Leadership Team / Governance

Hamilton Health Science research efforts are led by Dr. Salim Yusuf, Chief Scientist, Frank Naus, Vice President Research 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

  • Frank Naus, Vice President Research

    Frank Naus, Vice President Research

    Frank Naus served as the Director of Research Administration at Hamilton Health Sciences for two years before accepting the appointment of Vice President Research in December 2014. Frank’s career spans over 25 years and he has amassed substantial expertise in pharmaceutical, clinical and hospital research having worked with some of the world’s leading research organizations.

    His major areas of interest include clinical trials, clinical research and development, and revenue regeneration. His goal is to help make HHSC the most research supportive and researcher friendly hospital in the world.

  • 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.