Member directory

Listings are alphabetical by country and name of organisation.

For new members you will see icons which categorise their role as either:

a User of linked data/researcher

a Manager or supporter of data linkage centre

a Custodian of data used 


Europe: Austria, Belgium, DenmarkEstonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Asia: Bangladesh, China, India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar
North America: Canada, United States of America
Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
South America: Brazil
Africa: Algeria, Central African Republic, Congo, Ghana, KenyaNigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroun, Rwanda


Algeria

CREAD

Nacer Eddine Hammouda, Directeur de recherche

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Education, Aging, Occupational / workplace, Social context


Australia

Agency for Clinical Innovation

Efty Stavrou, Data & Statistical Analyst

Research interests: Patterns of care, health service utilisation and health outcomes in cancer patients and survivors.


Ambulance Services of New South Wales

Allison Salmon, Epidemiologist

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Occupational / workplace, Ambulance; paramedic

Therese Carroll, Epidemiologist

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging


Australian Bureau of Statistics

Christine Williams, Assistant Statistician 
Gemma Van Halderen, General Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Projects Division

Research interests: The ABS offers data integration services for statistical and research purposes, with a key focus on better utilisation of existing datasets. The ABS is progressing and prioritising this activity by resourcing a number of key enduring data linkage projects for analysis that is relevant to policy development and service design. We are building capability through partnerships with data custodians to bring together public sector data with our own vast data holdings, improving accessibility to public sector information and maximising its use. We offer a range of data access options to provide insights from our information and are a highly trusted organisation with the experience, expertise and infrastructure to perform data integration using large and complex data sources.

Bindi Kindermann, Program Manager, Data Integration Microdata Futures

Research interests: privacy and confidentiality, data linkage (technical), analysis and methods

Michael Abbondante, Director, Data Integration National Statistics Centre

Research interests: privacy and confidentiality, analysis and methods

Sarah Hinde, Director, Data Linkage Centre

Research interests: data linkage (technical), analysis and methods


Australian Institute of Family Studies

Deborah Scott, Research Fellow

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, Public health and child protection/well-being


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Phil Anderson, Head, Data Linkage Unit

Research interests: The AIHW Data Linkage Unit undertakes data linkage for both external researchers and other AIHW units, and itself carries out projects on the use of health, aged care and other community services. For example, the Pathways in Aged care (PIAC) project involves the linkage of national data for seven aged care programs and has enabled the analysis of the journeys of people through community, respite and permanent residential care.

Kirk Hampel, Data Analyst

Research interests: Data linkage

Sadie Law, Data Linker

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context, International

Cath Lawrence, Senior Data Analyst

Research interests: Data linkage

Richard Solon

Research interests: Data linkage

Srilar Velivela, Data Analyst

Research interests: The Data Linkage Unit facilitates the development and analysis of data in order to support whole-of-government and whole-of-life approaches to policy. The Unit achieves this by investigating data linkage and analytical methods, by undertaking data linkage and analyses of linked data sets, and by providing leadership and assistance to analyses undertaken elsewhere within the AIHW in close collaboration with subject matter staff.

Tenniel Guiver, Manager, Data Integration Services Centre

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging


BioGrid Australia Ltd

Maureen Turner, CEO

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions


Cancer Council Victoria

Larissa Popowski, Program Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context


CBDRH- UNSW

Oluwadamisola Sotade, PhD candidate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context, International


Centenary Institute

Bianca Blanch, Research Officer/Post doctoral researcher

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions


Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland

Angela Watson, PhD Scholar and Senior Research Officer

Research interests: Data linkage, epidemiology, road safety


Centre for Big Data Research in Health, University of New South Wales

Louisa Jorm, Director

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Social context, International


Centre for Health Record Linkage

Katie Irvine, Manager, CHeReL

Research interests: Epidemiological methods, data linkage, use, analysis and interpretation of large administrative data sets

Michael Smith, Data Manager

Research interests: Probabilistic record linkage

Hilarie Tardif

Research interests: Data linkage


CSIRO, Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics

Christine O'Keefe, Strategic Operations Director, Preventative Health National Research Flagship

Research interests: Data privacy and confidentiality


Curtin University

Amanuel Tesfay Gebremedhin, PhD Student 

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child

Antony Clark, Research associate 

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions

David Youens, Research Associate 

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, 

Judith Finn, Professor

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Ninh Thi Ha, PhD student

Research interests: The health effects of social inequality, provision of health services, health care financing and the impact of health care policies on utilisation and outcomes of health interventions.

Rachael Moorin, Associate Professor

Research interests: The health effects of social inequality, provision of health services, health care financing and the impact of health care policies on utilisation and outcomes of health interventions.

Richard Norman, Associate Professor

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical

Louise Stewart, Research Fellow

Research interest: Use of linked data with a current focus on women’s health

Richard Varhol, Research Fellow 

Research interest: Use of linked data with a current focus on women’s health


Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI), Centre for Population Health Research

James Semmens, Chair

Research interests: Linked health data and the evaluation of the epidemiology, healthcare utilisation and outcome evaluation. A primary focus of the CPHR has been the use of record linked data to benefit the health of the population. The Centre utilises four core infrastructure methodologies, epidemiology, biostatistics, data linkage and health economics to support eight research programs. The research programs include Health Data Linkage; Patient Care; Health Services Research; Injury Research (interpersonal violence including sexual assault, burns and road safety); Indigenous Health; Ageing; Genomics and Information System Development.

Katrina Spilsbury, Senior Research Fellow

Research interests: Health services outcomes research, particularly health outcomes following surgical procedures


Curtin University, Centre for Population Health Research, PHRN Centre for Data Linkage

Jacqui Bauer, Principal Linkage Officer

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods

James Boyd, Director

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood/maternal child, Aging, Social context, International

Adrian Brown, Software Architect / Researcher

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods

Margo Gillies, Program Co-ordinator
Anna Ferrante, Deputy Director

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood/maternal child, Aging, Social context, International

Sean Randall, Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions


Prehospital Resuscitation and Emergency Care Research Unit, Curtin University

Teresa Williams, Senior Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, International

School of Public Health, Curtin University

Cameron Wright, Research Analyst 

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, International


Deakin University, School of Information Technology

Vicky Mak-Hau, Senior Lecturer/Dr

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions


Department for Education and Child Development

Samuel Luddy, Manager, Strategic Data Development

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Occupational / workplace


Department of Health and Human Services

Stacey Rowe, Epideiologist 

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Public health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Department of Health New South Wales

Lee Taylor, Manager, Surveillance Methods, Centre for Epidemiology and Research

Research interests: Maternal and perinatal health; record linkage methods


Department of Health Northern Territory

Steven Guthridge, Director, Health Gains Planning

Research interests: Dr Steven Guthridge is a public health physician and has worked in the Northern Territory of Australia for more than 20 years in a variety of clinical, public health and management positions. He is the current Director, of a specialised health services research unit within the Northern Territory Department of Health. Recent publications have covered diverse topics including in mortality, injury, social-emotional wellbeing of children and burden of disease. Dr Guthridge holds an adjunct appointment as a Principal Research Fellow at the School of Social Policy Research at Charles Darwin University


Department of Health Western Australia

Janine Alan, Research Associate Professor

Research interests: Issues of ageing, health service use by marginalised groups (eg, criminal offenders)


Department of Health Western Australia, Data Linkage Branch

Adam Bodestyne, Programmer

Research interests: Data linkage

Ann-Marie Chapman, Data Analyst

Research interests: Road Safety, Injury Severity

Peter Cosgrove, Data Analyst

Research interests: Data linkage

Jenny Currell

Research interests: Data linkage

Geoff Davis, Senior Data Linkage Consultant

Research interests:

Tom Eitelhuber, Senior Data Linkage Officer

Research interests: Numerous linkages of Western Australian Health-related (and other) data

Alexandra Godfrey, Project Manager

Research interests: Facilitating access to linked data for health research, planning and evaluation and to coordinate linkage, extraction and other tasks for Data Linkage Branch projects.

Siobhan Manners, Linkage Officer

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions

James Thackray, Programmer

Research interests: Data linkage

Helen Wichmann

Research interests: Data linkage

Margaret Wood, Principal Linkage Officer

Research interests: Data linkage


Griffith University, School of Medicine

Cate Cameron , Senior Research Fellow

Research interests: Phd was a long term injury outcomes study using linked data from Manitoba Health


Griffith University, School of Medicine, Centre for Applied Health Economics

Paul Scuffham, Chair in Health Economics

Research interests: Health services research, linking Emergency Department, Medicare and inpatient data


Healthfirst Network

Peter Del Fante, Clincial & eHealth Director

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions,Education, Aging, Environment


Hip Fracture Foundation

Stewart Fleming, Director

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, International


Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

Victoria Westley-Wise, Clinical Epidemiologist

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions


Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research

Melina Gattellari, Chief Research Officer

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging


Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research

Alex Collie, Chief Research Officer

Research interests: Personal injury compensation systems. The interaction between healthcare systems and compensation systems. Healthcare service use following injury.


Macquarie University, Australian Institute of Health Innovation

Ling Li, Senior Research Fellow

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International

Rebecca Mitchell, Associate Professor

Research interests: Health services, Disease and health conditions , Early childhood / maternal child , Aging, Occupational / workplace , International

Reider P. Lystad, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, International


Macquarie University Law School

Carolyn Adams, Senior Lecturer

Research interests: The use of government-held information in the public interest, including health information; privacy law and practice; the use and protection of human genetic information; regulation of data linkage; human rights law and practice


Medicines Policy Research Group, Centre for Big Data Research in Health, University of New South Wales

Benjamin Daniels, PhD Student

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical


Menzies School of Health Research

John McKenzie, Senior Research Officer

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context

Lisa Whop, PhD Candidate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Very interested in Indigenous peoples health and womens health


Menzies Research Institute Tasmania

Brian Stokes, Manager, Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging

Nadine Wiggins, Project Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging


Monash University

Nadine Andrew, Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging

David Brown, Manager Registry Systems  

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Laura Fanning, PhD Candidate

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging

Stella Gwini, Research assistant - Biostatistician

Research interests: Use of readily available data for important health research, improved use of research/analytical methods in addressing important health policy and regulations' questions as well as provision of effective evidence-based interventions.

Monique Kilkenny, Research Fellow

Research interests: Data linkage (technical). Analysis and methods. GIS/geospatial. Knowledge Translation. Health services. Disease and health conditions. Education. Aging, Social context

Samantha Barker, Leave - Evidence Review & Data Hub

Research interests: Health services, Disease and health conditions, Occupational / workplace, Social context


Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Jessica Miller, Post doctoral Research Officer

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, International


Murdoch University, WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections

Fran Jones, PhD Candidate - Biostatistician

Research interests: Protozoan parasites infecting mammals. Proteomic profiles.


National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

Jane Fischer, Senior Research Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, International


National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health

Grace Joshy, Senior Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood/maternal health, Aging, International


National Centre for Health Information Research and Training, Queensland Injury Surveillance Unit

Debbie Scott, Research Fellow

Research interests: Childhood injury - intentional and unintentional

Kirsten McKenzie, Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow

National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

Sanjay Jayasinghe

Research interests: Health policy, public health, health services research


National Health Performance Authority

Kerrin Bleicher, Director, Hospitals and Healthy Communities Reports

Research interests: Knowledge Translation, Use of linked data for health service performance reporting, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, International

Richard Lee, Health Data Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/Geospatial, Knowledge translation. Research interests in Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood/maternal, Aging, Environment, Occupational/workplace, Social context, International


National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Samantha Colledge 

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services


National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales

Timothy Dobbins, Associate Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions

Sarah Larney, Research Fellow

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging. Dr Larney uses linked data to examine the epidemiology and opioid dependence and related harms, including mortality, blood borne viral infections and involvement with the criminal justice system.

