lung cancer management

Anne Gonzalez, MD, MSc

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Keywords/Research Theme
Lung cancer, diagnosis and staging, evaluation and use of interventional pulmonary techniques for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and the management of pleural diseases

Tania Janaudis-Ferreira, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University

Keywords/Research Theme
Physical rehabilitation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary rehabilitation, transplantation, clinical research, knowledge translation

Dennis Jensen

Dennis Jensen, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and 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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), exercise intolerance

Marta Kaminska, MD, MSc

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

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

Dick Menzies RI-MUHC, Meakins-Christie, RECRU

Dick Menzies, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

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, biostatistics, epidemiology, global health

Sushmita Pamidi RECRU, McGill University, RI-MUHC RESP program, meakins-christie

Sushmita Pamidi, MD

Associate Professor, Department 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, sleep apnea, biomarkers

Bryan Ross, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Keywords/Research Theme
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary rehabilitation and chronic disease management, respiratory and cardiac physiology and applied exercise science

Kevin Schwartzman RECRU, RI-MUHC RESP Program, Meakins-Christie

Kevin Schwartzman, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

Keywords/Research Theme
Tuberculosis, respiratory epidemiology, cost-effective analyses using clinical and epidemiologic data as well as decision analysis modeling, public health, health economics, digital adherence technologies

Jason Shahin RI-MUHC RESP Program, RECRU, McGill University, Meakins-Christie

Jason Shahin, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

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, prolonged mechanical ventilation


National and international collaborating researchers

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

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

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

Jörg H Fritz, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, McGill University

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

Stewart B Gottfried, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University

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

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

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

Jennifer Landry, MD, MSc

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
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

Catherine Laprise

Catherine Laprise, PhD

Professor, Department of Fundamental Sciences, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Keywords/Research Theme
Genetic determinants of asthma and other diseases

Jean-Pierre Lavoie, PhD

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

Lennart Lundbolad

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

Sheldon Magder, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, Department of Physiology, McGill University

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

Elias Matouk McGill University, MUHC, Meakins-Christie

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

Ronald Olivenstein Meakins-Christie, McGill University, RI-MUHC, RESP Program

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 innovation therapies such as bronchial thermoplasty, severe asthma cohort,

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, immunology, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases

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

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

Marco Sandri University of Padova

Marco Sandri, MD

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

Keywords/Research Theme
Mitochondria, signaling pathways, muscle proteins, signal transduction, exercise, lysosome

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

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

Jianguo (Jeff) Xia McGill University Meakins-Christie Laboratories Associate Member

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