BRITE Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is comprised of physicians, healthcare professionals and researchers specializing in the area of youth and brain injury. The SAC is an integral oversight body which provides resources, advice, and recommendations regarding content to ensure accuracy, objectivity, relevancy, and a high standard of scientific excellence.

The SAC evaluates the materials that are published through the BRITE website for accuracy and completeness. SAC members also provide an important conduit to identify the latest research in the field of brain injury. As new treatments and methods for supporting people living with brain injury are discovered and evaluated, SAC members contextualize this information for our Canadian audience.

We would like to thank the members of the SAC for continuing to support a network of care for Canadian youth living with brain injury.

Vincy Chan, PhD, MPH

Assistant Scientist, KITE-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network
Assistant Professor (Status), Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto Associate Director, Acquired Brain Injury Research Lab, University of Toronto
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ontario Tech University

Kristian Goulet FRCPC

Assistant Professor University of Ottawa
Medical Director of The CHEO Concussion Clinic, The Eastern Ontario Concussion Clinic, and The Pediatric Sports Medicine Clinic of Ottawa

Nick Reed,PhD, MScOT,OT Reg(Ont.)

Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Member, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
University of Toronto
Adjunct Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Pediatric Concussion

Peter G. Rumney, MD, FRCP(C)

Physician Director, Rehab and Complex Continuing Care, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Clinical Team Investigator, Bloorview Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Paediatrics, University of Toronto
Consultant, Department of Paediatrics and Neurology, The Hospital for Sick Children
Secretary & Treasurer, International Paediatrics Brain Injury Society

Chand Taneja, PhD, ABPP-CN

Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology,
Board Certified Subspecialist in Pediatric Neuropsychology
Registered Psychologist

Lyn Turkstra, PhD

Professor, School of Rehabilitation Science & Assistant Dean, Speech-Language Pathology Program, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University

Anne Wheeler, PhD

Scientist, SickKids Research Institute
Neurosciences and Mental Health Program
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Physiology Department

Keith Yeates PhD, RPsych, ABPP, FCAHS

Ronald and Irene Ward Chair in Pediatric Brain Injury
Professor and Head, Department of Psychology
Adjunct Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary

Roger Zemek, MD

Pediatric Emergency Physician and Director of Clinical Research, CHEO
Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute
Clinical Research Chair in Pediatric Concussion, Brain and Mind Institute, University of Ottawa