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Melissa Pirrie

Melissa Pirrie BSc, BEd, MA

Research Coordinator
David Braley Health Sciences Centre

Biography

Melissa Pirrie has worked in health research since 2005, starting as an undergraduate research assistant in the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University. After completing a Master’s degree in Applied Health Sciences at Brock University, she joined Cancer Care Ontario as a Research Associate with the Ontario Health Study (part of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project). Melissa was a CIHR training fellow in Population Interventions for Chronic Disease Prevention (PICDP) from 2010 to 2012. Melissa has been a Research Coordinator in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University since 2013. In that role she splits her time between the Drug Safety and Effectiveness Cross-Disciplinary Training (DSECT) program, funded by DSEN/CIHR, and the CIHR-funded McMaster Community Paramedicine Research Team. Melissa is also completing her PhD in Population Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Her specific research interests include population health, health systems, built environment, vulnerable populations, and chronic disease prevention.

Melissa has been a Research Coordinator in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster since 2013. In that role she splits her time between the Drug Safety and Effectiveness Cross-Disciplinary Training (DSECT) program, funded by DSEN/CIHR, and the Community Health Assessment Program through Emergency Medical Services (CHAP-EMS), a community paramedicine RCT funded by CIHR and HAHSO.

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    • McMaster University Department of Family Medicine
    • David Braley Health Sciences Centre
    • 100 Main Street West, 6th Floor
    • Hamilton, ON L8P 1H6
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