Health System Impact Program: Partner Linkage Tool

Overview

The Health System Impact (HSI) Program provides highly qualified PhD trainees, postdoctoral researchers, and (new!) early career researchers in health services and policy research/related fields with the opportunity to develop embedded research projects/programs that address the most pressing problems faced by health system organizations and to support evidence-informed decision-making.

The Partner Linkage Tool, below, is intended to facilitate connections between applicants and organizations that have expressed interest in hosting doctoral trainees, post-doctoral researchers, and/or early career researchers. The Partner Linkage Tool includes brief profiles of health system organizations interested in partnering and their priorities of interest. Applicants are invited to review these profiles and submit expressions of interest (EOI) to organizations.

This is not a mandatory tool. Applicants may pursue opportunities with profiled organizations and/or organizations that are not profiled but that meet the definition of "health system and related organization" as defined in the funding opportunities.

Information is provided on a volunteer basis and does not confer any advantages in the evaluation and funding of applications.

Are you a health system organization looking to host a fellow or ECR? Fill out our Partner Linkage Tool online form. Profiles will be posted once the competition launches, and the table will be updated regularly thereafter until the application deadline.

Instructions for applicants

Notice

The information is provided in the language in which it was submitted by the respondent.

Note: This is an archived table and consists of profiles from the 2022 competition. The tool will be re-launched with the 2023 competition.

Host partner organizations: Profiles

Contact Information
Name of Organization
Location
Name
Email
Phone
Organization's Impact Goal Organization's Priority Areas for Fellowship Type of work Expression of interest eligibility: PhD trainee, post-doctoral fellow, both

Alberta Health Services – Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network
Alberta
Ania Kania-Richmond
403-701-0141

The Bone and Joint Health (BJH) Strategic Clinical Network™ is focused on transforming the bone and joint health system to ensure access to high quality care across the lifespan. We are seeking a Fellow to co-lead the development and implementation of evidence-based programming and support Albertans to “keep on moving”. Musculoskeletal Transformation: Current focus on assessment pathways will lead to standardization of comprehensive treatment pathways for surgical and conservative management cases and upstream prevention and promotion initiatives. Projects require measurement frameworks comparing New Models to Usual Care, data analysis, evidence reviews and assessment of innovations including machine learning.

While the scope of tasks and responsibilities may be individualized, we are interested in candidates with skill and experience to carry the following:

  • Stakeholder Engagement and Consultations
  • Literature Reviews and Grant Writing
  • Program Planning and Evaluations
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Impact Assessments and Cost-Effectiveness
Either / both

Alberta Health Services – Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network
Alberta
Ania Kania-Richmond
403-701-0141

The Bone and Joint Health (BJH) Strategic Clinical Network™ is focused supporting the bone and joint health of Albertans through prevention and efficient access to health resources and services. We are seeking a Fellow to co-lead the development and implementation of evidence-based programming and support Albertans to “keep on moving”. Fracture/Injury Prevention: An initial slip and fall index requires additional analyses and modeling of large healthcare utilization and environmental datasets to improve predictive capacity. Results will inform trauma related resource allocation, guide prevention initiatives, and advance the socialization and uptake of a predictive Alberta slip and fall index.

While the scope of tasks and responsibilities may be individualized, we are interested in candidates with skill and experience to carry the following:

  • Stakeholder Engagement and Consultations
  • Literature Reviews and Grant Writing
  • Knowledge translation
  • Big data analytics
  • Predictive modeling
  • Impact Assessments and Cost-Effectiveness
Either / both

Alberta Health Services – Cardiovascular Health and Stroke Strategic Clinical Network
Alberta
Christiane Job McIntosh
403-988-0443

The Cardiovascular Health and Stroke (CvHS) Strategic Clinical Network™, targets health system transformation through collaborative partnerships with policy makers, front line caregivers, patients and families. We are seeking a fellow to collaborate and share their expertise to implement evidence-based health system transformations to achieve healthy hearts and brains in Albertans. Alberta's Vascular Risk Reduction Program focuses on integration of evidence-based health promotion and prevention interventions to address upstream risk factors for Vascular Diseases. Priorities include advancing a provincial lab-based CVD screening tool targeting primary care providers and co-developing a novel prevention program for high-risk women after hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

We welcome individualizing the scope and duties with interested candidates of diverse of research and evaluation backgrounds. Examples include:

  • Stakeholder/Community Engagement and Consultations
  • Literature Reviews and Grant Writing
  • Knowledge Production (Quantitative/Qualitative)
  • Program Planning and Evaluations
  • Impact Assessments and Cost-Effectiveness
  • Scale, spread and sustainability planning
Either / both

Alberta Health Services – Cardiovascular Health and Stroke Strategic Clinical Network
Alberta
Christiane Job McIntosh
403-988-0443

The Cardiovascular Health and Stroke (CvHS) Strategic Clinical Network™, targets health system transformation through collaborative partnerships with policy makers, front line caregivers, patients and families. We are seeking a fellow to collaborate and share their expertise to implement evidence-based health system transformations to achieve healthy hearts and brains in Albertans.

Supporting the health of Albertans through prevention, collaborative partnerships, research and innovation in cardiovascular health and stroke:

  • Enhancing prevention/integration of health promotion and wellness
  • Reducing inequities in care and outcomes
  • Improving the patient journey and health system quality and care

We welcome the opportunity to co-create and define the project scope/duties with excited candidates in the areas of Cardiovascular Health and Stroke. Tasks/Potential Duties:

  • Stakeholder/Community Engagement and Consultations
  • Literature Reviews and Grant Writing
  • Knowledge Production (Quantitative/Qualitative)
  • Program Planning and Evaluations
  • Impact Assessments and Cost-Effectiveness
  • Scale, spread and sustainability planning
Post-doctoral fellows only

Alberta Health Services – Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network
Alberta
Dr. Samantha Bowker
780-903-5808

The CC SCN has a goal to support the creation of knowledge that will improve the patient and family experience, integrate research and implement best practices to improve outcomes, promote the dissemination of new knowledge, and foster collaborations and partnerships between researchers, educators, patients and families, and other stakeholders. To support evolution of a Learning Health System. The HSIF will apply advanced epidemiological, quantitative, and qualitative skills to create a “living atlas” of critical care (i.e. perform analyses of critical care populations, operations, and clinical practices, and describe/identify ICU-level and clinician-level variations in practice, and health services gaps).

