Manitoba Team


Malcolm Doupe

Malcolm Doupe (Provincial Lead) is a Senior Research Scientist at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and an Assistant Professor in Community Health Sciences (Faculty of Medicine) at the University of Manitoba. He has extensive collaborative and knowledge translational experience with stakeholders at all government levels, as well as experience measuring nursing home use patterns and quality care, developing alternative long-term care strategies based on users’ needs, and projecting future nursing home bed requirements. Malcom is also the Provincial Director of the Western Regional Training Centre. This program is co-funded by CIHR and the Government of Manitoba, and trains graduate students to optimize the policy implications of their research.

Malcolm Smith

Malcolm Smith teaches courses in Fundamentals of Marketing, Consumer Behaviour and Marketing Research at the undergraduate and graduate level. The focus of his research is marketing to older adults , and in particular, age-related differences in memory for advertising. His research has been presented at numerous national and international conferences, and published in various texts and such journals as the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, Journal of Business Research, Psychology and Marketing, and Journal of Tourism Research. He has been a visiting professor at the L'viv Institute of Management (Ukraine), the University of Oregon, and in Bangkok, Thailand for the University of Victoria's (British Columbia) IEMBA program. Dr. Smith is also the Director of the International Student Exchange Program.
Genevieve Thompson Genevieve Thompson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba. As an early career-stage health services researcher, her experience and research interest involves issues and challenges in delivering quality palliative/end-of-life care to older adults living in long-term care facilities. She is also interested in exploring the delivery of end-of-life care to older adults with dementia and their caregivers. Genevieve brings to this initiative the ability to provide content and experiential knowledge which will inform research endeavors exploring end-of-life issues within the long-term care environment.


Lorraine Dacombe Dewar has worked for the Provincial Government in the Department of Health for over 25 years, 19 of which have been in a management function. She is currently the Executive Director of the Continuing Care Branch for Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors.  Previous experience has been in the areas of Public Health, Community Health Assessment, Health Planning and Accountability.  Prior to regionalization she worked in the Winnipeg community areas of St. James and River East as well as in the Antenatal Home Care Program. As part of her role in leading the Provincial Community Health Assessment process in Manitoba, Lorraine was participated for 10 years on The Need to Know Team which is Collaborative Research by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Manitoba Regional Health Authorities, and Manitoba Health funded by the CIHR through the Community Alliances for Health Research.

Lori Lamont

Lori Lamont is the Vice-President for Long Term Care in the Winnipeg Health Region and is responsible for the program that oversees the services provided to over 5,700 residents in 39 personal care home facilities. Improving the quality of life and quality of care through the implementation of evidence based initiatives is a key part of the programming. Lori also chairs the WRHA Professional Advisory, and brings the capacity for significant involvement of care professionals and care aides in the TREC team program. Lori has been a member of the TREC research team since its inception. As a nurse, her key area of clinical interest is geriatrics and the care of older adults.

Gina Trinidad

Gina Trinidad is the Executive Director of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Personal Care Home Program. In this role which she has held since 2009, she is accountable for program planning, standards and priorities in the PCH Program and leading regional and cross-program issues in this area. She provides leadership and collaborates with leaders in 35 free standing personal care homes and 4 hybrid service sites under contract with the WRHA. As Executive Director, Gina also provides direct leadership to River Park Gardens Personal Care Home and the regional Personal Care Home Program Team. She is responsible for working as a team player with colleagues and co-workers to achieve excellence in resident-centred care, education and research.


Jennifer McArthur, Regional Research Coordinator for Manitoba