The Southern Alberta Primary Care Research Network (SAPCReN) is a multidisciplinary collaboration of primary care health providers and researchers working to rigorously address research questions derived from clinical practice. Since our inception in 2007, SAPCReN has grown to include over 300 members. SAPCReN supports research relevant to the primary care setting, with a wide range of studies relating to topics such as disease prevention and health promotion, screening and early diagnosis, surveillance, and management of various health conditions.


Director SAPCReN | Dr. Kerry McBrien

Dr. Kerry McBrien is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary.  She finished medical school and a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. She completed a Master of Public Health at the Harvard University School of Public Health, focusing on outcomes research, statistical analysis, and healthcare economics, and then completed an AI-HS funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Health Economics with the Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration. Her research interests include health economics and health services research, with a focus on chronic disease management in primary care.


University of Calgary | Department of Family Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Room G012

3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1

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Assistant Director | Stephanie Garies


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Website | sapcren.ca