Evaluating best practices and outcomes in:

  1. Use of acute renal replacement therapy and acute kidney injury;
  2. Mechanical ventilation and acute respiratory distress management;
  3. Sepsis;
  4. ICU organization/operations (i.e. staffing/service models and workplace wellbeing);
  5. Identification and outcomes among vulnerable populations;
  6. Sustaining critical care clinical best practices.
Post-doctoral Fellow only

Alberta Health Services – Emergency Strategic Clinical Network
Alberta
Patrick McLane
780-293-5057

The ESCN is a group of health care professionals and patients working together across the province to improve emergency services in Alberta. The ESCN has capacity to support up to two postdoctoral fellows to lead research to inform local and provincial policy, procedures and decision-making in an evolving learning health system. Priority areas for the Emergency SCN are Patient Experience, Addressing the Opioid Use Disorder Crisis, Integrating Research for Better Outcomes, Health Equity, Indigenous Health, Staff Safety and Health System Integration (i.e., Patient Flow; Transitions from ED to Primary Care). Fellows will lead the development and refinement of research questions, methods, data collection and reporting within the Emergency SCN. Fellows will gain an understanding of a provincial health system, prehospital and emergency care. Fellowship output will include opportunities to share findings with academic, clinical, operational, and lay audiences. Post-doctoral fellows only

Alberta Health Services – Kidney Health Section – Medicine Strategic Clinical Network
Alberta
Dr. Marni Armstrong
403-540-0765

The mission of the Kidney Health Section of the Medicine SCN is to achieve excellence in sustainable kidney care and outcomes through innovation and the application of best evidence. The Scientific Office of the Medicine SCN was established to play a research leadership role for enhancing the quantity and scientific quality of research activities that aligns with the priorities of the Kidney Health Section of the Medicine SCN. The Scientific Office works to develop, implement and evaluate research and integrated knowledge translation (iKT) strategies to embed evidence into clinical practice. One key priority is “Reducing the risk of acute kidney injury through prevention, early identification and appropriate management.” The priority area of interest would include the evaluation and implementation of pragmatic RCT using clinical decision supports and alerts in AKI management. Outcome measures will include recovery rates of AKI, length of stay following AKI, as well as process measures of acute AKI management. This work will leverage Connect Care the newly integrated provincial electronic health record to improve quality of care in AKI. Interest in the use of electronic health record data and experience in epidemiology and trial design would be an asset. Fellowship output will include opportunities to disseminate to academic, clinical, operational, and lay audiences to inform local and provincial policy, procedures and decision-making in an evolving learning health system. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in hospital. The Health Systems Impact Fellow will leverage existing provincial healthcare data infrastructures and data assets to perform comprehensive analysis of the burden of AKI within the population, operations, and clinical practices. Analysis will include description and identification of clinician-level variations in practice and identify targets for further evaluation and quality improvement. Post-doctoral fellows only

Alberta Health Services – Maternal Newborn Child and Youth Strategic Clinical Network
Alberta
Deborah McNeil
403-616-2040

The proposed project will address the following impact goal of the organization: to refine and implement Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Care at eight sites across the province using standards of practice based on evidence and research in the form of care paths, policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines.

The priority area is:

  • Support strategies to facilitate effective and efficient care of obstetrical and neonatal patients in the right place with the right resources according to the level of presenting risk
  • Specifically using implementation science approaches to implement strategies to support women experiencing opioid addictions who are giving birth
  • Strategy refinement
  • Community consultation and engagement
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Program evaluation and impact assessment
Post-doctoral fellows only

Alberta Health Services – Medicine Strategic Clinical Network
Alberta
Dr. Marni Armstrong
403-540-0765

Through innovation and the application of best evidence, the mission of the Medicine SCN is to achieve excellence in sustainable healthcare and outcomes for Albertans. The Scientific Office of the Medicine SCN was established to play a research leadership role for enhancing the quantity and scientific quality of research activities that aligns with the priorities of the Medicine SCN. The Scientific Office works to develop, implement and evaluate research and integrated knowledge translation strategies to embed evidence into clinical practice.

Potential priority areas of interest would include (but are not limited to):

  • Best practices in hospital organization and operations, including implementation and evaluation of strategies to:
    • Reduce actual vs. estimated length of stay,
    • Improve transitions in care and reduce hospital readmission rates.
  • Identify and build of mechanisms for system and provider level audit/feedback reporting and education in target areas to realize health system improvement
  • Identification of key quality indicators through engagement of experts in a Delphi or group consensus process, development of a quality indicator framework for assessment and implementation

Fellowship output will include opportunities to disseminate to academic, clinical, operational, and lay audiences to inform local and provincial policy, procedures and decision-making in an evolving learning health system.

The Health Systems Impact Fellow will leverage existing provincial healthcare data infrastructures and data assets to perform comprehensive analysis of healthcare populations, operations, and clinical practices. Analysis will include description and identification of clinician-level variations in practice and identification of targets for further evaluation and health systems improvements. Post-doctoral fellows only

Alberta Health Services – Provincial Population and Public Health
Alberta
Gary F Teare, Scientific Director
403-312-9142

Provincial Population and Public Health (PPPH) reaches through and beyond health care facilities, and far into the community, to promote and protect the health of Albertans. We seek a Fellow to collaborate in implementation science to ensure impact and sustainability of innovations for better, equitable health for people in Alberta. We innovate through partnerships that strengthen community action and reorient health services to promote health. Priorities include integrating, into clinical workflow, active screening and brief intervention pertaining to key social determinants and modifiable risk factors. Community collaborations establish support pathways for “at risk” patients and health promoting settings for all.

We welcome individualizing the scope and duties with interested candidates of diverse of research and evaluation backgrounds. Examples include:

  • Stakeholder/Community Engagement and Consultations
  • Literature Reviews and Grant Writing
  • Knowledge Production (Quantitative/Qualitative)
  • Program Planning and Evaluations
  • Impact Assessments and Cost-Effectiveness
  • Scale, spread and sustainability planning
Post-doctoral fellows only

Alberta Health Services – Respiratory Health Section – Medicine Strategic Clinical Network
Alberta
Dr. Lesley Soril
587-689-4033

Through innovation and the application of best evidence, the goals of the Respiratory Health section of the Medicine Strategic Clinical Network™ (RHS-MSCN) are to reduce the impact of respiratory disease on individuals and the healthcare system and to optimize equitable respiratory care across Alberta.

