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INCAM Leadership

INCAM Chair

Isabelle Gaboury, PhD
Assistant Professor and Investigator
Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Université de Sherbrooke

First trained as a biostatistician and a research methodologist, Dr. Isabelle Gaboury completed her Master’s degree from Carleton University in 2001. Seeking greater autonomy as a researcher and developing a strong interest for different CAM topics, her thesis work was on interprofessional collaboration between biomedical and CAM health professionals working at Canadian integrative clinics. She obtained a PhD in Population Health from the University of Ottawa in 2009. She completed her training with Dr. Marja Verhoef at the University of Calgary between 2008 and 2011, while working on organizational change and CAM education for medical trainees. In 2011, she joined the Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine department at the Université de Sherbrooke as an assistant professor. Her research program is mainly on interprofessional and interorganizational collaboration where primary health care practitioners are involved. In 2012, she received a Junior 1 career scholarship from the Fonds de Recherche Québec - Santé. She is also actively involved with faculty committees on interprofessional education. She is the author of several book chapters to introduce CAM to nurses and supervises many graduate students on CAM topics including interprofessional collaboration with CAM practitioners. Dr. Gaboury ‘s research program is mainly on interprofessional and interorganizational collaboration where primary health care practitioners are involved. In 2012, she received a Junior 1 career scholarship from the Fonds de Recherche Québec - Santé. She is also actively involved with faculty committees on interprofessional education. She is the author of several book chapters to introduce CAM to nurses and supervises many graduate students on CAM topics including interprofessional collaboration with CAM practitioners.

 

INCAM Chair Elect
Kieran Cooley, ND
Director of Research
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Kieran Cooley is Director of Research at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).  Kieran graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology, prior to becoming a naturopathic doctor (CCNM). His early research focused on pragmatic clinical trials evaluating multi-modal approaches to health conditions. Since then, he continues to explore complementary/alternative medicine using a variety of research designs including clinical trials on natural health products, medical devices and CAM therapies, qualitative and mixed method research, cost-effectiveness, health services research and systematic reviews. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM) and has been a past recipient of the SickKids Training Award in Complementary Alternative Health Care through which he undertook graduate studies at the University of Toronto under Dr. Heather Boon PhD. Kieran is Co-Chair of the Canadian Interdisciplinary Network for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research (INCAM) Naturopathy Special Interest Group With Teresa Tsui MSc, ND. He is actively involved and committed to fostering high quality research and the uptake of CAM evidence through mentorship and interprofessional collaboration.

 

INCAM Immediate Past Chair

Heather Boon, BScPhm, PhD
Dean and Professor
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto

Dr. Heather Boon is Dean for the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto.  Professor Boon is a CIHR-funded researcher known for her work on patients’ use of complementary/alternative medicine (CAM), the safety and efficacy of natural health products, and related regulatory and policy issues. She has published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and is co-author of the textbook, A Complete Natural Medicine Guide to the 55 Most Common Herbs (2nd Edition). Her teaching record includes contributions to undergraduate and graduate education, including the supervision of dozens of undergraduate, resident, master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral students. Professor Boon is one of the Founding Directors and Principal Investigators of the Canadian Interdisciplinary Network for CAM Research (INCAM), which received start-up funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health and the Natural Health Products Directorate (Health Canada). She is past President of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR) and former Chair of Health Canada’s Expert Advisory Committee for Natural Health Products.

 

Position

Name

Term

Chair

Isabelle Gaboury

2017-2019

Chair Elect

Kieran Cooley

2017-2019

Chair: 2020-2022

Immediate Past Chair

Heather Boon

 

 

INCAM is grateful for the past leadership of:

Dr. Heather Boon, BScPhm, PhD founding Co-Director (2004-2014), Chair (2015-2016)

Dr. Ania Kania, RMT, PhD Acting Director (2013-2014)

Dr. Marja Verhoef, PhD founding Co-Director (2004-2014)