Prof. Maria Mathews in conversation with Prof. Emily Gard Marshall on challenges and impacts from wait times for specialist care identified by primary care providers and the need for a national MAAP study.
Professor Emily Gard Marshall
Emily Gard Marshall, PhD, is a Professor in the Dalhousie Department of Family Medicine, cross appointed with Community Health and Epidemiology, Psychiatry, and McGill Family Medicine, as well as a Nova Scotia Health Affiliated Scientist. She is also Director of the BRIC-NS Strategy for Patient Oriented Primary Care Network. Her collaborative mixed methods research examines primary healthcare from patient, provider, and system perspectives to address the quintuple aim. Foci include access, continuity, and comprehensiveness to improve equity and optimize outcomes across the life course, involving population data, provider perspectives, and equity-deserving populations. She leads multiple pan-Canadian studies including the CIHR funded PUPPY-Study. Dr. Marshall is the 2020 recipient of the NAPCRG Mid-Career Researcher Award. She is also an avid artist. For more information, see www.emilygardmarshall.ca
Professor Maria Mathews
Maria Mathews, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. She was previously a Professor in the Division of Community Health & Humanities, Memorial University of Newfoundland. She holds a PhD in Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Alberta. Her research interests include the physician workforce, primary health care, access to care, and health care in rural communities.
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