Summer School Faculty & Satellite Group Leads 2021

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Angela Alberga, PhD (Concordia University)

Faculty and Satellite Lead

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Simon Bacon, PhD (Concordia University)

Academic Lead and Faculty

Professor in the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology at Concordia University, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Chair in Innovative, Patient-Oriented, Behavioural Clinical Trials, Co-Director of the Montréal Behavioural Medicine Centre, fellow of the Obesity Society and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, and researcher at the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et service sociaux du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (CIUSSS-NIM) and co-lead of the International Behavioural Trials Network.

Molly Byrne, PhD (National University of Ireland, Galway)

Faculty

Dr. Molly Byrne is a Professor of Health Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. In 2014 she was awarded a Health Research Board (HRB, Ireland) Research Leadership Award (2014-2019) to establish and direct the Health Behaviour Change Research Group (HBCRG). This group aims to improve population health by developing and promoting an evidence-based behavioural science approach to health behaviour change interventions. The team are interested in developing novel approaches to increase the implementation and impact of behaviour change interventions, with particular interest in participatory approaches to research involving patients and public. The team are currently running a number of intervention development studies, pilot trials of interventions and definitive intervention trials. Studies are focused on areas including: self-management among young adults with Type 1 Diabetes; attendance at structured education programmes for people with Type 2 Diabetes; delivery of sexual counselling within hospital cardiac rehabilitation; interventions to increase physical activity among overweight pregnant women and interventions to promote healthy infant feeding delivered in primary care.

Tavis Campbell, PhD (University of Calgary)

Satellite Lead

Professor of Clinical Psychology and Oncology and Director of Clinical Training at the University of Calgary. With a PhD from McGill University and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Duke University Medical Centre, his research interests involve identifying and understanding the bio-behavioural mechanisms involved in the development, progression, and management of chronic diseases, such as hypertension, cancer and insomnia. Dr. Campbell has published results from several behaviuor-based RCTs in the areas of cancer, pain, and chronic disease management, including the i-can sleep trial targeting insomnia in cancer survivors. In addition, he is actively involved in the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) and is Chair of the Adherence Committee and an active member of the Knowledge Translation Committee at Hypertension Canada. Finally, Dr.Campbell is regularly sought out by a variety of healthcare professionals (e.g., physicians, rheumatologists, nurses, dermatologists) to deliver workshops with a focus on motivating health behaviour change and improving patient-provider communication.

Linda Carlson, PhD (University of Calgary)

Satellite Lead

Dr. Linda Carlson holds the Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology, is Full Professor in Psychosocial Oncology in the Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology. She is the Director of Research and works as a Clinical Psychologist at the Department of Psychosocial Resources at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC), where she has worked since 1997. She also holds a CIHR SPOR-funded mentorship chair in innovative clinical trials, which funds the TRACTION program (Training in Research And Clinical Trials in Integrative Oncology), supporting a multidisciplinary group of University of Calgary fellows studying Integrative Oncology.

Susan Czajkowski, PhD (National Cancer Institute)

Faculty and Satellite Lead

Susan M. Czajkowski is Chief of the Health Behaviors Research Branch (HBRB) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She is an expert on psychosocial and behavioural risk factors for disease, including the development and testing of interventions for behavioural risk factors such as obesity, physical inactivity, adverse diets, and non-adherence to medical regimens; the roles of social support and depression in disease risk and recovery; and the assessment of health-related quality of life and psychosocial functioning in patients with chronic diseases. Dr. Czajkowski was also the lead project officer for the NIH-funded Obesity Related Behavioral Intervention Trials (ORBIT) network, a cooperative agreement program supporting seven research sites across the U.S. with the goal of translating findings from basic research on human behaviour into more effective interventions to alter obesity-related health behaviours (e.g., diet, physical activity). As part of the ORBIT consortium, Dr. Czajkowski led the development of the ORBIT model for designing and testing behavioural treatments for chronic diseases. She is also a fellow in the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and recently served as President of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research.

Declan Devane, PhD (National University of Ireland, Galway)

Faculty

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Kenneth Freedland, PhD (Washington University)

Faculty

Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Washington University School of Medicine and co-investigator and clinical supervisor for the multicenter Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease (ENRICHD), a co-investigator and assessment core leader for the multicenter CODIACS Vanguard trial, and a co-investigator and clinical supervisor for the multicenter INSPIRE trial of stress management for lung transplant candidates. He is also a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) and an ACT-certified cognitive therapy trainer, an instructor in clinical trial methodology on the faculty of the National Institutes of Health annual Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioural Clinical Trials.

