About Us

Our team is composed of experienced researchers, clinicians, students and community members passionate about improving support for ACB communities in regenerative medicine and similar healthcare related fields.

Co-Lead Investigators

Carl E. James, PhD: Sociologist, Professor, Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora – Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto

Istvan Mucsi, MD, PhD: Transplant nephrologist, clinician investigator, Associate Professor of Medicine – Ajmera Transplant Program, University Health Network and Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto

Co-Investigators (Core Organizing Team Members)

Arjun Law, MD: Clinical Haematologist, Stem Cell Transplant Physician, Assistant Professor of Medicine – Princess Margaret Hospital and University of Toronto

Sonya MacParland, PhD: Scientist and Assistant Professor, Ajmera Transplant Program, University Health Network and University of Toronto

Paula Neves, PhD: Lead, Center for Living Organ Donation – Ajmera Transplant Program, University Health Network

Nicole Woods, PhD: Associate Professor & Education Scientist, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto; Institute Director, The Institute for Education Research; Senior Director, Education and Research Integration; Associate Director & Education Scientist, The Wilson Centre, University Health Network.

Project Manager

Jacqui Getfield, PhD

Dr. Getfield is an adjunct member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University. Her research interests include mothering, blackness, race, disability, and home-school-community partnerships. She theorizes through the lenses of Black feminisms, Critical Disability Studies and Critical Race Theory.  Dr. Getfield is the Vice-President of the Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators (ONABSE) and a board member of the Caribbean African Canadian Social Services (CAFCAN).  She lectures at the Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), Seneca College and Centennial College.