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JORDAN MILLER

Director, IMPPaCT Research

Jordan is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director (Physical Therapy) in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy and Associate Scientist in the Health Services and Policy Research Institute at Queen's University. He is a physiotherapist, and an award winning educator and health researcher. His research program aims to reduce pain-related disability and improve quality of life for people living with pain through the development and evaluation of new interventions and models of primary care.

 
RESEARCH STAFF
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KEVIN VARETTE

Research Coordinator

Kevin is an experienced physiotherapist and research coordinator. He facilitates the research process and coordinates multiple projects for Dr. Miller and his team.

CHAD MCCLINTOCK

Research Coordinator

Chad has an MSc in Physical Therapy and an MSc in Epidemiology. He is an experienced clinician and educator. He spent several years working with health administrative data focusing on biostatistical and study design concepts. He currently works with the IMPPaCT team designing and coordinating various research projects.

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IAN A. GILCHRIST

Ian is a research physiotherapist working with Dr. Miller in studying the role of physiotherapy as a primary care service in emergency departments for patients presenting with musculoskeletal disorders.

Ian completed his Bachelor of Science (Honours Kinesiology) at the University of Waterloo, Master of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University, and Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science at Queen’s University.

Ian has extensive clinical experience in acute care settings, as well as outpatient orthopaedics, where he has advanced training in the assessment and management of concussive head injuries.

Research Physiotherapist

TRAINEES

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ABEY ABEBE

PhD Student (Rehabilitation Science)

Abey is a PhD student in Rehabilitation Science at Queen's University and Lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Gondar. His research focuses on communication about the pain experience between patients and healthcare providers in the Ethiopian healthcare context. His doctoral training is supported by a MasterCard Foundation Fellowship.

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GREG CUTFORTH

DSc Student (Rehabilitation and Health Leadership)

Greg is a doctoral student in the Rehabilitation and Health Leadership Program at Queen's University and the Director, Urgent and Primary Health Centres with Interior Health in British Columbia, Canada. His research focuses on understanding patient function as an indicator of team-based primary care performance. His co-supervisor is Dr. Catherine Donnelly

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NICHOLAS HELD

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Mitacs)

Nick is a post-doctoral fellow in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy and adjunct faculty member in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. His research focuses on improving rehabilitation services for Canadian Armed Forces Veterans living with pain. His current research focuses on evaluating the experiences and outcomes of aquatic therapy for Canadian Armed Forces Veterans living with chronic pain. He is completing an Mitacs Post-doctoral Fellowship with co-supervisor Heidi Cramm (School of Rehabilitation Therapy) and Industry Partner Hydrathletics.

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EMILY HLADKOWICZ

PhD Student (Aging and Health)

Emily is a PhD student in the Aging and Health program at Queen's University and a Clinical Research Coordinator at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Her research focuses on improving transitions in care for older adults with frailty. Emily's doctoral training is supported by Ontario Graduate Scholarships and a Candian Frailty Network Fellowship.

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GORIS NAZARI

Post-doctoral Fellow (CIHR)

Goris is a post-doctoral fellow in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy. His research focuses on improving pain management for Canadian Armed Forces Veterans Living with Pain. He is currently completing a CIHR funded post-doctoral fellowship co-supervised with Dr. Jordan Miller and Dr. David Pedlar through the School of Rehabilitation Therapy and Canadian Institutes of Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR). 

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KATIE POSER

PhD Student (Rehabilitation Science)

Katie is a student in the Rehabilitation Science Program at Queen's University and Professor in Nursing at St. Lawrence College. Her research focuses on understanding the challenge of providing and receiving acute pain management for people with opioid use disorder on opioid agonist therapy.

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SINTAYEHU DABI WAMI

PhD Student (Rehabilitation Science)

Sintayehu is a PhD student in the Rehabilitation Science program at Queen's University and faculty member in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Gondar. He has carried out several successful research projects and published in reputable peer reviewed journals. His research focuses on developing and testing a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program for people with chronic low back pain in the Ethiopian healthcare context. His doctoral training is supported by a MasterCard Foundation Fellowship.

 

ANDREWS TAWIAH

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Andrews is a postdoctoral fellow and term adjunct instructor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy. His research focuses on improving outcomes, experiences (access and reducing wait times), and reducing the cost of care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and pain in accordance with the Quadruple Aim Framework. His current research includes implementing and evaluating advanced practice and physiotherapy-led models of care in chronic pain, emergency department, and primary care settings. His research is supported by the Queen’s Research Opportunities Fund – Postdoctoral Fund

LINA ELSABBAGH

PhD Student (Aging and Health)

Lina is a PhD student in the Aging and Health program at Queen's University. She has over 15 years of experience as a physical therapist working in Canada and overseas. Her research focuses on  digital self-management  support  for chronic pain including special considerations for effective  delivery of digital support for older adults and their caregivers. She is the recipient of the Kitty Noble Memorial Ontario Graduate Scholarships Award for 2022-23 academic year.

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ALUMNI

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MULUGETA BAYISA CHALA

Mulugeta completed a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at Queen’s University under the supervision of Dr. Jordan Miller and Dr. Catherine Donnelly. His dissertation focuses on building foundations for research on low back pain self-management in the Ethiopian context.

Mulugeta is currently an OHT Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. As an embedded researcher, Mulugeta is supporting the implementation and evaluation of priority projects at the Middlesex London Ontario Health Team.   

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KYLE VADER

Kyle is currently a first-year medical student at Northern Ontario School of Medicine University in Sudbury, Ontario. Prior to medical school, he completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) at McMaster University, Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, and Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science at Queen's University under the supervision of Dr. Miller. Kyle's doctoral research focused on understanding team-based primary care for the management of low back pain.