Alberta Emergency Department Presentation Surveillance Project

Core Team Members

Copyright © 2010-2011 Rhonda J. Rosychuk

Rhonda J. Rosychuk, PhD, P.Stat., PStat®(ASA)

Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Health Scholar

Director, Biostatistics Consulting Group

Team Lead—Biostatistics, Women and Children’s Health Research Institute


Dr. Rosychuk is a Professor and biostatistician in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. She holds a Health Scholar salary award from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research and several research grants. Her research activities include methods for disease surveillance data and medical diagnostic data.  She provides statistical advice to many health researchers on proper design, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative research studies. She is a Professional Statistician (P.Stat.) accredited by the Statistical Society of Canada and the American Statistical Association (PStat®(ASA)).

Thomas J. Marrie, MD

Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University


Dr. Marrie’s major research interest is pneumonia.

Don Voaklander, PhD

Professor and Director, Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research

School of Public Health, University of Alberta


Don Voaklander holds a bachelor of physical education (with distinction) from the University of Alberta, an MSc (epidemiology) from Queen’s University and a PhD (Physical Education), also from the University of Alberta.  He is a professor in the School of Public. Dr. Voaklander is primarily interested in injury prevention. He currently is the director of the Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research. His other areas of research interest include injury epidemiology, injury prevention, aging, farm injury and linked health data.  Dr. Voaklander teaches PHS 593, Issues in Injury Control and PHS 699, Use and Analysis of Linked Health Data.  

A. (Sentil) Senthilselvan, PhD

Professor, Associate Chair, & Graduate Coordinator

Department of Public Health Sciences

School of Public  Health, University of Alberta


Dr. A. (Sentil) Senthilselvan is Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta and Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. He received  B.Sc (First Class Honours in Mathematics) from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and MSc (Applied Statistics) and PhD (Biostatistics) from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He has worked in several universities including University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, University of Garyounis, Libya, University of Zambia, University of Kuwait, University of Newcastle, Australia and University of Saskatchewan. His research interests include analysis of longitudinal and multilevel data, asthma epidemiology, genetic epidemiology and occupational health including agricultural workers’ health.