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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

TEAM

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Dr. Michelle Kho

Lead Investigator

Dr. Michelle Kho is an Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.  As a clinician-scientist, she also cares for patients as a physiotherapist from the Physiotherapy Department in the St. Joseph’s Healthcare ICU in Hamilton.  She holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Critical Care Rehabilitation and Knowledge Translation from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Dr. Kho is leading a clinical research program of early in-bed cycling in mechanically ventilated patients to improve patient outcomes in collaboration with the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.  Her research is funded by agencies including the CIHR, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, and Canadian Frailty Network.

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Laurel Kelly

Lead Physiotherapist / Research Coordinator

Laurel studied Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guelph and then worked as a clinical trial research coordinator before returning to school to obtain her Physiotherapy Degree at McMaster University. She has clinical experience in critical care, neurological rehabilitation, and respiratory physiotherapy. Laurel works as a research physiotherapist on the CYCLE team.

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Julie Reid

Research Coordinator

Dr. Julie Reid recently completed her doctorate in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University (2019). Her PhD thesis focused on early rehabilitation for patients with critical illness in the ICU.

Clinically, Julie works as a physiotherapist in the intensive care unit at Hamilton General Hospital.  Julie is a research coordinator on the CYCLE team.

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Geoff Strong

Research Assistant

Geoff received a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Niagara University and completed his Master of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University. He has clinical experience working in orthopedic and chronic disease rehabilitation.  He recently completed a Master of Bioinformatics at the University of Guelph and is currently a Clinical Research Assistant with the CYCLE Methods Centre.

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Dr. Heather O' Grady

Research Staff

Heather completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University. She began a Master of Science in the Rehabilitation Science Program at McMaster University prior to transferring to and completing the PhD Program.

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Dr. Jen Hoogenes

Research Associate

Dr. Jen Hoogenes has over 15 years of experience in developing and conducting clinical trials and observational studies and utilizing multiple research methodologies. Jen holds a PhD in Health Professions and Clinical Sciences (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK), an MSc in Health Research Methodology (McMaster University), an MS in Health Education and Promotion (University of Michigan), and an MPH (Brock University). She also served as a Combat Medic in the US Army.

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Hibaa Hasan

Research Assistant

Hibaa completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University (2024), and joined us as a summer student in 2023. As a research assistant, she is actively leading various projects including developing the REVIVe website and completing a systematic review.

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Mitali Chopra

Research Assistant

Mitali has just completed her undergraduate degree at McMaster University (2023), completing a BSc in Life Sciences. She is working as a research assistant and will be responsible for organizing and administering various research projects at REVIVe.

ALUMNI

Alex Molloy

Marilyn Swinton

Aileen Costigan

Magda McCaughan

Laura Childerhose

Chris Farley

Alyson Takaoka

Stacey Priest

Michael Ciancone

Ravish Gupta

Melissa Shears

Devin McCaskell

Amy Seczek

Arthi Kunasingam

Daniela Russo

Vanessa Ng

MSc PT Role Emerging Placements

Catherine Hare (MSc PT, 2017)

Janelle Unger (MSc PT, 2016)

Alexandra Young (MSc PT, in progress)

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