Associate Members

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

Faiz Ahmad Khan, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Director, TB Clinical Services
Member, RECRU
Associate Director, McGill International TB Centre
Keywords/Research Theme: Tuberculosis, global health equity, epidemiology & implementation research, aboriginal health, multidrug-resistant TB, interstitial lung disease, meta-analysis
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Andrea Benedetti, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine & Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University
Member, RECRU
Keywords/Research Theme: Statistical challenges related to individual patient data meta analyses and statistical challenges related to respiratory health especially TB, COPD and asthma.
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Yves Berthiaume, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu
Keywords/Research Theme: Role of ion channels in pulmonary dysfunction associated with pulmonary edema and cystic fibrosis
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Jean Bourbeau, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Director, Centre of Innovative Medicine, RI-MUHC
Member, RECRU
Keywords/Research Theme: COPD, secondarily disease management, self-management, pulmonary rehabilitation and cardiorespiratory exercise physiology
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Yan Burelle, PhD
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University Research Chair in Integrative Mitochondrial Biology, University of Ottawa
Keywords/Research Theme: Understanding the multi-faceted role of mitochondrial dysfunction in chronic acquired and genetic mitochondrial diseases
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Manuel Cosio, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Padova
Keywords/Research Theme: Understanding the inflammatory response to cigarette smoke in the pathogenesis of COPD and its pathological abnormalities: airway disease and emphysema
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Ron Dandurand, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Lakeshore General Hospital
Keywords/Research Theme: Asthma & COPD phenotypes in community practice, quantitative CT scanning, oscillometry and respiratory pharmacology
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Jörg H Fritz, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, McGill University
Member, Complex Traits Group
Keywords/Research Theme: Cellular & molecular mechanisms of type 2 immunopathologies at mucosal surfaces
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Anne Gonzalez, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Member, RECRU
Keywords/Research Theme: Evaluation and use of interventional pulmonary techniques for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and the management of pleural diseases
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Stewart B Gottfried, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Senior Physician, McGill University Health Centre
Keywords/Research Theme: Novel strategies for management of ventilator-dependent patients in respiratory failure
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John Hanrahan, PhD
Professor, Department of Physiology, McGill University
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc)
Keywords/Research Theme: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of anion secretion by airway epithelia and the development of new therapies for cystic fibrosis
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Christina Haston, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medical Physics, University of British Columbia – Okanagan
Keywords/Research Theme: 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
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Russell Hepple, PhD
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Florida
Keywords/Research Theme: 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.
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Dennis Jensen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, McGill University
Director, Clinical Exercise & Respiratory Physiology Laboratory
Keywords/Research Theme: Clinical exercise and respiratory physiology, physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms of physical activity-related dyspnea, chronic cardiorespiratory disease
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Marta Kaminska, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,McGill University
Member, RECRU
Keywords/Research Theme: Respiratory issues in neurological diseases; sleep-disordered breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); neuromuscular disorders and ventilation
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Jennifer Landry, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Member, RECRU
Medical director of the Pediatric to Adult Transition and Orphan Lung Disease Clinic (PATROL).
Keywords/Research Theme: Rare lung diseases, CF, long-term outcomes of premature birth and bronchopulmonary dysplasia , preterm birth, cystic fibrosis, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, tuberous sclerosis
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Catherine Laprise, PhD
Professor, Department of Fundamental Sciences, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Canada Research Chair in Environment and Genetics of Respiratory Diseases and Allergy
Keywords/Research Theme: Genetic determinants of asthma and other diseases
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Jean-Pierre Lavoie, DVM
Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal
Keywords/Research Theme: Airway remodeling and its reversibility in an equine model of asthma
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Sheldon Magder, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine, Department of Physiology, McGill University
Senior Physician, Division of Cardiology & Division of Intensive Care, Royal Victoria Hospital
Keywords/Research Theme: Regulation of vascular tone in sepsis; effects of estrogens on the vascular wall; Control and distribution of peripheral blood flow in exercise, heat stress and shock.
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Elias Matouk, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Director, Adult CF Clinic
Keywords/Research Theme: Clinical scoring systems evaluating CF clinical disease activity and severity, clinical trials involving therapeutic interventions and assessing inflammatory biomarkers
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Dick Menzies, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Director, RECRU
Keywords/Research Theme: Clinical and epidemiologic aspects of tuberculosis. Diagnosis of latent as well as active TB: evaluating new tests or strategies to diagnose these conditions
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Ronald Olivenstein, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Associate Leader, RESP Program, RI-MUHC
Keywords/Research Theme: Clinical trials in asthma and COPD, investigations into airway inflammation in severe asthma and innovative therapies such as bronchial thermoplasty, severe asthma cohort
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Sushmita Pamidi, MD
Assistant Professor, Deparment of Medicine, McGill University
Keywords/Research Theme: Investigating the role of sleep-disordered breathing on cardiometabolic outcomes in pregnancy and in the general population
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Ciriaco A Piccirillo, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, McGill University
Keywords/Research Theme: Regulation of immune responses mediated by CD4+Foxp3+  regulatory T cells
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Dilson Rassier, PhD
Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, McGill University
Keywords/Research Theme: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of striated muscle contraction and force generation and the impact of diseases, including muscle dystrophy and cardiomyopathy, on this process
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Marina Saette, MD
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padova and Padova City Hospital, Padova, Italy
Keywords/Research Theme: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, asthma, COPD
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Kevin Schwartzman, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Member, RECRU
Keywords/Research Theme: Tuberculosis, respiratory epidemiology (COPD and sleep-disordered breathing), cost-effective analyses using clinical and epidemiologic data as well as decision analysis modeling
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Jason Shahin, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Member, RECRU
Keywords/Research Theme: Risk prediction in the ICU, prediction tools for complex populations in the ICU, including the chronic critically ill and the potential organ donor
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Tania Taivassalo, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, University of Florida
Keywords/Research Theme: Pathophysiology of skeletal muscle mitochondrial disorders and the safety and efficacy of exercise training in their treatment
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Marc A Tewfik, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University
Keywords/Research Theme: Innate Immunity in Chronic Rhinosinusitis
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