Associate Members

Members of the McGill Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit (RECRU) and other national and international collaborating research units.

Faiz Ahmad Khanphoto of faiz ahmad khan: research on Tuberculosis, global health equity, epidemiology & implementation research, aboriginal health, multidrug-resistant TB, interstitial lung disease, meta-analysis, MD  pubmed link for faiz ahmad khan publications email_icon
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,
McGill University
Director, TB Clinical Services
Member, RECRU
McGill UniversityTuberculosis, global health equity, epidemiology & implementation research, aboriginal health, multidrug-resistant TB, interstitial lung disease, meta-analysis


photo of andrea benedetti: research on Statistical challenges related to individual patient data meta analyses and statistical challenges related to respiratory health especially TB, COPD and asthmaAndrea Benedetti, PhD  pubmed link for andrea benedetti publications email_icon
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine & Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University
Member, RECRU
Statistical challenges related to individual patient data meta analyses and statistical challenges related to respiratory health especially TB, COPD and asthma.


photo of yves berthiaume: research on Role of ion channels in pulmonary dysfunction associated with pulmonary edema and cystic fibrosisYves Berthiaume  pubmed link for yves berthiaume publications email_icon
Professor, Department of Medicine
Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu
Role of ion channels in pulmonary dysfunction associated with pulmonary edema and cystic fibrosis


photo of jean bourbeau: research on COPD, secondarily disease management, self-management, pulmonary rehabilitation and cardiorespiratory exercise physiologyJean Bourbeau, MD  pubmed link for jean bourbeau publications email_icon
Professor, Department of Medicine,
McGill University
Director, Centre of Innovative Medicine
Member, RECRU
COPD, secondarily disease management, self-management, pulmonary rehabilitation and cardiorespiratory exercise physiology


photo of yan burelle: research on mitochondrial dysfunction in chronic acquired and genetic mitochondrial diseasesYan Burelle, PhD  pubmed link for yan burelle publications email_icon
Professeur associé, Département de sciences biomédicales, Faculté de médecine,
Université de Montréal
Understanding the multi-faceted role of mitochondrial dysfunction in chronic acquired and genetic mitochondrial diseases


photo of manuel cosio: research on inflammatory response to cigarette smoke in the pathogenesis of COPD and its pathological abnormalities: airway disease and emphysemaManuel Cosio  publication link for manuel cosio email_icon
Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Padova
Understanding the inflammatory response to cigarette smoke in the pathogenesis of COPD and its pathological abnormalities: airway disease and emphysema


photo of ronald dandurand: Asthma and COPD phenotypes in community practice, quantitative CT scanning, oscillometry and respiratory pharmacologyRon Dandurand, MD  pubmed link for ronald dandurand email_icon
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,
McGill University
Lakeshore General Hospital
Asthma & COPD phenotypes in community practice, quantitative CT scanning, oscillometry and respiratory pharmacology


photo of jorg fritz: research on molecular mechanisms of type 2 immunopathologies at mucosal surfacesJörg H Fritz  pubmed link for jorg fritz publications email_icon
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, McGill University
Member, Complex Traits Group
Cellular & molecular mechanisms of type 2 immunopathologies at mucosal surfaces


photo of anne gonzalez: Evaluation and use of interventional pulmonary techniques for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and the management of pleural diseasesAnne Gonzalez, MD  pubmed link for anne gonzalez publications email_icon
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,
McGill University
Member, RECRU
Evaluation and use of interventional pulmonary techniques for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and the management of pleural diseases


photo of stewart gottfried: research on Novel strategies for management of ventilator-dependent patients in respiratory failureStewart B Gottfried, MD  pubmed link for stewart gottfried publications email_icon
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine,
McGill University
Senior Physician, McGill University Health Centre
Novel strategies for management of ventilator-dependent patients in respiratory failure


photo of john hanrahan: Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc) Cellular and molecular mechanisms of anion secretion by airway epithelia and the development of new therapies for cystic fibrosisJohn Hanrahan, PhD  pubmed link for john hanrahan publications email_icon
Professor, Department of Physiology,
McGill University
Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc)
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of anion secretion by airway epithelia and the development of new therapies for cystic fibrosis


photo of christina haston: research on Investigating the genetics of radiation induced lung diseaseChristina Haston, PhD pubmed link for christina haston publications email_icon
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia – Okanagan
Genetics of Respiratory Diseases. Identification of genes involved in the radiation-induced lung diseases of pneumonitis (alveolitis) and fibrosis. Intestinal microbiome of cystic fibrosis mice.


