The Eastern Ontario Network (EON)

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The Eastern Ontario Network (EON)
Family Medicine Centre – Queen’s University
220 Bagot Street, PO Bag 8888
Kingston, ON K7L 5E9
(613)-533-9300 x 73942


The Eastern Ontario Network (EON) is dedicated to the conduct of primary care research, surveillance and education that extends our understanding of health, health maintenance, disease and its treatment, care delivery and the assessment and dissemination of evidence.

Currently the Centre has 3 core faculty members and 7 research staff including a full time research manager. Our current research foci are on health services, chronic disease surveillance, clinical trials and knowledge translation through evidence based reviews.


David BarberDavid Barber, MD

Dr. David Barber is the local area director of CPCSSN, a family physician, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.

Local Data Manager

LorneLorne Kinsella

Lorne is the Local Area Data Manager on the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) project at Queen’s University. He is responsible for the collection of EMR data from Primary Care Physicians in Kingston and the surrounding area. Lorne is tasked with the extraction, processing,cleaning and uploading of EMR data into the central data repository and facilitating the development of query/reporting tools for use with the CPCSSN data repository for research purposes. Lorne brings over 20 plus years of IT consulting experience developing a wide variety of database end user applications for public and private sector clients, including roles as Project Manager, Team Lead and Senior System Analyst for major Canadian government departments. He has a Diploma from St. Lawrence College in Data Processing – Business Administration and is a certified PowerBuilder Developer.

Research Associate


Rachael Morkem

Rachael Morkem is the local area Research Associate and Privacy Officer for the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) project at Queen’s University. She is responsible for providing research, analytical and administrative support including data management and statistical analyses of epidemiological data. She ensures privacy and REB compliance as well as being actively involved in recruiting more providers to participate in CPCSSN. Rachael has a Masters in Epidemiology from Queen’s University and is a Certified Health Information Manager.



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