The Scientific Office of the RHS-SCN recently established the MSCN™ Respiratory COVID Research Collaborative in order to bring together members of the Alberta respiratory COVID research community and lead a provincial approach to respiratory-focused COVID research. The HSIF will be embedded within the Collaborative and play a key role in addressing the following priority areas:

  • Understanding respiratory complications of acute COVID and post-COVID and how to design health systems to meet these patients' needs;
  • Evaluate respiratory-related innovations for management of acute COVID and post-COVID;
  • Population-based evaluation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on respiratory health and long-term implications for respiratory care in Alberta.
  • Leverage existing provincial healthcare data infrastructures and local COVID clinical data assets to perform comprehensive quantitative analyses of COVID and other respiratory patient populations as well as evaluations of the respiratory clinical practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Descriptive statistics and predictive modelling to understand the factors associated with patient-level and health system-level outcomes and to identify targets for further evaluation and health system improvement.
Post-doctoral fellows only

Alberta Health Services – Strategic Clinical Networks
Alberta
Deborah McNeil
403-616-2040

Alberta Health Services is committed to creating a rapidly learning, high-performing healthcare system that embeds research and innovation into daily practice. Strategic Clinical Networks work with stakeholders across the province to get evidence into practice to provide better quality, better outcomes and better value for the people of Alberta. The Maternal Newborn Child and Youth Strategic Clinical Network's mission is to mobilize people, evidence and data to achieve the best possible health outcomes for mothers, newborns, children, and families within a sustainable, publicly funded health care system. Families are our partners in generating solutions for transforming the health system.
  • Given rapid shifts to virtual programming, peer mentorship requires redesign with stakeholder engagement.
  • The work includes designing and implementing a scoping review contextualized for Alberta and stakeholder engagement (focus groups and interviews)
  • And developing a business case and implementation plan for a parent mentorship program for Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
Post-doctoral fellows only

Alberta Health Services – Strategic Clinical Networks
Alberta
Denise Thomson
780-492-8266

Strategic Clinical Networks™ (SCNs), as engines of innovation for our Alberta's health system, focus on partnerships, engagement, research and working with patients, clinical experts, front-line workers, research teams, communities, and policy makers to achieve a high-performing health system. The fellow will contribute their leadership and research expertise to supporting evidence-based implementation of projects addressing high-priority clinical gaps by producing essential syntheses of research about health system problems, improvement options and implementation considerations.
  • To support data- and evidence-informed transformations at all levels of the health system through synthesizing evidence about problems, improvement options and implementation considerations;
  • To promote rapid, effective implementation of projects, and support spread, scale and sustainability, through producing relevant and rigorous evidence syntheses about interventions in high-priority clinical areas.

This offers a unique opportunity to work within the healthcare system to:

  • Lead rapid, rigorous evidence synthesis projects, relevant to health system priorities;
  • Evaluate the role of evidence in selecting system improvement interventions;
  • Build linkages between the evidence synthesis and implementation science communities, to ensure optimal impact on patient outcomes.
Post-doctoral fellows only

Alberta Health Services – Strategic Clinical Networks
Alberta
Denise Thomson
780-492-8266

Strategic Clinical Networks™ (SCNs), as engines of innovation for our Alberta's health system, focus on partnerships, engagement, research and working with patients, clinical experts, front-line workers, research teams, communities, and policy makers to achieve a high-performing health system. This fellowship will work toward eliminating evidence-to-care gaps by supporting both research and stakeholder engagement for linking academia and the healthcare system, to ensure effective and evidence-based implementation of initiatives addressing those gaps.
  • Create a systemwide culture of using implementation science to more effectively and efficiently implement innovations for scale and spread;
  • Facilitate embedded implementation research and coordinate existing implementation assets in Alberta's academic and health system ecosystems;
  • Build linkages and secure commitment from health system stakeholders.

This offers a unique opportunity to work within the healthcare system to:

  • Support theory-based implementation research projects, e.g. multi-site trials, fidelity documentation and analysis, economic, program, and impact evaluations;
  • Analyze findings from provincial implementation research projects;
  • Develop recommendations for scale, spread, and sustainability approaches across geographic and health delivery contexts.
Post-doctoral fellows only

Alberta Health Services – Surgery Strategic Clinical Network
Alberta
Sanjay Beesoon
780-218-4786

The Surgery SCN champions improvement affecting multiple areas of care provincially, by working with other SCNs. Airway management during endotracheal intubation occurs in the ER, OR and ICU where interprofessional teams have limited time for decision-making. An evaluation of intubation associated morbidity and mortality will drive health systems improvement. This Health Systems Impact Fellowship will focus on the shared missions of the Surgery SCN, Critical Care SCN, and Emergency SCN. The HSIF will co-design an audit of morbidity and mortality outcomes resulting from endotracheal intubation in current difficult airway management programs and evaluate Health System impacts.

This offers a unique opportunity to work with multiple SCNs to:

  • Lead rigorous data collection and evidence synthesis project, relevant to multiple health system priorities
  • Identify and formalize collection of appropriate metrics for patient safety monitoring and improved patient outcomes
  • Evaluate the role of evidence in selecting system improvement interventions
Post-doctoral Fellows Only

Alzheimer Society of NB
New Brunswick
Chandra MacBean
506-459-4280

The Alzheimer Society provides support, education, information and system navigation for persons living with dementia and their circle of care. Having the expertise of a Health System Impact Fellow to support our work would help us to measure the impact of our programs on the health system in New Brunswick, and guide us in collecting the most valuable data to demonstrate this impact. The Alzheimer Society's First Link Program aims to reduce crisis for families impacted by dementia by getting supports and programs to them early in the disease process. It is our goal to allow people living with dementia to remain in thier homes and community for as long as possible (if they so choose) which in turn saves strain on the health care system with more appropriate service utilization. With the support of a fellow with data analysis and research expertise, our priority area would be to understand what data is most appropriate to be collecting to measure against our system impact, and to support us in the analysis of said data. This will allow us to make the best investment possible of our resources, and to drive evidence-based decision making. The Fellow would be involved with stakeholder engagement, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, data collection design and implementation, modeling and forecasting, data analysis, and impact assessment. Either / both