photo of russell hepple: research on mechanisms of neuromuscular impairment in aging and age-related diseases such as chronic obstructive lung disease, and mechanisms of healthy aging in novel populations such as world-class masters track and field athletesRussell Hepple, PhD pubmed link for russell hepple publications email_icon
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Florida
Biology and physiology of aging skeletal muscle. Adaptive plasticity  and role of mitochondria in skeletal muscle health, disease, and aging. Biology and physiology of the aging heart.


photo of dennis jensen: research on clinical exercise and head of respiratory physiology laboratoryDennis Jensen, PhD  pubmed link for dennis jensen publications email_icon
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, McGill University
Director, Clinical Exercise & Respiratory Physiology Laboratory
Clinical exercise and respiratory physiology, physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms of physical activity-related dyspnea, chronic cardiorespiratory disease


photo of marta kaminska: research on sleep-disordered breathing, obstructive sleep apnea, neurological disorders, non-invasive medicineMarta Kaminska, MD  pubmed link for marta kaminska publications email_icon
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,
McGill University
Member, RECRU
Respiratory issues in neurological diseases; sleep-disordered breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); neuromuscular disorders and ventilation


photo of feige kaplan: research on lung developmentFeige Kaplan, PhD  pubmed link for feige kaplan publications email_icon
Professor, Department of Human Genetics,
McGill University
Montreal Children’s Hospital
Molecular determinants of early and late lung organogenesis; Role of novel steroid-responsive developmentally regulated genes in lung branching and alveolarization


 

 Jennifer Landryphoto of jennifer landry: research on bronchopulmonary dysplasia, cystic fibrosis, orphan lung diseases, lymphangioleiomyomatosis , tuberous sclerosis, MD  pubmed link for jennifer landry publications email_icon
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine,
McGill University
Member, RECRU
Medical director of the Pediatric to Adult Transition and Orphan Lung Disease Clinic (PATROL). Rare lung diseases, CF, long-term outcomes of premature birth and BPD

Catherine Laprisephoto of catherine laprise: research on Genetic determinants of asthma and other diseases, PhD  pubmed link for catherine laprise publications email_icon
Professor, Department of Fundamental Sciences, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Genetic determinants of asthma and other diseases
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photo of jean-pierre lavoie: research on Airway remodeling and its reversibility in an equine model of asthmaJean-Pierre Lavoie, DVM pubmed link for jean-pierre lavoie publications email_icon
Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal
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photo of sheldon magder: research on Regulation of vascular tone in sepsis; effects of estrogens on the vascular wallSheldon Magder, MD  pubmed link for sheldon magder publications email_icon
Professor, Department of Medicine, Department of Physiology, McGill University
Senior Physician, Division of Cardiology & Division of Intensive Care, Royal Victoria Hospital
Regulation of vascular tone in sepsis; effects of estrogens on the vascular wall


photo of elias matouk: research on Clinical scoring systems evaluating CF clinical disease activity and severity, clinical trials involving therapeutic interventions and assessing inflammatory biomarkersElias Matouk, MD  pubmed link for elias matouk publications email_icon
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine,
McGill University
Director, Adult CF Clinic
Clinical scoring systems evaluating CF clinical disease activity and severity, clinical trials involving therapeutic interventions and assessing inflammatory biomarkers


photo of richard menzies: research on Clinical and epidemiologic aspects of tuberculosis. Diagnosis of latent as well as active TB: evaluating new tests or strategies to diagnose these conditionsRichard Menzies, MD  pubmed link for richard menzies publications email_icon
Prof, Dept Medicine
McGill University
Director, RECRU
Clinical and epidemiologic aspects of tuberculosis. Diagnosis of latent as well as active TB: evaluating new tests or strategies to diagnose these conditions


photo of ronald olivenstein: research on Clinical trials in asthma and COPD, investigations into airway inflammation in severe asthma and innovative therapies such as bronchial thermoplasty, severe asthma cohortRonald Olivenstein, MD  pubmed link for ronald olivenstein publications email_icon
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine,
McGill University 

