Dr. Jean-Eric Tarride is a Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact. He is also Director of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA) – a world-class interdisciplinary health research centre that fosters excellence in acquiring, producing and communicating socially-relevant knowledge in the fields of health economics and health policy
Social Science Research
Social science research examines those aspects of a family’s situation that can have negative or positive influences on child development. A family’s income, the composition of the family, the services and supports available to them, the neighbourhood and community in which they live, their ethnic/cultural background, and their family history are all factors that can influence Autistic children’s outcomes.
Dr. Jean-Eric Tarride is a Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact. He is also Director of the Centre for Helath Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA) – a world-class interdisciplinary health research centre that fosters excellence in acquiring, producing and communicating socially-relevant knowledge in the fields of health economics and health policy
Yun-Ju (Claire) Chen is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, under the supervision of Dr. Stelios Georgiades. Her research interests centre around applying cutting-edge quantitative methodology (e.g., structural equation modeling, clustering, item response theory) to improve early detection of Autism and to better understand the heterogeneous manifestations of Autism over time,
Rita Jezrawi is a PhD student in Health Policy program. Her research interests are in health-related quality of life and the social determinants of health for children and adults with developmental disabilities. She is interested in informing regional policy development and evaluation to improve access to care and resources.
Lorraine Hoult is a Clinical Psychometrist at the Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre in the Autism Program. Her clinical and research interests include genetics of autism, predictors of treatment response and outcome, risks of premature birth, provincial and federal policies, Autism program development and evaluation.
Dr. Mohammad Zubairi is a Developmental Pediatrician & Assistant Professor at Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre at McMaster University. His primary area of clinical work is with Autistic children and youth. His research focus is on understanding how elements related to a patient’s cultural context are incorporated into clinical reasoning within health professionals’ education, and how
Dr. Linda Nguyen is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) at McGill University. She aims to engage with interested parties (including youth, siblings, families, healthcare professionals, civil societies, and policy makers) in patient-oriented research projects and policy to support children with disabilities, including autism, and their families.
Dr. Ayesha Siddiqua completed her PhD in the Health Research Methodology Program in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University. For her PhD thesis, Dr. Siddiqua conducted a pan-Canadian study examining the association between neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage and developmental outcomes of Autistic children at neighbourhood and provincial/territorial levels using diverse
Dr. Stephen Gentles was a postdoctoral fellow with MacART, under the supervision of Dr. Stelios Georgiades. His research examines the social psychological needs and responses of parents of Autistic children as they navigate intervention. He is now a CIHR Health System Impact Fellow in a project that is a partership between an academic institution and a community organization; he is
Dr. Peter Szatmari is a clinician-scientist and an international Autism expert. He has made significant contributions to the field in many areas including diagnosis, measurement, and longitudinal development – all of which led to significant changes in our understanding of Autism as well as the classification of Autism in both the DSM-IV and DSM-5. He