BC Cancer
British Columbia
Leah Lambert
604-829-7717

BC Cancer's mission is to reduce the burden of cancer in British Columbia (BC), including enhancing access to and provision of equitable, high-quality cancer care. The Health System Impact Fellow will be involved in seminal work related to advancing health and healthcare equity through innovations in cancer health services, policy and practice.
  • Advancing an equitable learning health system environment that promotes rapid learning and continuous improvement
  • Strengthen BC's cancer care system by leveraging artificial intelligence and big data
  • Integrating a health equity approach into cancer care
  • Enhancing access to oncology care for underserved populations
  • Accelerating uptake of evidence into practice and policy
  • Project management
  • Environmental scanning
  • Evidence review and synthesis
  • Policy analysis and briefings
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Modeling and forecasting
  • Stakeholder consultation, including patient and public engagement
  • Employing innovative knowledge mobilization strategies tailored to the knowledge needs of health system decision makers and practice and policy audiences
  • Impact assessment
Either / both

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)
British Columbia
Dr. David M. Patrick, MD, FRCPC, MHSc
604-660-3199

The BCCDC is involved with a wide range of applied research that can directly impact service provision and health policy creation. Examples include the use of big data to assess intervention cost effectiveness at a population level and to support rational public policy. Creating cascades of prevention and care models; using syndemics to study how best to support vulnerable populations.

The BCCDC programs include:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • GetCheckedOnline
  • BC Observatory for Pop. & Public Health
  • Anonymous HIV Testing
  • Chee Mamuk (Aboriginal Health)
  • Do Bugs Need Drugs?
  • Harm Reduction
  • Hepatitis Prevention & Care - BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort
  • Outreach
  • Point of Care (Rapid) HIV Testing
  • SmartSexResource
  • Service Areas
  • Clinical Prevention
  • Communicable Diseases Prevention
  • Public Health & Emergencies including the response to the overdose crisis
  • Environmental Health
  • Immunization Programs

Please visit the Website to see the UBC CDC/BCCDC's comprehensive approaches to public health in British Columbia.

The type of work an awardee could expect to lead/contribute to includes: data integration and analysis; reviewing, assessing, and synthesizing complex research findings from scientific literature, and other lines of evidence, to create knowledge translation documents that are succinct; research and respond to complex questions and issues related to public health concerns; perform statistical analysis, interpret data, identify significant results, draw conclusions and make recommendations; document findings and publish detailed research reports. Either / both

BC Centre for Disease Control, Environmental Health Services & Vancouver Coastal Health, Legacy for Airway Health
British Columbia
Christopher Carlsten & Sarah Henderson
604-875-4729

It is expected that periods of wildfire smoke will worsen in BC, resulting in increased population health risks and exacerbations for people living with COPD and asthma. Using integrated knowledge translation (iKT) methods, we engage with stakeholders to help protect the public from wildfire smoke exposure. To assist in this work, the candidate will create a Public Health Preparedness Plan for Wildfire Smoke for BC.
  • Integrated knowledge translation, including patient-oriented research approaches, and implementation science
  • Wildfire smoke and public health
The fellow will undertake significant stakeholder engagement, environmental scanning, literature reviews, and exploration of avenues for increased knowledge translation in the field of wildfire smoke and health. Post-doctoral fellows only

BC Ministry of Health
British Columbia
Xibiao Ye
250-952-2026

The office of the Provincial Health Officer plays an independent leadership role in addressing public health issues in BC, with an ultimate goal of improving overall population health and reducing health inequalities. The Fellow is expected to apply data science and epidemiology methods to advance:

  • Reliable and timely data and information on patterns and trends of population health issues of significance and of health inequalities;
  • Evidence-based policies and interventions to positively impact the population's health.
  • Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control (e.g. COVID-19 emergency and immunization)
  • Psychoactive Substances Harm Prevention and Reduction (e.g. opioid crisis emergency, cannabis regulation, alcohol harm reduction)
  • Environmental Health Protection (e.g. Drinking water protection, environmental contamination)
  • Community Care Facilities Licensing (e.g. support for medical health officer role)
  • Indigenous Health (e.g. Reconciliation, Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act implementation, indigenous health status reporting)
  • Emergency Management
  • Health inequalities
  • Action on social determinants of health
  • Injury surveillance and prevention
  • Chronic disease surveillance and prevention, including congenital anomalies and developmental disabilities.
  • Population health impacts of climate change related exposures such as wildfire, associated air pollution, and extreme weather
  • Burden of diseases (i.e., disability-adjusted life years) by cause and by risk factor in BC
  • Excess mortality attributed to COVID-19
  • Spatio-temporal models for estimating population health outcomes and risk factors in small areas or communities
  • Machine learning methods for enhancing chronic disease surveillance including mental health and substance misuse surveillance
  • A systematic approach to surveillance and epidemiology to help strengthen our complex multi-team system in BC
  • Other epidemiological research on etiology, disease patterns, and population health outcomes
Either / both

Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance
Ontario
Jonathan Lai
438-338-9442

CASDA is building a community-driven evidence to policy pipeline to inform a National Autism Strategy (NAS), that will be developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The impact goal for this fellowship is to advance CASDA's work in conducting and supporting health services and policy initiatives that can help support the implementation of a comprehensive and community informed NAS.

CASDA will use its collective impact structure to advance the health services and policy research at the national level, taking a learning systems approach. The priority areas of the fellowship are aligned with the strategic areas of focus for CASDA's research and data initiatives:

  1. Fostering Patient, Public and Community Engagement in autism research and policy;
  2. Advancing Research Partnerships and pan-Canadian health services and policy research;
  3. Leveraging Canadian health, social and educational administrative data to generate evidence in community driven priority areas.

This fellowship is a unique opportunity to work with stakeholders, community organizations, researchers, clinicians and people with lived experience across the country to help meet the needs of Autistic Canadians and their families.