Natasa Gisev, Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions

Elizabeth Whittaker, Research Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Social context, International


New South Wales Ministry of Health

Cathy Lee, Biostatistician

Research interests: Data linkage


Neuroscience Research Australia

Lara Harvey, Research Officer

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Aging, Injury, dementia


QCUniversity

Lynne Parkinson, Professorial Research Fellow 

Research interests: Data linkage


QLD Government Statisticians Officer

Kyle Haynes, Senior Statistician 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Queensland Ambulance Service

Denise Bunting, Clinical Research Coordinator

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Social context


Queensland Department of Health

April Rutkay,  Program Coordinator  

Research interests:  Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge

Irene Bak,  Data Linkage Liason Officer 

Research interests:  Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Disease and health conditions

Taku Endo, Senior Data Linkage Officer 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Health services, Disease and health conditions

Trisha Johnston, Director, Statistical Analysis and Linkage Team

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child

Catherine Taylor, Senior Data Linkage Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Health services, Disease and health conditions

Raymond Daniel, Senior Data Linkage Officer

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context

Ian Nester, Senior Data Linkage Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging


Queensland Government Statistician's Office, Queensland Treasury

Karen Cosgrove, Principal Statistician

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation

Penny Marshall, Assistant Government Statistician

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation

Brad Pollard, Senior Statistician

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation


Queensland Treasury

Conan Thorogood, Statistician

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial


Sydney-West Translational Cancer Research Centre

Sarah Potter, Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, International


St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Candice Rabusa, Project Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions


Telethon Kids Institute

Tasnim Abdalla, Research Assistant - Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, International

Megan Bell, PhD Student

Research interests: Education, Early childhood / maternal child

Lyn Colvin, Research Officer

Research interest: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, International

Parveen Fathima, Senior Research Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, International

Nick de Klerk, Head of Biostatistics

Research interests: Data linkage and biostatistics

Rebecca Glauert, Project Co-ordinator

Research interests: Developmental Pathways in WA Children Project

Erika Hagemann, Research Manager/Dr

Research interests: Developmental Pathways in WA Children Project. Data linkage. Language, learning and behaviour.

Michele Hansen, PhD Candidate; Research Officer

Research interests: Use of linked data to investigate health and education outcomes for children conceived with the use of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART).

Amanda Langridge, Research Officer

Research interests: Maternal and child health, perinatal health, social and racial inequalities and social determinants. Has undertaken work in the examination of social and racial inequalities in preterm birth and poor fetal growth and the development of proxy individual-level socioeconomic indicator using birth registration data.

Faye Janice Lim, Research Assistant

Research interests: Infectious diseases epidemiology, data linkage

Melissa O'Donnell, Post Doc Researcher

Research interests: Child abuse and neglect, children’s mental health

Hannah C Moore, Research Officer

Research interests: Infectious diseases epidemiology, laboratory data linkage, immunisation data linkage.

Scott Sims, Data Analyst

Research interests: Data linkage

Fiona Stanley, Director

Research interests: Usage of linked data to investigate a range of health outcomes (births, birth practices, childhood illnesses, infectious diseases, Aboriginal maternal and child health etc). The Developmental Pathways Project (DPP) has a total of 12 government agencies involved, and uses linked, de-identified data to investigate the developmental outcomes of Western Australian children. International collaborations investigating trends in child maltreatment using linked data. Additionally, we have researchers using commonwealth pharmaceutical data to investigate child outcomes after maternal use of prescription drugs during pregnancy. The institute has established and maintains a number of population based registers, such as the Cerebral Palsy database and the Birth Defects Register.

Catherine Taylor, Professor

Research interests: Professor Cate Taylor’s primary research is in language development and disorders in childhood and related developmental outcomes such as school readiness, school achievement and social and emotional wellbeing. Her research investigates individual differences in language and literacy development; what factors account for these differences; and what these differences mean for children’s progress at school and through life. The overarching aim of this research is to contribute to the evidence-base that delivers equitable developmental opportunities for children, particularly birth to four years.

Jenny Fairthorne, PhD candidate

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood/maternal child, International

Janice Wong, MPsych (Clinical) / PhD Candidate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Environment, Social context, International, Mental Health, social inequality


The Australian National University

Amy Burroughs, Master of Philosophy (Applied Epidemiology) Scholar

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Disease and health conditions, International

Grace Joshy, Research Fellow

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Dinusha Vatsalan, PhD student

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions


The Australian National University, ANU Centre for Social Research and Method

Ben Edwards, Associate Professor, Child and Youth Development and Longitudinal Studies

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International


The Australian National University, Research School of Computer Science

Peter Christen, Associate Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical)


The Australian National University, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH)

Rosemary Korda, Research Fellow

Research interests: Currently working with the 45 and Up Study, linking survey data to hospital, death, cancer and Medicate data. Recently completed studies include: CMI and the risk of hospitalisation; use of chronic disease management plans in general practice; sitting time and mortality. Previous work involved use of WA linked data to study socioeconomic inequalities in receipt of coronary procedures.

Jenny Welsh, PhD Candidate

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions


The Australian National University, Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Applied Statistics

Bridget Browne, Senior Lecturer

Reserach interests: Analysis and methods, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Social context, International

Ian McDermid, Lecturer in Statistics

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Longevity and mortality


The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales

Cecilia Moore, Biostatistician

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, International


The Social Research Centre

Pam Muth, Executive Director

Research interests: GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Education, Early childhood / maternal child


The Sax Institute

Louisa Jorm, Research Director

Research interests: Data linkage

Jim Sloan, SURE Facility Coordinator

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment


The University of Adelaide

Madhan Balasubramanian, Research Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, International

John Lynch, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child

Jane Tuckerman, Research Officer

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, early childhood/maternal child, immunisation and infectious diseases


The University of Melbourne

Jesse Young, Research Fellow 

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, International

Lucy Busija, Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interests: Biostatistician and public health researcher. Currently working on a study of Predictors of Stroke Costs and Outcomes, linking clinical registry of stroke patients with hospital admissions and mortality data.

Megan Bohensky, Postdoctoral Research fellow

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical

Rebecca Ritte, Research fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Environment, Social context, International

Ronelle Welton, Research Fellow

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, International


The University of Melbourne, GRHANITE Health Informatics Unit

Douglas Boyle, Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interests: Practical privacy-protecting record linkage algorithms and full end-to-end tools for research data acquisition that solve problems of: generic data source interfacing capability. patient consent. privacy and confidentiality (meeting legislative and policy considerations). automation and large scale implementation. security. privacy-protecting record linkage.


The University of Melbourne, School of Population Health, Centre for Health Policy

Ximena Camacho, Director of Population Health Data Analytics

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Social context, International


The University of Melbourne, School of Population Health, Centre for Health and Society

Jane Freemantle, Principal Research Fellow

Research interests: Paediatric Epidemiology

Stuart Alistair Kinner, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Honorary Professor

The University of Melbourne, School of Population Health, Centre for Health and Society, Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit

Bree Heffernan, Research Officer

Research interests: Indigenous health, identification of Indigenous persons in health statutory and administrative data sets, infant and child health


University of Melbourne, School of Population and Global Health

Tessa Cutler, Research Assistant

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, International


University of New South Wales

Claire Vajdic, Head, Cancer Epidemiology Research Unit

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions

The University of Sydney

Amina Khambalia, Perinatal Epidemiologist

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Early childhood / maternal child, Nutrition

Lisa Sharwood, Injury Epidemiologist 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Aging, Occupational / workplace, International

Merilyn Heuschkel

Research interests: Data linkage

Mikaela Jorgensen, Research Fellow
Research interests: Data linkage, Analysis and Methods, Knowledge Translation
Natasha Nassar

Research interests: Data linkage

Sallie Pearson, Associate Professor

Research interests:Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, data governance and ethics, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging, International


The University of Sydney, Clinical and Population Perinatal Health Research,

Jane Ford, Senior Research Fellow

Research interests: Perinatal epidemiology, use of hospital separation data, validation studies

Christine Roberts, Research Director, Population Perinatal Health Research, Kolling Institute

Research interests: Maternal health, pregnancy and childbirth, child health


The University of Western Australia

Linda Slack-Smith, Professor

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging

Louise Schreudersm, PhD Student

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Health workforce


The University of Western Australia, School of General Practice

Emma Glasson, Research Assistant Professor

Research interests: Genealogical linkages, familial research, the WA Family Connections database.

Victoria Gray, Project Co-ordinator

Research interests: Data linkage

Alistair Vickery

Research interests: Data linkage

A/Prof David Whyatt, Research Associate Professor

Research interests: Health services research, chronic disease management, public health and ambulatory care


The University of Western Australia, School of Population Health

Anna Kemp, Research Associate

Research interests: Pharmacoepidemiology, impacts of health policy change, drug utilisation, drug use in vulnerable populations.

Emma Fuller

Research interests: Public good of data linkage. International comparative research using data linkage. Data Linkage Systems and Information Rich Environments

D'Arcy Holman, Chair in Public Health

Research interests: Current research interests using linked health data include: Medication safety in seniors; chronic disease management and enhanced primary care; primary care for physical conditions in the mentally ill; effectiveness and safety of assistive reproductive technology; hospital safety indicators; development of data linkage infrastructure; and the law and ethics of use of anonymised health information and biospecimens in medical research.

Eva Malacova, Research Assistant Professor

Research interests: Educational outcomes, Prisoners and traumatic brain injury, Reproductive health

Qun Mai (Bella), Research Assistant Professor

Research interests: Epidemiological methodology, clinical epidemiology, health services research, health and health care disparities in vulnerable populations, primary care, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, mental illness, evaluation of new medical/surgical procedures, record linkage, evolution of epidemiologic methods and concepts

David Preen, Director, Centre for Health Services Research

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging

Ania Stasinska, Lecturer

Research interests: Data linkage

Min Zhang, Research Associate Professor

Research interests: Pharmaco-epidemiology in adverse drug reactions and medication safety


Transport Accident Commission

David Attwood, Senior Manager Health Research

Research interests: Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context, Traumatic Injury in particular transport accident related


Turning Point, Eastern Health

Sharon Matthews, Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Social context, Alcohol and other drugs


University of Western Australia, School of Surgery, Burn Injury Research Unit

Janine Duke, Associate Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


University of New South Wales

Louisa Degenhardt, Professor and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, International

Kate Dolan, Professor

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, International

Lisa Hilder, Perinatal Epidemiologist

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child

Xingzhong Jin, Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging

Preeyaporn Srasuebkul, Perinatal Epidemiologist

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions


University of New South Wales, Centre for Big Data Research in Health

Michael Falster, Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions

Mark Hanly, Associate Research Fellow

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child

Andrea Schaffer, Biostatistician

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical


University of New South Wales, Child Development Study

Stacy Tzoumakis

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Early childhood / maternal child, Crime


University of New South Wales, Faculty of Medicine, School of Psychiatry

Ling Li, Research Fellow

Research interests: Data linkage.

