Staff

 


Christine Rodriguez is a research coordinator in the INCH Lab in the Department of Family Medicine. She received her HBSc degree from the University of Toronto (Biology and Forensic Science), and HBKin and MSc degrees from McMaster University (Kinesiology). She has been a part of the Department’s research team since September 2008 and has been involved in many different studies working with children and their families. In the INCH Lab, she is interested in studies that look at child health and development, as well as physical activity, fitness and motor coordination and is involved in all current studies (CATCH, NARS, and PANS: Follow-Up study).

 

 

 


Christie Tasch is a research assistant with the Department of Family Medicine, having received a B.A. in anthropology in 2008 from McMaster University. In the INCH Lab she is involved in the PANS and CATCH studies as an assessor, and also work with the department on the McMaster Pain Project, developing an electronic clinical decision support system for primary care clinicians to help them manage their chronic pain patients.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sarah Wellman
is a Research Assistant in the INCH lab working on the CATCH study. She received her BPHE degree from the University of Toronto and MHK degree from the University of Ottawa. She is a CSEP-Certified Exercise Physiologist and is an assessor for the CATCH study. Her research background involves working with children and families, along with clinical experience which has focused on physical activity counselling.

 

 

 

 

 



Scott Veldhuizen
is a research methodologist who works at both the INC lab and at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. He has a B.A. in Classical Civilization and Economics from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. in Applied Health from Brock University (he is currently a PhD student in the same program). Scott is involved in research in several areas, including developmental delay in children, the epidemiology of psychiatric and substance use disorders among adults, and interventions for homeless people with mental illness. He is also an adjunct assistant professor in the McMaster Department of Family Medicine.