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About
 
Dr. Brendan Barrett is NL SUPPORT's Scientific Director and overall Unit lead. He is a Professor of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiologist at MUN, Chief of Nephrology at Eastern Health, who has substantial experience at evaluation of health interventions including acute care restructuring, randomized trials in radiocontrast use and in disease management strategies in prevention of cardiac and renal events in chronic kidney disease. He also has expertise in cost effectiveness research, and in data synthesis for clinical decision making.
Catherine Street is the Unit's Administrative Director, and responsible for the day-to-day functions of the Unit. Ms. Street is is an experienced senior project manager with a clinical pharmacy background, who has worked in public health, health policy and health service commissioning at senior manager and director level within Social Services and the National Health Services (NHS) in the East Midlands region of the UK. Since moving to Newfoundland and Labrador, she has worked as a senior project manager on a range of health care related research projects.
Holly Etchegary, PhD, is NL SUPPORT's Patient Engagement Lead and a research scientist involved with NL SUPPORT's slate of projects.  Dr. Etchegary is a health and social psychologist with a variety of research interests in the area of genetics health services and new genomic technologies. She is a key member of the GELs program of research (GELs = Genetics Ethical, Legal and Social Issues) in the Interdisciplinary Team in Human Genetics. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Division of Medicine at Memorial University. Public engagement with new technologies, including genetic testing, in addition to the psychosocial effects and ethical implications of genetic risk, for both patients and families, are of particular research interest.
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(Lidewij) Eva Vat is NL SUPPORT's Training and Capacity Development LeadEva joined the NL SUPPORT team in January 2016. She is a Health Scientist and holds a Master's degree in Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences from the University of Amsterdam. Furthermore, she has 5 years’ experience working as a consultant with the Dutch Centre of Expertise for long term care. There she was involved in several projects with a patient-oriented focus. For NL SUPPORT she will undertake a needs assessment to identify what the education needs relating to patient-oriented research may be. She is looking forward to working together with researchers, patients, professionals and policymakers to increase the capacity in patient-oriented research. 
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Dr. Hensley H. Mariathas is NL SUPPORT’s Biostatistical Lead, providing biostatistical support and consultation services to researchers in patient oriented research. Dr. Mariathas joined the NL SUPPORT team in September 2016. He is a health research oriented statistician, who has experience in development of methodology to address research questions that arise in medical and public health. He can collaborate with your team to provide complete statistical analysis of the data and dissemination of the results. He is happy to work with you to determine the correct statistical analysis plan to best suit your research questions, and maximize the impact of the analysis. He is looking forward to working together with researchers and professionals to facilitate patient-oriented research.