|Gina Agarwal, PhD, MBBS MRCGP CCFP FCFP
Dr. Gina Agarwal is a practicing family physician and one of few with a PhD in Epidemiology (2011). Dr. Agarwal has facilitated, led and supervised the development of community paramedicine research at McMaster University. She established the CP@clinic Program in Ontario, including all of its program components and scientific evaluation plan (CIHR-funded multi-site randomised controlled trial; 2014 – 2017). In April of 2019, Dr. Agarwal was awarded Health Care Policy Contribution Program (HCPCP) funding by Health Canada to expand the innovative CP@clinic program with paramedic services across Canada. CP@clinic is the leading evidence-based community paramedicine wellness clinic model and has the potential to benefit communities across Canada. Distinguished publications in both the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) and Prehospital Emergency Care demonstrate the impact of CP@clinic on the health system and residents in subsidized housing. The CMAJ article received the 2019 Article of the Year award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR-IHSPR).