Becky Emerton

  Becky Emerton is the national coordinator for the PERC network and has been in this role since 2017. She is responsible for providing full scope research administrative support for the entire network and ensures the sustainability and running of the network.

Tyrus Crawford

  Tyrus has been with the CHEO Research Institute since 2012. During this time, he has worked as a Research Assistant, Research Coordinator, and as the REDCap Administrator for the Research Institute and CHEO. From these roles, Tyrus has gained experience in both the coordination of clinical trials and also data management for these studies … Read more

Melissa Lorenzo

  Dr. Lorenzo is a second year Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellow at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children. She currently serves as one of the co-chief fellows for the fellowship program.  Her academic and research interests include pediatric trauma and improving healthcare providers’ recognition of abusive injuries. Her research, under the mentorship of … Read more

Waleed Alqurashi

  Dr. Waleed Alqurashi is a pediatric emergency medicine physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. His main academic activity is clinical research and knowledge translation, particularly on allergy and anaphylaxis. Dr. Waleed Alqurashi is the Content Advisor for anaphylaxis at the Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) … Read more

Naveen Poonai

  Dr. Naveen Poonai completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Toronto in 2004 and his paediatric residency and emergency medicine fellowship training at Western University in 2009. He obtained his Master of Science in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University in 2013. Dr. Poonai joined the Department of Paediatrics in the Division … Read more

Brett Burstein

Executive Board Member Dr. Burstein graduated from the McGill University combined M.D/Ph.D program (2010), followed by residency in General Pediatrics (2013) and fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2015) at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, where he has been a PEM Attending and Trauma Team Leader ever since.  He obtained an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health … Read more

Mandi Newton

  Dr. Mandi Newton is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. She graduated from the McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences with a PhD in 2004. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in implementation science in the Faculty of Nursing at the University … Read more

Samina Ali

Dr. Samina Ali is a pediatric emergency physician at the Stollery Children’s Hospital (Edmonton, Alberta) and a Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University of Alberta. She recently completed a Mayday Pain and Society Fellowship in Science Communications (2019). Dr. Ali is a national award-winning researcher (CAEP Research of the Year Award, 2021), … Read more

Roger Zemek

  Dr. Zemek is a Pediatric Emergency physician, a Professor and Clinical Research Chair in Pediatric Concussion at the University of Ottawa, a Senior Scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, and Director of the CHEO Clinical Research Unit. He holds several national and international leadership positions including Chair of the … Read more

Stephen Freedman

  Dr. Freedman is Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary. He completed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto) and a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Children’s Memorial Hospital (Chicago). He obtained a Master’s of Science in Clinical Investigation at Northwestern University (Chicago). He is the Past-Chair of … Read more