Research Team

The I-CREAte Research Team is composed of four Queen’s researchers, all with community-based and equity-oriented research programs, as well as five community researchers from a variety of backgrounds, representations, who are active in community and equity-oriented work.

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Dr Eva Purkey MD, MPH, FCFP

is an Assistant Professor, Health Equity Director, and Associate Research Director in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s University. She is a qualitative researcher with expertise in Adverse Childhood Experiences and marginalized populations. She has worked with people experiencing ACEs, Indigenous people, people experiencing homelessness among others. She has 8 years of experience working at Kingston Community Health Centre. She is co-PI on a mixed methods study exploring the social and emotional impacts of COVID-19 and is a lead member of I-CREAte.

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Dr Imaan Bayoumi MD, MSc, FCFP

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s University. She is a researcher with expertise in child poverty and child mental health. She has worked with child and family services as well as with Indigenous partners in the Kingston Area. She is a co-PI on a mixed methods study exploring the social and emotional impacts of COVID-19 and is a lead member of I-CREAte.

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Dr Colleen Davison BSc/HBOR, BEd, MPH, PhD

is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University. She is a Social Epidemiologist with both qualitative and quantitative expertise studying determinants and disparities in child and youth health and working with marginalized groups in Canada and internationally. She is coinvestigator on a mixed methods study exploring the social and emotional impacts of COVID-19.

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Dr Susan Bartels MD, MPH, FRCFP

is an Associate Professor and Clinician Scientist in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University. She holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Humanitarian Health Equity and conducts mixed methods research. Dr. Bartels has expertise working with survivors of gender-based violence in Canada and internationally, as well as healthcare access and care-seeking experiences among equity seeking groups in Canada.

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Rifaa Carter

is a community researcher on I-CREAte. She has extensive experience working on issues related to gender-based violence, with a focus on immigrant and refugee populations, and is currently the Co-Chair of the Kingston Anti-Violence Advisory Council, and a student in the Indigenous Social Work Program at Laurentian university.

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Michele Cole

is a community researcher on I-CREAte. She brings 30 years of experience working with children and families living in poverty in KFL&A through her former work at the Kingston Community Health Centres. She is trained as a Resiliency Train the Trainer/Program Facilitator, Compassion Fatigue Train the Trainer/Program Facilitator, Certified in Family Resilience programming, Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ by World program facilitator, Child Development, A Poverty Challenge Committee Member and has lived and professional experience with the pair of ACEs.

Autumn Watson B.A

is a community researcher on I-CREAte. She is a member of the Curve Lake First Nation. She has promoted, engaged, advocated, and advanced the needs of Indigenous communities through research, program and policy development for the past 20 years. She is a co-investigator on a mixed methods study exploring the social and emotional impacts of COVID-19.

Nazik Kabalo

is a community researcher on I-CREAte. She is a newcomer to Kingston, having arrived as a refugee in 2019. She has volunteered at KEYS, the local settlement agency in Kingston. She has previously worked as a human rights activist in the Sudan, including work for Human Rights Watch.

Logan Jackson

is a community researcher on I-CREAte. He works at Pathways to Education, a program through Kingston Community Health Centres that works with at-risk youth to support them in completing their high school education. Logan’s work focuses on supporting alumni of the program as they transition to post-secondary or meaningful employment and works with current students through land-based learning initiatives. He is a student of psychology at Queen’s University.