Meet our expert leadership team

The information shared through the Portal is identified and rated by experts, so that users can have confidence in the information they receive. The Portal sorts through the volumes of information available on optimal aging, to ultimately help citizens, clinicians, public health professionals and policymakers play an active role in decision-making about health and healthcare.

Maureen Dobbins

Maureen Dobbins, BScN, PhD

Professor in the School of Nursing and Scientific Director, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools, McMaster University

Leads one of the four resources (Health Evidence™) that feed into the Portal, including the public health professional content, Evidence Summaries, Web Resource Ratings and Blog Posts.

Maureen Dobbins

Alfonso Iorio, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Chair, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI)

Professor, Divisions of Hematology and Thromboembolism and General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine

Leads one of the four resources (McMasterPLUSTM) that feeds into the Portal, including the clinician content and Evidence Summaries.

John Lavis, MD, PhD

Physician; Professor and Director, McMaster Health Forum, McMaster University

Leads two of the four resources (Health Systems Evidence and Social Systems Evidence) that feed into the Portal, including the policymaker content and Evidence Summaries, and leads the stakeholder engagement and media engagement activities.

Anthony J Levinson, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Physician; Professor; Director, Division of e-Learning Innovation and machealth; and John R. Evans Chair in Health Sciences Educational Research and Instructional Development, McMaster University

Leads the design, development and administration of the website.

Parminder Raina, BSc, PhD

Professor; Raymond and Margaret Labarge Chair in Research and Knowledge Application for Optimal Aging, McMaster University; and Canada Research Chair in GeroScience

Provides scientific direction, including the leadership of the Expert Advisory Council.

Former Leaders

Brian Haynes, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Physician; Professor, Clinical Epidemiology and Medicine; Director, McMasterPLUS™; and Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University

Brian formerly led one of the four resources (McMasterPLUS™) that feeds into the Portal, including the clinician content and Evidence Summaries.

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