All of CASDA's work includes engagement with first-voice and members with lived experience and we apply an equity lens when collaborating with stakeholders. This fellowship is a unique opportunity for a fellow to work in a small, agile and impactful organization that represents many organizations under its umbrella. The HSI Fellow may undertake the following: policy review, analysis, preparing briefing notes to senior policy makers; stakeholder consultation and qualitative methodologies with member organizations; environmental scanning; research initiatives using population level administrative data and supporting the development of community and clinical registries.

The fast-paced, nimble nature of the organization will allow the fellow to undertake rare opportunities at this career stage, including: leading management meetings, facilitate working groups of autism leaders across the country and opportunities to develop and present reports to the Board of Directors. As a virtual organization, location is flexible, offering the ability for fellows from across the Country to apply to this dynamic organization.

CASDA is passionate about the development and training of Health System Impact Fellows. Fellows will be working closely with Dr Jonathan Lai, Executive Director, and Dr Deepa Singal, Director of Scientific and Data Initiatives (both former HSI Fellows) who will ensure deliberate opportunities for growth and development of the core competencies outlined in the HSIF Training Modernization Initiative. Fellows will also work with current HSIF fellows which presents opportunity to harness the power of being in a dynamic HSIF cohort and develop long lasting relationships.

Either / both

Canadian Blood Services
British Columbia
Dana Devine, PhD, Chief Scientist
613-864-0408

Canadian Blood Services is expanding plasma collections to meet the demand for plasma protein products for Canadian patients. Notably, this is includes large volumes of purified immunoglobulins that are used to treat immunodeficiency and various autoimmune diseases. We require researcher assistance in working out a health economics project in this area. This is a key area of strategic development at Canadian Blood Services. Seeking to be respectful of the Canadian taxpayers' investment in the blood system, we are seeking assistance for this priority area of research into plasma donation. Almost half the provincial bill for the blood system is spent on fractionated plasma proteins.

In collaboration with Canadian Blood Services staff and our Vancouver-based collaborator, Prof. Nick Bansback, this project involves the following:

  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Economic evaluation
  • Demand forecasting
  • Program evaluation
Post-doctoral fellows only

Canadian Institute for Health Information
Ontario
Lacey Langlois, Senior Consultant, Office of VP Research and Analysis
613-694-6589

The impact goal for this fellowship is to leverage CIHI's broad range of health data, indicators, standards and stakeholders towards an innovative analysis, product or technique that would help accelerate knowledge or evidence-based improvements to support health workforce planning and policy development. The priority area for this opportunity is virtual care, one of CIHI's overall strategic priorities. The project could focus on health system performance measures, exploration of publicly funded/privately delivered virtual care services (e.g., e-mental health), or exploring relevance/emergence of virtual care for home care/long-term care settings.

CIHI offers a stimulating work environment with engaged and collaborative colleagues. With full integration in a project or team, the fellow could undertake interesting work in these areas:

  • Project management of pilot data collection & analysis
  • Collaboration with other pan-Canadian healthcare organizations to support project development
  • Stakeholder interactions, including consultations with experts (including patients) and provincial/territorial partners, as required
  • KTE activities, internal & external
  • Indicator development, using CIHI's indicator development cycle
Either / both

Canadian Institute for Health Information
Ontario
Lacey Langlois, Senior Consultant, Office of VP Research and Analysis
613-694-6589

The impact goal for this fellowship is to leverage CIHI's broad range of health data, indicators, standards and stakeholders towards an innovative analysis, product or technique that would help accelerate knowledge or evidence-based improvements to support health workforce planning and policy development. The priority area for this opportunity is health workforce, one of CIHI's overall strategic priorities. Its focus will include developing a better understanding of supply and distribution and its impact on outcomes.

CIHI offers a stimulating work environment with engaged and collaborative colleagues. With full integration in a project or team, the fellow would undertake interesting work in these areas:

  • Project management of pilot data collection & analysis
  • Stakeholder interactions, including consultations
  • Quantitative analysis of new health workforce facility location data & assess capacity to integrate with patient outcome data
  • KTE activities, internal & external
Doctoral trainees only

Central Ontario Health Team for Specialized Populations & Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care Research Institute
Ontario
Dr. Heather L. Bullock, Vice-President, Partnerships & Chief Strategy Officer, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care & Assistant Professor McMaster University
289-681-5194

Waypoint's 2020-2025 Strategic Plan has three directions: SERVE, DISCOVER & LEAD. The Impact Fellow will be a key contributor to the LEAD & DISCOVER directions by collaborating with partners and using co-design strategies to build regional integrated care systems for specialized populations to achieve better health outcomes.

Building models of integrated care for specialized populations starting with:

  • Frail seniors by implementing a specialized hub and spokes model
  • Access to children & youth mental health and substance use disorder treatment services
  • Culturally-adapted Indigenous health care by reducing opioid related harms
  • Improved access to structured psychotherapy
  • Conducting a literature review and key-informant interviews on models of integrated care for rural communities;
  • Developing a process evaluation to document how these models contribute to the quadruple aim and future scale and spread;
  • Analyzing data to inform integrated care pathway development using existing data sources, and synthesizing disparate sources.
Doctoral trainees only

Centre d'excellence sur le partenariat avec les patients et le public
Québec
Caroline Wong
514-890-8000, poste 31607 | Cell.: 514-961-4433

La CEPPP vise à faire du partenariat avec les patients et le public une science, une culture et la nouvelle norme pour améliorer la santé de tous et l'expérience (de santé) de chacun. La CEPPP promeut une approche de recherche-action dans le développement de la science du partenariat avec les patients et le public. Parallèlement à la réalisation des divers projets d'accompagnement du CEPPP menés dans un vaste éventail d'organisations de santé, le Labo du partenariat met en œuvre des projets de recherche qui permettent un apprentissage continu des effets du partenariat sur l'écosystème de la santé.

  • L'intégration de la cartographie du parcours de vie avec la maladie du patient dans les pratiques de gestion de la santé et les méthodes de recherche en santé, en tant que dispositif permettant de mieux saisir la perspective globale du patient dans la prise de décision en matière de soins de santé.
  • Le développement, le renforcement et la mobilisation des connaissances des patients dans l'écosystème de la santé.
  • L'évaluation du partenariat avec les patients et le public.

