Kerry Kuluski is a Research Scientist at Bridgepoint Health and Assistant Professor (status-only) in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (HPME) at the University of Toronto. She completed her PhD in 2010 in the department of HPME where she specialized in health policy and aging. Her research expertise spans complex chronic disease, aging, home and community care, rural health, health policy and health services research. She recently completed a 6-month Visiting Scholarship with the Health Experiences Research Group at the University of Oxford. She is now back at Bridgepoint Health, leading the Bridgepoint Study, an in-depth analysis of complex chronic disease and patient experience.
Renee Lyons holds the first Bridgepoint Chair in Complex Chronic Disease (University of Toronto and Bridgepoint Health) and is the TD Financial Group Scientific Director of the Collaboratory for Research and Innovation, Bridgepoint Health. The focus of the Bridgepoint Chair in Complex Chronic Disease (CCD) is the development of a leading-edge research program in CCD and support of the development of a multi-institutional collaboration on research development and use. She is a Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. Dr. Lyons has been a faculty member at Dalhousie University since 1981 where she held a Tier One Canada Research Chair in Health Promotion and was the Senior Scientist at the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre. Dr. Lyons' research has focused on chronic disease prevention, health systems improvement and knowledge translation. As principal investigator, she has received over $25M in health research funding for both research and knowledge translation projects related to rural health, stroke and health systems reform, public health, oral health of seniors, and chronic disease prevention in midlife and youth, settings and health, and human relationships and chronic illness. Dr. Lyons received her university education at Dalhousie University (BA in psychology and sociology), Xavier University, Cincinnati (M.Ed in counseling psychology), the University of Oregon, Eugene (Ph.D. in health studies' coping and adaptation in chronic disease).