Wasifa Zarin

Wasifa Zarin (MPH) is the research manager of the SPOR Evidence Alliance and is located at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. She holds a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She has a strong interest in the science of evidence synthesis and its uptake in the decision-making process and has contributed to a range of knowledge products for decision-makers locally (Ontario Drug Policy Research Network), nationally (Health Canada), and internationally (World Health Organization).

Wasifa is responsible for the coordination and administrative operations of the SPOR Evidence Alliance’s central coordinating office including finance and budgeting, contract negotiations and management, communications and dissemination, and supporting the development and implementation of all SPOR Evidence Alliance activities.

Sabrina Chaudhry

Sabrina Chaudhry (MPH) is the lead research coordinator with the SPOR Evidence Alliance. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Saskatchewan. She has experience in systematic reviews, scoping reviews, clinical trials research, and quantitative data analysis. She has an interest in health systems strengthening, and health policy.
Sabrina supports the day-to-day operations of the Alliance, including the research query services, governance activities, communications, monitoring and reporting, and providing input on Alliance initiatives and activities.

Sinit Michael

Sinit Michael is the lead research assistant for the Central Support Office of the SPOR Evidence Alliance. She holds Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Waterloo. She has experience working with various research teams at the Knowledge Translation and the Centre of Urban Solutions department at St. Michael’s Hospital, in addition to the SPOR Evidence Alliance.

She provides administrative support for the Alliance’s day-to-day operations, including monthly newsletter dissemination, managing the Alliance’s calendar and committee meetings, meeting agendas, as well as managing all general inquiries and external communications.

Rebecca Laundos

Rebecca Laundos is a research coordinator with the SPOR Evidence Alliance. She holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Toronto. She has experience working in various hospital and clinical settings, such as cardiovascular rehabilitation and exercise testing, as well as coordinating volunteer communications at Women’s College Hospital. She has an interest in quantitative analysis, health policy and knowledge synthesis methods. Rebecca will be providing administrative support for the SPOR Evidence Alliance’s day-to-day operations, including monthly newsletter dissemination and managing general inquires and external communications.

Sharmila Sreetharan

Sharmila Sreetharan is a research coordinator for the Central Coordinating Office of the SPOR Evidence Alliance. She holds a Master of Science degree from the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour from McMaster University.  She has extensive experience in conducting primary research, experimental research design, literature reviews, and quantitative data analysis. She has a strong interest in working with decision-makers to improve patient care.

Sharmila is responsible for supporting the SPOR Evidence Alliance’s daily operations, managing the coordination of patient and public partner engagement, and providing input on SPOR Evidence Alliance’s initiatives and activities.