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From left: Dr. Stéphanie Madill (School of Rehabilitation Science) and Dr. Megan Clark (Department of Academic Family Medicine) are part of the Trans Research and Navigation Saskatchewan (TRANS) team that will be investigating ways to improve trans and gender diverse experiences with the health care system. (Photos: Kristen McEwen)

Elevating patient oriented research

School of Rehabilitation Science’s Dr. Stéphanie Madill is leading a research team that is investigating ways to improve trans and gender diverse individuals experiences with health care.

School of Rehabilitation Science’s Dr. Stéphanie Madill leading a research team that will be investigating ways to improve trans and gender diverse individuals experiences with health care.

Madill and the Trans Research and Navigation Saskatchewan (TRANS) team is one of 11 research teams that received Sprout Grant funding from Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) and the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR).

One of the ways the TRANS team is intending on improving these experiences is through establishing peer navigator roles, which would support these trans and gender diverse people as they access the health system.

For trans and gender diverse individuals, navigating the health care system is through an informal process and knowing where to look for family physicians, general internists and mental health services.   

The list of SHRF and SCPOR’s Sprout Grant Funding recipients also includes:

  • Dr. Sharyle Fowler (Department of Medicine) -- Medicinal Cannabis in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: the experience of patients in Saskatchewan
  • Dr. James Stempien (Dept. of Emergency Medicine -- Improving emergency care among patients who use opioids: Novel integration of patient-oriented mixed methodology and supervised machine learning
  • Dr. Caroline Tait (Dept. of Psychiatry) -- Donation and Transplantation: Examining Culturally Safe Public Health Educaiton and Health Care Services with Indigenous Peoples

To learn more about the funding, visit SHRF’s website.

Read more in our previous story about Madill's research project.  

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