About Us

ABOUT US

The COVID-19 & Childhood Diabetes Team is based at the Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University and McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The early steps in setting up this platform were supported by the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.

Our goal is to inform children and adolescents with diabetes and their families about the latest information related to the COVID-19 pandemic and how does this virus affect diabetes and its management. We are gathering, synthesizing, and will be providing information through daily searches of the scientific literature and other credible sources including Diabetes Canada, JDRF, International Society of Pediatric & Adolescent Diabetes, American Diabetes Association, the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization. We will also report information from the Government of Canada in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have questions, comments, or feedback please fill the form at the bottom of this page.

MEET OUR TEAM:

Dr. M. Constantine Samaan
Dr. M. Constantine Samaan

M.D., MRCPI, FRCPCH, M.Sc.
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics,
Staff Physician,
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology,
McMaster Children’s Hospital

Laura Banfield
Laura Banfield

MLIS, MHSc, PhD(c)
Librarian, Health Sciences Library, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University



Jennifer Merla
Jennifer Merla

BscN, MN, NP-PHC, CDE
Pediatric Diabetes Program,
McMaster Children’s Hospital,
Hamilton Health Scienc
es

Hilary Swanson
Hilary Swanson

MSc (A), NP-PHC, CDE
Clinical Assistant Professor (nursing),Pediatric Diabetes Program,
McMaster Children’s Hospital,
Hamilton Health Sciences

Heather McKean
Heather McKean

Child Life Specialist
Pediatric Diabetes Program,
McMaster Children’s Hospital,
Hamilton Health Science

Rachael Heyns
Rachael Heyns

Child Life Specialist
Pediatric Diabetes Program,
McMaster Children’s Hospital,
Hamilton Health Science

Joanne Gibson
Joanne Gibson

RD, CDE
Pediatric Diabetes Program, McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences

Maya Kshatriya
Maya Kshatriya

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Student, McMaster University

Raeesha Rajan
Raeesha Rajan

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Student, McMaster University



Radha Budhwar
Radha Budhwar

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Student, McMaster University

Ajantha Nadarajah
Ajantha Nadarajah

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Student, McMaster University

Alissa Zhang
Alissa Zhang

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Student, McMaster University

Subin Park
Subin Park

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Student, McMaster University

Amandeep Saini
Amandeep Saini

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Student, McMaster University

Alexandra Todd
Alexandra Todd

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Student, McMaster University

Diya Ahmad
Diya Ahmad

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Student, McMaster University




Ahmad Azizov
Ahmad Azizov

Medical Student, Michael G. De Groote School of Medicine, McMaster University

Zahra Abdallah
Zahra Abdallah

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Student, McMaster University

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