Our Team


tom stelfox Tom Stelfox - Calgary, Alberta. Dr. H. Tom Stelfox is an Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary.  He is the Scientific Director of Alberta Health Services Critical Care Operational Clinical Network. He received his M.D. from the University of Alberta, Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Toronto, Ph.D. in Health Care Policy at Harvard University and Critical Care Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  His research program focuses on the application of health services research methods to evaluate and improve the quality of health care delivery to critically ill patients.  His research activities include developing quality indicators in trauma care; developing strategies to improve continuity of patient care across the care continuum; and improving the translation of scientific evidence into clinical practice. 
maria santana Maria Santana - Dr. Maria Santana is a senior researcher at the University of Calgary. Dr Santana completed a degree in Pharmacy and a Master in Pharmaceutical Technology at University of La Laguna in Spain. Dr. Santana worked as a clinical pharmacist in London, UK where she is a founding member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. In 2009, she received her PhD in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Alberta. The adoption of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) as standard practice at the University of Alberta Hospital lung transplant clinics is an outcome of her doctoral research. Dr Santana continues to collaborate with her PhD supervisor Dr. David Feeny at Kaiser Permanente Northwest and Dr. Dale Lien at the University of Alberta. Dr. Santana is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Society of Quality of Life Research. Current research interests within W21C include patient-centered care, patient engagement, transitions of care, and quality of trauma care.
jamie boyd Jamie Boyd - Jamie Boyd completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Laurentian University and also holds a certificate in Research Analysis. Jamie has worked within W21C for the past two years, primarily with projects related to critical care and evaluation of health system performance.
barbara artiuch Barbara Bobranska-Artiuch - Barbara has been with the University of Calgary as a Research Assistant since 2006.  Her work focuses on research as well as clinical quality of care initiatives in close collaboration with Dr. Tom Stelfox.  Previously, Barbara was a Clinical Research Associate at the Sport Injury Clinic - Lindsay Park.  Barbara received a Medical Doctor degree from the University of Wroclaw and worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Paediatric Surgery at the University Hospital in Wroclaw. She also completed a post degree study at the University of Calgary in the Department of Kinesiology, obtaining a Diploma in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. 
nik bobrovitz Nik Bobrovitz - Nik Bobrovitz is a graduate student in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. He previously completed an honors undergraduate degree in Health Sciences with a major in Health and Society at the U of C. His current Masters thesis is focused on developing and validating an instrument to measure the quality of injury care from the patient and family perspective. In addition, he is exploring whether patient experiences with injury care in the acute and follow-up phase are associated with patient health-related quality of life during recovery.  
Jessalyn Holodinsky - Jessalyn Holodinsky is masters level graduate student supervised by Dr. H. Tom Stelfox in the Department of Community Health Sciences specializing in Health Services Research. She received her Bachelor degree in Kinesiology (with distinction) from the University of Calgary in 2012. Jessalyn has an interest in intensive care and the quality of care received by critically ill patients. Her research focuses on improving the quality of patient care rounds in the Intensive Care Unit.
daniel niven Daniel Niven - Dan Niven is an intensive care physician within the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Calgary. He completed his medical training at the University of Calgary (medical school, internal medicine residency, and critical care fellowship), and is now pursuing a PhD in health services research within the Department of Community Health Sciences under the co-supervision of Dr. H. Tom Stelfox, and Dr. Sharon Straus. His doctoral thesis titled “The de-adoption of therapeutic interventions in critical care medicine” will take a systematic approach to identifying interventions in critical care that should be de-adopted based on evidence for medical reversal, and understanding the barriers to and facilitators of the process of de-adoption. His other research interests include fever in the critically ill, improving the transition of patient care from the intensive care unit (ICU) to the general medical ward, and the use of echocardiography as a hemodynamic assessment tool for patients admitted to ICU.
Derek Roberts - Dr. Derek Roberts received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and a Doctor of Medicine with Distinction from Dalhousie University in 2005 and 2009, respectively. He subsequently completed two years of residency training in the Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Calgary before joining the Clinician Investigator and Surgeon Scientist Programs at the same institution. Currently, Derek is a PhD (Epidemiology) Candidate in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary and the Chief Resident in the Clinician Investigator Program. He is also enrolled in a Knowledge Translation (KT) Canada Strategic Training in Health Research Graduate Training Program. His research aims to create appropriate, evidence-informed indications for use of an emergent trauma surgical paradigm while simultaneously demonstrating use of an integrated knowledge translation intervention that includes collaboration between surgical practice/opinion leaders and researchers. Dr. Roberts’ thesis work is supported by an Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions Clinician Fellowship Award, a KT Canada Strategic Training in Health Research Award, a KT Canada Student Research Stipend, and funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.