Research Committee Members
Dr. Robert S. Green is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Anesthesia (Division of Critical Care Medicine) at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Dr. Green attended medical school at Dalhousie University before completing his residency in Emergency Medicine and a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He is a consultant in Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine and is the Medical Director of Nova Scotia Provincial Trauma Program.
Dr. Green is Chair of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) Research Committee, the past Chair of the CAEP Critical Care Committee, and has produced two national guidelines on the “Optimal Management of Severe Sepsis in the Emergency Department” and the “Use of Induced Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest”. He holds a certificate in Clinical Trials from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, UK. He is an active member of the CAEP Research Consortium, the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group, and is an affiliate scientist with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Green was recently awarded a Clinician Scientist Award from Dalhousie University to support his research focus in resuscitation.
Dr . Paul Atkinson is an Emergency Physician with a wide experience in the practice of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care. His primary degrees are first class honours in physiology, and honours in medicine from The Queen's University of Belfast. His postgraduate training and higher specialist training in emergency medicine was completed in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Cambridge, England and Sydney, Australia. He is currently Director of Emergency Medicine Research, Saint John Regional Hospital in New Brunswick, Canada, and Associate Professor with the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University. He also chairs the New Brunswick Trauma Program research committee. He is involved in the development of the specialty of emergency medicine at local, regional and national levels. His areas of special interest include physiological scoring in trauma and critical illness, emergency paediatrics, clinical decision rules, the use of acute assessment tools including chest pain management pathways, and emergency ultrasound in trauma and shock. He is the immediate-past CAEP Research Chair.
Dr. Christian Vaillancourt is an Associate Professor with the Department of Emergency Medicine, a Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and is cross-appointed with the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa. He holds a Research Chair in Emergency Cardiac Resuscitation at the University of Ottawa, and acts as Associate Medical Director of research for the Regional Paramedic Program for Eastern Ontario.
Dr. Vaillancourt graduated from Université de Montréal’s medical school in 1994 and completed his Royal College training in Emergency Medicine at McGill in 1999. He completed a research Fellowship and MSc in epidemiology in 2003. His research focus is on prehospital basic life support care of cardiac arrest and trauma victims. He is involved in public health interventions with the objective to raise community bystander CPR rates, to help 9-1-1 communication officers provide CPR instructions, and to promote selective c-spine immobilization by paramedics.
Jan L. Jensen is the Research Leader for the Emergency Health Services system in Nova Scotia. She received her Masters in Applied Health Services Research from Dalhousie University in 2010. Ms. Jensen is a lecturer with the Dalhousie University Division of EMS (Department of Emergency Medicine). She is an Advanced Care Paramedic. Ms. Jensen worked in the EHS ground ambulance system in the Halifax region since 2000, serving in operations and continuing education leadership positions, as well as working with Nova Scotia’s prosperous EMS research program since 2006.
Ms. Jensen served as an ILCOR worksheet author for the BLS committee for the 2010 guidelines and is currently a member of the 2015 ILCOR First Aid Task Force, representing the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Her areas of research are paramedic clinical decision making, evidence-based practice and health services research in EMS. Of note, she was the principal investigator for the recent Canadian National EMS Research Agenda study. Jan can be reached at email@example.com
Dr. Eddy Lang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary and holds the position of Senior Researcher with Alberta Health Services. His areas of interest are knowledge translation, evidence-based medicine and operations research. Dr. Lang is also an award-winning educator having received recognition at both the university, national and international levels. He also serves as an associate editor for the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine and Academic Emergency Medicine. He is also serving as the Research Co-Chair of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians and writes a quarterly column for the Calgary Herald on EBM as it relates to the public.