Patient Engagement Platform

Platform Lead: Maria Jose Santana, MPharm, PhD

The Patient Engagement (PE) Platform is your voice in health research.

We provide support and resources to assist both researchers and patient partners in meaningful engagement in all stages of the health research process. We define a patient as an individual with a personal experience of a health issue or with the health care system. This includes informal caregivers, family, and friends.

Do you want to be involved in health research?

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We’re here to help you.

Patient Engagement (PE) Platform Team

Maria Santana, Platform Lead
Paul Fairie, Associate Director
Tiffany Barbosa, Community Engagement Coordinator
Sumedh Bele, Research Coordinator
Sandra Zelinsky, Patient Research Partner Lead
Ingrid Nielssen, Patient Engagement Coordinator Lead
Tamara L. McCarron, Postdoctoral Scholar

Ingrid Nielssen
Patient Engagement Coordinator Lead


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The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit is jointly funded by Alberta Innovates and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.