Meet Our Team

Dr. David Barber BSc, MD, CCFP

Co-Director, EON and Pan-Canadian CPCSSN

Dr. Barber is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s University. He is a physician, Chair of the Information Management Committee, Long Term Care Lead and the Director EON. His research interests are focused around Electronic Medical Records and strengthening the study of Canadian Primary Health Care.

Dr. Sabrina Wong RN, PhD

Co-Director, BC-CPCSSN and Pan-Canadian CPCSSN

Dr. Wong is a Professor at the University of British Columbia School of Nursing and Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. She is the co-director of the BC-CPCSSN and co-chairs the SPOR Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network (SPOR-PIHCIN) Coordinating Office and the pan-Canadian CPCSSN. Her research focuses on the delivery and organization of primary health care services, with a focus on health and health care inequities.

Dr. John Queenan PhD

Senior Epidemiologist

Dr. John Queenan is the Senior Epidemiologist for CPCSSN and an Assistant Professor (adj.) in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s University, Kingston. His research interests include using a Transdisciplinary lens to focus on the clinical and psychosocial experiences of illness and the creation and validation of disease case definitions in electronic medical records to enhance the surveillance, prevention and management of chronic illness.  Dr. Queenan also has a particular interest in utilizing a variety of multivariate analysis techniques used for both causal and predictive modelling especially those techniques that overlap with statistical and machine learning

Chad Herman

Administrative and Finance Assistant

Chad comes to CPCSSN with a background in finance and office administration from his work with Queens University. As an administrative member of CPCSSN Central, Chad works to support the CPCSSN co-chairs, Pan-Canadian CPCSSN members, and stakeholders providing communication, scheduling, budgetary, and documentations needs.

Ayat Salman PhD

Operations Director

Dr. Salman comes to CPCSSN with extensive experience in biobanking sciences. Her research interest and focus are on structural and functional governance in technology as well as sociotechnical procedures in implementation science. She earned her PhD from McGill University in the Department of Family Medicine. Her experience includes 10 years of clinical research experience as a clinical research associate and 6 years of managerial experience at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). She has been a lead expert at the MUHC in biobanking since 2011 as well as internationally. She is currently the Chair of the ISO 276 (Biobanking and Biotechnology) Mirror Committee within the Standards Council of Canada.  She is also an active member and a council member of the European, Middle Eastern and African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB).  She is also co-chair of the Communications Committee at the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER).

Rachael Morkem

Data Analyst

Rachael Morkem is part of the CPCSSN core team after spending eight years as the research associate for the Eastern Ontario Network (EON), which is located at Queen’s University. She has a Masters in Epidemiology from Queen’s University as well as a diploma in health information from St. Lawrence College. This education combined with extensive experience coordinating EON projects and analyzing primary care electronic medical record data has provided her with advanced knowledge of data processing, data quality issues, and data analysis.