OUR TEAM

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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.

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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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MULUGETA BAYISA CHALA

PhD Student (Rehabilitation Science)

Mulugeta is a PhD student in Rehabilitation Science at Queen's University and faculty member in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Gondar. His research focuses on building foundations for research on self-management supports for people with low back pain in Ethiopia. His doctoral training is supported by a MasterCard Foundation Fellowship. Mulugeta's co-supervisor is Dr. Catherine Donnelly.

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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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KYLE VADER

PhD Student (Rehabilitation Science)

Kyle is a PhD student in the Rehabilitation Science Program at Queen's University and Physiotherapist at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre Chronic Pain Clinic. His research focuses on improving pain management by improving interprofessional team-based primary care. His doctoral training is funded by a CIHR Doctoral Research Award.

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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.

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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.