Dr. Jürgen Krause is a professor in the Faculty of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and serves as the director of the Centre for Health and Community Research (CHCR) which he founded in 2009. He earned his Master and PhD degrees from the University of Konstanz, Germany, and performed his postdoctoral studies at the University of Chicago in USA.
Before moving into education, Dr. Krause served in several operational and strategic capacities in the Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical industry. During his time in industry, he held senior and executive positions in research and development, manufacturing and quality management, project management, pipeline and portfolio management as well as strategy development. He also successfully championed global company initiatives and a number of industry/university collaborations and led alliances with other industry partners. He spent eighteen years with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in both the European and United States offices and four years with Millennium Pharmaceuticals (now Takeda Pharmaceuticals) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as Vice President R&D Strategy & Operations.
Dr. Krause joined the Faculty of Business at UPEI in July 2008 and served as the Dean of the Faculty from 2013 until 2019. From 2010 until 2020 Dr. Krause also served as an adjudication committee member on the Idea to Innovation Grants Program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Fellows, G. K., Patterson, M., MacFarlane, A., Marriott, L., Carrothers, A., Krause, J. (2018). Economic loss analysis to Prince Edward Island resulting from a prolonged closure of the Confederation Bridge. Canadian Journal of Regional Science = Revue canadienne des sciences régionales, 41(1), 29-41. http://www.cjrs-rcsr.org/V41/cjrs_rcsr41-3bFellowsEtAl.pdf
Levy, A., Kephart, G., Dowling, L., Dyer, J., Burge, F., Atherton, F., MacKenzie, A., Leslie, A., Krause, J., McDonald, T. (2017). Patient engagement as a component of a learning healthcare system: A case study using small area rate variation research in Nova Scotia, Canada. International Journal for Population Data Science, 1(1). DOI doi:10.23889/ijpds.v1i1.305
St-Hilaire, S., Krause, J., Write, K., Poirier, L., & Singh, K. (2016). Break-even analysis for a green crab fishery in PEI, Canada. Management of Biological Invasions, 7(3), 297–303.
Krause, J., & Tobin, G. (2013). Discovery, development, and regulation of natural products. in M. Kulka (Ed.), Using Old Solutions to New Problems – Natural Drug Discovery in the 21st Century, (pp.3-25). InTech doi:10.5772/56424
Pallapothu, M. K., & Krause, J. (2013). Strategic Macro-Environmental Factor Analysis for Entry into the Fish Vaccines Market in India. International Journal of Business and Management, 8(3), 27–41.
Ballem K. H. D., & Krause J. (2011). Case study of interprovincial variations in patient access to Oncology drugs: does a common public formulary exist for oncology drugs in Canada? American International Journal of Contemporary Research, 1(3), 21-29.
Casper, S., Krause, J., & MacNevin, A. (2010). The Prince Edward Island bioscience bluster: Creating a knowledge-based economy. in M. J. Ahn (Ed.), Building the case for biotechnology: Management case studies in science, laws, regulations, politics, and business. Washington, DC: Logos Press.
MacSwain, M., Kydd, R., Munro, M., Krause, J. (2020). Evaluation Progress Report for: Mobile Integrated Health in Prince Edward Island Home and Community Care Seniors Check-in Program. PEI Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit & Centre for Health and Community Research.
MacSwain, M., Kydd, R., Munro, M., Krause, J. (2020). Interim Evaluation Plan for: Mobile Integrated Health in Prince Edward Island Home and Community Care Seniors Check-in Program. PEI Maritime SPOR SUPPPORT Unit & Centre for Health and Community Research.
Kydd, R., MacSwain, M., Krause, J. (2019, June 26). Interim Evaluation Progress Report for: Mobile Integrated Health Initiative in Prince Edward Island Seniors Check-in Program. Centre for Health and Community Research, University of Prince Edward Island & the Department of Health and Wellness, Province of Prince Edward Island.
MacSwain, M., Patterson, M., Kephart, G. & Krause, J. (2016). Examining the drivers of high cost healthcare usage in Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown, PE: Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit.
Krause, J., MacSwain, M. (2019, May). Examining Drivers of High Resource Healthcare Usage in PEI. [Presentation]. Provincial Patient Flow Advisory Committee.
MacSwain, M., Arsenault, H., Kydd, R., & Krause, J. (2018, November 13-15). Understanding the experiences of high-resource healthcare patients in PEI: an emergent mixed methods study. [Presentation]. SPOR Summit, Ottawa, ON; (2018, October 27-29). 24th Qualitative Health Research Conference, Halifax, NS.
MacSwain, M., Arsenault, H., Kydd, R., & Krause, J. (2018, May 29-31). Examining the drivers of high cost healthcare use in PEI. Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Montreal, QC.
MacSwain, M., Patterson, M., Kephart, G. & Krause, J. (2017, May 24-26). Examining the drivers of high cost healthcare usage in Prince Edward Island. Canadian Association for Health Services Policy Research Conference, Toronto, ON.
