Patient-Centred Innovations


Support the co-design, implementation, evaluation, scale and spread of integrated, patient-centred innovations.

Current work in progress:

  • Planning an online course to support researchers in patient-oriented research methods
  • Publication e.g. Application of Scale and Spread Frameworks in the Planning and Implementation of Complex Health Interventions for Older Adults


Maureen Markle-Reid

Professor, School of Nursing

Maureen Markle-Reid is the Scientific Director of the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU) and Professor in the Department of Nursing at McMaster University. She is an internationally-recognized researcher in the area of health and economic evaluations of complex health and nursing interventions. Her program of research focuses on the promotion of optimal aging at home for older adults with multimorbidity and to support their family caregivers, as well as refining methods and measures for determining the effectiveness of interventions and translating effective interventions into clinical practice.

Diana Sherifali

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Diana Sherifali is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing. Her research program aims to optimize the management of diabetes and quality of life for older adults and people with diabetes across their lifespan. Diana aims to identify patient, provider and health system factors that impede or facilitate patient self-care; testing novel approaches to optimize patients’ participation in their own diabetes care; and identifying and implementing innovative approaches to knowledge synthesis and knowledge dissemination related to self-care and other aspects of diabetes.

Kathryn Fisher

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Kathryn Fisher is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at McMaster University. She is actively involved in shaping the undergraduate nursing curriculum as it relates to health sciences and evidence-informed decision making. Kathryn’s research focuses on chronic illness and multimorbidity in older adults. She is currently using her expertise in quantitative analyses to analyze population-level data with the goal of answering questions about the prevalence of chronic illness and multimorbidity, changes over time in disease prevalence, how multimorbidity shapes healthcare service use or other outcomes, measurement issues, and socio-demographic and other factors shaping the relationship between multimorbidity and service use. Kathryn is interested in improving clinical trial methods, with interests in linking quantitative results with those from implementation science, designing trials to support large-scale implementation, and linking patient-reported data with administrative data.

Admin support:

Joanne Leeming

Administrative Assistant


Trainee support:

Katie Lee

Undergraduate Student, School of Nursing


Staff support:

Jennifer Salerno

Research Associate, School of Nursing