Meaghan Davey

Research Assistant 

Meaghan received her BSc in Health Studies at the University of Waterloo in 2012. She obtained her MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University in 2014. Her thesis entitled “Risk Scores for Predicting Mortality in Flail Chest” was published by the Annals of thoracic surgery in 2015 and has since begun development into a web-based calculator by the pmidCALC organization for worldwide use. Meaghan worked as a research assistant on several innovative projects including the DIVERT-CARE trial under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Costa. Meaghan is also interested in clinical work and is currently attending the compressed time-frame nursing program at Western University.

Amy Doris

Research & Education Associate

Amy received her BSc in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo in 2018. She has worked closely with the MacPAGE team to help prepare the pilot program for action as well as developing all supporting and promotional materials for the Make a New Old Friend program. In addition, Amy led the coordination of the 2017 WWCRQI 2017 Clinical Research & Quality Improvement Symposium, bringing together clinicians, researchers, technology innovators, medical educators and medical/healthcare students of all disciplines for a successful day of sharing ideas, making connections, and discussing issues and research in the Waterloo Region.


Kelsey Ambrose

Research Education Associate

Kelsey has completed her BSc in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo in April 2018. As part of her final cooperative education placement, Kelsey worked with the BDG team on the Staff Organization in LTC Homes study, collaborating with Schlegel Villages and the Schlegel Research Institute for Aging. In addition to these projects, Kelsey acted as Submissions Coordinator for the emerging McMaster Evidence-Based Medicine Case Report Journal, developing materials and working with local clinicians, residents, and medical learners to build a network of peer-reviewers and assemble the first edition of the EBM-CR Journal.

Carolyn Minnick

Research & Education Assistant

Carolyn received her BPH in Public Health with an Option in Aging Studies from the University of Waterloo in 2019. As part of her final co-operative work placement, Carolyn joined the BDG team at McMaster’s Waterloo Regional Campus to work on special projects. Carolyn is worked with Dr. Costa and Schlegel Villages on the Culture Change Evaluation project, aiming to examine the effects of implementing a focus on living at long term care and retirement homes.