Leadership Team / Governance

Hamilton Health Science research efforts are led by Dr. Salim Yusuf, Chief Scientist, Dr. Ted Scott, Acting Vice President Research & Chief Innovation Officer and Dr. Sandra Carroll, Clinical Health Professional Research.

  • Dr. Salim Yusuf, Chief Scientist

    Dr. Salim Yusuf, Chief Scientist

    Dr. Yusuf is the Founder and Executive Director of the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), a Joint Member of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, a cardiologist at the Hamilton General Hospital, and a Professor in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University.

    Dr. Yusuf’s research interests include the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and societal, biologic and genetic determinants of population health in developing populations. His team’s studies are conducted in 86 countries in all the inhabited continents of the world

  • Dr. Ted Scott, Acting Vice President Research & Chief Innovation Officer

    Dr. Ted Scott, Acting Vice President Research & Chief Innovation Officer

    Dr. Scott is the Acting Vice President Research & Chief Innovation Officer at Hamilton Health Sciences, where he focuses on bringing resources, partnerships and thought leadership to develop new, innovative approaches to the delivery of health care in our community. With dual responsibility for advancing Hamilton Health Sciences research and innovation agenda, Dr. Scott ensures that HHS initiatives remain focused on achieving the hospital’s strategic priorities. Dr. Scott is also the HHS lead for the HHS Innovation Exchange , the hospital’s new collaboration initiative with IBM Canada.

    Dr. Scott is an expert digital health strategist and has a wealth of experience in industry relations and procurement, as well as in innovation policy. He has been instrumental in stewarding industry relationships, providing leadership for numerous, public-private, multi-million dollar projects. Dr. Scott's work has been recognized with several awards, including Mohawk College’s Distinguished Fellow - Adjunct Professor award in 2016.

  • Dr. Sandra Carroll, Director, Clinical Health Professional Research

    Dr. Sandra Carroll, Director, Clinical Health Professional Research

    Dr. Carroll is an Assistant Professor at McMaster University in the School of Nursing and an Affiliate Researcher at Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences. Dr. Carroll’s research interests include patients’ decision-making, decision support in the context of implantable defibrillators, patient preferences for cardiovascular treatments, and patient reported outcomes in arrhythmia care. Dr. Carroll has received operating funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Heart & Stroke Foundation and holds a Research Early Career Award from Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.