We are Explorers


Exploring the relationship between diet and health globally


Finding a way for heart failure patients to live long healthy lives


Exploring autism at at the individual level


Making life better for joint replacement patients.

We are explorers.

Every day at Hamilton Health Sciences, we explore the possibility to make life better for people in our community and around the world. We’re a diverse group of doctors, nurses, academics and health professionals who share this common goal, and our patients are at the heart of every exploration we make.

Follow us on our journey of discovery. Scroll onward to read our stories.

Our Stories

Michael McGillion, Nurse Scientist, Explorer
November 30, 2018

From hospital to home

Imagine having a major surgery and being able to go home only days later. We know that people recover better in their own surroundings, where they’re most comfortable. But, there’s…

Dr. Terry Bennett, child psychiatrist, Explorer, making the race fair lead researcher
November 9, 2018

Making the Race Fair

In 2015 Sonja Baker’s family grew from three to five when she gave birth to twin girls. Even as newborns the twins, August and Violet, had very different personalities, but…

lab assistant removing research samples from a nitrogen tank
November 8, 2018

HHS ranks in the top three research hospitals in Canada

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has been ranked among the top three research hospitals in Canada, as announced today by Research Infosource Inc.. Research Infosource Inc. is an independent, leading source…

Dr. Andrew Mente in the produce aisle of a grocery store
October 31, 2018

The evolving relationship between diet and health

By Dr. Andrew Mente Principal Investigator, Population Health Program, Population Health Research Institute Associate Professor, Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University Understanding how food affects our health is…

Stelios Georgiades, autism researcher, explorer
October 22, 2018

Autism research should be based on individual strengths

By: Dr. Stelios Georgiades Co-Director, McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART) Scientist, Offord Centre for Child Studies Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University Autism is challenging and complex. It…

Katie Porter, Explorer, HHS Research Administration
October 15, 2018

Exploring a healthier community together

By: Katie Porter, Director of Research Administration, Hamilton Health Sciences At Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), research isn’t something that happens on the outskirts of health care. Health care and research…

Dr. Stacey Marjerrison
October 3, 2018

Improving care for Indigenous children with cancer

Written By: Dr. Stacey Marjerrison, pediatric oncologist at McMaster Children’s Hospital and assistant professor at McMaster University. Treating childhood cancer is an incredible privilege. Most days, I get to meet…

researcher and lab technician in the lab
October 3, 2018

Leading thrombosis care

Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University are the epicenter of thrombosis research in Canada and the world. Through their ground breaking discoveries, our experts have set the global standards for…

September 12, 2018

Hamilton researchers’ discovery challenges global dietary guidelines

Researchers at the Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) & McMaster University Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) have made a discovery that challenges standard nutritional guidelines worldwide. The PURE study, which involved…

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