Elizabeth Moore, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research interests: Data linkage


University of New South Wales, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Lucy Burns

Research interests: Drug and alcohol use and outcomes


University of New South Wales, School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Heather Gidding, Senior Lecturer/Dr

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/Geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child

Lisa McCallum, Research Associate

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/Geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions


University of Notre Dame, Institute of Health and Rehabilitation Research

Max Bulsara, Chair in Biostatistics

Research interests: Biostatistics


University of Queensland, Queensland Centre for Health Data Services

Steve Kisely, Director

Research interests: Interests are health service evaluation using admin data esp in mental health e.g. physical & psychiatric co-morbidity


University of South Australia

James C. Doidge, Research Associate

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context


University of Technology

Yuen Yi (Cathy) Lee, PhD Candidate

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child


University of Western Sydney

W. Kathy Tannous, Senior Lecturer

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Occupational / workplace, Social context

Charlene Thornton, Clinical Epidemiologist/Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Early childhood / maternal child


University of Western Sydney, Centre for Health Research

Alys Havard, Research Fellow, Dr

Research interests: My primary research interest is the epidemiology of health service use associated with tobacco, alcohol and/or other drug use.I am currently leading a project investigating the use, effectiveness and safety of smoking cessation medications prior to and during pregnancy, with a specific focus on disadvantaged populations. I am also undertaking an NHMRC funded postdoctoral research fellowship in which I am using data from the 45 and Up Study linked to health services data to quantify smoking attributable burden among high risk subgroups of the Australian population.

Michael Falster, Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Environment

Amy Gibson, Research Fellow

Research interests: Health Data Linkage methods and outcomes. Currently working with the OSPREY (Outcomes, Services and Policy for the Reproductive and Early Years) program, linking maternal and child hospital admissions, emergency department presentations, notifiable disease notifications, mortality data and perinatal data. Presently looking at meningococcal disease in children. Past data linkage work includes mortality and morbidity in entrants to the NSW opioid maintenance program for the treatment of opioid dependence.

Louisa Jorm, Professor of Population Health and Director

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, International

Xiaoqi Feng, Associate Research Fellow

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


University of Tasmania

John Bass

Research interests: Data linkage

Xia Wang

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Social context, International


University of Wollongong

Xiaoqi Feng, Senior Lecturer 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International

Judy Mullan, Director Illawarra Health information Platform/ Associate Professor 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging, International

Joanna Russell, Associate Lecturer

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging


University of Wollongong - Australian Health Services Research Institute

Luise Lago, Senior Research Fellow (Applied Statistics)

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services


Victoria Department of Health

Vijaya Sundararajan

Research interests: Data linkage


Victorian Agency for Health Information

Lance Emerson, CEO

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Social context


Western Australia Centre for Mental Health Policy Research

Deidra Young, Senior Analyst

Research interests: Longitudinal studies of psychiatric epidemiology. Early Intervention in Psychosis.


Western Australia Department of Health

Marcela Quintero-Silvestre, Data Analyst

Research interests: Data linkage


Women and Infants Research Foundation

Dorota Doherty, Biostatistician/Epidemiologist

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child


Australia wide

Population Health Research Network

Brendon Kearney, Chair

Research interests: Pathology

Merran Smith, Chief Executive

Research interests: Data linkage

Felicity Flack, Manager, Policy and Client Services
Natalie Wray, Coordinator, Policy and Client Services
Angela Young, Coordinator, Policy and Client Services
Helen Pelusey, Administrative Officer

SA NT Datalink

Andrew Stanley, Director

Research interests: Data linkage, Governance and Privacy

Julie Harris, Manager, Data Linkage Unit, South Australia Department of Health and Ageing

Research interests: Data linkage

Nicky O’ Brien, Project Coordinator

Research interests: Facilitating access to linked data for evidence based research; coordinate linkage, extraction and other tasks for Statistical Linkage Projects.

Christopher Radbone, Associate Director

Research interests: Early childhood development. Establishing effective linkage processess and systems to support researchers utilising various administrative databases

Almond Sparrow, Metadata and Research Advisor

Research interests: Facilitating access to linked data for evidence based research; coordinate linkage, extraction and other tasks for Statistical Linkage Projects.

Stacy Vasquez, Metadata and Research Advisor

Research interests: Facilitating access to linked data for evidence based research; coordinate linkage, extraction and other tasks for Statistical Linkage Projects.


Austria

European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research

Catharina Hjortsberg, Director Health and Care

Research interests:Data linkage

Frederique Hoffman

Research interests: Data linkage


Vienna University of Technology

Florian Endel, DBA

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services

Peter Filzmoser, Professor

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods


Bangladesh

Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University

Resheque Barua 

Research interests: Knowledge, Health services, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Environment, Occupational, Social context, International 


Human Development & Research Organization (HDRO)

Mashiur Rahman, Executive Director   
Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, International 

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)

Aminur Rahman, Assistant Scientist

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Develop manuscript for publication, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Social context, International, Family planning, e-health, clinical trials


Sahjalal University of Science and Technology Sylhet

Saleh Mohammod Faisal, Researcher

Research interestes: Knowledge Translation, Social context


Belgium

University of Antwerpen, IOB

Ana Iervolino, Advanced Master in Governance and Development Student

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Education, Occupational / workplace, Social context


Brazil

Brazilian Federal Regulatory Agency for Health Insurance and Plans

Daniele Pinto da Silveira, Health Regulation Expert - Epidemiologist

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions


Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics(IBGE)/National School of Statistical Sciences(ENCE)

Andrea Diniz da Silva, Statistician/PhD Student

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Environment, Social context, International


Ministry of Health

Felipe Ferré, Data Scientist 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical

Ivan Ricardo Zimmermann, Social Policy Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging, Social context, International


UFRRJ

WAGNER DE SOUZA TASSINARI

Research interests: , Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Environment, Social context


FIOCRUZ/CIDACS

Bethania Almeida, Analyst/Research 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International


Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz - Brazil

Mauricio L Barreto, Senior Investigator and Professor of Epidemiology

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Environment, Social context

Claudia C. Pereira, Professor Public Health

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging, International


Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia (National Institute of Cardiology - Ministry of Health - Brazil)

Arn Migowski, MD, MPH

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions


Ministry of Health

Márcia Elizabeth Marinho da Silva, HOD of Information Dissemination Division

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions


Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger

Francisca Lucena, Tecnical Advisor

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Disease and health conditions, Education, Occupational / workplace, Social context


Universidade de Sao Paulo

Deise Garrido, Researcher

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early Childhood/maternal child, Aging


Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Kenneth Camargo, Senior Associate Professor/MD PhD

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context


Universidade Federal da Bahia

Marcos Ennes Barreto, Associate Professor, Researcher

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Methods and tools for probabilistic record linkage, Accuracy methods and techniques applied to probabilistic linkage, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context


Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Claudia Medina Coeli, Associate Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Social context, International

Rejane Sobrino Pinheiro, Associate Professor

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context

Paulo Henrique Godoy, DSc

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging, Social context, cardiovascular procedures of high complexity


Cameroun

Association Piguess BNC Production

Pierre Foudjin VI Takodjou, President 

Research interests: Knowledge Translation, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Canada

PolicyWise for Children & Families

Cecila Bukutu, Senior Partnership and Process Manager

Research interests: Children and youth

Ingrid Sketris

Research interests: Data linkage


Alberta Children's Hospital

Susan Samuel, Paediatric Nephrologist

Research interests: Birth cohort studies linking multiple health administration datasets


Alberta Health

Ken Morrison, Customer Relationship Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context


Alberta Health Services

Alka Patel, Director
Amanda Alberga, Analytical Epidemiologist 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International

Andrew Fong, Lead

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Aging

Donald Barker, Nutrition Lead, Food Insecurity + Healthy School Nutrition, Population + Public Health 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International

Erik Youngson, Senior Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Guanmin Chen, Senior Biostatistician

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Occupational / workplace

Haifeng Zhu, Senior Analyst
Jennifer Vena, Scientific Director, Alberta's Tomorrow Project
Kelsey Berg, Research Specialist 

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services

Pierre Chue, Department of Addication and Mental Health

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality,  Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International

Rebecca Albrecht, Senior Analyst 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Education, Social context

Richard Golonka, AIM Senior Analyst
Stafford Dean, Director, Health Information and System Management

Research interests: Data linkage

Sarah Edwards, Director, Surveillance & Reporting 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context

Charlotte King

Research interests: Data linkage

Jessica Law, Senior Data Analyst 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Judy Seidel, Sientific Director Primary Health Care Integration Network

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context

Peter Le. Senior Analyst 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, International

Natalie C. Ludlow, Research Associate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context

Paula Robson, Scientific Director, Cancer Research
Qinggang Wang, Statisticial Associate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions

Marcy Winget, Leader, Research and Evaluation

Research interests: Linking administrative health data, laboratory data, cancer registry data, and EMR data to identify trajectories of services received by cancer patients from pre-diagnosis through end-of-life in order to identify system roadblocks.

Saskia Sivananthan, Policy Planner, Health Service Researcher

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging

Robin Walker, Scientist

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services

 Tanmay Patil
Yunqi (Jacob) Ji, Senior Researcher

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions


Alberta Innovates

John Yaraee, Sr Project Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Education


Alberta Labour

Doug Dover, OHS Surveillance Lead

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Disease and health conditions, Occupational / workplace, Social context


Alberta Ministry of Health

Larry Svenson, Director, Epidemiology and Surveillance

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, International


Alberta's Tomorrow Project

Jennifer Vena 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context


BC Cancer

Mary McBride, Research Scientist 

BC Centre on Substance Use

Jeffrey Morgan. Research Coordinator 

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Social context


BC Ministry of Health

Heather Richards, Director, Methodologies and Cross -Sector Analysis 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context

Kim Reimer, Office of the Provincial Health Officer, Chronic Disease Epidemiologist

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging

Samantha Magnus, Health Information Analyst 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


BC Provincial Health Services Authority

Drona Rasali, Director, Population Health Surveillance & Epidemiology

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Social context, International


BORN Ontario

Gillian Alton, Epidemiologist

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child

Qun Miao, Epidemiologist

Calgary Counselling Centre

Sandy Berzins, Director of Research & Outcomes

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods,  Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions


CancerCare Manitoba

Al Artaman Director, Epidemiology

Research interests : Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, International

Donna Turner

Research interests: Epidemiology, cancer research


Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Celine Moore, Director, Data Linkage and Research 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International

Rami Rahal, Director, System Performance 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Claire de Oliveira, Independent Scientist/Health Economist

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child


Centre for Addiction Research of British Columbia

Ajay Puri, Research Associate

Research interests: Data linkage

Tim Stockwell, Director

Research interests: Addiction


Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

Brent Diverty, Vice President, Programs

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Social context, International

Kira Leeb, Director, Health System Performance 

Research interests: Health services utilization

Katy Molodianovitsh, Project Lead, Indicator Research and Development

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, International

Jingbo Zhang, Program Consultant

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions


Cancer Care Ontario

Catherine Inibhunu, Team Lead Reporting & Analytics

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services

​Ying WANG, Senior Research Associate | Biostatistician

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services


Celgene Inc. 

