Our Team

Our team at Jibb Lab consists of a diverse and dedicated group of members with unique backgrounds! 

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Dr. Lindsay Jibb, RN PhD CPHON

Principal Investigator

Dr. Lindsay Jibb holds the Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Paediatric Nursing Research at The Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto and a Certified Paediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse. Dr. Jibb’s research program is broadly focused on enhancing quality of life and improving psychosocial care for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and their families.  

  • User-centered development and evaluation of digital health technologies for symptom management 
  • Interventions to empower and support the health of family caregivers of children with cancer 
  • Home-based childhood cancer care 
  • Child with cancer- and caregiver-oriented research priority identification and engagement in research 
See Dr. Jibb’s publications on Google Scholar 

Elham Hashemi

Clinical Research Project Coordinator

Elham Hashemi is a Clinical Research Project Coordinator with the Jibb lab at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), where she manages research projects focused on enhancing quality of life and improving psychosocial care for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and their families. Her research interests include patient- and family- centered engagement in research and improving access to care and health outcomes for childhood cancer patients and survivors in low and middle resource contexts. Elham previously worked in global health with community-based organizations in Ghana and Malawi, focusing on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV/AIDS. 

Prabdeep Panesar

Clinical Research Project Assistant

Prabdeep recently completed her Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Toronto with a specialist in neuroscience with co-op and a minor in biology. Throughout her undergrad she has explored many fields of research including infantile amnesia, morality across political spectrums, hematological malignancies, and neuropsychiatric disorders. She is excited to be continuing her research journey at the Jibb lab with a focus on improving the quality of life and psychosocial outcomes of youth with cancer.

Alicia Kilfoy

Graduate Student, PhD

Alicia is a Registered Nurse on the Oncology and Hematology Inpatient Unit at the Hospital for Sick Children and an incoming PhD student at the University of Toronto Faculty of Nursing. Alicia has been a member of the Jibb Lab since 2019 and has been involved in several projects including the Nurse Health Systematic Review, the Pediatric Oncology PSP and Teens4Teens. 

Surabhi Sivaratnam

Clinical Research Project Assistant

Surabhi Sivaratnam is a Research Assistant at the Hospital for Sick Children, and a Medical Student at McMaster University. Her research interests include the centering patient voices in paediatric haematology oncology, as well as advocating for equitable healthcare on the international stage through her role as Canadian Youth Delegate to the World Health Assembly. Surabhi is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Federation of Medical Students and prior Co-Director of TEDxMcMasterU. 

Tatenda Masama

Clinical Research Project Assistant

Tatenda Masama is a Clinical Project Research Assistant within the Jibb Lab. She is also a Registered Nurse at The Hospital for Sick Children on the Haematology/Oncology Unit. She graduated from the University of Toronto’s accelerated nursing program, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science (Honours) in Biochemistry from Queen’s University. She has worked extensively within paediatric and maternal new-born clinical research at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, and SickKids. Within the Jibb lab, she is working on projects related to Parent mHealth and Teen4Teens. 

Kyobin Hwang

Research Student

Kyobin Hwang is a fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program at McMaster University. Since 2020, she has worked as a Student Researcher in the Jibb Lab where she has grown to appreciate how research informs healthcare. Kyobin has been involved in numerous projects, including the Pediatric Cancer Priority-Setting Partnership and the Parent mHealth App. Her research interests lie in paediatric oncology as well as its intersection with virtual interventions. By continuing to immerse herself in the process of discovery, she aspires to build upon her research skills and play a part in bridging the knowledge gaps within paediatric oncology. 


William Liu

Research Student

William Liu is a 3rd year Health Sciences student at McMaster university. He has worked on the parent mHealth study, facilitating usability testing and development of PainCaRe application with Pathverse. William’s interests include inter-disciplinary research: connecting health with technology and approaching health from different perspectives such as from a social-cultural standpoint.