Jennifer Gordon, PhD (University of Regina)

Satellite Lead

Dr. Gordon is a Canada Research Chair in Women’s Mental Health and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Regina. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at McGill University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Women’s Reproductive Mood Disorders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the interaction between neuroendocrine and psychosocial contributors to the development of depression in the context of reproductive events, including the perinatal period, the menopause transition, and, most recently, in the context of infertility. Her work has been published in high impact journals, such as the American Journal of Psychiatry and JAMA Psychiatry, and is well funded by national agencies such as CIHR, NSERC, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Kate Guastaferro, PhD (The Methodology Center, Pennsylvania State University)

Faculty and Satellite Lead

Dr. Kate Guastaferro is an assistant research professor in the Methodology Center at The Pennsylvania State University. Kate has a doctorate and masters of public health with a focus on prevention science. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Prevention and Methodology Training program at Penn State. Her advanced training centered substantively upon the prevention of child sexual abuse and methodologically on innovative methods for the optimization, evaluation, and dissemination of interventions (e.g., the multiphase optimization strategy [MOST]) with high public health impact. As a prevention scientist working at the cutting edge of prevention and intervention science, Dr. Guastaferro’s program of research is devoted to the development, optimization, and evaluation of effective, efficient, economical, and scalable interventions with a specific focus on the prevention of child maltreatment.

Kim Lavoie, PhD (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Faculty and Satellite Lead

Co-Director of the Montréal Behavioural Medicine Centre, co-lead of the International Behavioural Trials Network (IBTN) and former Director of the Chronic Disease Research Division at Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal. She is a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology and Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Medicine. She is also Chair of Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine at the Canadian Psychological Association and an active member of the CHEP recommendation panel (Adherence Subcommittee). She currently holds a Quebec Health Research (FRQS) Senior Investigator Award.

Mariantonia Lemos, PhD (Universidad EAFIT)

Satellite Lead

Mariantonia Lemos is a psychologist, coordinator of the Behavioural Studies Masters Program and Professor in the Psychology Department at Universidad EAFIT (Medellín, Colombia). She is a researcher in the field of behavioural medicine with a focus on cardiovascular disease, emotions and stress. She also works as a clinical cognitive behavioural therapy psychologist.

Chris Noone, PhD (National University of Ireland, Galway)

Satellite Lead

Dr. Chris Noone is a lecturer in the School of Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is a member of the Health Behaviour Change Research Group and a research associate with the Health Research Board Trial Methodology Research Network. Chris has contributed to research on a range of topics broadly related to health and wellbeing and holds a specific interest in LGBT health. He is also a board member and chair of the research sub-committee for the National LGBT Federation in Ireland.

Lynda Powell, PhD (Rush University)

Faculty

Dr. Lynda Powell is the Charles J. and Margaret Roberts Professor of Preventive Medicine, Medicine, Behavioral Sciences, and Pharmacology, and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She has been a past principal investigator on five major randomized behavioral trials and has served as a standing member of the NHLBI Clinical Trials Study Section. She was the Principal Investigator of the Chicago site of the NHLBI-sponsored Obesity-Related Behavioral Intervention Trials (ORBIT) network and co-developed the ORBIT model for behavioral treatment development. She is a founding faculty member in the NIH/OBSSR-sponsored Summer Institute for Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions. She will publish the first book on methods for behavioral randomized clinical trials for chronic diseases in 2020.

Rebecca Segrave, PhD (BrainPark, Monash University)

Satellite Lead

Dr. Rebecca Segrave is Deputy Director and Head of Interventions Research at Monash University’s BrainPark (Melbourne, Australia). She is also an AHPRA registered Clinical Neuropsychologist and founding Director of The Turner Institute Behavioural Trials and Implementation Research Group. Dr Segrave leads a multidisciplinary research team that includes exercise physiologists, psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, and doctoral students. Together they are working to develop lifestyle (e.g. physical exercise, mindfulness meditation, cognitive training) and technology-based (e.g. therapeutic virtual reality, wearable devices) interventions for mental wellness, and behaviour change strategies that promote their long-term adoption. Her research program focuses on compulsive conditions such as addictions and obsessive compulsive disorder, and how these interventions impact the brain, decision-making, and behavioural control. She has also undertaken specialist research commercialization and translation training and developed a close network of industry, health care, and philanthropic partners with whom she is working to create translation pathways that implement innovative mental health solutions into the community.

Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin, PhD, FSBM (University of Michigan Medical School)

Faculty and Satellite Lead

Dr. Sheinfeld Gorin is on the senior faculty of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is also Director of New York Physicians against Cancer (NYPAC), founded with the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, a grant-funded research and training group that works with primary care physicians to reduce health disparities in cancer prevention and screening. She has held positions of leadership in cancer prevention and control research with an emphasis on health disparities in the government, non-profit, and academic sectors. She has published or presented over 250 papers; she contributes as an editor or reviewer to over 40 publications. Her scholarly interests are both deep and broad, spanning the fields of cancer epidemiology, health services research, behavioral medicine, empirical research ethics, and implementation science. Her primary interests are in the implications of disparities, particularly among ethnic and racial subgroups, in cancer prevention, screening, and treatment outcomes for breast, colorectal, prostate, and cervical cancers. She has led the development and implementation of multi-level, theory-based, interventions to reduce cancer-related health disparities across diverse subgroups.

Sharon Simpson, <Credentials> (<Institution>)

Faculty

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Elaine Toomey,<Credentials> (<Institution>)

Faculty

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