Maritime Family Practice Research Network (MaRNet-FP)

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Dalhousie University Dept. of Family Medicine,
5909 Veterans Memorial Lane,
Room 8520 A.J. Lane Bldg.
Halifax, NS B3H 2E2
Phone: (902) 473-3133


Home base: Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax NS
Established in: 2005
Founded by: Dr. Wayne Putnam
Current Network Director: Dr. Mathew Grandy
Current Data Manager: Sarah Sabri

To develop a network of Family Practices across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island that can collaborate on research projects to improve health care in the Maritimes.
To enable community Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners to combine their relevant questions, skills and resources with the expertise and resources of academic family physicians to conduct Primary Care research.
To conduct and support primary care research in practice-based settings that addresses questions of importance to Family Medicine and improve health care delivery to, and the health status of, patients and their families in the Maritime provinces.


Dr. Mathew Grandy, MD, CCFPDr. Mathew Grandy, MD, CCFP

Dr. Mathew Grandy is an assistant professor, researcher and family physician in the Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University. His research interests include the use of electronic medical records, chronic disease management and drug utilization in primary health care in particular chronic opioid use.

Data Manager

Sarah Sabri

Sarah Sabri has a Bachelor degree in Computer Science has completed her Masters degree in e-commerce from Dalhousie University. Her field of interest is Health Informatics; in particular Electronic Medical Records (EMR), clinical decision support and healthcare analytics. 

Research Team

Fred Burge, Mathew Grandy, Sarah Sabri

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