Palliative Care Translator Instructor

Brief Bio:

Christopher is a Research Scientist with Pallium Canada ( and chairs the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly’s (NICE; End-of-Life Issues Theme Team, a knowledge transfer network dedicated to enhancing the care of older adults in Canada and abroad. He also chairs the Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada’s (QELCCC; Research and Knowledge Translation Committee, a group of national stakeholder organizations concerned about quality end-of-life care. He is a knowledgeable and experienced educator and has presented at numerous conferences. He regularly teaches courses on aging, health systems/policy research methods and public administration. Here at the TRP, Chris leads the Student-led Work and Research Module (SWARM) and is a Co-Instructor for the Methods in Practices and Contexts course.

Research Interests:

Health systems and policy, with a focus on hospice palliative care.


Pallium Canada


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 - Naomi Zingman-Daniels, 2018 Cohort