Staff and Students

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Research Coordinator:  Stephanie Robins

Stephanie RobinsStephanie has been working with our team since 2010 as research coordinator. Stephanie oversees the running of the laboratory and collaborates on most aspects of ongoing projects from protocol development to data collection, data analysis and manuscript preparation. She mentors students and staff in our office and presents our findings at conferences. She is also responsible for overseeing the coordination of the different phases of our mobile app projects. Stephanie holds a  Masters degree in molecular biology from McGill University’s department of Experimental Medicine, and has previously worked in veterinary research and website creation.

Knowledge Translation Specialist: Joy Schinazi

joyJoy holds an MA in Developmental Psychology from McGill University and a Master of Public Health in Family and Community Health with a specialization in Maternal and Child Health from Harvard University. She has worked for over 10 years as a Research and Planning Officer in perinatal and early childhood prevention programs in the Quebec Public Health Network. She is responsible for the knowledge translation aspect of Infotility through community relations, stakeholder partnerships and social media.

Knowledge Translation Consultant – Patient perspective: Shannon Pearson

shannonShannon is responsible for updating the content of the men’s and women’s app based on feedback provided by research participants and her own expertise in the field of infertility, as well as developing contacts for the wider dissemination of the app. She has a business degree from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business and holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. She has extensive experience working in healthcare at both the federal and provincial government agency levels and most recently as a Senior Project Officer at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Having been a fertility patient for several years, Shannon is passionate about raising awareness and educating anyone who is willing to learn about perinatal loss and infertility.

Students

Ph.D. Candidate: Paul Grunberg

PaulPaul is a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology at McGill University. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, he seeks to better understand the online experiences of people who suffer from chronic medical conditions, such as infertility. Paul has a particular interest in the use of web-based platforms for providing and receiving peer support and the effect of peer support on the psychological well-being of such individuals.

Research Assistants

IMG_E6497 (1)Jordana Kazdan recently completed her Bachelor’s Degree at McGill University, with a major concentration in Psychology, and a minor concentration in Science. In addition to being fascinated by behavioural science itself, Jordana is more broadly interested in how we can use our scientific understanding to better the lives of people.  Jordana’s responsibilities including supporting the team in the development and quality assurance of our next app intervention. She also participates in data collection, database preparation, analyses and manuscript preparation.

Photo_Katya Kruglova_2020Katya Kruglova received her bachelor’s degree in Environment, Domain of Ecological Determinants of Health in Society, with a minor in Management from McGill University. Prior to joining the Infotility team, she gained experience in the non-profit sector, making a difference as a member of Colorectal Cancer Canada. Passionate about helping improve the lives of others, Katya has a particular interest in environmental epidemiology and health promotion. Katya is the lab’s full time RA and she collaborates on all aspects of the development and testing of our mobile apps. Her responsibilities also include data collection, database preparation, analyses and manuscript preparation.

siobhan-headshot.jpgSiobhan O’Connell recently received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Mathematics from McGill University. Her research interests include gender studies and criminology, and she enjoys using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. As part of the Infotility team, Siobhan is working on preparing databases and organizing the data collected from the Infotility studies for analysis.

Undergraduate Students and Volunteers

Philippa Chown | Amber-Lee DiPaolo | Julie Goldenberg  | Alix Lahuec | Darian McCabe | Joelle Schaffer | Samantha Wunderlich

 Former Infotility Lab Members

Research assistants

Eden Gelgoot | Skye Miner | Marie-Eve Lemoine | Karolanne Gagné | Alice Chen | Rachel Idelson | Margot Kelly-Hedrick | Icoquih Badillo-Amberg | Jéremie Richard | Michael Aronoff | Isabelle Sadowski | Davis Daumler

Post doctoral fellow

Vanessa Lecompte

Masters students

Felicia Brochu | Shrinkhala Dawadi

Undergraduate students and volunteers

Darryl Safo | Mandy Wu| Alyssa Wride | Melody Zhang | Brett Brekkas | Ronald Chang | Emily Nolan | Julian Guidote | Catherine Zhu | Rebecca Yen | Ryan Schwartz | Zoë Goldstein | Amanda Gentile | Joanna Liu