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What is PERC?

The goal of the Patient Expertise in Research Collaboration (PERC) is to promote and support the meaningful and appropriate engagement of patients (meaning people with lived experience of a health issue, their families, friends and caregivers) in primary health care research in Ontario.

What PERC does

Our group provides information, resources and methods support to foster partnerships between researchers and patients to conduct research that addresses patients’ needs, preferences and priorities for their health and health care.

Advisory Board

Joan Barker

Joan Barker

Lorraine Bayliss

Lorraine Bayliss

Jennifer Boyle

Jennifer Boyle

Clare Cruikshank

Clare Cruickshank

Claire Ludwig

Claire Ludwig

JoAnn Stans

JoAnn Stans

Academic Team

Dr. Rebecca Ganann

Dr. Rebecca Ganann

Director of PERC

Dr. Maggie MacNeil

Dr. Maggie MacNeil

Dr. Vivian Ramsden

Foundations of PERC (Former Members)

Divya K. Bhati

Simone Dahrouge

Alies Maybee

Alies Maybee

Dr. Rebecca Ganann

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Welcome to PERC. Our team of patients, caregivers and researchers help plan for, execute and evaluate patient engagement in primary health care. We’re committed to integrating patient expertise into primary health care research, policy and practice in Ontario and beyond.

Funding and Support

PERC is funded with support from the Ontario SPOR Support Unit (OSSU); the Innovations Strengthening Primary Health Care Through Research (INSPIRE-PHC) led by Dr. Moira Stewart at Western University, and The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Views expressed by PERC do not necessarily reflect those of the Ministry.