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SE Health has made a strategic commitment to research – $13 million over 13 years. The Saint Elizabeth (SE) Research Centre conducts impact-oriented health services research and evaluation to synthesize, generate, translate, adapt and directly apply scientific evidence in the design, delivery and evaluation of person- and family-centred health and social care services.

Our priority fields of research and evaluation

The SE Research Centre has four fields of research and evaluation that address high priority issues faced by individuals, their families, health and social care providers, organizations, communities, populations and the broader health care system:

Aging in Society

A life course approach to the social context of aging and impacts on health, wellness and care

Dying, Death and Grief

A person- and family-centred approach to dying, death and grief, and health and social care supports

Health and Care Experiences

A holistic approach to health and care experiences of all people involved in the delivery and receipt of services

Models of Care Delivery

An innovative approach to finding efficient and effective health and social care solutions

Our Researchers

The SE Research Centre’s team of diverse and passionate researchers work together and with a wide range of partners and collaborators to create positive health system change.

For general inquiries, please contact​

Paul Holyoke, PhD​

Manager, Research Operations
Justine Giosa, MSc, PhD(c)​

Senior Research Administrative Assistant
Jessie Leitao,

Sandra Tudge, MSW
Grace Lui, MSc
Katherine Rizzi, MHIS
Elizabeth Kalles, BSc
Bilal Khan, MPH
Diane Mitchell, PT, BSc

Postdoctoral Fellows
Zahra Bagheri, PhD University Health Network
Emily King, PhD University Health Network/University of Waterloo
Marina Wasilewski, PhD University of Toronto & SE Research Centre
Margaret Saari, RN PhD Saint Elizabeth Research Centre & University of Waterloo