Wasifa Zarin (MPH) is the manager of the SPOR Evidence Alliance based 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 functions of the SPOR Evidence Alliance including finance and budgeting, contract negotiations and management, communications and dissemination, and supporting the development and implementation of all SPOR Evidence Alliance activities.
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.
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.