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LHIV is proudly funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Investigators

Claire Kendall, MD, PhD

Dr. Kendall is an Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Department of Family Medicine and School of Epidemiology and Public Health; a Clinical Scientist, CT Lamont Primary Care Research Centre, Bruyère Research Institute; and family physician, Bruyère Academic Family Health Team.


Dr. Kendall is currently leading a research program at Bruyère Research Institute aiming to improve the delivery of primary healthcare for populations with or at risk for HIV. Her research interests include health services focused on the care of vulnerable populations and those with chronic conditions, in particular people living with HIV and people who use drugs. 


Dr. Kendall is the Nominated Principal Investigator overseeing the LHIV team (effective August, 2016). She leads the health care utilization and quality of care research studies in Ontario, and co-leads the “Implementing and Evaluating LHIV Self-management Tools and Supports” project with Dr. Liddy and Dr. Becker.

Clare Liddy, MD, MSc

Dr. Liddy is a Tier 2 Chair in Family Medicine and an Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Department of Family Medicine and School of Epidemiology and Public Health; Clinical Scientist, C.T. Lamont Primary Care Research Centre, Bruyère Research Institute; and family physician, The Ottawa Hospital Academic Family Health Team, Riverside Campus. Dr. Liddy’s research aims to improve access to specialist care as part of the Champlain BASE™ (Building Access to Specialists through eConsultation) eConsult Service. Dr. Liddy is the former Nominated Principal Investigator and current Principal Investigator of the LHIV team. She leads the LHIV Integrating Care Through eConsult project, and co-leads the “Implementing and Evaluating LHIV Self-management Tools and Supports” project.

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Marissa Becker, MD, FRCPC

Based in the Centre of Global Public Health, Dr. Becker is an Associate Professor of the Departments of Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Community Health Sciences at University of Manitoba. She is the Co-Scientific Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases. She is also an Infectious Diseases and HIV physician and Associate Director of the Manitoba HIV Program. [KA1] Dr. Becker is a Principal Investigator of the LHIV team. She leads the health utilization and quality of care research team in Manitoba. She also co-leads the “Implementing and Evaluating LHIV Self-management Tools and Supports” project, with a focus on Manitoba.

Sean Rourke, PhD, FCAHS

Sean B. Rourke is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Scientist with the Centre for Urban Health Solutions in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. He is a Co-Principal Investigator of the LHIV team. He is also the Director of two national centres funded by CIHR: the CIHR Centre for Reach on HIV/AIDS (for population health and health services) and the CBR Collaborative Centre for HIV/AIDS, and directs Universities Without Walls, a national training initiative that is supporting the next generation of HIV researchers in Canada. Dr. Rourke’s implementation research aims to transform how population health, health services and community-based research can be integrated to have a stronger impact on policies and front-line services, and to solve complex health problems for people living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS in Canada.

Shabnam Asghari, MD, PhD

Dr. Shabnam Asghari an Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Memorial University and Research Director of the Center for Rural Health Studies.

Dr. Asghari’s research interests involve rural research capacity building, health  and healthcare issues faced by rural populations.

Dr. Ashagri is a Principal Investigator on the LHIV team and leads the "health care utilization and quality of care" research team in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Community Scholars

Through our Community Scholar Program, we ensure that all research conducted by the LHIV Innovation Team is shaped by those with lived experience of HIV and that the results of that research are applied to improve the quality of care. Three Community Scholars are actively engaged in the LHIV Innovation Team. You can read the Program Guidelines here.

Ron Rosenes

Ron Rosenes has been living with HIV for over 30 years and became an active volunteer member of the HIV community in Toronto in 1991. Ron has served in governance roles as the Board Chair of Aids Committee of Toronto, founding Board Member of the Sherbourne Health Centre and as a member of the Steering Committee of the Canada AIDS Russia Project and Vice Chair of AIDS 2006 Toronto Local Host. In 2011 he stepped down as Vice Chair of Canadian Treatment Action Council after 14 years. Ron serves on numerous advisory committees including a CIHR Working Group on Ethics in Patient Engagement in Research. Ron has received numerous awards for his community work, including an Honorary Doctorate from Carleton University and the Order of Canada.

Christine Bibeau

Christine, mother of 3, has been living with HIV for seven years. Amidst pursuing her studies at Robertson College, Christine works as a Foster Care Assistant at Marymound Incorporated. Her experience with vulnerable populations has enhanced her interest in community health-related involvement. In 2010, Christine served as an assistant at Mood Disorders Canada. Then, in 2011, she began to work with the Holy Family Nursing home and Nine Circles Community Health Centre. In recent years, she has taken a deeper interest in the HIV community, dedicating a large portion of her time to the LHIV Innovation Team as a Community Scholar, representing the opinions of people with lived experience in HIV in the province of Manitoba.

Philip Lundrigan

Philip Lundrigan lives in Conception Bay North, on the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. He is medically retired and has been HIV positive for over 30 years. Philip is a volunteer HIV/AIDS advocate, activist and community educator. Philip does HIV/AIDS prevention education at universities, colleges, high schools and elementary schools, and at community events. As well, Philip has participated in numerous research projects as both an investigator, an advisor and a research subject and is currently a Community Scholar with the CIHR-funded LHIV Team Grant. Over the past two decades he has participated in a variety of HIV/AIDS organizations at the local, provincial, national and international levels. Philip has had research published in the conference abstracts for the XII and XIII International AIDS Conferences, The Canadian Medical Association Journal as well as a variety of newspapers and magazines. He has participated in numerous committees and collaborations. a

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