Lawrence Grierson, PhD
Lawrence is Associate Professor with the Department of Family Medicine (DFM), Scientist with the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences' Program for Educational Research, Innovation, and Theory (MERIT), and Assistant Dean of the Health Sciences Education (HSED) Graduate Program at McMaster University. Lawrence leads the FSG Med Ed Research Lab.
Asiana Elma, MSc
Asiana is a full-time Research Coordinator with the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. She has a bachelor’s degree is in Life Sciences (McMaster University) and a master’s degree in eHealth (McMaster University). Asiana supports and leads a wide variety of FSG Med Ed research projects including those concerned with clinician experiences of moral distress, the influence of education on family physician practice, social innovations of medical school admissions, and the development of Patient Medical Home practices across Canada. Asiana begins doctoral studies at the University of Toronto in Fall 2023.
Augustine Okoh, MSc
Augustine is a PhD candidate in the Health Policy graduate program at McMaster University. He receives support from the David Braley Primary Care Research Collaborative. He has a bachelor’s degree in Medical Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy (University of Nigeria) and a master’s degree in Gerontology (University of Southampton). Augustine is pursuing thesis research concerned with bridging the gap in continuity of care during the long-term care transition process and contemplates the role of transdisciplinary interprofessional care of the elderly and health professions education in the process.
Trishana Nayiager, MSc
Trish is a PhD Student in the Health Research Methodology graduate program at McMaster University. She has a bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences (Queen’s University) and a master’s degree in Health Research Methodology (McMaster University). Trish's research focuses on the integration of primary care providers into survivorship care for survivors of childhood cancer.
Thuy Anh Ngo, PhD
Thuy Anh is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. Thuy Anh receives support from the MITACS Accelerate Program. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Mathematics (Trinity University) and doctoral degree in Psychology (Nanyang Technological University). Thuy Anh leads research concerned with illuminating sources of systemic inequities in the medical school admission process.
Raquel Burgess, MSc MPhil
Raquel Burgess is a PhD Candidate at the Yale School of Public Health. Prior to her doctoral degree, she served as a full-time Research Assistant in the McMaster FSG Med Ed Lab, conducting research related to medical admissions. Her doctoral research is focused on measuring corporate activities that influence human health (e.g., harmful products, labour practices) and finding ways to incentivize corporations to better protect human health. She is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Foreign Study Award and a Scholar Award provided by the International Chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.).
Laurie Yang, BHSc
Laurie is a medical student at McMaster University completing a Horizontal Research Elective with the FSG lab. She supports and leads research concerned with medical school admission policies and primary care transformation.
Hila Shnitzer, BHSc
Hila Shnitzer is a medical student at the Michale G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from Queen’s University. Currently, she works as a Research Assistant in the McMaster Education Research, Innovation and Theory (MERIT) Program at McMaster University, supporting research that examines the implementation of the Patient Medical Home model in family medicine practices across Canada.
Joshua Choi, BHSc(c)
Joshua is a Research Assistant with the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, supporting research concerned with understanding sources of unwarranted structural bias in the medical school admissions process and the impact of admissions policies on aspiring medical students.
Jenny Zhao, BHSc(c)
Jenny is a Research Assistant with the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, supporting research on the integration of primary care providers into survivorship care for survivors of childhood cancer and the development of Patient Medical Home practices across Canada.
Naisha Dharia, BHSc(c)
Naisha is a Research Project student contributing to research efforts aimed at investigating the commercial determinants of health. Naisha begins her third year in the Health Sciences program at McMaster University in the fall of 2023.
Sana Gupta, BSc(c)
Sana is a Life Science student at McMaster University. As a Research Assistant with the FSG lab, Sana is supporting research concerned with informing evidence-based practice and gaining comprehensive insights into routine care for survivors of childhood cancer.