CLSA Management

Ine Wauben

Managing Director

Ine Wauben

Managing Director
Tel: (905) 525-9140, ext. 22395
E-mail: wauben@mcmaster.ca


Dr. Ine Wauben is the Managing Director of both the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) at McMaster University and the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), Canada’s premium platform for research on aging. As the Managing Director of MIRA, Dr. Wauben leads the implementation of MIRA’s mission to optimize health and longevity of an aging population through leading-edge research, state-of-the-art educational development and innovative stakeholder collaborations. In her position with the CLSA, she serves as the chief liaison with CLSA’s funding organizations, and provides strategic leadership to support the principal and local investigators, advisory groups, scientists, and public and private partners across Canada to position the CLSA as a national research platform for advancing research on aging in Canada and worldwide. In both positions, she builds partnerships to support aging research in Canada and at McMaster University. Prior to joining the CLSA and MIRA teams, Dr. Wauben worked as Business Development Manager, Life Sciences, at McMaster University. She has also held senior positions at Adiga Life Sciences Inc. and the Scientific Research & Experimental Development Program of the Federal Government. Dr. Wauben holds a PhD in medical sciences from McMaster University and a B.H.Sc. from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

Jennifer Boyko

Scientific Operations Manager

Jennifer Boyko

Scientific Operations Manager
E-mail: boykoja2@mcmaster.ca


Jennifer Boyko holds a PhD in health research methodology and a graduate diploma in health services and policy research from McMaster University. Dr. Boyko has over 15 years of experience working within and in collaboration with academic health science centres and health system stakeholders on projects with local, provincial, national and international scope.  She is also an experienced health services and policy researcher with expertise is knowledge translation and public health systems research. In her current role, she blends scientific and operational understandings of large-scale population health research projects to ensure a scientific lens is always considered with respect to CLSA operations. This requires on-going liaison with the scientific management team, enabling unit leads, locally responsible investigators, directors, managers and others as required. She contributes to ensuring that the CLSA protocol is successfully implemented and operationalized with limited protocol deviations. She also ensures milestones and targets for successful data collection are reached, and processes are in place for effective operations, including staff training, QMS and data integrity, effective IT infrastructure development and optimization. Prior to joining the CLSA in 2019, Dr. Boyko held a scientist position at the Propel Centre for Population Health at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Boyko has also held various academic appointments at Ontario universities and professional positions with health services organizations, giving her broad perspective, knowledge and understanding of health and social issues in Canada. 

Harriet Sauve

Operations Manager

Harriet Sauve

Operations Manager
Tel: (905) 525-9140, ext. 21409
E-mail: sauveh@mcmaster.ca


Harriet Sauve joined the CLSA team in November 2011 as the national operations manager. In her role, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the National Coordinating Centre and overseeing the implementation of the CLSA protocol at the Data Collection Sites and Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) sites across Canada. She holds an honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario and she is a skilled operations manager with over 15 years experience in the pharmaceutical and research industry. Prior to joining the CLSA, she served as manager, clinical operations, at Cetero Research.

Patrick D. Emond

Information Technology Manager

Patrick D. Emond

Information Technology Manager
E-mail: emondpd@mcmaster.ca


As information technology manager, Patrick Emond leads the IT team for the development, maintenance and support of the technology infrastructure powering the CLSA. He works closely with the scientific management and operations teams to ensure all of the technological needs of the CLSA. Patrick has over 10 years of desktop and enterprise software design and development experience with a focus on academic research environments. Prior to joining the CLSA he consulted on technical matters in the fields of radiology, theoretical astrophysics, digital humanities and epidemiology. Patrick holds a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from McMaster University.

Laura Lawson

Communications Manager

Laura Lawson

Communications Manager
Tel: (905) 525-9140, ext. 21413
E-mail: llawson@mcmaster.ca


As communications manager, Laura Lawson is responsible for developing, managing and implementing the national communications strategy for the CLSA. She holds a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto and studied journalism at Humber College and the University of Iowa. Prior to joining the CLSA, Laura worked as a public relations editor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. She has also held reporting and editing positions at several newspapers, including the Guelph Mercury, Hamilton Spectator and Waterloo Region Record.