Knowledge Translation and Mobilization

The Knowledge Translation and Mobilization Working Group is responsible for translating existing and new knowledge about cardiovascular health and disease in women and creating sex-specific guidelines, tools, and programs focused on improving outcomes for Canadian women.

Projects and Initiatives

State of the Science in Women's Cardiovascular Disease: A Canadian Perspective on the Influence of Sex and Gender, February 2020

A national collaborative effort of over 35 authors from across Canada (including a number of women with lived experience) published this scientific statement summarizing critical sex- and gender-specific issues in CVD. This comprehensive review of the evidence focused on the sex- and gender-specific differences in comorbidity, risk factors, disease awareness, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment across the entire spectrum of CVD. 

Read JAHA >>


The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance ATLAS on the Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Management of Cardiovascular Diseases in Women

In the process of creating the scientific statement, it was recognized that the team had also assembled an expansive collection of original research articles that were synthesized into detailed chapters reporting on the present state of the evidence unique to each cardiovascular condition in women. This work comprises an “ATLAS” on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of CVD in women.

About the Atlas >>


Karen E. Jacques

Karen E. Jacques, BA, JD
Patient Advocate Co-Chair, Knowledge Translation and Mobilization Working Group
Past Co-Chair, Patient Advisory Committee
Woman with Lived Experience
Kincardine, ON | @KarenEJacques

Dr. Christine Pacheco

Christine Pacheco, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Healthcare Professional Co-Chair, Knowledge Translation and Mobilization Working Group
Cardiologist, Pierre-Boucher Hospital and University of Montréal Hospital Centre (CHUM); 
Faculty Member, Department of Medicine, University of Montréal; 
Clinical Investigator-Researcher
Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de Université de Montréal (CRCHUM)
Montreal, QC | @cpachecoMD

Dr. Alexandra Bastiany

Alexandra Bastiany, MD, FRCPC, DRCPSC
Interventional Cardiologist, Thunder Bay Regional Health Centre
Faculty member, Division of Clinical Sciences, Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)
Thunder Bay, ON | @AlexBastiany

Dr. Jill Bruneau

Jill Bruneau, PhD, NP, CCN(C)
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Nursing
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s NFLD | @jillBruneau

Dr. Tracey Colella

Tracey Colella, RN, PhD
Clinician Scientist 
KITE | Toronto Rehab | University Health Network 
Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation Program 
Associate Professor 
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON | @ColellaTracey

Dr. Lisa Cotie

Lisa Cotie, PhD, RKin 
CSEP-CEP, CSEP High Performance SpecialistTM
Scientific Associate II
UHN Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute/UHN
Toronto, ON | @lisacotie

Dr. Margaret DeCorte

Margaret DeCorte, C.Psych
Woman with Lived Experience
Ottawa, ON

Dr. Lauren Drogos

Lauren Drogos, PhD
Women's Cardiovascular Health Program Coordinator
Libin Cardiovascular Institute, University of Calgary
Calgary, AB | @LDrogosPhD

Dr. Daisy Dulay

Daisy Dulay, MD, FRCPC
Cardiology Consultant
Island Health
Victoria, BC | @heartdocmom

Dr. Jessica Forcillo

Jessica Forcillo, MD, MPH, PhD, FRCSC
Cardiac Surgeon
Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Montreal, QC

Dr. Heather Foulds

Heather Foulds, PhD, MSc, CEP
Assistant Professor, College of Kinesiology
University of Saskatchewan 
Saskatoon, SK

Dr. Habibat Garuba

Habibat A. Garuba, MD, FRCPC, BScPhm (Hons)
Lead Cardiologist, Cardio-Obstetrics Clinic
The Ottawa Hospital
Clinician Member, Women's Heart Health Clinic
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa,  ON | @DrHGaruba

Dr. Courtney Green Courtney Green, PhD, MSc 
Manager, Medical Research and Guidelines  
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada  
Ottawa, ON | @CRGreen322
Kristin Honshorst Kristin Honshorst, MSc
Project Lead, Women's Heart & Brain Health Research
Heart & Stroke
Ottawa, ON | @khonshorst
Dr. Shahin Jaffer

Shahin Jaffer, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Clinical Professor of Medicine 
University of British Columbia 
Division of Community General Internal Medicine 
Internal Medicine Consultant, Fraser Health Authority
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Lisa Keeping-Burke

Lisa Keeping-Burke, RN, PhD
Associate Dean, Health Research, Department of Nursing and Health Sciences
University of New Brunswick
St. John’s, NB

Kiera Liblik

Kiera Liblik, BSc (Hons)
Clinical trainee 
Queen's University School of Medicine 
Master's student, Translational Medicine Program 
Queen's University 
Kingston, ON

jayneelkumar Limbachia

Jayneelkumar Limbachia, MSc
MD candidate
Schulich School of Medicine
Research Coordinator
McMaster University 
Brampton, ON | @jjustneel

Dr. Shuangbo Liu Shuangbo Liu, MD, FRCPC
Interventional Cardiology, St. Boniface Hospital 
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Community of Health Sciences 
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences 
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB | @shuangboliu
Cheryl MacKenzie

Cheryl MacKenzie
Volunteer, Heart and Stroke 
Woman with Lived Experience
Halifax, NS

Dr. Sharon Mulvagh

Sharon Mulvagh, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FAHA, FASE
Past Chair, Knowledge Translation and Mobilization Working Group
Co-Director Women’s Heart Health Clinic
QEII Health Sciences Centre
Professor of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Professor Emeritus, Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN USA | @HeartDocSharon

Dr. Kara Nereberg

Kara Nerenberg, MD, MSc
Associate Professor, University of Calgary,
Departments of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Community Health Sciences,
General Internal Medicine, Obstetric Internal Medicine
Calgary, AB | @KaraNerenberg

Dr. Monica Parry

Monica Parry, MEd, MSc, NP-Adult, PhD, CCN(C)
Associate Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Program, Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON | @parryresearch

Dr. Varinder Randhawa
Varinder Randhawa, MD PhD
Clinical & Research Fellow
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH USA | @VarinderKaurRa1
Hope Sarfi

Hope Sarfi
Woman with Lived Experience
Richmond, BC | @Hsarfi

Dr. Harriette Van Spall

Harriette Van Spall, MD MPH FRCPC (Cardiology)
Associate Professor of Medicine 
Director of E-Health and Virtual Care 
Division of Cardiology
Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Scientist, Population Health Research Institute
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON | @hvanspall