Le boursier sera appelé à :

  • Accompagner des équipes et/ou des organisations dans la mise en œuvre du partenariat avec les patients et le public.
  • Développer des cadres d'évaluation et des protocoles de recherche pour capturer l'expérience de partenariat et ses effets à trois niveaux (cliniques, organisationnels, politique.)
  • Étudier l'expérience de partenariat et ses effets à trois niveaux (cliniques, organisationnels, politique.)
Either / both

Centre of Excellence on Partnership with Patients and the Public
Québec
Caroline Wong
514 890-8000, poste 31607 | Cell.: 514 961-4433

The CEPPP aims to make partnership with patients and the public a science, a culture and the new standard to improve the health of all and the (health) experience of each. The CEPPP promotes action-research approach to the science of patient and public partnership. In parallel with the realization of the various CEPPP accompaniment projects conducted in a vast array of health organizations, the Partnership Lab implements research endeavors that allow for continuous learning about the effects of partnership on the health ecosystem.
  • The integration of patient lived experience journey mapping into health management practices and health research methods as a device to better capture the comprehensive patient perspective in health care decision making.
  • The development, strengthening and mobilization of patient knowledge in the health ecosystem.
  • The evaluation of partnership with patients and the public.

The fellow will be called upon to:

  • Accompany teams and/or organizations in the implementation of patient and public partnerships.
  • Develop evaluation frameworks and research protocols to capture the partnership experience and its effects at three levels (clinical, organizational, policy)
  • Study the partnership experience and its effects at three levels (clinical, organizational, policy.)
Either / both

Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Montérégie-Centre
Quebec
Cloé Rodrigue
450-466-5000 poste 3686

Le CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre est constamment à la recherche de moyens d'améliorer ses pratiques organisationnelle dans plusieurs champs, notamment en ce qui a trait à l'équité, la diversité et l'inclusion (EDI); à la gouvernance clinique; à l'appréciation de la performance, etc.

  • Haute direction
  • Direction de la recherche
  • Recherche Clinique
  • Direction des programmes déficiences (DI-TSA, DP et DV)
  • Consultation d'intervenants et de cliniciens,
  • Examen de la littérature,
  • Élaboration de stratégies
Post-doctoral fellows only

Choosing Wisely
Ontario
Karen Born

Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) is the national voice for reducing unnecessary tests and treatments in health care. In partnership with leading clinicians and organizations, CWC is engaged in national initiatives to reduce overuse associated with key clinical priority areas. The Health System Impact Fellow will be engaged in measurement and evaluation of CWC implementation.

Choosing Wisely Canada priority areas include:

  • Understanding and supporting effective de-implementation of unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures in health care
  • Fostering clinician leadership towards reducing overuse in health care and advancing health system sustainability
  • Nurturing and fostering a national community of practice committed to reducing overuse in healthcare
  • Supporting spread of best practices associated with evidence-based de-implementation and efforts to reduce overuse.

The fellow will be involved in a number of activities that may include:

  • Scoping reviews of peer-reviewed and gray literature related to de-implementation, reducing overuse, and Choosing Wisely
  • Developing a robust mixed methods evaluation for national implementation efforts associated with Choosing Wisely
  • Interviews with key informants (e.g., clinicians, managers, administration, health system leaders, policy makers, patients and caregivers) engaged in de-implementation or national Choosing Wisely Canada activities
  • Collaborating with multiple stakeholders, including clinicians, scientists, patient and family advisors, policy makers, health system leaders in Canada and globally
  • Academic writing and publication of findings
  • Knowledge translation activities including webinar presentations, report writing, toolkit development
Either / both

Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être
Quebec
Anne Robitaille
418-580-0980

Le Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être doit apprécier les résultats atteints par le système de santé et de services sociaux en prenant en compte l'ensemble des éléments de ce système. Pour réaliser sa mission, il doit mobiliser les données disponibles sur la performance du système de santé et de services sociaux, afin que celles-ci contribuent au débat public permettant d'influencer le développement de politiques publiques. Il doit aussi assurer la participation des citoyens dans l'évaluation du système de santé et services sociaux et créer des occasions d'échange et de délibération avec des groupes de citoyens afin de comprendre et d'intégrer leurs priorités dans l'évaluation des services ainsi que leur expérience avec ces services. Finalement, il veut intégrer dans sa démarche les notions de valeurs, comme étant centrale à la performance d'un système. Le ou les candidats retenus seront en mesure de fournir un bagage méthodologique pour participer aux activités prioritaires du CSBE selon son plan stratégique 2021-2025 (à être rendu public sous peu), dans 3 domaines prévus dans sa Loi constitutive: la science des données, les impacts économiques/notion de valeur dans l'analyse des politiques de santé, le développement de processus délibératifs propres à éclairer la décision publique.

  • Sciences des données : développer et appliquer des méthodes d'analyses avancées afin de procéder à des évaluation de la performance du système de santé et de services sociaux québécois. Développement d'outils novateurs d'aide à la prise de décision et de visualisation de données pour éclairer le débat public.
  • Processus délibératifs : Explorer des stratégies délibératives et des méthodes de participation citoyenne. Participer à la planification et à l'animation de telles consultations. Mener des analyses qualitatives des données issus de ces formes de consultation.
  • Analyse des politiques publiques et notion de valeur dans l'évaluation de la performance: Mettre son expertise en économie de la santé au service du développement de moyens novateurs pour intégrer les concepts de valeur de production, valeur pour l'usager, et valeurs sociétales dans l'évaluation des services de santé et services sociaux. Explorer les conséquences de cette vision sur le développement d'indicateurs de performance et sur la prise de décision en santé.
  • Repérage des meilleures pratiques en mobilisant l'ensemble des connaissances disponibles dans le domaine de l'évaluation de la performance des systèmes de santé et de services sociaux et des sciences des données
  • Application des méthodes d'analyse quantitatives
  • Développement d'outils informatiques novateurs de présentation et d'analyse de données
  • Développement d'une plateforme interactive pour l'aide à la prise de décision
  • Consultations d'intervenants et de citoyens, examen de la littérature, analyse de politiques, évaluations économiques.
Either / both

Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick
New Brunswick
Christine Roherty
506-654-7616

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick's mission is to Prevent Disease, Save Live and Enhance Recovery, in support of healthy lives, free from heart disease and stroke. We lead various mission driven population health promotion programming, and invest in research to advance scientific evidence around best practice care and systems management, and provide leadership within various stakeholder networks and health systems in NB. A Health System Fellow partnership would provide leadership and capacity towards establishing evidence in new and evolving areas of focus related to the prevention and management of heart disease and stroke, a leading cause of death and disability in NB. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick has adopted a strategic focus on supporting Heart Healthy Children and Youth, which has led to various program interventions and advocacy effort aimed at the prevention of childhood obesity. These include school food programming and food literacy (School Food NB and Heart Health Schools). The HSFNB has also prioritized systems navigations for stroke patients, and health coaching to support chronic disease prevent and management. Within these areas and programs, work to support the on-going body of scientific evidence is in critical need.

Type of work:

  • Data analysis – qualitative and quantitative
  • Stakeholder consultation
  • Literature reviews
  • Economic evaluation
  • Impact assessment
Either / both

Horizon Health Network
New Brunswick
Barry Strack
506-651-1602

Horizon operates 12 hospitals, 22 community health centres, and more than 100 medical facilities and clinics in New Brunswick. We provide a variety of services ranging from specialized hospital care to community-based health services. Each year Horizon coordinates over 6000 placements for students in medical, nursing and allied health programs. In 2020 Horizon was named one of Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals. Research and Innovation are central to Horizon's mission and will help our organization become more efficient and improve treatment options for our patients. A Fellow would be able to help us identify, implement and/or evaluate health-related innovations and research, thereby allowing us to make more informed decisions and inform policy.

Horizon's strategic priorities focus on three key areas:

  • providing efficient and appropriate care to our patients
  • creating a system that meets the diverse needs of our patients
  • ensuring the systems we create are sustainable

Embedded in these focus areas, are specific objectives:

  • improving patient safety and quality of care
  • coordinating health services to smooth transitions of care
  • establishing a culture of health equity
  • grow as a family and patient-centred organization
  • reduce hospitalizations
  • foster innovation to improve productivity and health care services

Horizon is home to several provincial programs and regional departments that have robust research, innovation and quality programs that would provide Fellows with opportunities in stakeholder consultations, qualitative & quantitative analysis, program evaluation, and many other areas, depending on the department/centre they chose to work with. These include:

  • the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation
  • the New Brunswick Heart Centre
  • the Collaborative Care for Seniors Health
  • our departments of Laboratory Medicine, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Emergency Medicine
  • our MIND clinic, which is currently focusing on an unexplained neurodegenerative disease of unknown origin
Either / both

Humber River Hospital
Ontario
Dr. Pete Wegier
416-242-1000 x21204

Humber River Hospital's research priorities focus on ways to improve health outcomes by leveraging the best existing technology, while designing and building the digital healthcare technologies of the future. The fellow will be able to contribute to existing research initiatives, while also developing their own research projects.

Humber River Hospital's research focus is around digital healthcare and the use of technology to improve health outcomes of patients and the diverse community it serves. This includes:

  • Technology-mediated educational tools and decision aids
  • Data analytic approaches to optimizing healthcare delivery
  • Promoting digital healthcare literacy and inclusion
The fellow will engage in all aspects of digital healthcare research, from conceptualization to implementation and knowledge translation. The fellow will also have the ability to develop and lead their own line of research within digital healthcare. Post-doctoral fellow only

Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ)
Quebec
Josiane Loiselle-Boudreau et Gilles Paradis
*Please note that INSPQ staff are teleworking. Email address should be used to contact them.

L'Institut a pour mission de développer la connaissance et contribuer à la surveillance de l'état de santé de la population et de ses déterminants. Tel qu'annoncé dans son plan stratégique 2019-2022, l'Institut souhaite investir dans le secteur de l'intelligence artificielle qui offre de multiples possibilités applicables à la santé publique. La politique linguistique de l'INSPQ prévoit que les stagiaires doivent pouvoir communiquer, lire et écrire en français.

  • Toxicologie et santé environnementale
    • Exemples de projets :
      • Amélioration de l'efficacité du traitement des signaux graphiques de chromatographie à partir de logiciels d'apprentissage automatique supervisé;
      • Modèle d'estimation de l'exposition aux particules ultra fines
  • Aide à la décision pour le diagnostic d'infections en génomique Clinique
  • Applications de l'IA à la santé publique
    • Exemple de projet :
      • Explorer la contribution potentielle de l'intelligence artificielle et de l'apprentissage profond pour améliorer la sécurité routière et favoriser la pratique du transport actif
  • Désinformations et IA

Le ou la titulaire d'une BAISS – volet IA équitable à l'Institut mettra en application les méthodes d'IA pour s'attaquer aux problèmes de santé publique touchant les diverses populations du Canada. La personne collaborera avec une cohorte de titulaires d'une BAISS – volet IA équitable œuvrant dans des organismes fédéraux et provinciaux de santé publique afin de développer les capacités en IA pour la recherche et la pratique dans le domaine de la santé publique. Rendez-vous au ipph-ispp.ca/ia pour en savoir plus sur le volet IA équitable des BAISS.

