Canada Research Chair in Aging, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Interventions
Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid
Dr. Markle-Reid designs, evaluates and translates
new and innovative community-based interventions to improve access to
healthcare, quality of life, and health outcomes. This funding is
matched by the McMaster University School of Nursing and supported through the Aging Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU).
Heart and Stroke Foundation / Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing
Dr. Michael McGillion
Research Focus: Clinical research in improving cardiovascular health; Education and training of cardiovascular nurse-scientists
Indigenous Early Career Women's Heart and Brain Health Chair Award
Dr. Bernice Downey
Understanding & Mending ‘Broken’ Hearts: Linking European Colonization, Indigenous Women’s Heart Health, and resiliency-focused approaches to heart literacy.
The goal of this project is to deepen our understanding about how Indigenous knowledge about well-being can help Indigenous women to understand and manage their heart illness by exploring the culture-related factors that have led to gaps in health promotion, diagnosis, treatment and research which impact Indigenous women. This study will inform our work to educate health practitioners so that the provision of care is culturally safe when working with Indigenous women with cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Alba DiCenso Chair in Advanced Practice Nursing
Dr. Denise Bryant-Lukosius
The chair is named for Alba DiCenso, professor emerita, distinguished nurse researcher and an alumna of McMaster's School of Nursing. DiCenso is well known for her research in evidence-based nursing and for her contributions to the development of advanced practice nursing.
Heather M. Arthur Population Health Research Institute/Hamilton Health Sciences Chair in Inter-Professional Health Research
Dr. Diana Sherifali
The chair honours the late Heather Arthur, a McMaster nurse scientist who pioneered cardiac rehabilitation research in Canada. Dr. Sherifali's research focuses on optimizing the management of diabetes and quality of life of people with diabetes across the lifespan.
Gladys Sharpe Chair in Nursing at McMaster University
Dr. Sharon Kaasalainen
The chair is named in honour of the late Gladys Sharpe, who was hired by McMaster University in 1946 to lay down the foundation for a nursing education program. As an international leader in research in dementia in long-term care communities, Dr. Kaasalainen's research has informed practice, policy, and health systems, largely related to implementing a palliative approach in long-term care settings.
Dorothy C. Hall Chair in Primary Health Care Nursing
Established in 2007, this endowed chair was named in honour of Dorothy C. Hall who was a pioneer in primary health care nursing and advanced practice nursing. The inaugural holder was Dr. Ruta Valaitis. The chair is currently vacant.