Simone Dahrouge, Vice Chair, Research

Simone Dahrouge PhD - Vice Chair, Research

Over the past decade, the C.T. Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre, the research arm of the Department of Family Medicine, has established itself as a national leader in primary health care. In 2016, we continued to search for answers to questions that emerged in our community and helped inform regional healthcare planning. We worked on eliminating access barriers for vulnerable populations across the developed world and sought approaches to optimize care delivery in primary care practices. We made invaluable contributions to the science of primary care research, and continued to innovate in the field of medical education. Our work was done in collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines, other sectors, and other universities. The extent and strengths of our partnerships with patients, health planners and professionals continues to grow and we are especially proud of the role we are playing in promoting and supporting these linkages in our sector.

Multiple research projects focused on

  • Medication: Appropriateness and deprescribing
  • Access and Equity: Disadvantaged populations
  • Health Services: Delivery Models
  • Population Health: Modifiable risk factors and end-of-life care

Top Accomplishments

Awards included:

  • Dr. Lise Bjerre – Faculty of Medicine Junior Clinical Chair
  • Dr. Doug Archibald – 2016 Baldwin Award for best paper, Journal of Interprofessional Care
  • Champlain BASETM eConsult Service – Honour Roll for Minister’s Medal to Honour Excellence in Health Quality and Safety

New PRIME Grant Program awarded 4 grants totaling over $70,000 to clinicians to pursue research questions:

  • Dr. Charles Adamson - Meditation to improve resilience and compassion in Family Medicine Residents
  • Dr. Alison Eyre – Identifying our most vulnerable children: The development of a social determinant of health focused pediatric screening and communication tool
  • Dr. Vanessa Murley - Reduce to Quit: Testing a novel approach to cessation in primary care practice settings
  • Dr. Amy Nakajima - A Pilot Project to Test Feasibility and Acceptability of the Design and Implementation of a Simulation Scenario to Assess Family Medicine Residents’ Performance in Managing Obstetrical Emergencies


  • 130 publications
  • 254 presentations
  • 32 successful grant applications, 20 as Principal Investigator
  • $3.8M in new funding
  • $15.2M in active research dollars
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