Research staff

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Daniella San Martin-Feeney

Daniella is the Edmonton-based Research Coordinator for the Transition Navigator Trial. She holds an MSc in Health Sciences and has worked in research for several years.


Ken Pfister

Ken is the Calgary-based Research Coordinator for the Transition Navigator Trial. 


Laurel Ryan

Laurel Ryan comes to pediatric research through lived experience with a child with significant disabilities.  She has been working in research administration and coordination for over a decade.


Kyleigh Schraeder

Dr. Kyleigh Schraeder (PhD, R.Psych) is a clinical psychologist and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Calgary in the Department of Pediatrics. Her program of research is focused on finding solutions to system-level issues related to caring for children, youth, and young adults with ongoing health and/or mental health issues. One of her current projects is using administrative health data to better understand how children and youth affected by chronic conditions use health services over time. She is also leading a project to explore potential barriers and facilitators to engaging primary health care for this population. Kyleigh completed her MSc/PhD in the Clinical Psychology program at Western University in London (Ontario) and her residency in Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology at Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary. Her fellowship is funded by the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) and Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI).


Jessica Li

Jessica is an undergraduate student working with Dr. Kyleigh Schraeder. She is currently in her 4th year of a BSc in Psychology, with a minor in Health and Society, at the University of Calgary


Brooke Allemang

Brooke is a PhD student in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary, focusing her research on the experiences of transition-age youth with comorbid chronic health and mental health issues. She was awarded the Alberta Innovates SPOR Graduate Studentship and the Mathison Centre Graduate Trainee Support Award to support her doctoral work. Brooke is an experienced clinical social worker who completed her Masters of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Most recently, she worked as the first Transition Navigator at The Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto General Hospital where she developed a transition program to support youth with blood disorders and their families.