The DART - Diagnostic Assessment Research Tool

We’ve Come a Long Way: Advances in ILD Treatment

Decoding the Vagus Nerve

A genetic variant that protects against disease

Educating the world's best urologic surgeons

Understanding Long Covid

Post-ICU rehab amid frailty and COVID-19

Updates from the D3 Group

Who We Are

The Research Institute of St. Joe’s – Hamilton oversees the work of over 700 researchers, staff members, learners, and fellows as they carry out clinical, translational, evaluative, and fundamental research. Our Hospital has a long and celebrated history of impactful research, which continues to improve diagnostics, care, and treatment for patients in our community and across the globe.

Since its inception in 2014, The Research Institute has become a leader in collaborative translational research. Known as the bench-to-bedside approach, this innovative method of conducting research allows scientists working in our labs to make the latest advancements available to clinicians for patient care, all within the walls of our Hospital.

St. Joe’s researchers are helping to improve patient quality of life and the quality of care provided by health care professionals. We are an integral partner within Hamilton’s growing health innovation community, where we are working to transform the way medicine is practiced.

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Our Leadership

Lynn McNeil

Chair of the Board,

Sarah Howe

Executive Director,

Dr. Lehana Thabane

Scientific Director, RSJH
& Vice-President, Research, SJHH

Melissa Farrell


A Year in Numbers

Total Number of Researchers

In-person & Virtual Events

Total Funding (FY2021-22)


Research Staff & Learners


Explore Our Report

The stories of our 2021 Annual Report are divided into two categories. Click “Our Stories” below to learn about projects related to our five research pillars, or check out “COVID-19” to learn about our continuing efforts towards the pandemic.

You can also find information about our workforce, budget, events, services, and our past reports in the “Our Institute” section.