Team Members

Dr. Samantha Anthony, PhD, MSW
Scientist
Email
samantha.anthony@sickkids.ca
Phone
: 416-813-7654 ext. 303126

Samantha Anthony - Clinician Scientist
Samantha Anthony - Clinician Scientist

Dr. Samantha Anthony is a Social Worker within the Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre and a Health Clinician Scientist at SickKids.  She is a Scientist in the Child Health Evaluative Sciences Program of the Research Institute. Dr. Anthony is an Assistant Professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. As a clinician, Dr. Anthony works with the multidisciplinary Lung Transplant Team and provides evidence-informed psychosocial assessments, interventions and consultation. In her research role, Dr. Anthony leads a clinical research program focused on establishing a foundation for successful psychosocial adaptation and enhanced quality of life for children with chronic disease, with a particular focus on solid organ transplantation.  Patient-engagement, mixed methods and patient-reported outcomes are all key elements of Dr. Anthony’s research portfolio.

Sarah Pol
Clinical Research Project Coordinator
Email
: sarah.pol@sickkids.ca
Phone: (416) 813-7654 ext. 308084

Sarah Pol - Summer Student
Sarah Pol - Summer Student

Sarah graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honors) in spring 2018 and received her Master of Science in Global Health from McMaster University in 2019. She previously worked as a Summer Student with Dr. Anthony’s lab in 2017 and 2018 and is now the Anthony Lab Clinical Research Project Coordinator. In this role, Sarah coordinates the day-to-day activities associated with Dr. Anthony’s various studies.

Jia Lin
Clinical Research Project Coordinator
Email
: jia.lin@sickkids.ca
Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 309985

Jia is a Clinical Research Project Coordinator and joined Dr. Anthony’s Lab in March 2020. She completed her Bachelor of Sciences at the University of Toronto and earned her Master of Public Health at Queen’s University. Jia is passionate about equity-oriented research and qualitative methodologies. In this role, Jia supports the various research projects in the Anthony Lab, including preparing research proposals, coordinating participant recruitment and data collection and analysis.

Michelle Harvey
Administrative Assistant
Email
: michelle.harvey@sickkids.ca
Phone: (416) 813-7654 ext. 308276

Michelle joined Dr. Anthony’s lab in December 2018 as an administrative assistant. Michelle has focused on working in a challenging role within a healthcare setting for five years and plans to continue to grow towards administrative excellence at SickKids.

Marnie Cornett
Graduate Student (2020)

Marnie has a Bachelors of Psychology from Queen’s University and recently graduated from the Master of Social Work program at the University of Toronto. Marnie completed her undergraduate thesis with the SAGE lab and continued to develop her skills in healthcare research with the Anthony lab in 2020. Marnie is now working as a Social Worker at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

Alexa Kirkland
Graduate Student (2019-2020)

Alexa graduated from Brock University in 2015 with a degree in Child and Youth Studies (Honors) and completed a Social Service Worker diploma in 2016 from St Lawrence College. She recently graduated from the Master of Social Work program at the University of Toronto and completed her second-year practicum with the Anthony Lab where she participated in various stages of the team’s current research projects. Alexa worked clinically with Dr. Anthony to provide support for patients and their families within the SickKids Lung Transplant Program. She is currently working as a Research Assistant with the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.

Navreet Gill
Clinical Research Project Manager (2018 – 2019)

Navreet Gill - Clinical Research Project Manager
Navreet Gill - Clinical Research Project Manager

Navreet obtained both her Bachelors and Masters in Nursing from the University of Toronto Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.  She joined SickKids in 2005 as a Registered Nurse in Division of Cardiology and in 2008 transitioned to a clinical research role.  Navreet joined the Anthony lab in January 2018 as the Clinical Research Project Manager and helped to oversee the program of research as well as pursuing potential funding opportunities.

Katarina Young
Clinical Research Project Assistant (2016 – 2019)

Katarina Young - Clinical Research Project Assistant
Katarina Young - Clinical Research Project Assistant

Katarina graduated from Western University with a Bachelor in Health Sciences (Honors) in 2016 and completed her Masters at Ryerson University in Public Policy and Administration in 2019. Katarina joined the team as a Clinical Research Project Assistant and was involved in the coordination of Dr. Anthony’s  studies including activities of participant recruitment, data collection and analysis.

Taylor Robertson
Clinical Research Project Assistant (2017 – 2019)

Taylor Robertson
Taylor Robertson

Taylor has a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Guelph and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto. She joined the Anthony Lab in September of 2017 as a research student and has stayed on the team as a Clinical Research Project Assistant. After completing her Masters of Social Work, she began her clinical role in social work at SickKids. She is presently the social worker for the Respiratory Medicine Program at SickKids.

Rahma Osman
Research Student (2019)

Rahma joined the team for the summer of 2019 as a SickKids StAR (Student Advancement Research) intern.  She is currently a high school student at Martingrove Collegiate Institute and has plans to pursue Health Sciences at McMaster University.