Harnessing the Potential of Primary Care & Addressing Problems Exacerbated by COVID-19: Findings from the PUPPY Study

Speaker: Dr. Emily Gard Marshall

Dr. Emily Gard Marshall, BA, MSc, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Dalhousie Department of Family Medicine Primary Care Research Unit, cross-appointed in Psychiatry. She is a Healthy Populations Institute Associate Research Scholar, Nova Scotia Health Affiliated Scientist, McGill Family Medicine Adjunct Professor, member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and their Section of Researchers, Faculty Mentor for the Canadian TUTOR-Primary Health Care strategic training program, and Board Member of the Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy Research. Her mixed methods research examines models of primary healthcare and outcomes across the quadruple aim: 1. improved population health, 2. better patient experiences, 3. provider and team well-being, and 4. cost optimization. Much of Dr. Marshall’s research has focused on equity, access, continuity, and comprehensiveness of services as well as patient and provider experiences in community and institutional settings. She leads multiple pan-Canadian studies including the CIHR COVID‑19 Rapid Response-funded PUPPY Study. Dr. Marshall is also the 2020 recipient of the North American Primary Care Research Group Mid-Career Researcher Award.

With funding from the Government of Canada

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