Fei Fei Liu 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Social context, International


College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Joseph Travers, Project Assistant

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Environment, Social context


Community Care Information Management 

Abdulah Khan  

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, International


CPSO

Eric de Sa, Research Data Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Dalhousie University

Xinjie Cue, Senior Epidemiologist

Research interests: Linkage of administrative data cross government sectors such as health, children in care, justice, and education to study policy relevant issues on children and youth.


Davenport-Perth Neighborhood Community Health Centre

Hannah Fleisher, Manager of Health Promotion, Planning, and Quality Improvement

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context


Department of National Defence

Elizabeth Rolland-Harris, Senior Epidemiologist

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions


Directorate of Force Health Protection, National Defence

Robert Hawes, Director

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Validation of ICD-10 diagnostic codes in EMRs, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context, Longitudinal methods for EMR analyses


ecGroup Inc.

Derek Ritz, Principal Consultant

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International. My research and my professional practice focuses on how national-scale eHealth infrastructure may be leveraged to meter the health system and to exert process control upon it to improve population health. I presently work almost exclusively in developing countries.


George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation

Upal Nath, Research Data Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Data Mining, Big Data, Data Quality, Machine Learning, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging, Social context, International


Government of Alberta, Human Services

Lewinda Knowles, Occupational Disease Prevention Surveillance Lead

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Occupational/workplace

Christine Werk, Information Sharing Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment


Government of New Brunswick, Department of Justice and Public 

Wilson Tanya - Senior Provincial Consultant/ Project Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context


Goverment of Ontario

Arthur Wang, Senior Technical Lead

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Education


Health Canada

Sarath Chandrasekere

Research interests: Data linkage

Glenn Robbins

Research interests: Data linkage

Jhona Rose, Biostatistician 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions

Kate Werry, Environmental Health Scientist

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Environment


Health Quality Council, Saskatchewan

Nedeene Hudema, Senior Analyst

Research interests: Data linkage

Gary Teare, Director of Quality Measurement and Analysis

Research interests: Measurement and reporting of quality of health care services; quality improvement implementation evaluation/research.

Jacqueline Quail, Senior Researcher

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging


HealthStats Inc.

William Croson, Consultant

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment, Social context, International


Healthy Child Manitoba

Teresa Mayer, Provincial EDI Coordinator

Research interests: Data linkage


Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Michael Schull, CEO

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Public engagement with respect to use of health and social data for health system improvement, Health services

Ashif Kachra, Assistant to the CEO
Mahmoud Azimaee , Director, Data Quality and Information Management

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Knowledge Translation, Data Quality and Linkage methodologies

Andrea Belisle, Coordinator, Science Office

Research interests: Research interests: Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Social context

Susan Bronskill, Senior Scientist
Anna Chu, Epidemiologist
Hannah Chung,  Epidemiologist 
Esha Homenauth, Epidemiologist
Deborah Creatura, Media Advisor 

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Aging

Jiming Fang, Research Methodologist 

Research interests: , Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Hadas Fischer, Research Program Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Social context, International

Longdi Fu, Senior Research Analyst 
Peter Gozdyra, Medical Geographer 
Astrid Guttmann, Chief  Science Officer / Senior Scientist 
Minnie Ho, Director, Data & Analytic Services
Liisa Jaakkimainen, Senior Core Scientist

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Aging

Cindy Lau, Senior Research Analyst 
Ning Liu, Senior Research Analyst and PhD Student
Ping Li, Research methodologist
Hong Lu, Senior Research Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging

Chenthila Nagamuthu, Epidemiologist
Michael Paterson 

Research interests: Data linkage

Lesley Plumptre, Epidemiologist
Sujitha Ratnasingham, Director
Nolan Reeds, Director Communications 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International

Sue Schultz, Senior Epidemiologist
 Xuesong Wang, Senior Research Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods,  Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment

Margot Yann, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Institute of Health Services and Policy Research

Robyn Tamblyn, Scientific Director

Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux

Reiner Banken, Advisor to the CEO

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, International


Institut national de santé publlque du Québec

Valerie Emond, Manager - Chronic Disease and Injury Surveillance, Health Information and Population Studies Bureau

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging


Integrated Data Office

Cameron Whitehead, Senior Policy Analyst

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation


Interior Health Authority

Kelly Catherwood, Information Management Specialist

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, International


Laurentian University 

Robyn Rowe, Research Assistant/Ph.D student

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Education, Early childhood / maternal child

Jennifer Walker, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health 

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Social context


McGill University

Heidi Hoernig, Research Development Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International, Families, labour, social and economic determinants of health, immigration

Nancy Ross, Associate Professor, Department of Geography

Research interests: Social determinants of health, health inequalities in Canada, income inequality as a determinant of the health of populations, environment and obesity. Nancy's current research is examing the role of social factors in the long term trajectories of the health of Canadians. She is also involved in research with a diabetes cohort in Montreal examining the link between environment and health-related behaviour.

Paramita Saha-Chaudhuri, Assistant Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, data linkage, analysis and methods, knowledge translation, health services, pharmaceutical, disease and health conditions.


McMaster University

Laura Anderson, Assistant Professor

Metis Nation Of Ontario

Yvon Allard, Research Coordinator

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Aboriginal/Indigenous Health Data, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging, Social context, International


The Methods Hub

Kayla Atchison, Summer Student

Research interests: Health services, Disease and health conditions

Alyssa Lam , Program Coordinator

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment

Yuan Xu

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Disease and health conditions, International


Ministry of Health

Sukhy Sidhu, Policy Program Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Data governance, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Social context, International, Aboriginal


Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre

Simon Bacon, Associate Professor of Exercise Science

Research interests: I am interested in the impact of health behaviours and psychological factors in the development and progression of chronic illness. Specifically, I look at cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.


National Healthcare Team

Keanan Largo-Afonso 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging


New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training

Jennifer Moorcraft, Project Coordinator 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Knowledge Translation


Niagara Region Public Health

Kelly Catherwood, Data Analysis Coordinator

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, International


Office of Chief Coroner for Ontario

Jessica Diamond, Executive Lead, Child Welfare

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International


Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University

Eric K. Duku, Senior Statistician

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Early childhood / maternal child, International


Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Craig Earle, Director, Health Services Research Program

Research interests: Patterns of care and outcomes related to cancer treatment


Ontario Medical Association

Steve Nastos, Manager

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

Faisal Islam, Evaluation Specialist, MSc (candidate) School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Education, Aging, Social context, International


Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Sasha Mazzarello

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education


PolicyWise for Children and Families

Hitesh Bhatt, Senior Data Analyst 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging, Social context, International

Valerie Salt, Research and Evaluation Associate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child

Allison N Scott, Research Scientist

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context


Population Data BC

Sarah Kesselring, Special Projects Coordinator
Nancy Meagher, Executive Director

Research interests: Data linkage

Jim Mintha 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, International

Providence Health Care

Aditya Sharma, Performance Improvement Consultant 

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging


Province of British Columbia

Mahi Boozarjomehri, Lead, Education Economics

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Education


Public Health Agency of Canada

Alice Chen, Research Associate

Research interests: Currently working to link several children's datasets in order to study the relationship between early development and subsequent mental health use and educational outcomes. Previously studied health service use by immigrants in Canada through linked immigration and health databases.


Public Health Ontario

Sarah Buchan, Scientist

Research interests: Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context

John McLaughlin, Chief Science Officer and Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Environment, Occupational / workplace


Region of Peel

Maria Mukhtar, Research and Policy Analyst

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Environment,  Social context


Rick Hansen Institute 

Suzanne Humphreys, Health Informatics Lead

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, International. The Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) runs The Rick Hansen SCI Registry (RHSCIR), which is a pan-Canadian prospective observational registry of individuals sustaining a traumatic spinal cord injury at 31 major Canadian acute care and rehabilitation hospitals. RHSCIR was initiated as a research study sponsored by the Rick Hansen Institute and was developed to collect data on individuals who sustain spinal cord injuries and link clinicians, researchers, and health care administrators with the goal of improving both research and clinical practice for individuals with SCI by facilitating the translation of research into clinical practice and promotion of evidence-based practices. We also have other data holdings from health administrative databases and link RHSCIR data to some of these data sources too. We're interested in innovative ways of linking and expanding our data pool.


Saskatchewan Ministry of Health 

Puchtinger Rolf, Provincial Chronic Disease Epidemiologist 

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment, Social context


Simon Fraser University

Chunli Gu

Research interests: Population Data BC is a data and education resource for researchers within Canada. We provide access to linked data about the people in British Columbia, Canada, including health data, for population health research. We also provide relevant training in support of use of administrative data.

Oghenowede Eyawo, PhD Student

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, International


SourceFront

Milen Kovachev, IT Consultant  

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


St. Michael's Hospital

Jessica Omand, PhD Student

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child

Andrew Pinto, Research Fellow/ Staff Physician

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context, International


Statistics Canada

Rubab Arim, Researcher

Research interests: Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context

Claudia Sanmartin, Chief and Senior Researcher, Health Services Research

Research interests: Linked health survey and administrative data to identify patient demographic, socioeconomic and risk factors associated with health outcomes and to understand the health outcomes of key sub-groups including immigrant, aboriginal and socially disadvantaged populations.

Gisele M. Carriere, Senior Social Science Researcher

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Research and development of methods used to assess quality of administrative data, of data linkages, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context, International, Population health service utilization, Health disparities, Aboriginal identity, sub-populations.

Rochelle Garner, Senior Research Analyst

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging

Eric Hortop, Senior Methodologist

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Occupational / workplace, Social context

Walter Omariba, Researcher

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International

Dafna Kohen, Principle Research Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International, Vulnerable populations including Aboriginal/Indigenous peoples, children and youth, and those with disabilities

Tanvir Quadir, Analyst, Social Statistics Transformation Secretariat 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Social context

Michael Tjepkema, Chief Research

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Disease and health conditions, Environment, Occupational / workplace

Richard Trudeau, Chief Social Data Linkage Environment

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context

Michelle Rotermann, Senior Researcher

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Bourke Tillmann, Clinical Associate, Department of Critical Care

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context


Thompson Rivers University

Aditya Sharma, Open Learning Faculty 

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Education, Aging


University of Alberta

Maria B. Ospina, Assistant Professor, Health System Impact Fellow

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International


University of British Columbia

Zahid Butt, Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context, International

Andriy Koval, Health System Impact Fellow

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging

Manouchehr Madani Civi, MD MHSc

Research interests: Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions 

Esther Maas, Postdoctoral fellow
Kim McGrail, Associate Professor 

University of British Columbia, PiMS Research Group

Elaine Kingwell, Research Associate / Epidemiologist

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment

Helen Tremlett, Associate Professor; Canada Research Chair in Neuroepidemiology and Multiple Sclerosis

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment


University of British Columbia, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research

Kimberlyn McGrail

Research interests: Data linkage

Morris Barer, Director

Research interests: Various projects over decades, involving multiple linkages, primarily amongst health care system-related databases and over time (e.g. hospital to medical to drug to vital statistics). Current project looking at patterns of change in physician retirement, involves linking physician billing data over long stretches of time, and College of Physicians and Surgeons registration data.

Charlyn Black, Associate Director

Research interests: Various projects over decades, involving multiple linkages, primarily amongst health care system-related databases and over time (e.g. hospital to medical to drug to vital statistics). Current project looking at patterns of change in physician retirement, involves linking physician billing data over long stretches of time, and College of Physicians and Surgeons registration data.

