Biographies des conférencières et conférenciers invité·e·s du Canada anglais et de l’international (textes en anglais).
Rowena Joy Dolor
Since 1996, Dr. Dolor has been the director of the Primary Care Research Consortium (PCRC), a network of primary care practices in the Duke University Health System and outlying communities. The PCRC has participated in over 100 industry- and investigator-initiated studies on hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, otitis, obesity, diabetes, depression, anticoagulation, and vaccines. In 2002, the Duke PCRC received grant funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for Primary Care Practice-based Research Networks (PBRNs). The focus of her research pertains to primary care clinical and outcomes research. She has helped lead a number of comparative effectiveness studies and large, pragmatic trials in the primary care setting. In addition, Dr. Dolor has led or co-led networks in otolaryngology and integrative medicine.
Dr. Dolor has contributed to the development and methodology of Practice-based Research Networks (PBRNs). She has served as a co-investigator on three online resources to help researchers conduct multi-center research in the primary care practice-based setting – (1) A toolkit for building and sustaining health research partnership with practices and communities, (2) Toolkit for Developing and Conducting Multi-site Clinical Trials in Practice Based Research Networks ; and (3) PBRN Research Good Practices (PRGP).
Within the Duke Clinical and Translational Institute (CTSI), Dr. Dolor directs the collaboration with CTSI researchers on community-based PBRN projects. From 2011- 2014, she was co-chair of the CTSA PBRN Collaboration Workgroup, and a member of the Community Engagement Key Function Committee, the CTSA Strategic Goal 4 Combined Networking Group committee, and the CTSA Comparative Effectiveness Research Key Function Committee (CER KFC). Since September 2016, she serves as a Co-chair of the Dissemination, Implementation and Knowledge Transfer Workgroup within the Collaboration Engagement Domain Task Force.
Associate Professor Evans is a GP at St Leonard’s Practice in Exeter, Devon. He is the NIHR Clinical Research Network Specialty Cluster Lead for Dermatology, Mental Health, Primary Care and Public Health based at King’s College in London and the National Specialty Lead for Primary Care both inside and outside of general practice.
He trained in Guy’s Hospital and then did GP training in Plymouth before moving to Exeter as a GP in 1987 and he has been in the same practice ever since. Professor Evans was an RCGP Research Training Fellow from 1988-1990 and then Lecturer in the University of Exeter. He is now an Associate Professor in the University of Exeter Medical School. He has a research interest in the management of pre-diabetes and also the prevention and diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in primary care.
He has been Director of three Primary Care Research Networks, most recently the Primary Care Research Network South West. He is married with three grown-up children