Dr. Carol Cancelliere BSc(Hons), DC, MPH, PhD
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Carol Cancelliere, who will be taking on the role of CCGI Project Lead from 1 May 2018. Dr. Cancelliere is a clinical epidemiologist, coming to this new role with a wealth of experience as a clinician and researcher. She graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (2004), and practiced for 10 years in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.
She completed a Masters of Public Health degree at Lakehead University (2011). Upon completion, she led a large international research collaboration, which investigated the prognosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI)/concussion in adults, children, athletes, and the military. This collaboration led to the publication of 13 systematic reviews and informed the Guidelines for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent symptoms: Second Edition, 2013. She earned a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research from the University of Toronto (2017), supervised by J. David Cassidy, PhD, DrMedSc, where she investigated the incidence and prognosis of post-traumatic headache in adults. During the program, she completed a research practicum at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), investigating the epidemiology of MTBI visits to emergency departments in the U.S.
Dr. Cancelliere was a Mitacs-funded postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Supervised by Pierre Côté, DC, PhD, her postdoctoral work focused on developing and implementing an evidence-based care pathway for chiropractors managing spinal pain in the Canadian Armed Forces. She has also been a board director of the OCA from 2009-18 and served as chair of the research committee, chair of the finance and audit ommittee, treasurer, and vice-chair of the board.
Dr. Cancelliere will carry out her work at the CCGI as CCRF Research Chair of Knowledge Translation in the Faculty of Health Sciences at UOIT. She lives in Vaughan with her husband and two little boys. We are delighted to welcome her on board and look forward to a new chapter for CCGI under her guidance and vision.
Dr. Gaelan Connell works in private practice in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has also been working as policy advisor for the CCA. Gaelan is former president of the Student Canadian Chiropractic Association. He is currently undertaking a Master’s degree at UBC and participates in the Vancouver practice-based research network. He has a keen interest in knowledge translation. He is a long distance runner and completed his first ultramarathon this year.