Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Does rural generalist focused medical school and family medicine training make a difference? Memorial University of Newfoundland outcomes

James  Rourke

Prof James Rourke

qualifications: MD

contribution: original concept, wrote the first draft, Lead Author, designed the project, statistical analysis, wrote the first draft

position: Former Dean of Medicine, 2004–2016 – Director, Centre for Rural Health Studies – Professor of Family Medicine

Canada

Dr James Rourke is Professor of Family Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He was Dean of Medicine at Memorial from 2004 to 2016. Previously, Dr Rourke was a rural family physician for 25 years in Goderich Ontario where he was the founding Director of the Southwestern Ontario Rural & Regional Medicine Program of the University of Western Ontario and Assistant Dean, Rural & Regional Medicine.


Shabnam  Asghari

A/Prof Shabnam Asghari

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, statistical analysis, contributed to drafts

position: Research Director, Centre for Rural Health Studies – Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University

Canada

Dr Shabnam Asghari (MD, MPH, PhD) is an Associate Professor with the discipline of Family Medicine and is the Research Director of the Centre for Rural Health Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada). She worked as a general practitioner prior to obtaining a Master’s degree in Public Health. She holds a PhD in Epidemiology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Population Health and Geographic Disparity. Her research interests include healthcare accessibility, rural health workforce trends and spatial epidemiology. Dr Asghari is leading a rural health research capacity-building program that engages a variety of learners including physicians who practice in rural and remote communities. One of the main components of this capacity-building program is a model of learning through research activities and a self-paced research project that is relevant to their community and/or practice. This program fosters socially accountable research through its partnerships with patients, communities and decision makers and facilitates the transfer of innovative ideas from clinical and community settings to research questions that address the needs and priorities of rural patients.


Oliver  Hurley

Oliver Hurley

qualifications: MEnvSc

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts, statistical analysis

position: Research Coordinator, Centre for Rural Health Studies, Discipline of Family Medicine


Mohamed  Ravalia

Mohamed Ravalia

qualifications: MBChB

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts

position: Assistant Dean, Rural Medical Education Network – Associate Professor of Family Medicine

I am a Family Physician. My interests are Rural Health.


Michael  Jong

Michael Jong

qualifications: MBBS

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts

position: Professor of Family Medicine, Labrador Health Centre


Wendy  Graham

Wendy Graham

qualifications: MD

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts

position: Associate Professor, Discipline of Family Medicine


Wanda  Parsons

Wanda Parsons

qualifications: MD

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts

position: Assistant Dean, Admissions – Associate Professor of Family Medicine


Norah  Duggan

Norah Duggan

qualifications: MD

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts

position: Family Medicine Undergraduate Director – Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Undergraduate Director at Memorial University Research interests include undergraduate medical education, rural and remote medical training, low risk obstetrical care, youth mental health, CBPR.


Danielle  O'Keefe

Danielle O'Keefe

qualifications: MD

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts

position: Postgraduate Family Medicine Program Director – Assistant Professor of Family Medicine


Scott  Moffatt

Scott Moffatt

qualifications: MD

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts

position: Assistant Dean, Student Affairs – Associate Professor of Family Medicine


Katherine  Stringer

Katherine Stringer

qualifications: MBChB

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts

position: Chair and Associate Professor of Family Medicine


Carolyn  Sturge Sparkes

Carolyn Sturge Sparkes

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts

position: Clinical Assistant Professor – Coordinator, Aboriginal Health Initiative


Janelle  Hippe

Janelle Hippe

qualifications: MA

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts, collected data

position: Research Assistant, Learners & Locations project


Kristin  Harris Walsh

Kristin Harris Walsh

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts

position: Research Assistant, Learners & Locations project


Donald  McKay

Dr Donald McKay

qualifications: PhD

contribution: Study conception and design, Drafting of manuscript

position: Associate Dean Undergraduate Medical Education, Professor of Physiology


Asoka  Samarasena

Dr Asoka Samarasena

qualifications: MBBS

contribution: Study conception and design, Drafting of manuscript

position: Assistant Dean Post Graduate Medical Education, Associate Professor of Anesthesia


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