Our People

Our People

Sanjeev Sridharan

Sanjeev is Director of the Evaluation Centre for Complex Health Interventions at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michaels Hospital and Associate Professor at the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.  Prior to his position at Toronto, he was the Head of the Evaluation Program and Senior Research Fellow at the Research Unit in Health, Behaviour and Change at the University of Edinburgh.    He is a former associate editor of the American Journal of Evaluation and is on the boards of the  Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, New Directions for Evaluation and  the Journal of Evaluation and Program Planning.

Rachael Gibson

Rachael is a researcher at the Evaluation Centre for Complex Health Interventions. Since joining the Evaluation Centre, she has had an opportunity to work on a number of exciting evaluation projects related to health. These include a dance intervention into Parkinson’s disease, a drop-in centre for individuals living in extreme poverty, and a business resource centre for newcomer women entrepreneurs. In addition to her work at the Evaluation Centre, Rachael is currently completing a doctoral program in Political Science at the University of Toronto.

Claudeth White

Claudeth White handles all of the administration for the Evaluation Centre for Complex Health Interventions (TECCHI).  She joined TECCHI in February of 2013 and is involved in the day-to-day activities in the Centre.  During that time, she has had the opportunity to learn about evaluation and all its complexities.  She has been involved in numerous projects such as Toronto Community Care Access Centre, Dancing with Parkinson’s (a dance program for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease) and multiple poverty reduction programs –these projects address the needs of individuals living in extreme poverty.

Ian MacDougall

Ian was one of the founding staff of the Evaluation Centre for Complex Health Interventions. He has worked with Sanjeev for more than a decade—they collaborated in developing an Evaluation Program at the School of Medicine at the University of the Edinburgh. He leads the knowledge translation work of the Centre and manages the project websites and publications which disseminate our work. He also devises the communication strategy of the centre, part of which involves the organisation of our capacity building summer and fall schools.

April Nakaima
April Nakaima has worked in evaluation of health programs and policy for nine years. At TECCHI she has had the pleasure of collaborating with community organizations to develop and co-lead two Local Poverty Reduction Fund projects and several Ontario Brain Institute Evaluation Support Program projects. April also worked on Building Equity in China through Conducting Evaluations and Evaluation Capacity Building, and is a co-editor of a volume of papers arising from the China project. In collaboration with several health centres, community organizations, and York University, April has developed numerous health promotion projects in dance activity. She previously worked as a knowledge broker at EENet, regional evaluation coordinator for the Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives project at CAMH, and research associate at York University Department of Dance.
Kaitlyn Blair

Kaitlyn holds an MA and BA in sociology from the University of Western Ontario where her graduate thesis investigated the educational transitions of deaf youth in Ontario. Her research interests centre on inequalities in health and education, with particular interest in those experienced by young people with disabilities. She continues to explore barriers to care and trends in accessibility as a research assistant at TECCHI, where she supports several evaluation initiatives that examine community health interventions including; services for homeless and vulnerably housed persons, business support programming for newcomers to Canada, and accessible resources for families with children with disabilities. Kaitlyn is motivated to inform policy and programming developments which addresses the needs of youth, by encouraging ongoing knowledge sharing and the use of evidence-based research.

Siu Mee Cheng

Siu Mee has 20 years work and volunteer experience in the public, broader public and NFP sectors at the local, provincial and national levels within healthcare.  She has worked across the care continuum from prevention through to hospice palliative care.  She has been involved in evaluations and research that have looked at health at the systems level.  She is a PhD student in the Social Policy Studies Program at Ryerson University, and has a B.A.Sc in Environmental Health (Public Health) at Ryerson and M.H.Sc from University of Toronto.

Nadia Nandlall

Nadia is doing her PhD on evaluation methodology from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto: her focus is on an evaluation of a complex health intervention for those suffering with Borderline Personality Disorder in a community-based setting. The focus of her work is to explore how intervention implementers grapple with the tension between fidelity and program adaptability given potential issues such as patient heterogeneity, practitioner experience and training and organizational constraints.

Yukun Zhao

Yukun has been a researcher in the Evaluation Centre since the summer of 2016.  She has a Master’s in public health from Western University.  Her interest includes: evaluation, data analysis, health education.  She is from Inner Mongolia, China and has a strong medical background in preventive medicine.  She speaks fluent Mandarin (reading and writing)

Shurovi  Sayeed

Shurovi  has her Doctoral degree in Cancer Biology from Nagoya University in Japan and her Master’s degree in Nutrition & Food Science from the University of Dhaka. Her areas of interests are Public Health, Evaluation of diagnostic criteria and intervention in the area of chronic non-communicable diseases, nutrition and child development. She joined The Evaluation Center for Complex Health Intervention at St. Michael Hospital on May, 2015  By gaining a strong background in Public Health  and Health Policy Evaluation, Shurovi wishes to work with marginalized  communities in Canada and Bangladesh.

Madeleine C. Bondy

Madeleine graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, with a Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours).  She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health at the University of Toronto.  Her primary research interests focus on interdisciplinary qualitative health research examining community food security, particularly community gardening and eco-health. She is also very interested in research on the health of Indigenous Canadians and strategies to promote health equity and reduce poverty.