Alannah Delahunty-Pike (she/her)
Research Associate Program Manager
Alannah graduated from McGill University with a BA in Cultural Studies (2006), followed by a MSc in Africa and International Development (2011) from the University of Edinburgh. Upon returning to Canada after her Masters, she worked in health research. Working in a wide variety of health research contexts in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa, Alannah has 10+ years of experience in areas largely focused on health equity, patient-centred care, primary care, and social determinants of health. Alannah is excited to apply her research and project management skills to the organization and overall direction of the STIC lab. Outside of the STIC lab, she spends most of her time with her young family and dog.
Research Administrative Assistant
Email: email@example.com Rebekah is a recent graduate of St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Health. She has a major in biomedical health and a minor in health equity. Rebekah joined the STIC lab in 2023 as a summer research student under the direction of Dr. Janet Curran where she assisted with multiple studies involved in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement and helped lead a scoping review on safety culture in the operating room. Rebekah now works as a Research Administrative Assistant and is excited to learn and expand her research skills under the guidance of the STIC team. In her free time, Rebekah enjoys hot yoga, reading, and spending time with friends, family, and her miniature poodle Teddi.
Joyce Al-Rassi (she/her)
Joyce will graduate with a BSc in Nursing from Dalhousie University in 2023. She began working with Dr. Christine Cassidy on a knowledge translation and implementation science scoping review and is now working on a scoping review with Maddie Gallant. Joyce is very interested in learning more about implementation science and is excited to start collaborating with the STIC lab. She loves travelling, making coffee and going for nature walks with her mini goldendoodle!
Tamar Gazit (she/her)
Tamar joined the STIC Lab as an IWK Summer Studentship award recipient under the mentorship of Dr. Curran. Funded by this award, Tamar is actively engaged in a systematic review exploring interventions that enhance safe medication administration by nurses in acute care settings. Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology at Dalhousie University, Tamar is set to graduate in Winter 2024. Tamar’s enthusiasm for refining patient care through the development, assessment, and implementation of innovative interventions has flourished during her time at the STIC Lab. Her passion for enhancing the quality of care delivered to patients has prompted her transition from a Summer Research Trainee role to a Research Assistant position within the STIC Lab Team. Outside academia, Tamar enjoys rock climbing, spending time with her two dogs, and creating art.
Holly McCulloch (she/her)
Holly graduated from Acadia University with a BHSc in Biology and Chemistry (2016), followed by a MASc in Biomedical Engineering (2019) from the University of Ottawa. She is currently working part-time as a Research Coordinator for both Dr. Curran and IWK Health. Holly looks forward to learning and applying her research skills within the STIC lab.
Leah Boulos (she/her)
ED-PATCH Program Manager
Leah is a health sciences librarian specializing in evidence synthesis. At the STIC Lab, Leah is the Program Manager for the ED-PATCH Project and helps manage the lab’s evidence synthesis projects. She received her MLIS from Dalhousie University (2016) and previously worked at the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit as their Senior Evidence Synthesis Consultant. Leah also holds a Bachelor of Music in piano from Mount Allison University (2010). She spends most of her free time chasing after her two young kids.
Rebecca Mackay (she/her)
Parent Research Assistant
As a mother to three children who have used the emergency department, Rebecca brings an invaluable perspective to the research team. Rebecca is currently a Research Assistant working on the Youth and Parent Engagement Scoping Review and development of a patient and family engagement strategy for IWK Health.
Catie Johnson (she/her)
Catie graduated from Dalhousie University in 2021 with a BSc in Biology and she is currently completing a Master's degree in Speech Science. She works as a Research Assistant with the STIC lab on various projects, and has a research interest in pediatric medical complexity and neurological speech disorders. Catie is excited to be working on the COVID Complex Care Project and looks forward to expanding her research skills through this work.
Stephanie Rowe (she/her)
Stephanie is currently enrolled in her Bachelor's of Applied Computer Science at Dalhousie University. Stephanie has worked as a Youth Consultant with the STIC lab since 2020 and has been a summer student in 2022 and 2023. Her hobbies include reading, hiking, and cooking, and she enjoys spending time in nature.