Kate Smolina, Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, International


University of British Columbia, Partnership for Work, Health and Safety

Kimberly M Sharpe, PhD student

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Occupational / workplace, Social context


University of British Columbia, Human Early Learning Partnership

Monique Gagné, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context


University of Calgary

Rick Chin, Statistical Associate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions

Mohammad Ziaul Islam Chowdhury, Graduate Student

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Cathy Eastwood, Sr. Research Associate

Research interests: Validating administrative data, Chart quality, Coding quality, Data quality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Pablo Richard Fernandez, Manager, Strategic Communications, O'Brien Institute for Public Health

Research interests:  Knowledge Translation, Social context

Chris Hergott, Clinical Associate Professor 
Jamie Greenfield, Data Analyst

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions

William Ghali, Director, O'Brien Institute for Public Health

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Social context, International, Clinical decision support, Quality and Safety

Stephanie Garies, Research Associate & PhD student

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context

Jenny Godley, Associate Professor

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context, International

Lisa Goodman, Summer research assistant
Suzanne Goopy, Associate Professor

Research interests: Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context, International

Research interests: Health services

Simon Olivier Guienguere, Student

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Environment, Social context, International

Tina Guo, Student Researcher

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, International

Kyle Kemp, PhD Student

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Patient experience, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Colin Josephson, Assistant Professor of Neurology

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Kelsey Lucyk, Research Associate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Social context

Alyssa Lam, Case Lead
Hongwei Liu, PhD Student

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Ping Liu, Post-doctoral fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Kimberly Manalili, Research Associate
Deborah Marshall, Professor

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services

 Amy Metcalfe, Assistant Professor 

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International

Elham Akhond Zadeh Noughabi, Post-Doctoral Fellow 

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Mingkai Peng, Biostatistician

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Russell Pilling, Research Intern

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Social context

Sayeeda Amber Sayed, Doctoral Student

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Aynharan Sinnarajah, Assistant Professor, Division of Palliative Medicine

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions

Danielle Southern, Program Manager

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, International

Lucia Otero Varela, Research Assistant

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, International

Colin Weaver, Student 

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions


University of Calgary, Department of Community Health Sciences

Callie Clark, PhD Student (Health Services Research)

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International

Tom Noseworthy, Head
Hude Quan, Associate Professor

Research interests: Methodology of administrative databases; chronic disease surveillance; equality and inequality in healthcare access and quality of care.

Paul Ronksley, Assistant Professor 

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Tolulope Sajobi, Assistant Professor

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Tyler Williamson, Assistant Professor

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, International


University of Guelph

Luiza Antonie, Assistant Professor

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


University Health Network/Princess Margaret Hospital

Lisa Martin, Scientific Associate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions


University of Manitoba

Aynslie Hinds, PhD Student

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Environment, Social context

Shannon Struck, Graduate Student 

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context


University of Manitoba, Department of Community Health Sciences, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy

Marni Brownell, Senior Research Scientist, Associate Professor

Research interests: Using linked data to study: social determinants of health; maternal and child health; developmental trajectories

Brenda Elias, Assistant Professor

Research interests: Gender health, social determinants, health infrastructures, knowledge translation, Aboriginal health, and research ethics.

Alan Katz, Director

Research interests: primary care, quality of care indicators, Knowledge translation, public engagement

Lisa Lix, Senior Research Scientist and Professor

Research interests: Methods to evaluate quality of administrative health data; Statistical methods for measurement error correction in administrative health data.

Gurpreet Pabla , Data Management Analyst

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International

Heather Prior , Data Management Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Social context

Nathan C. Nickel, Assistant Professor, Research Scientist

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, I use linked administrative data to examine how social determinants influence the distribution of maternal and child health outcomes and conduct health equity research.

Leslie Roos, Distinguished Professor

Research interests: Research over the last 35 years has revolved around the use of data linkage

Noralou Roos, Professor

Research interests: Focusing on educational/health/well-being outcomes associated with at-risk kids

Mark Smith, Associate Director

Research interests: Data linkage

Dave Towns, Senior Data Management Analyst, Repository

Research interests: Metadata Documentation, Data Quality, Knowledge Translation, Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial

Ken Turner, Data Analyst

Research interests: Data linkage, data quality, methods analysis and documentation

Yao Nie, Data Analyst

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Social context


University of New Brunswick

Neeru Gupta, Professor (Associate)/Health Research Chair in Diabete

Research interests: Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context


University of New Brunswick: NB-IRDT

Curtis Maillet, Donna - Privacy Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Knowledge Translation, Social context


University of Northern British Columbia, Health Research Institute

Rachael Wells, Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


University of Ottawa

Michael Wolfson, Canada Research Chair in Population Health Modelling/Populomics

Research interests: Using computer simulation models to integrate evidence from large population data sets to better understand what makes people healthy or ill.


University of Saskatchewan

Lloyd Balbuena

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions


University of Toronto

David Henry

Research interests: Data linkage

Kamini Kaura, Masters Student

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods,  Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Social context, International

Laura Rosella, Assistant Professor

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context

Nicholas Mitsakakis, Assistant Professor

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions

Vincy Chan, PhD Candidate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Occupational / workplace, International


University of Toronto: Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Don Willison, Program Director, Health Services Research and Associate Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Health services, Social context, International


University of Waterloo

Chi-Ling Joanna Sinn 

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Social context


Vancouver Coastal Health

Ella Young, CST-SPOR Data Analytics Project Manager 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging


Vector Institute

P. Alison Paprica, VP, Health Strategy and Partnerships

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Western University

Alana Maltby, Research Coordinator

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context

Misbah Salim, Epidemiologist

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child


Central African Republic

Association Des Statisticiens Et Demographes De Centrafrique

Semngaï Bienvenu Gustave, President

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Education, Environment, Social context


China

The University of Hong Kong

Chinmoy Sarkar, Research Assistant Professor

Research interests: Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context


Congo

IBA Etablissement

Isaac Bwete Asele, President

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Education, Environment, Social context, International


Denmark

Aarhus University

Daniel R. Witte, Professor of Diabetes Epidemiology

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Development of new platforms for population citizen science, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging, Social context, International, Diabetes, its risk factors and complications.


Estonia

Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu

Helene Alavere, Head of Data Collection Office

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Knowledge Translation, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging

Kristjan Metsalu, Head of IT development unit

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment

Anu Reigo, Lead Specialist of Medical Genomics

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment, International


Estonian Institute for Population Studies, School of Governance, Law and Society, Tallinn University

Luule Sakkeus, Senior Researcher, Head

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


University of Tartu

Sulev Reisberg, Researcher, PhD student

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Liis Rooväli, Lecturer in Health Care Management

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging


France

INSERM

Marie Delnord, Project manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, International


Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Health Division

Michael deLooper, Administrator/Analyst

Research interests: Data linkage


Finland

A-lehdet Oy

Markus Paaso, Data Scientist

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Disease and health conditions, Environment, International


THL National Institute for Health and Welfare

Mika Gissler, Research Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, International

Markus Perola, Research Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions

Hanna Rinta-Kokko, Researcher

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions


Germany

EU-US eHealth Work

Rachelle Blake, Project Coordinator

Research interests: Health services, Education, Occupational / workplace, International


German Record Linkage Center

Manfred Antoni, Senior Researcher 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Education, Occupational / workplace


University of Duisburg-Essen

Rainer Schnell, Professor

German Record Linkage Center

Manfred Antoni, Senior Researcher

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Education, Occupational / workplace


Institute for Employment Research, IAB

Christopher-Johannes Schild, Researcher

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Education, Occupational / workplace


Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Laura Schang

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions. International


Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Domantas Jasilionis, Research Scientist

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International, Health inequalities


Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) at Max Planck Institute of Social Law and Social Policy

Luzia Weiss, Researcher

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Aging, Social context, International


Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Institute of Social Medicne and Health Economics

Enno Swart, Senior Researcher (Epidemiology, Health Services Research)

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Occupational / workplace, Social context


University Medical Center Göttingen, Department of Medical Informatics

Tina Meißner, Research Associate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International, Multiple Sclerosis


Ghana

Adventist Hospital

Francis Kwesi Kyirewiah, Health Information Officer

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging


Ghana Health Service

Ebenezer Koomson, Regional HIV Control Manager

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Environment, International


National Catholic Secretariat

Richard Okyere Boadu, Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Management Information System Officer

Research interests: Using Quality Improvement Methods to improve the performance of routine health information system


Greece

University of Piraeus

George Vassilacopoulos, Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services


Iceland

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Landspitali

Helga Sól Ólafsdóttir, Researcher

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International


Directorate of Health

Birgir Jakobsson, Researcher

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions


India

GeoVin Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Ajin R S, Research Associate

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Environment, Social context


The INCLEN Trust International 

Ramesh Poluru, Senior Program Officer 

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, International


IntraHealth International

Shalini Verma, Senior Technical Advisor (Monitoring and Evaluation)

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Knowledge Translation, Health services, Public Health and Demography


Jawaharlal Nehru University

Ankita Chakrabarti, Doctoral Student 

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Disease and health conditions, Environment, Social context


Mahiti Infotech Private Ltd

Julie Marie George, Head of Partnerships

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi

Vijay Kumar Tiwari, Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation,Administrative issues of data sharing, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, Fertility, Mortality, Epidemic


National Rural Health Mission-Govt. Of Gujarat

Subhash Khatri, State Nodal Officer- Monitoring & Evaluation

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child


United Nations Population Fund

Rajnish Prasad, State Programme Officer

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context


Israel

Maccabi Healthcare Services

Barbara Silverman, Epidemiologist

Research interests: Pharmacoepidemiology, post-marketing surveillance, health care quality measures


Italy

Azienda Policlinico Vittorio Emanuele

Vincenzo Guardabasso, MD, Staff of the General Director

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services


EUBIROD Project

Fabrizio Carinci, Technical Coordinator

Research interests: Health Services Research, Biostatistics and Evidence-based Shared Health Information Systems


National Agency for Healthcare Services

Chiara Bellia, Senior Consultant

Research interests: Data linkage

Marco Bressi, Senior Consultant

Research interests: Data linkage

Sara Visentin, Epidemiolosist/Biostatistician

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Occupational / workplace, International

Silvana Romio

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education


Kenya

SAIL Databank, Swansea University

Eric Mbuthia Kanyi, Research Analyst, Intern

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, International


Republic of Ireland

Department of Health

Teresa Maguire, Head of Research Services Unit

Research interests: Models for data linkage; funding of research using data linkage; benefits of the use of health data, Analysis and Methods, public policy, health services, knowledge translation


HRB Centre for Primary Care Research & RCSI Medical School

Tom Fahey, Professor of General Practice

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Donna Tedstone, Research Programme Manager

Research interests: Models for data linkage; funding of research using data linkage; benefits of the use of health data

Rosalyn Moran, Cross Organisation Strategic Project Manager

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context

Finbarr Leacy , Research Lecturer in Biostatistics

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions


Trinity College, Dublin

Eimir Hurley, PhD Student

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, International


University College Cork, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Ivan J Perry, Head of Department & Professor of Public Health

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context


Japan

Keio University

Suguru Okami, Graduate Student

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Environment, Social context, International


