Neil Drummond

Degrees, Title/Position:
Epidemiologist
Founder, North Toronto Primary Care Research Network (NorTReN)
Professor, AHS Chair in Primary Care Research in the Dept of Family Medicine, University of Alberta

Research Description:

Neil is an epidemiologist and has been leading primary care research initiatives
since arriving in Canada in 1999. Neil founded the North Toronto Primary Care Research Network (NorTReN)
in 1999 and Southern Alberta Primary Care Research Network in 2004. Both are multidisciplinary, community-based networks designed to engage primary care practitioners in research in order to answer questions deriving from primary care clinical practice. SAPCReN is the host network in southern Alberta for the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN), for which He is a co-principal investigator. CPCSSN uploads anonymous clinical data from the electronic medical records of participating sentinel family physicians across Canada and processes it for the purposes of public health surveillance, health services research and quality improvement projects, as well as for direct sentinel reporting. Neil led the panĀ¬-Canadian Dementia NET research group in the study of care for people with dementia in community settings. He is also a science lead for the Alberta CIHR/AIHS SPOR Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network. He is a Professor and holds the AHS Chair in Primary Care Research in the Dept of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta

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