Dr. Jennifer Tsang, Executive Director and Chief Scientist of the Niagara Health Knowledge Institute, is a critical care specialist at Niagara Health with a research interest in research capacity building in community hospitals and translational biology in sepsis/community acquired pneumonia. Niagara Health is affiliated with McMaster University, has established the Niagara Health Knowledge Institute in 2023, and has invested in building research infrastructure including pharmacy, laboratory, and a dedicated Research Administrative Office. In 2022, their Critical Care Clinical Trial Program was ranked #3 overall in Canada in participant enrolment based on the Canadian Clinical Research Network status report. Niagara Health serves an area with a large percentage of adults over 65 years, Indigenous patients, and patients with low socio-economic status. Research areas of interest include oncology, critical care, cardiology, thrombosis, hematology and transfusion medicine, neurology, internal medicine, and infectious disease.


Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG), Canadian Deprescribing Network (CaDeN), Interventional Cardiology Network, Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet), Canadian Stroke Consortium (CSC), Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network (CSPIN), CanStroke Recovery Trials, CANStim (Research in Non-invasive Brain Stimulation), Ontario Clinical Oncology Group, Infectious Disease Network, Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN), Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP), Pan-Canadian Trial Network in Valvular Heart Disease (PACT-V Heart Valve Network)