Associate Leader, RESP Program, RI-MUHC

Clinical trials in asthma and COPD, investigations into airway inflammation in severe asthma and innovative therapies such as bronchial thermoplasty, severe asthma cohort


photo of sushmita pamidi: Investigating the role of sleep-disordered breathing on cardiometabolic outcomes in pregnancy and in the general populationSushmita Pamidi, MD  pubmed link for sushmita pamidi publications email_icon
Assistant Professor, Deparment of Medicine,
McGill University
Investigating the role of sleep-disordered breathing on cardiometabolic outcomes in pregnancy and in the general population


photo of ciriaco piccirillo: research on egulation of immune responses mediated by CD4+Foxp3+ regulatory T cellsCiriaco A Piccirillo, PhD  pubmed link for ciriaco piccirillo publications email_icon
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, McGill University
Regulation of immune responses mediated by CD4+Foxp3+  regulatory T cells


photo of dilson rassier: research on Cellular and molecular mechanisms of striated muscle contraction and force generation and the impact of diseases, including muscle dystrophy and cardiomyopathy, on this processDilson Rassier, PhD  pubmed link for dilson rassier publications email_icon
Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, McGill University
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of striated muscle contraction and force generation and the impact of diseases, including muscle dystrophy and cardiomyopathy, on this process


photo of marina saetta: research on pulmonary diseasesMarina Saetta, MD  pubmed link for marina saetta publications email_icon
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Respiratory Diseases, University of Padova, Padova, Italy



photo of kevin schwartzman: research on Tuberculosis, respiratory epidemiology (COPD and sleep-disordered breathing), cost-effective analyses using clinical and epidemiologic data as well as decision analysis modelingKevin Schwartzman, MD  pubmed link for kevin schwartzman publications email_icon
Professor, Department of Medicine,McGill University
Member, RECRU
Tuberculosis, respiratory epidemiology (COPD and sleep-disordered breathing), cost-effective analyses using clinical and epidemiologic data as well as decision analysis modeling


photo of jason shahin: research on Risk prediction in the ICU, prediction tools for complex populations in the intensive care unit (ICU), including the chronic critically ill and the potential organ donorJason Shahin, MD  pubmed link for jason shahin publications email_icon
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,
McGill University
Member, RECRU

Risk prediction in the ICU, prediction tools for complex populations in the ICU, including the chronic critically ill and the potential organ donor


photo of banjamin smith: research on Pathophysiological mechanisms of obstructive lung diseases (COPD, asthma), pop-based epidemiology, imaging, airway anatomy, cardiopulmonary physiologyBenjamin M Smith, MD  pubmed link for benjamin smith publications email_icon
Assitant Professor, Department of Medicine,
McGill University
Member, RECRU
Pathophysiological mechanisms of obstructive lung diseases (COPD, asthma), pop-based epidemiology, imaging, airway anatomy, cardiopulmonary physiology


photo of tanja taivassalo: research on Pathophysiology of skeletal muscle mitochondrial disorders and the safety and efficacy of exercise training in their treatmentTanja Taivassalo, PhD  pubmed link for tanja taivassalo publications email_icon
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, University of Florida
Pathophysiology of skeletal muscle mitochondrial disorders and the safety and efficacy of exercise training in their treatment


photo of marc tewfik: Innate Immunity in Chronic RhinosinusitisMarc A Tewfik, MD  pubmed link for marc tewfik publications email_icon
Assistant Professor, Department of
Otolaryngology, McGill University
Innate Immunity in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

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