Meet Our Research Team
Dr. Hsien Seow
Dr. Seow is the Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care and Health System Innovation and a Professor at McMaster University, Department of Oncology. He focuses on ways to improve palliative care delivery and the care experience, particularly in the home and community. His expertise is in health services and policy research, quality measurement, population-based analytics, and program evaluation.
Dr. Samantha Winemaker
Dr. Winemaker is a palliative care physician who cares for patients with serious illness and their families in the home. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at McMaster University in the Department of Family Medicine, Division of Palliative Care. She is the Medical Co-Lead of the Hamilton Community Palliative Care Team and an active trainer of palliative care education to medical students, residents, and clinicians.
Dr. Bainbridge is a senior research coordinator with expertise in quantitative and qualitative research. He has led projects on formative program evaluation, instrument validation, systematic reviews, and randomized controlled trials.
Wanda is the team’s administrative coordinator. She leads all patient inquiries and keeps the team in check.
Sue Tan Toyofuku
Sue is a seasoned design and innovation consultant. She previously worked with the design and innovation firm, IDEO, as a human factors researcher and lead design strategist in the USA and across Asia.
Shilpa is a Research Assistant with our team. She is our resident computer genius, working on learning management for our studies and educational design.
Joanna is a Senior Research Coordinator with the team. She is a member of Serpent River First Nation in Northeastern Ontario. Joanna has her MSW and her work experience includes working with indigenous communities in palliative care, cancer care and wellness with a focus on indigenous healing models.
Valerie is a research assistant who works on the redesign of the CAPACITI education program, qualitative studies and systematic reviews. She completed her BASc in Public Health at Wilfrid Laurier University and her MPH at McMaster University.