Triple I started with hemodialysis patients and their family members asking researchers to bring kidney care into the 21st century.

The project is a partnership of patients, researchers, and healthcare clinicians working together to improve the patient experience of hemodialysis: how you communicate with your team, personalizing your care, and improving when and how you receive information.

We are consulting with people with hemodialysis experience (patients, family members, clinicians) about challenges they face, ideas for care improvements, and suggestions about how to move those ideas into practice. We want new ideas, and we want to find out what’s working well in existing programs.

We are currently in Phase 2 of the project where we will be asking patients and providers to complete a survey to determine priorities for change and to explore ideas for improvement in hemodialysis centres.

Meet the team

The Triple I team includes investigators, research staff, and patient partners at seven sites across Canada. The project is driven by the Winnipeg site team in collaboration with our patient partners.

Click the photos below to read each team member’s bio

Principal Investigators

Dr. Clara Bohm

Co-Principal Investigator
Winnipeg Site Lead

Dr. Marcello Tonelli

Co-Principal Investigator
Calgary Site Lead

Winnipeg Site Staff

Priscila Ferreira da Silva
Melanie Talson

Patient partners

Arlene Desjarlais
George Fontaine
Michael McCormick
Timothy Slater
Hans Vorster

Project Collaborators

Dr. Claire Harris


Dr. Matthew James


Dr. Neesh Pannu


Dr. Manish Sood


Dr. Karthik Tennankore


Alison Thomas


Dr. Stephanie Thompson


Dr. Allison Tong