Latvia

Centre for Disease Prevention and Control of Latvia

Janis Misins, Head of Health Statistics Unit/ MD, PhD

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, International


Lithuania

Lithuanian social research centre

Ruta Ubareviciene, PhD student, junior researcher

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Vytautas Magnus University

Ausra Maslauskaite, Professor

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Occupational / workplace, Social context

Daumantas Stumbrys, Junior Researcher

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Disease and health conditions, Education, Social context, Mortality differentials


Luxembourg

CEPS/INSTEAD, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Maria Noel Pi Alperin, Researcher

Research interests: Inequalities of health, health of ageing people

Nathalie Lorentz, Researcher

Research interests: Inequalities of health, health of ageing people

Anastase Tchicaya, Researcher

Research interests: Inequalities of health, health of ageing people

Uwe Warner, Responsible for the research axe of CEPS/INSTEAD

Research interests: Inequalities of health, health of ageing people


Malaysia

International Islamic University Malaysia

Rohani Binti Matnor, Lecturer

Research interests: Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging, type 2 diabetes mellitus


Clinical Research Center, Ministry of Health Malaysia

Yvonne Lee Yin Leng, Clinical Epidemiologist

Research interests: Patients disease oriented registries, mortality and outcomes


University Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak

Sandheep Sugathan, Senior Lecturer in Public Health

Research interest: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Universiti Putra Malaysia

Maryam Ahmadian, Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interest: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


UCSI University

Fatokun Omotayo, Assistant Professor

Research interest: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions


Malta

Directorate for Health Information and Research

Miriam Gatt

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child


Myanmar

Individual Researcher

Aye Chan Mon

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Education


Nepal

Modern Way Training Center

Rabindra Banjade, Accountant Marketing Manager

Research interests: Knowledge Translation, Finance


Netherlands

Academic Medical Center

Marianna Mitratza, PhD candidate

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions


GGZ inGeest

Gerard van Grootheest, Project leader Biolink NL

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Occupational / workplace


New Zealand

Heather McLeod & Associates Ltd

Heather McLeod, Director

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging


Ko Awatea

Alex Poor, Senior Strategic Business Analyst

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Social context, International

Joanne Allen, Research Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment, Social context


School of Health Sciences, University of Canterbury

Ray Kirk, Associate Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, International


Statistics New Zealand

Inny Kang, Statistical Analyst

Research interests: Health services, Disease and health conditions

Deborah Potter, Communications and Engagement, Integrated Data & Microdata Access

Role: Manage communications to users and beneficiaries of findings, develop research projects, develop researcher communities and metadata, democratise data etc.

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International, Gender, ethnicity, poverty


University of Auckland

Donna Cormack, Senior researcher

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Health services, Social context

Andrew Sporle, Senior Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Education, Social context, Indigenous statistics

Lisa Underwood, Research Fellow

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International


University of Otago

June Atkinson, Senior Data Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging

Dave Barson, Assistant Research Fellow/Data Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Occupational / workplace

Gabrielle Davie, Senior Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Occupational / workplace, International, Injury

Phil Hider, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Epidemiology

Research interests: Data linkage

David Horn, Director

Research interests: Developing the capacity to conduct large-scale observational comparative outcome analyses. With the assistance of the Ministry of Health and PHARMAC, NZ’s public drugs purchaser, we have begun work on a small portfolio of comparative studies, including the assessment of differential outcomes in: women taking short vs. long courses of trastuzumab (Herceptin) for breast cancer (a significant controversial topic in NZ); women taking tamoxifen for breast cancer, plus or minus paroxetine or fluoxetin (Paxil and Prozac) for depression (the latter drugs seem to block the effect of tamoxifen); and people with multiple sclerosis taking (vs. not taking) beta interferon. The latter two analyses are being conducted in association with colleagues in British Columbia.

Rebbecca Lilley, Senior Research Fellow

Research interests: Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Occupational / workplace, Social context


Nigeria

Centre for Youth Transformation and Community Development

Ehiemere Charles Chibuisi, Programme manager/M&E

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Social context, International


Federal Road Safety Corps

Adebayo Olasehinde Ben, eDashboard Coordinator

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Occupational / workplace, International


Regional centre oral health Research and Training Initiatives RECORTI for Africa

Adeyemo Muda Dsheed, Resarch Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Health services


kingz T & co

Tolulope Olumayowa Oni 

Research interests:  Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, International


Nigerian Television Authority

Yakubu Harold Bala, Datamanager/networker

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Education


University of Ibadan

Opeyemi Latona, PhD Candidate

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Early childhood / maternal child


Norway

Institute of Population Based Cancer Research and Cancer Registry of Norway

Elisabete Weiderpass, Head, Department of Research

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, International


Stavanger Hospital Trust

Per Sindre Nordmoen, Specialist Medical Informatics

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Pakistan

Health Services Academy

Abdul Basit Mahar, Doctor and Public Health Professional

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood/maternal child, Environment, Occupational/workplace, Social context, International


Gills Welfare Organization

Saleem Barkat Gill, Chairman

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Aging


Poland

Instytut Matki i Dziecka (International Reserach Institute of Mother and Child)

Szamotulska Katarzyna, Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Environment, Occupational / workplace, International


Portugal

University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering

Sara Ferreira, Professor

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Aging, International, Traffic Accidents


Qatar

Tarh Chelsea Alain Enow, Secretary 

Euro Oil Company Cameroon

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Disease and health conditions, Education, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Russia

Bauman Moscow State Technical University 

Maria, Software Engineer 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Federal Research Institute for Health Organization and Informatics of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Sergey Soshnikov, Professor

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, International


Rwanda

World Health Organization

Tran Ngoc, Candide - National Professional Officer African Health Observatory and real-time Strategic Information System  

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, International


Saudi Arabia

King Khalid University

Adeela Bashir, University Lecturer

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education


Singapore

BinaryHealthCare

Adam Chee, Chief Advocacy Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Social context


Ministry of Social and Family Development

MH Ting, Senior Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International


Singapore Health, Health Services Research and Evaluation

Mabel Yap, Director

Research interests: Data linkage


Sierra Leone

JKM Organisation

John, Manger

Research interests: Early childhood / maternal child


South Africa

National Cancer Registry, National Health Laboratory Service

Mazvita Sengayi, Epidemiologist

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Linkage of HIV databases to cancer, databases to study incidence of cancer in the HIV population in South Africa.


Mits Computers

Niran Awoyemi, Manager

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


University of Cape Town and Provincial Government of the Western Cape

Andrew Boulle, Professor in Public Health Medicine 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Social context, International


University of the Witwatersrand

Chodziwadziwa Whiteson Kabudula, Data Scientist

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods,Disease and health conditions


South Korea

The Catholic University of Korea

Sunil Kim, Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, International


Korea Institute for Health And Social Affairs

Hyunsoo Choi, Research Fellow, Head of Center for Social Security Statistics

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Hallym University

Dong-Hyun Kim , Professor 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Social context, International


Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs

Hyunsoo Choi, Research Fellow

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International

Miae Oh, Head, Head, Research center for data linkage 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Kyungpook National University

Keonyeop Kim, Professor

Research interests: Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context


National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency

Chanmi Park, Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, International


Spain

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Diego Ramiro Fariñas , Head of the Department of Population Studies

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Social context, International


CST

Maite Francor, Researcher 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Aging


DevStat Servicios de Consultoría Estadística SL

José Cervera-Ferri, CEO

Research interests: Consultant on official statistics, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, International


Instituo de Estadística y Cartografia de Andalucía

Francisco Viciana, Coordinador del Registro de Población de Andalucía

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Disease and health conditions, Education, Occupational / workplace, Social context


IMIM - University Pompeu Fabra

Miguel A. Mayer, Medical Data Scientist 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions


The Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of Valencian Region (FISABIO)

Miguel A. Martinez-Beneito, Senior Researcher

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Disease and health conditions


Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Alejandro Rodriguez Gonzalez, Associate Professor

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Education


Sweden

Karolinska Institute

Jan-Eric Litton, Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging

Sofia Sveréus, Research assistant

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging, Social context, International


Linkoping University

Waqar Ul Hassan, Student

Research interests: Health services, Education, Environment, International


MRDM Nordics

Michael Fardis, Account Manager 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Health services, International


SciLifeLab

Mikael Huss, Bioinformatics scientist

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions


Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare and University of Lund

Karin Källén, Professor, reproduction epidemiology

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Early childhood / maternal child


Umeå University

Goran Lonnberg, Statistician/Data Scientist

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, International


Switzerland

Clinerion

Luis Magalhaes, International

Research interests: Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions

Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute 

Matthias Bopp, Senior Reseach Fellow 

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine Lausanne (IUMSP)

Marie-Annick Le Pogam, Chief Resident - Public Health Physician

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging, International

Valerie Pittet, Senior Lecturer / Head of research unit

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions


University of Bern

Spoerri Adrian, Head of linkage center, Swiss National Cohort

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation

Julia Bohlius, Head of Research Group

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Taiwan

Department of Health Promotion and Health Education, National Taiwan Normal University

Shu-Fang Shih, Assistant Professor

Research interests: Health Policy and Knowledge Translation, Health Equity, Maternal and Child Health Promotion and Health Care, Social Determinants of Health


Taipei Medical University

Usman Iqbal, Health Informatics Researcher

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, International


Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College

Michael Johnson Mahande

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child


Uganda

Reproductive Health Uganda

Nulu Nanono, Researcher 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context


United Arab Emirates

Higher Colleges of Technology

Patricia Visosky, Lead Faculty, Health Science Division/Doctoral Student - Health Research

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Social context, International


United Kingdom

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Andrew Haxton, Specialist Information Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context

Aberystwyth University

Anthonia Ijeoma Onyeahialam, Early Career Researcher

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International, economy, transport and communication, migration and remittances


Administrative Data Research Centre Scotland

Leslie Stevens, Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Information governance and legal frameworks surrounding data linkage


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Richard Thomas, All Wales Cardiac Informatics Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation,- Health services, Disease and health conditions


AstraZeneca

Cathy Emmas, Patient Centricity Partnership Director 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Environment, International 


Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Prof Jackie Cassell, Professor of Primary Care Epidemiology

Research interests: Our group – the PREP (Patient records enhancement programme) - is a strong collaborative research team based at the Universities of Sussex and Brighton. Funded by the Wellcome Trust we offer expertise in computational linguistics, social & health informatics, and human computer interaction, working closely with health services research, epidemiology & public health, and biostatistics. Professor Jackie Cassell is based at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK. She is a clinically qualified consultant in Public Health and in sexually transmitted infections. In recent years she has developed a wide-ranging interest in electronic patient records, and currently leads a Wellcome Trust funded programme "The Ergonomics of Electronic Patient Records".


Born In Bradford Project

Muhammad Faisal, Research Fellow

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging

Emily Petherick, Senior Research Fellow

Research interests: Setting up a data linkage project to follow up the Born in Bradford cohort study. Child health and education.


