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Christine Chambers & Denise Stevens

Christine Chambers - Canada | Professor and Canada Research Chair, Dalhousie University

Dr. Christine Chambers is a clinical psychologist, the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Children’s Pain, and a Killam Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is the Scientific Director of a national knowledge mobilization network, Solutions for Kids in Pain (Solutions pour la douleur chez les enfants) (SKIP). Headquartered at Dalhousie, SKIP’s mission is to improve children's pain management by mobilizing evidence-based solutions through coordination and collaboration. Christine’s research is based in the Center for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre and is aimed at improving the assessment and management of children’s pain. She has published over 150 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and was identified as one of the top 10 most productive women clinical psychology professors in Canada. Her Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded “It Doesn’t Have to Hurt” initiative for parents generated 150 million views worldwide, trended nationally on social media several times, won multiple national and international awards, and was featured in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and on CBC’s “The National.” A leader in patient engagement and knowledge mobilization, Christine has given numerous public presentations, including a TEDx talk. Christine also holds leadership roles within the International Association for the Study of Pain and the North American Pain School, and is a member of the CIHR Institute Advisory Board on Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis.


Denise Stevens - Canada | VP, Call Center Technologies, Sirius XM Radio Inc. 

Denise Stevens, PhD, is a pioneer, innovator and thought leader. For the past 18 years, she has served as President and Founder of MATRIX Population Health Strategies, a health and human services-focused social enterprise provides guidance to governments (local, state, federal), industry, academia, non-governmental organizations and healthcare systems globally.

MATRIX was created in 2001 to weave together data science, health content expertise and management consulting principles with health and human services practice. As a pragmatic, solution-focused problem solver that integrates data science into her work, Denise has designed programs, integrated evidence-based practices into healthcare and human services, conducted needs assessment and evaluation studies, as well as developed strategic plans for small and large health departments and health-focused consortia nationally and internationally. Her work has led to international presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Denise received her doctorate from the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University’s School of Medicine. She received her MSc in Neuropsychology at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and her BSc in Biology and Psychology (Honours) from McMaster University. For over 20 years, she has been on the faculty at Yale, where she has taught health program evaluation, chronic disease measurement issues and a seminar on chronic disease epidemiology.

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