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Benham Sharif PhD
Behnam Sharif is a Mitacs-Elevate and Eyes High postdoctoral fellow at University of Calgary, Department of Community Health under supervision. He completed his PhD at School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia in 2014 and worked at Statistics Canada, Health Analysis Division for his postdoctoral research from December 2013 to September 2014. Behnam’s research focuses on simulation models and their applications in health economics
Dr. Natalie J Shiff
Mr Mark Smith
Dr. Elizabeth Stringer
Dr. Stringer is a pediatric rheumatologist at the IWK Health Centre and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University. Her research has focused on the use of administrative data to estimate the prevalence and incidence of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases in children in Nova Scotia. Dr. Stringer has completed a preliminary validation study of administrative data case definitions for JIA and has surveyed the pediatric rheumatology community in Canada regarding their billing practices to determine this may impact the use of administrative data for surveillance and research purposes.
Larry Svenson is the Director of Epidemiology and Surveillance for the Alberta Ministry of Health. He also is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary and with the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. Larry is a member of numerous advisory committees to the Public Health Agency of Canada in the areas of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, mental health, chronic respiratory diseases, and neurological conditions.
Larry’s current research interests are focused on the development of surveillance systems for communicable and non-communicable diseases and the application of evidence to the development and evaluation of policies and programs.