Bradford Institute for Health Research

Dan Mason, IT Development Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child


University of Cambridge

Tom Bishop, Senior Data Scientist

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International

Hilary Wong, Academic Clinical Lecturer

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child


Cardiff University, South East Wales Trials Unit

Victor Adekanmbi, Research Fellow
Fiona Lugg, Research Associate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, harmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Cedar

Megan Dale, Researcher

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Ruth Poole, Researcher

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Social context


China Kadoorie Biobank

Sam Sansome, Data Group Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Environment

Alex Williams, Senior Data Scientist

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, International


Clinical Practice Research Datalink

Antonis Kousoulis, Acting as Head of Business Development  

Research interests: Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Social context, International

Janet Valentine , Director

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical

Tim Williams, Head of Research

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions


DECIPHer

Peter Gee, Public Involvement Officer

Research interests: Knowledge Translation, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context


Economic and Social Research Council

Paul Boyle, CEO

Research interests: Various health and socio-economic studies

Vanessa Cuthill, Senior Management

Research interests: Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Edinburgh Napier University

William Ball, PhD Student

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Social context

Eleanor Harding, PhD Candidate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Social context


The Emergency Medical Retrieval & Transfer Service Wales (EMRTS)

David Rawlinson, Clinical Informatics Manager

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services


Experian Data Quality

Akshay Davis. Senior Development Manager

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Occupational / workplace, International


Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research

Ronan Lyons, Director, Farr Institute/CIPHER

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality ,Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International. My research interests lie in the utilisation of linked data to improve population health and wellbeing. I am particularly interested in combining the skills of observational and interventional researchers with policy makers to design, test, evaluate and implement population-wide interventions and policies. I have particular research interests in the neglected field of injury prevention and control, environmental influences on health and in child health. I am the Director of the Centre for Improvement in Population Health through E-records Research (CIPHER), one of the four constituent centres of the Farr Institute, Co-Director of the SAIL system, Co-Director of the DECIPHer Public Health Research Centre, Chair of the International Collaborative Effort on Injury Statistics and Methodology (Injury ICE),and PI of the Wales Electronic Cohort for Children.

Richard Fry, Senior Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Environment, GIS methodologies for access modelling and data anonymisation

Rachel Reeves, PhD Student

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions


Farr Institute @ Scotland

Catharine Goddard, Manger

Research interests: Knowledge Translation, Education and Training, Public Involvement, Health services, Disease and health conditions, International

Andrew James Williams, Research Fellow (Natural Experimental Approaches)

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International

Farr Institute, University College London

Amitava Banerjee, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Data Science and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, International


Generation Scotland

Archie Campbell, Project Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging


Geocreate

Gill Harper, Data Analyst and Researcher

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Early childhood / maternal child


Glasgow Caledonian University

Andrew Elders, Research Fellow

Research interests: Promoting the use of data linkage, researching linkage applications, particularly in clinical trial methodology.


Health and Social Care Information Centre

Ellen Cameron, Senior Data Manager, Data Production

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Garry Coleman, Head of Data Access, Data Access Request Service

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Oliver Smith, Lead Data Manager, Data Production

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions


Health Survey for England

Emily Diment, Senior Data Manager

Research interests: Health Survey for England


Health Protection Agency (HPA)

Mehdi Minaji, Surveillance Database Manager

Research interests: Record linkage techniques, Data Linkage Systems, Data Mining, Health Information Systems, Data Management


Hull York Medical School

Patricia McGettigan

Research interests: Data linkage


IMO

Ed Doshokin, Consultant

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, International


Imperial College London

Nathan Green, Research Fellow

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions


Imperial College London, Occupational Medicine & Public Health, Department of Respiratory Epidemiology

Laura-Jane Smith, Wellcome Clinical Research Fellow

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context


Information Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland

Richmond Davies, Service Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


Institute of Health Informatics, University of College London 

Kamran Khan, PhD. Student

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context


King's College London

Lisa Aschan, Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International

Johnny Downs, MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child

Daniel Leightley, Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child

Sarah Markham, Mathematician

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Environment

Clare Pearson, Research Assistant

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging


Kingston University London

John MM Rumbold, Postdoctoral Researcher

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions


London School of Economics

Alburez Gutierrez, PhD candidate in Demography

Research interests: Social context, Government spending, Demography, Conflict


London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

David Cromwell, Senior Lecturer

Research interests: Using combined administrative and clinical audit data to investigate issues of access to care, variation in clinical practice and patient outcomes.

Jan van der Meulen, Head of Department, Health Services Research Unit

Research interests: Data linkage

Christopher Rentsch, PhD Candidate

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging, International


Ludger Ltd

Daryl L Fernandes, Chief Executive

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, International


Medical Research Centre/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit

Prof Alastair H Leyland, Head of Programme

Research interests: Use of linked register and survey data to measure health and inequalities in health; development of statistical and epidemiological methodology appropriate for the analysis of linked data.


National Health Service, Health Scotland

Lucie Giles, Public Health Information Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International

Gerry McCartney, Head of Public Health Observatory

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International

Mark Robinson, Public Health Information Manager

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Education, Environment


National Health Service, Scotland

David Clark, Principal Information Analyst

Research interests: Probabilistic matching techniques

Kevin Greig

Research interests: Data linkage

Janet Murray

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Health services


National Health Service, Scotland, Information Services Division

Carole Morris

Research interests: Data linkage

Anthea Springbett, Program Principal

Research interests: Data linkage

Rachael Wood, Consultant in Public Health Medicine

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child


National Health Service, UK, Connecting for Health

Peter Knight, Group Programme Director

Research interests: Linkage services for the use of routine health data and other data sources to support health research

Kinga Varnai, Assistant to Group Programme Director

Research interests: Data linkage


National Trading Standards Service

Roy Marsh, Data Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


NHS Digital

Hannah McCann, Safety Engineer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


NHS Lothian, Directorate of Laboratory Medicine

Gina McAllister, Clinical Scientist

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Environment


NHS South Eastern Hampshire CCG

Christopher Davis, Senior Data Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services


Nuffield Trust

Martin Bardsley, Head of Research

Research interests: Nature and shape of socio- economic gradients in health, and effectiveness of public health programs and policies in reducing them.

Theo Georghiou

Research interests: Data linkage


Office for National Statistics

Michelle Bowen, Statistician

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation

Julie Mills, Senior Research Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context


Polymaths

Farooq Khan , Complex Systems Scientist

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Social context, International


Public Health England

H Wu, NCARDRS NDSCR Lead

Research interests: Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Social context, International


Public Health & Intelligence, National Services Scotland

Grant Wyper, Senior Researcher

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions


Public Health Wales

David Tucker, CARIS Manager

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Environment, International


Online Monthly Loans

Kenneth Baker, Manager 

Open Connections

Sunny Patel, Sales Manager 

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context


School of Health Sciences, City University London

Alison Macfarlane, Professor of Perinatal Health

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Early childhood / maternal child


Scottish Cancer Registry

David Brewster, Director

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions


Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy

John Frank, Director

Research interests: Predictive risk modelling; Linkage of health and social care; Development of person based resource allocation in England; Health and social care use at end of life; Trends in ambulatory care sensitive admission rates; Life time costs of social care.


Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability

Angela Henderson, Head of Policy and Research

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context


Scottish Government

Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical)

Julie Rintoul, Statistician

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical)

Mairead Wood, Head of Data Linkage Policy

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Public Interest, Public Benefit, Ethics, Research and Statistics, Anonymisaiton, Administrative Data, Governance and Transparency, Guiding Principles for Data Linkage, Access and Personnel, Sanctions, Policy, Data linkage to support research and statistics that are in the public interest across a variety of sectors including education, health and justice


ScotXed Professional Services

Albert King, Team Leader

Research interests: Data linkage


Swansea University

Athanasios Anastasiou, Lecturer in Health Data Science

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging, Environment

Roxanne Cooksey, Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Agin g

Rhodri Johnson, Research Officer

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context

Andrew Kemp, Associate Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging

Christopher Orton, Technical Projects Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Health services, Environment, International

Owen Pickrell, Clinical Lecturer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Mark Rees, Professor

Research interests: Development of Natural Language Processing, Clinical NHS Letters, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Genomics integration

Nick Corlett, Clerical Assistant 

Research interests: Knowledge Translation, Health services


Health Informatics (SAIL Databank), Swansea University Medical School

Ashley Akbari, Research Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Environment, Social context

Caroline Brooks, Senior Research Analyst

Research interests: Using the SAIL databank to support research.

Rohan Dsilva, Data Warehouse Manager 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), GIS/geospatial, Health services, Environment

Simon Ellwood-Thompson, Technical Manager & System Architect

Research interests: Data linkage

David Ford, Professor of Health Informatics

Research interests: Health Services Research and the secondary use of routinely collected data

Melanie Healy, Research Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child

Ann John, Asst Head of Medical School
Kerina Jones, Associate Professor Research Development Fellow

Research interests: To realise the potential of electronically held, person based, routinely collected information to conduct and support health related research through the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) databank. Also interested in health informatics, e-health records research and governance issues in the re-use of routine data for research. Kerina is involved in various projects on the HIRU portfolio, including the development of a UK register for people with Multiple Sclerosis and the creation of an informatics platform for biomarker discovery and validation.

Lewis Lee, Data Analyst
Keith Lloyd, Dean of Medical School
Ronan Lyons, Professor of Public Health

Research interests: Data linkage

Marcos Del Pozo Banos, Research Data Analyst
Sarah Rodgers, Lecturer in Spatial Epidemiology

Research interests: Linking environment and Health data using the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) databank

Karen Tingay, Research Data Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child

Daniel Thayer, Research Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child

Sophie Wood, Research Assistant

The University of Edinburgh

Tomi Ajetunmobi, Student  

Research interests: Knowledge Translation, Early childhood / maternal child

Chris Dibben

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Social context

Jonine Figueroa, Chancellor's Fellow

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Occupational / workplace

Jonathan Hafferty, Clinical Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International

Colin Simpson, Senior Research Fellow

Research interests: As a principal investigator I have been awarded two National Institute of Health Research grants to use primary care linked data to measure the effectiveness of pandemic and seasonal influenza vaccination [VIPER 09/84/90 & SIVE 09/2000/37]. I was awarded the CSO Postdoctoral Health Services and Health of the Public Research Fellowship in 2009 to investigate primary care data linkage to study long term chronic conditions. I am a researcher with the CSO funded SHELS study linking census, primary and secondary care data to understand different chronic disease outcomes amongst ethnicity groups [CSO ref: CZH/4/648] and the CHIMES project [CSO ref: ARPG/07/4] which is funding the Pharmacovigilance Programme in the Information Services Division.

Caroline Jackson, Chancellor's Fellow

Research interests: Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context, Aetiology and consequences of chronic disease, in particular cardiovascular disease and diabetes, multimorbidity, social determinants of health and health inequalities

Mome Mukherjee, Senior Data Analyst

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Disease and health conditions, Involved with UK Asthma Observatory and Lothian Research Safe Haven.

Katherine Walesby, Clinical Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment, Social context, International

Tim Wilkinson, Clinical Research Fellow

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging, International


University of Edinburgh: Centre for Genomics and Experimental Medicine, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine

Mairead L. Bermingham

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment, Social context


The University of Glasgow

Nick Bailey, Professor 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context

Ruth Dundas, Senior Investigator Scientist

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context

Anna Pearce, Welcome Trust Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International

Richard Papworth, Data Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging

Emily Tweed, Specialty Registrar in Public Health

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context, International


Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Study

Victoria Nolan, Understanding Society Project Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


UK Biobank

Victoria Allan, Data Analyst

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, health conditions


UK Data Service, Census Support

Rob Dymond-Green, Technical Services Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context


Ulster University

Maria Loane, Lecturer in Public Health

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child

Joanne Given, Dr (Research Associate)

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child

KongFatt Wong-Lin, Dr (Lecturer)

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


University College London

Bo Fu, Senior Lecturer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Early childhood / maternal child, International, Statistical methodology

Caroline Fraser, Research Assistant

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, International

Gareth Hagger-Johnson, Research Associate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Social context

Monica Koo, PhD Student

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, International


University College London, Clinical Epidemiology Group

Spiros Denaxas, Senior Research Associate

Research interests: Child maltreatment, antibiotic prescribing in pregnancy and childhood.


