Associate Members

Sacha Dubois, M.P.H

Sacha Dubois, MPH, is a Research Statistician for the St. Joseph's Care Group Centre for Applied Health Research. As a Research Statistician, Sacha applies specialized knowledge of both research methodology and advanced statistical principles to research, analysis, and educational activities. Since 2003, Sacha has worked extensively with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations' Fatality Analyses Reporting System (FARS) exploring such topics as the impact of medications on safe driving, the safety of 15-passenger vans, situational factors impacting driver/passenger relationships, and exploring the validity of various crash culpability analyses. Sacha's research interests also include health service needs and delivery, mental illness, and methodological and statistical issues. Alongside his research portfolio, Sacha teaches graduate learners the foundations of research as a faculty member of the Human Sciences Division, Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Lakehead University. 


Carrie Gibbons, M.P.H

Carrie Gibbons works as a Research Coordinator at St. Joseph's Care Group. She completed her MPH (Health Studies) at Lakehead University. In her present position, Carrie coordinates various research projects from conception through to publication of results. This includes preparing grant submissions, liaising with researchers, supervision of research staff, supporting data management and output, and facilitating research dissemination. Her interests in driving-related research have focused on the driving abilities and practices of older adults. 


Michel Johnson, Ph.D.

Dr. Michel J. Johnson obtained his PhD from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, in the area of neurovascular physiology. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the École de kinésiologie et de récréologie at the Université de Moncton, where he also serves as Director of the Healthy Driver Research Group and Research Director for the Cardiac Wellness Program. His current research interests include physical activity, driving, and autonomic nervous system regulation in young and older subjects. Dr. Johnson is also involved in the Candrive and Auto21 driving research initiatives. Finally, Dr. Johnson was named New Brunswick Health Researcher of the Month in February 2013


Dr. Jim McAuliffe

Dr. Jim McAuliffe is Vice Dean of the School of Education, and Director of Physical and Health Education at Nipissing University in North Bay Ontario. His research focuses primarily on mechanisms of visual attention. 


Brian O'Connor, Ph.D.

Brian O'Connor is a Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. He teaches and conducts research on statistics and research methods, on personality and psychopathology, and on aging. He previously spent 19 years as a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Lakehead University.