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The Department is supported by a centralized group of individuals that help us run efficient, effective and high-quality research projects.

Dee Mangin, our Associate Chair, Research provides leadership and guidance to the research activities across the Department of Family Medicine. Our Research Operations Team provides key organization, administration and communication services to our faculty and research staff.

The Research Operations Team:

  • Builds capacity across projects through knowledge sharing and communication.
  • Supports projects with their human resources, financial management, communications and administration.
  • Develops and implements processes to help projects start, grow and wrap-up easily.

Team Bios

Dee Mangin

Dee ManginAssociate Chair, Research

(905) 525-9140 ext. 21219

As Associate Chair, Research, Dr. Dee Mangin brings to the Department a great deal of experience and guidance in running successful and impactful primary care research projects.

Dr. Mangin has deep clinical research experience with innovative research methodologies and clinical and community-based randomized control trials (RCTs). She is a member of the Section of Researchers’ Council at the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and a member of the Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan Medication Safety Leads Group, Patients for Patient Safety Canada.

Before joining McMaster University, Dr. Mangin was the Director of the Primary Care Unit at the University of Otago in Christchurch, New Zealand and the Clinical Leader for Research Audit and Evaluation at the Pegasus Health Primary Healthcare Organisation.

Dee’s full biography and profile

Laura Cleghorn

Laura CleghornResearch Manager

(905) 525-9140 ext. 21572

Laura Cleghorn is the Research Manager at the Department of Family Medicine. In this role, Laura helps to plan and implement operational policies and procedures, and to manage efficient and effective research projects at the Department.

Laura has over 15 years of experience coordinating the implementation and evaluation of programs and services in a variety of healthcare settings.

Laura’s full biography and profile

 Pamela Forsyth

Pamela Forsyth

Pam Forsyth provides strategic oversight, financial management and operational planning to the Department’s research initiatives.

Pam’s expertise is in planning and evaluating strategic health initiatives, facilitating systems change and managing teams to maximize their potential. She has held senior management positions in health promotion, health communications and knowledge translation. Before joining McMaster DFM, Pam was the Managing Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools, a federally funded organization with a mandate for building capacity for Knowledge Translation in Public Health across Canada. Prior to that, Pam Managed the Community Relations Division with Halton Region and the Health Promotion and Communications program with the Halton Region Health Department.

Pam is a Registered Dietitian and holds a Master’s degree in Health Promotion from the University of Toronto.

Pam’s full biography and profile

Erin Beaulieu

Erin BeaulieuKnowledge Translation Specialist

(905) 525-9140 ext. 22792

Erin Beaulieu is one of the department’s Knowledge Translation Specialists. She supports faculty members and research projects with knowledge translation and communications activities. Prior to joining the Research Operations Team, Erin worked as a dietitian in public health doing health promotion and health communications. She also worked for the provincial government supporting local food programs, stakeholder relations, and policy consultations. Erin holds a master’s degree in Public Health.

Erin’s full biography and profile

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