Donna Goodridge, PhD, RN
Donna is a Professor in the Division of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. She was the Co-Chair of the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) COPD Clinical Assembly from 2011 until April of 2018 and is a member of the CTS Choosing Wisely Task Force. Dr. Goodridge is a co-Director of the Foundations undergraduate Respiratory Module in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She has received extensive training in realist evaluative approaches and mixed methods and uses these methodologies in current projects related to improving health service delivery. She recently received funding for a research project designed to better help people with advanced COPD work as a partner with their physicians to achieve their health-related goals and priorities. She has a research interest in how mindfulness-based approach may improve the wellness of people with respiratory illnesses. Dr. Goodridge is a member of the Steering Committee of Age-Friendly and works closely with members of the Saskatoon Council on Aging and other community-based groups. She has recently been named the Director of the Respiratory Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan.