The 2016 Rosemary Wedderburn Brown prize was awarded to Professor Sara Ahmed, Associate Professor at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. A three-time graduate of McGill University and an FRQS Senior Research Scholar, Professor Ahmed conducts research aimed at improving health outcomes for individuals with chronic disease. Her research includes studies that address the challenges of using patient reported outcomes (e.g. health-related quality of life, self-efficacy) in chronic disease management programs, and the use of advanced psychometric approaches for improving the efficiency and value of outcome evaluations; that develop and evaluate the impact of chronic disease self-management interventions integrated into electronic personal health records (e.g. web-based asthma and COPD self-management applications); and that further knowledge exchange and transfer related to best practices for chronic disease management. Full story.