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Dr Claire Ellen Barber
Dr. Barber completed an honors degree in microbiology and immunology (2002), a medical degree (2006), and internal medicine training (2009) at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She then pursued subspecialty medical training in rheumatology at the University of Toronto (2011). She then moved to Calgary to pursue additional research training in epidemiology and graduated with a PhD in Epidemiology from the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary in 2016.
During her PhD she was supported by continuous funding from Alberta Innovates Health Solutions and she was also awarded a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Her PhD research was also supported by CIHR funding. For her PhD thesis she developed the first set of quality indicators (QIs) for cardiovascular care for RA.
Dr. Barber has developed nationally recognized expertise in quality measure development and over the last 5 years has been working extensively with the Arthritis Alliance of Canada to develop a framework for evaluating models of care for inflammatory arthritis (see key publications below).
In October 2015, Dr. Barber was hired as an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. She is also affiliated with the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health and Arthritis Research Canada.
- Brophy J, Marshall DA, Badley EM, Hanly JG, Averns H, Ellsworth J, Pope JE, Barber CE. Measuring the Rheumatology Workforce in Canada: A Literature Review. J Rheumatol. 2016 Apr 1. pii: jrheum.151174. URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27036382
- Barber CE, Marshall DA, Mosher DP, Akhavan P, Tucker L, Houghton K, Batthish M, Levy DM, Schmeling H, Ellsworth J, Tibollo H, Grant S, Khodyakov D, Lacaille D; Arthritis Alliance of Canada Performance Measurement Development Panel. Development of System-Level Performance Measures for Evaluation of Models of Care for Inflammatory Arthritis in Canada. J Rheumatol. 2016 Mar;43(3):530-40. URL: http://www.jrheum.org/content/43/3/530
- Barber CE, Patel J, Woodhouse L, Smith C, Weiss S, Homik J, LeClercq S, Mosher D, Christiansen T, Squire Howden J, Wasylak T, Greenwood-Lee J, Emrick A, Suter E, Kathol B, Khodyakov D, Grant S, Campbell-Scherer D, Phillips L, Hendricks J, Marshall D. Development of Key Performance Indicators to Evaluate Centralized Intake for Patients with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2015,17:322. URL: http://arthritis-research.com/content/17/1/322
- Barber CE, Marshall D, Alvarez N, Mancini GB, Lacaille D, Keeling S, Avina-Zubieta JA, Khyodyakov D, Barnabe C, Faris P, Smith A, Noormohamed R, Hazlewood G, Martin LO, Esdaile JM. Development of Cardiovascular Quality Indicators for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Results from an International Expert Panel Using a Novel Online Process. Journal of Rheumatology. 2015, 42(9):1548-55. URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26178275
- Barber C, Smith A, Esdaile J, Barnabe C, Martin L, Faris P, Hazlewood G, Noormohamed R, Alvarez N, Mancini GBJ, Lacaille D, Keeling S, Avina-Zubieta A, Marshall D. Best Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systemic Review of Guideline Recommendations and Quality Indicators. Arthritis Care & Research 2015; 67(2): 169-179. URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acr.22419/epdf
- Barber C*, Lacaille D, Fortin PR. A Systematic Review of Validation Studies of the use of Administrative Data to Identify Serious Infections. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 65(8):1343-573. URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acr.21959/epdf
Dr. Cheryl Barnabe
Dr. Cheryl Barnabe is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. She is a CIHR New Investigator and holds a CIHR Foundation Scheme Grant for her research program that is addressing arthritis care disparities for Indigenous populations in Canada. With a multidisciplinary team, collaborative and transformative health research initiatives that benefit Indigenous patients and communities, and strengthen care systems in their capacity to provide patient-centered care, are performed.
Dr. Sasha Bernatsky
Dr. Carrie Ann Bourassa
Carrie Bourassa was born and raised in Regina. Carrie pursued both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Regina. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Political Science in 1995, graduated with her Master of Arts degree in 1999, and earned her Ph.D. in Social Studies in 2008. Her book, based on her dissertation was released in the fall of 2012 entitled Métis Health: The Invisible Problem.
Carrie is a Professor in the Department of Indigenous Health, Education and Social Work at the First Nations University of Canada teaching Indigenous Health Studies. Carrie’s research interests include the impacts of colonization on the health of Indigenous people; creating culturally safe care in health service delivery; Indigenous community-based health research methodologies; end of life care with Indigenous people; dementia among Indigenous people; HIV and AIDS among Indigenous women, Indigenous ethics and Indigenous women’s health. In November 2014 Carrie was deeply humbled to be inaugurated into the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. Carrie is also a public member of the Royal College Council, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is a Member of the Campion College Board of Regents. Carrie recently completed her second 3 year term as a member of the Canadian Institute for Health Research Standing Committee on Ethics. She is also a member of the Saskatchewan RESOLVE Steering Committee and was honoured to complete a chapter for the Saskatchewan Child Welfare Review in 2010 entitled Final Summary Review of the Manitoba Child Welfare System for the Saskatchewan Child Welfare Review Report. She is also an accredited Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Program facilitator through the First Nations University of Canada. Carrie is proud to be the successful Nominated Principal Investigator on a Canada Foundation for Innovation Grant that funded the Indigenous Community-based Health Research Labs at FNUniv. In 2004, Carrie was honoured when she was chosen as one of Saskatchewan’s ten Aboriginal Role Models by the Aboriginal Employment Development Program’s Provincial Aboriginal Representative Workforce Council (PARWC). Carrie was also a recipient of the Campion College Alumni of Distinction Award for Professional Achievement and was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu Honour Society of Jesuit Institutions of Higher Education in November 2010. In 2012 Carrie won the Wiichihiwayshinawn Foundation Inc. Metis Award in Health and Science.
Carrie is Métis and belongs to the Riel Métis Council of Regina Inc. (RMCR, Local #34). She resides in Regina with her husband, Chad and her daughters, Victoria, 16 and Lillie, 5.