Mary-Ann Standing is the Research Manager for the Centre and the Director of the Secure Island Data Repository. She is currently completing her Master of Science in Health Management – Epidemiology (University of Prince Edward Island) and previously earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honours (University of Prince Edward Island).
Before joining the Centre in 2016 as a Data Analyst, Mary-Ann worked in the PEI Chief Public Health Office (Department of Health and Wellness) as a Chronic Disease Epidemiologist and worked as a Health Information Specialist in the Health Information Unit of Health PEI.
She brings more than fifteen years of experience working in research and evaluation in diverse areas including agriculture, mental health and addictions, corrections, public health, and applied health research. She specializes in research utilizing administrative data.
Kaleigh joined CHCR as the Administrative Assistant in April of 2022, after completing a one-year internship with ClimateSense and UPEI’s Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation. During her time with the Climate Centre, she aided in the creation of the Canadian Association of Professionals in Climate Change, which serves as the first professional association for multi-disciplinary climate workers in the country. In 2019, Kaleigh obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and in 2021, a master’s degree in Global Affairs, both of which are from UPEI.
Kaleigh’s passion lies in environmental wellbeing, and she hopes to spend more time learning about and implementing nature-based solutions here in Prince Edward Island. During her time with the CHCR she hopes to explore further, the negative implications of climate change when considering various social determinants of health.
Robyn Kydd holds a Master of Science in Community Health and Epidemiology (College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan), a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan), and a Bachelor of Science in Biology (University of Victoria).
Robyn has conducted research and taught in the field of public health epidemiology for over fifteen years. She has experience conducting and contributing to research studies and evaluation projects on a wide variety of topics including applied health research, social epidemiology, alcohol epidemiology, reproductive and sexual health, and zoonotic diseases.
Before joining the team in 2017, Robyn worked as an Epidemiology Research and Teaching Fellow in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine (University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ) for seven years. During this time, she collaborated on research projects with the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development (Cohort) Study, co-authored a report describing the alcohol-attributable burden of disease and injury in New Zealand, and taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate epidemiology classes.
She brings to the team considerable knowledge in epidemiology, public health, program evaluation, survey development, systematic and scoping reviews, comparative risk assessment methodology, data analysis and biostatistics.
Ijeoma Staunton completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Health and Society from McMaster University and the University of Bristol in 2019. She recently completed her Masters of Health Ethics from Memorial University (2021). Her research focused on mental health and vaccine barriers that resilient populations face in the Canadian healthcare system.
She has also engaged in research projects exploring how socially accountable education can foster transformation in health and educational systems internationally. She is passionate about learning how health policy can better support communities and how COVID-19 has impacted healthcare delivery and access.
Brittany Hicks joined the team as a Research Assistant in November 2022. Brittany is passionate about evidence-based health research that is beneficial to our communities by way of informing policy, practice, and progress; as well as builds systemic change, by the processes of Indigenization and decolonization, through reconciliation. In May 2022, she earned a Bachelor of Arts, with a Major in Psychology, a Minor in Sociology, and a second Minor in Anthropology, from the University of Prince Edward Island. Her areas of interest include health psychology, human geography, intersectional feminism, gender relations, knowledge mobilization, qualitative research methods, Indigenous ways of knowing, creativity, community education, and the social determinants of health.
Before joining the Centre, Brittany worked in early childhood education, in human services, in school programs, and as an educator for the Public Schools Branch. Brittany is enthusiastic about her volunteer coaching in the community. She has coached badminton, track and field at the intermediate school level, as well as coached for Special Olympics. She enjoys being a positive role model for young athletes while promoting attitudes of health, wellness and team spirit through sport.
Dr Gregor McEwan holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) from the University of Queensland in Australia, a Master of Science (Computer Science) from the University of Calgary, and a PhD from the University of Saskatchewan.
Before starting on the SIDR project, Gregor was a Data Science consultant at Modail Mara, a company he founded in 2019. Prior to that he worked at the Atlantic Veterinary College with the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology, analysing data and building computer models of sea louse infestations on Atlantic salmon farms. He has also worked at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine modelling chronic wasting disease spread in wild mule deer, National ICT Australia researching support for mixed-presence collaboration, and the Distributed Systems Technology Centre building software to support distributed groups.
He brings to the team deep expertise and experience in computer science, including data management, statistical analysis and visualisation, and predictive modelling. He also has many years of experience working with domain experts to apply these technical skills to epidemiological settings.
Stephanie Smale joined the CHCR team as a Research Assistant in November 2022. She holds a Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Calgary (2007) and completed concurrent Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and a Bachelor of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick (2004).
Stephanie has previously worked in mental health research for the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia, and as a research assistant and instructor for the Interaction Lab at the University of Saskatchewan.