Meet Our Team

Meet our multidisciplinary team of students, trainees, researchers, administrative staff and clinical investigators

Pediatric Emergency Research Team

The Pediatric Emergency Research Team (PERT) is committed to improving outcomes for acutely ill and injured children by creating and sharing new knowledge.


Stephen Freedman

Dr. Stephen Freedman

Professor, University of Calgary

Antonia Stang

Dr. Antonia Stang

Head, Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary

Graham Thompson

Dr. Graham Thompson

Associate Professor, University of Calgary

Sarah Williamson-Urquhart

Sarah Williamson-Urquhart

Project Lead, University of Calgary

Beata Mickiewicz

Dr. Beata Mickiewicz

Project Lead, University of Calgary

Kassi Prisnie

Kassi Prisnie

Project Lead, University of Calgary

Myka Estes

Dr. Myka Estes

Project Lead, University of Calgary

Kelly Kim

Kelly Kim

Project Lead, University of Calgary

Jacinda Larson

Dr. Jacinda Larson

Project Lead, University of Calgary

Alissa Kazakoff

Alissa Kazakoff

Research Coordinator, University of Calgary

Kate Winston

Kate Winston

Research Coordinator, University of Calgary

Jena Shank

Jena Shank

Research Coordinator, University of Calgary

Sahar Shahidi

Sahar Shahidi

Research Coordinator, University of Calgary

Alicia Kanngiesser

Alicia Kanngiesser

Research Assistant, University of Calgary

Joy Gobran

Joy Gobran

Research Assistant, University of Calgary

Conne Lategan

Conné Lategan

Research Assistant, University of Calgary

Jessica Dalere

Jessica Dalere

Research Assistant, University of Calgary

Ximena Huertas

Ximena Huertas

Research Assistant, University of Calgary

Nidhi Lodha

Nidhi Lodha

Research Assistant, University of Calgary

Jianling Xie

Jianling Xie

Data Analyst, University of Calgary

Becky Emerton

Becky Emerton

PERC National Coordinator

Ruza Goulden

Ruza Goulden

Research Nurse, University of Calgary

Kristen Kersey

Kristin Kersey

Research Nurse, University of Calgary

Sarah Weisbeck

Sarah Weisbeck

Research Nurse, University of Calgary

Kimberly Wolf

Kimberly Wolf

Research Nurse, University of Calgary

Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones

PEMRAP Lead, University of Calgary

Cam Hillier

Cameron Hillier

PEMRAP Educator, University of Calgary

Gertrud VanDerMey

Gertrud VanDerMey

Administrative Assistant, Alberta Children's Hospital

Susan Shenfield

Susan Shenfield

Administrative Assistant, Alberta Children's Hospital

Tanya Borthwick

Tanya Borthwick

Administrative Assistant, Alberta Children's Hospital