Dr. John Cairney
is the Director of the INCH Lab. In addition to being the inaugural holder of the McMaster Family Medicine Professorship in Child Health Research, he is a Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and Kinesiology at McMaster University. He is also a core a member of both the Offord Centre for Child Studies and the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research.

From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Cairney held a Canada Research Chair in Psychiatric Epidemiology from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and was a also Senior Scientist in the Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He was the youngest scientist to be awarded a Canada Research Chair at CAMH, and the youngest member of the Department of Psychiatry at University of Toronto to hold such a distinction.

Dr. Cairney has held numerous funded grants, totaling more than $10 million in research grants and contracts in the past five years. He has published over 140 articles in peer-reviewed journals since 1996, and has received numerous awards for his scholarly achievements, including two nominations for the prestigious Canada's Top 40 under 40 Award. He is the Editor/Author of two books, Mental Disorder in Canada: An Epidemiological Perspective (with Dr. David Streiner) and Developmental Coordination Disorder and Its Consequences, both published by the University of Toronto Press. Dr. Cairney also sits on the Editorial Board of two journals – Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health and BMC Pediatrics. As well, he is the Editor-in-Chief of a new journal titled Current Developmental Disorders Reports, which is published by Springer Press.

Dr. Cairney has a multidisciplinary program of research, involving epidemiology, population health, kinesiology, psychiatry, social psychology, and pediatric exercise medicine. Broadly, he is interested in the association between physical activity and health (physical and mental), with a specific interest in the role that physical activity plays in the health and quality of life of children with chronic disease. Internationally recognized for his work in developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and its impact on the health and well-being of children, an important focus of INCH will be on understanding the determinants and consequences of this disorder. Dr. Cairney is also interested screening for early developmental delay, including DCD, and in health system response to identification of delay in children.



Dr. Wenonah Campbell is an Assistant Professor in the the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University and a Scientist with CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research. She has a health professional background in speech-language pathology and contributes expertise in language development and assessment in children. Wenonah’s current research focuses on evaluating and implementing school-based models of collaborative service delivery as well as on enhancing the capacity of health professionals to engage in collaborative practice. She has a particular interest in exploring how Universal Design for Learning, which is a framework in education for making classrooms accessible and inclusive, could be leveraged by health professionals to support the participation of children with chronic health conditions at school.






Dr. Matthew Kwan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine Niagara Regional Campus at McMaster University. He completed his PhD in Exercise Sciences at the University of Toronto, with a specific focus in health and exercise psychology. His current research interest is in the broader study of population health, andunderstanding the epidemiology, determinants, and consequences associated with physical activity during youth. Guided by a socio-ecological perspective, the goal of his research is to better understand the complex interplay between individual, social, and environmental factors as it relates to behaviour change. Implications of his research consider how personal, social, and community contexts influence physical activity, informing intervention strategies aimed at developing active healthy communities. Funded by CIHR and SSHRC, Dr. Kwan is actively involved in the ‘Moving U Study’, ‘CATCH Study’, and ‘Family Activity and Determinants Study’.






Dr. David Price is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, and has been Chief of Family Medicine at Hamilton Health Sciences since 2004. During his training, Dr. Price did one year of pediatric residency, and has interests in newborns, children and obstetrics. He has represented the College of Family Physicians on the National NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) Steering Committee from 2000 until 2010 and was also a national instructor for the NRP program during that time .He was a member of the Canadian Newborn Hearing Screening Health Canada Working group, and is a co-author of the ACoRN [Acute Care of at-Risk Newborn] program.

Dr. Price is the founding director of the Maternity Centre of Hamilton, a multidisciplinary centre caring for prenatal and intrapartum patients. The model of care developed at the Maternity Centre has been replicated across the country and has been the subject of national presentations and publications. He is also the Medical Director and co-investigator of the Quality in Family Practice program; a six year undertaking of four concurrent projects, focusing on the development and implementation of continuous quality improvement initiatives. Dr. Price has been an integral part in the development the INCH lab.