Scientific committee member bios

Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, PhD, is a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa and the CIHR-Health Canada Chair in Health Human Resource Policy. Dr. Bourgeault has garnered an international reputation for her research on health professions, health policy and women’s health. Her recent research focuses on the migration of health professionals and their integration into the Canadian health care system.

Sally Brown
Sally Brown, MHSc, is an independent consultant in Ottawa. She spent nine years as CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Ms. Brown has served on a number of non-profit Boards and is currently on the boards of the InterAmerican Heart Foundation, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health and CIHR’s Institute of Gender and Health.

Jordan Guenette
Jordan Guenette, PhD is currently an NSERC and Canadian Thoracic Society/Canadian Lung Association postdoctoral fellow in the Respiratory Investigation Unit at Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital. Dr. Guenette is a cardio-respiratory exercise physiologist and his research deals with sex-based physiological differences during exercise in healthy aging and in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Harriet MacMillan
Harriet MacMillan, MD, a member of the Offord Centre for Child Studies, is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and Pediatrics at McMaster University; she holds the David R. (Dan) Offord Chair in Child Studies. Harriet conducts research on prevention of family violence; she is the nominated principal investigator of a CIHR IGH-funded Centre: PreVAiL.

Jens C. Pruessner (conference chair)
Jens C. Pruessner, PhD, is the Director of the McGill Centre for Studies on Aging at McGill University in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Pruessner’s research focuses on the effects of psychosocial stress on the central nervous system in health and disease using structural and functional neuroimaging and psychoneuroendocrinological research methods. He is particularly interested in sex and gender differences in stress perception and processing, and investigates gonadal hormones and gender identity in an attempt to understand the underlying mechanisms. He is a member of the IGH Institute Advisory Board.

Jeannie Shoveller
Professor Jeannie Shoveller, PhD, holds the CIHR/PHAC Applied Public Health Chair in Improving Youth Sexual Health in the School of Population & Public Health at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Her research addresses the effects social context and structures on health and social inequities amongst young people.

Lisa Wenger
A participant in CIHR IGH's 2010 summer institute, Lisa Wenger is completing a PhD at the University of Guelph where her grounded theory study examines how men with cancer experience help-seeking. She will continue her work on men’s health as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia.

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