University College London, Institute of Child Health

Pia Hardelid, Research associate

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child. I am interested in the use of data linkage for public health surveillance and to examine the effectiveness of health interventions. My particular interest is in paediatric infectious disease epidemiology and determining the role of infections in causing severe illness and deaths in children.

Katie Harron

Research interests: The evaluation of record linkage techniques to determine changes in infection rates in Paediatric Intensive Care Units.

Ruith Gilbert, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology

Research interests: My research and work experience focuses on building and managing large clinical datasets and linking electronic health records for investigating the aetiology and prognosis of specific coronary phenotypes. Specifically, I am leading the data efforts in the CArdiovascular disease research using Linked Bespoke studies and Electronic Records (CALIBER) project which contains primary care (GPRD), secondary care (HES), acute registry (MINAP) and mortality (ONS) data. The CALIBER data warehouse contains over 5 billion rows of clinical information.

Linda Wijlaars, Research Associate in Statistics

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, International


University College London, Institute of Education

Efrosini Setakis, Research Data Scientist

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


University of Aberdeen

Sir Ian Diamond, Principal and Vice-Chancellor

University of Bath

Rachel Charlton, Research Fellow

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child


University of Bristol

Kerry Humphries, Project Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child

Andy Boyd, ALSPAC Data Linkage Manager

Research interest: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), GIS/geospatial, Disease and health conditions, To link the participants of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) to their routine health and administrative records.


University of Dundee

Phil Appleby, PhD Student

Role: Developing Genotype / Phenotype databases

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Representation of Genomic Data, Health services, Disease and health conditions

Stefan Clos, Clinical Tutor 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and Methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, education, early childhood/maternal child, aging, social context, international.


University of Leeds

Samantha Crossfield, Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Social context

Tracey Farragher, Lecturer in Public Health Epidemiology

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Occupational / workplace, Social context, Applying appropriate epidemiological methods to investigate public health and well-being in relation to societal, environmental and personal risk factors

Louise Winton Schreuders, NHIR Research Fellow 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Social context


University of Manchester

Grace McCorkle, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International

Catharine Morgan, Post-Doctorial Research Associate PhD

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Social context

Joseph Sakshaug

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


University of Newcastle

Catherine Chojenta, Doctor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging


University of Nottingham

Laila J Tata, Associate Professor in Epidemiology

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International

Kate Fleming, Lecturer

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child. I am particularly interested in the study of conditions affecting pregnancy, childbirth and the long-term consequences of obstetric complications.


University of Oxford

Daniel Avery, Data Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Disease and health conditions, International

Claire Wotton, Research Associate

Research interests: Data linkage


University of Oxford, CTSU

Michael Lay, IT and Information Security & Governance Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Environment


University of Oxford, Department of Public Health, Unit of Health-Care Epidemiology

Leicester Gill, Data Manager & Researcher

Research interests:

Michael Goldacre, Professor of Public Health

Research interests: Application of linkage in epidemiological, public health and health services research.

Valerie Seagroatt, Statistician

Research interests :


University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Seun Esan, DPhil Student

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Surveillance of infectious diseases, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context, Interested in the use of linked electronic health records and administrative data in the surveillance and epidemiology of gastrointestinal infections and resulting complications.


University of Oxford, Modernising medical microbiology group

John Finney, Data Manager

Research interests: Currently working on a near realtime data warehouse of UK county wide hospital records from multiple sources using new linkage methods on a large data set.


University of Southampton

Christopher J Brooks, Data Scientist & Visiting Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions,, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International

Jamie Christopher Moore, Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Social context

James Robards, Research Fellow, National Centre for Research Methods

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial

Li-Chun Zhang, Professor of Social Statistics 

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial


University of Surrey

Agnieszka Lemanska, Dr 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions


University of St Andrews

Lee Emma Williamson, Research Fellow
Zhiqiang Feng, Research Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Social context


University of Stirling

Nadine Dougall, Senior Research Fellow

Research interests: Use of linked datasets in mental health, suicide, diagnostic imaging, clinical trials of efficacy and evaluation of complex interventions.


University of S trathclyde

Sarah Day, Teaching Fellow

Research interests: Health services, Disease and health conditions


University of York

Lorna Fraser, Senior Lecturer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child


Warwick Medical School

Peter Sidebotham, Associate Professor of Child Health 

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Early childhood / maternal child


United States of America

Abt Associates 

Deborah Walker, Vice President/Senior Fellow 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Knowledge Translation,  Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupationa / workplace, Social context, International


Biogen

Susan Eaton, Associate Director,  Observational Analytics 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, 


Boston University, School of Public Health

Eugene Declefrcq, Professor

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Early childhood / maternal child, International

Karen Sautter

Research interests: Data linkage


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Eric Hall, Assistant Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context


Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Nicole Mickelson, Minn-Link Researcher

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Reproductive Health

Carrie Shapiro-Mendoza, Senior Scientist

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Early childhood / maternal child, Infant mortality, preterm birth


Data Resource Center

Christina Bethell, Director, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Environment, Social context

Jan van der Meulen, Head of Department

Research interests: Data linkage

Andrew James Williams, Research Fellow (Natural Experimental Approaches) 

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International


Duke University

Kelly Evans , Research Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context

Elizabeth J Gifford, Research Scientist

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context


Harvard Medical School

Joel Weissman, Professor of Surgery in Health Policy

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Health services, Disease and health conditions


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Emma Thomas, Student 

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Environment


Harvard Pilgrim

Jeffrey Brown, Associate Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions


Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Michael Kogan, Director, Office of Epidemiology

Research interests: Health services, Early childhood / maternal child


Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Alison Fraser, Database Manager/Research Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), GIS/geospatial, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Social context

Karen Schliep, Assistant Professor

ICPSR/ISR/Univerity of Michigan

Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, Associate Research Scientist

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context


IMPAQ International

Karin Johnson, Senior Research Associate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical


Indiana University Center for Bioethics and Indiana Center for Applied Research in Health Information (CLEAR)

Eric M. Meslin, Ph.D., Director and Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Knowledge Translation, Ethical and policy issues, governance, Social context, International


Indiana University School of Medicine

Erika Cheng, Assistant Professor

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context


Life Course Research Network

Milton Kotelchuck, Director, MCH Life Course Research Laboratory

Research interests: Health resilience and vulnerability in children. Biological links through which social-contextual factors contribute to children’s long-term medical, psychosocial and cognitive outcomes.


Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Hafsatou Diop, Director, Office of Data Translation

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child

Susan Manning, MCH Epidemiologist

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child


National Cancer Institute

Eric Miller, Epidemiologist

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions


National Center for Health Statistics

Irma Arispe, Director, Office of Analysis and Epidemiology

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Social context

Cordell Golden, Statistician

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, International

Clinton Thompson, Associate Service Fellow

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context


National Institute for Child Health Quality

Julius Anastasio, Analyst

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context, International

Sabrina Selk, Senior Analyst

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context


Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Ming Qu, Epidemiologist/Unit Administrator

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods,GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


New Growth Group

Kaci Roach, Project Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Education, Occupational / workplace, Social context

Nikki Glazer Stoicoiu, Data Manager & Analyst

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Education, Occupational / workplace, Social context


Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Preventive Medicine

Rebecca Wurtz, Associate Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Governance, public policy, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Environment, Social context, International


NYC Health

David Lee, Health Informatics Specialist

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context, Disease surveillance and reporting


Office of Immigration Statistics

Nadwa Mossaad, Statistician/Economist

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Social context, International


Ohio State University

Ayaz Hyder, Assistant Professor

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Environment, Social context, Asthma, Birth outcomes


Oregon Health & Science University

Kenneth D. Rosenberg, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Dept of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Research interests: Knowledge Translation, Perinatal, Maternal and Child Health


Perinatal Center of Oklahoma

David Deschamps, MD, MS

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions


Pero Consulting Group, LLC

Patrick Miller, Founder & Principal

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical


Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco

Claire Brindis, Director

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Early childhood / maternal child


Prairie View A&M University

T.J. Pierre, Administrator, Health Services

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging, Social context


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Kerry Anne McGeary, Senior Program Officer

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge translation


RTI International

Suzanne West

Research interests: Data linkage


Rutgers University

Soko Setoguchi, Associate Professor 

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment, International


Stanford University

Jonathan Fisher, Research Scholar

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Occupational / workplace, Social context

​Amy O'Hara, Senior Research Scholar

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Aging, Occupational / workplace, Social context


SRI International, Center for Education and Human Services

Taletha Derrington, Early Childhood Researcher/Technical Assistance

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child


Syracuse University, Center for Policy Research Maxwell School

Amy Schwartz , Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Analysis and methods, Disease and health conditions, Education, Social context


Texas Department of State Health Services

Karen Moffitt, Research Specialist

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Disease and health conditions


Texas A&M University, Health Science Center

Hye-Chung Kum, Associate Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


United States Census Bureau

Asaph Young Chun, Research Chief for Decennial Directorate

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, Social context, International


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Teresa J. Hudson, Director: Divison of Health Services 

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services


University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health

Douglas Jutte, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Research interests: Data linkage


University of Iowa

Brad Wright, Assistant Professor

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, International


University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Gordon Smith

Research interests: Linking the US National Death Index to 26 years of trauma center admissions to study mortality outcomes.


University of Michigan

Mary A.M. Rogers, Research Associate Professor

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Aging, International


University of New Hampshire

David Laflamme, Research Assistant Professor

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context


University of South Florida, College of Public Health

Russell S. Kirby, Distinguished University Professor and Marrell Endowed Chair

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Environment, Social context

William Sappenfield, Professor and Chair, Department of Community and Family Health

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Early childhood / maternal child


University of Southern California

Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Asssistant Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context


University of Southern California, Children's Data Network

Jonathan Hoonhout, Project Director

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Early childhood / maternal child, Transition Age Youth, Child Welfare, Homeless Youth, Incarceration, Developmental Services, Foster Youth Outcomes


University of Utah

Tell Bennett, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Critical Care

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child

Ken R. Smith, Professor

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Aging, Environment, Social context


University of Washington, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Matthew Israelson, Data Development Manager

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Education, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace, International


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deborah B Ehrent, Associate Professor

Research interests: Analysis and methods, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Early childhood / maternal child, Social context


Utah Population Database

Stevie Kinnear, Database Analyst

Research interests: Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods


Virginia Department of Health

Anne Rhodes, Director of HIV Surveillance

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions


Westat

Sigurd W. Hermansen, Sr. Systems Analyst/ Group Manager

Research interests: Privacy and confidentiality, Data linkage (technical), Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Knowledge Translation, Health services, Pharmaceutical, Disease and health conditions, Aging, Environment, Occupational / workplace

David Stinchcomb, Sr. Study Director

Research interests: Analysis and methods, GIS/geospatial, Health services, Disease and health conditions, Social context