  • Aptitudes d'apprentissage (Machine learning)
  • Aide à la décision - Analyse de données quantitatives ou qualitatives
  • Surveillance en santé (usage des médicaments)
  • Analyse du context
  • Élaboration de stratégies - etc. Rendez-vous au ipph-ispp.ca/ia pour en savoir plus sur le volet IA équitable des BAISS.
L'un ou l'autre

Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS)
Quebec
Marie-Hélène Chastenay
514-873-2563
#29130

L'INESSS est conscient de l'impératif du rehaussement des capacités de leadership en appui à la transformation et à l'amélioration continue du système de santé et de services sociaux. En soutien à la réalisation des mandats de l'INESSS, le candidat retenu sera en mesure de fournir un bagage méthodologique pour participer avec un mentor senior de l'institut, aux activités d'appréciation globale de la valeur des technologies et des modes d'intervention, qui s'appuie sur cinq grands principes :

  • La pertinence des objets et l'adaptation des modalités d'évaluation, qui visent à éclairer les choix de priorités vers les secteurs d'activité où les gains potentiels d'optimisation des pratiques sont les plus élevés, ainsi qu'à utiliser les méthodologies de pointe les plus adaptées à l'objet évalué
  • La mobilisation et l'intégration des savoirs, qui mènent à la production d'évaluations, d'avis et de guides reposant sur les meilleures connaissances disponibles
  • La délibération multidimensionnelle, qui permet de réfléchir à l'atteinte de la triple finalité du système de santé et de services sociaux, ainsi qu'à la faisabilité et aux impacts prévisibles
  • La formulation de recommandations justes et raisonnables, qui a pour but d'outiller le ministère, ainsi que les cliniciens et les gestionnaires, pour accélérer l'implantation des recommandations sous formes d'actions concrètes
  • Le soutien à la création de valeur et la réévaluation, qui visent à instrumenter les acteurs du réseau pour suivre la mise en œuvre des recommandations ainsi que pour alimenter l'identification des priorités du prochain cycle d'activités, incluant les projets de désinvestissement
  1. Implanter les normes éthiques et méthodologiques découlant du cadre institutionnel d'évaluation de l'INESSS
    • Chantier méthodologique d'intégration des savoirs
    • Chantier d'évaluation de la valeur en contexte reel
    • Chantier méthodologique sur les parcours de soins et services des usagers
  2. Réaliser les mandats d'évaluation jugés prioritaires dans les domaines du médicament, des services de santé et des services sociaux
    • Évaluation aux fins de remboursement
      1. Évaluation des médicaments et tests compagnons aux fins d'inscription
      2. Produits des systèmes de sang du Québec
      3. Innovations technologiques et dispositifs médicaux
      4. hérapies complexes
      5. Tests de biologie médicale
    • Services sociaux
      1. Évaluation des modes d'intervention dans le domaine des services sociaux et de la santé mentale
      2. Soutien à l'amélioration des pratiques cliniques et organisationnelles dans le cadre des programmes de réadaptation pour les personnes présentant une déficience physique, intellectuelle ou un trouble du spectre de l'autisme; pour les jeunes en difficulté et leur famille ; en soutien des personnes en perte d'autonomie dont les personnes âgées ainsi que pour les services et programmes en santé mentale, en dépendances et itinérance
      3. Développement de trajectoires de soins et de services basée sur les meilleures pratiques et développement des capacités pour les mesurer
    • Évaluation et pertinence des modes d'intervention en santé
      1. Usage optimal du médicament et des tests de biologie médicale
      2. Protocoles médicaux nationaux et ordonnances associées
      3. Services de proximité/première ligne
      4. Dépistage et pratiques cliniques preventives
      5. Biologie médicale et génomique
      6. Pertinence et trajectoire diagnostique (imagerie)
      7. Traumatologie - soins critiques – préhospitalier
      8. Transplantation
      9. Cardiologie et maladies neurovasculaires
      10. Cancérologie
      11. Modes d'intervention en santé
      12. Soins de fin de vie
  3. Caractériser différentes sous-populations et parcours de soins en contexte de pandémie COVID

L'INESSS détient une place privilégiée au cœur du réseau de la santé et des services sociaux au Québec et se positionne en partenaire au sein du réseau canadien et à l'international. Les occasions d'apprentissage pratique au sein de l'INESSS peuvent être multiples et revêtir plusieurs types de mandats enrichissants, en termes de développement de carrière pour le boursier et d'impact organisationnel pour l'INESSS. Selon le profil du candidat retenu, voici quelques exemples de portfolios de projets en congruence avec le plan stratégique :

  • Profil Méthodologies quantitatives :
    • Caractérisation des parcours de soins et de services
    • Analyse de l'utilisation des soins et services
    • Étude de variation de pratiques,
    • Identification des pistes à fort potentiel d'amélioration en exploitant le potentiel des Mégadonnées (soutien au chantier ministériel de pertinence clinique)
    • Soutien aux mandats d'évaluation à l'aide de méthodologies statistiques et analytiques avancées
    • Modélisation des trajectoires de soins et services selon différents paramètres
  • Profil analyse des politiques et systèmes :
    • Implantation du nouveau cadre institutionnel d'évaluation des technologies aux fins d'un remboursement public
    • Implantation de modalités d'évaluation accélérée des technologies innovantes en santé dans le cadre de POETIS (processus optimisé d'évaluation des technologies d'intervention en santé et services sociaux)
  • Profil Méthodes mixtes :
    • Étude des perspectives diversifiées des parties prenantes engagées dans l'évaluation des technologies
    • Évaluation de l'impact des recommandations de l'INESSS en contexte reel
    • Études de nouvelles modalités de partenariat en lien avec les milieux universitaires et les unités d'évaluation des technologies et modes d'intervention en santé et en services sociaux (UETMI) dans une perspective de renforcement de la collaboration en réseau
Either / both

Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS)
Quebec
Marie-Hélène Chastenay
514-873-2563
#29130

INESSS recognizes the imperative of building leadership capacity to support the transformation and continuous improvement of the health and social services system. In support of INESSS mandates, the successful candidate will be able to provide a methodological background to participate with a senior mentor from the institute, in the overall assessment of the value of technologies and modes of intervention, which is based on five main principles:

  • The relevance of the objects and the adaptation of the evaluation methods, which aim to inform the choice of priorities towards the sectors of activity where the potential gains in terms of optimizing practices are the highest, as well as to use the cutting-edge methodologies best adapted to the object being evaluated
  • Knowledge mobilization and integration, leading to the production of assessments, advice and guides based on the best available knowledge
  • Multidimensional deliberation, which allows for reflection on the achievement of the triple aim of the health and social services system, as well as on the feasibility and foreseeable impacts
  • The formulation of fair and reasonable recommendations, which aims to equip the Ministry, as well as clinicians and managers, to accelerate the implementation of recommendations in the form of concrete actions
  • Support for value creation and re-evaluation, which aims to help network actors to monitor the implementation of recommendations as well as to feed into the identification of priorities for the next cycle of activities, including divestment projects
  1. Implement ethical and methodological standards arising from the INESSS institutional assessment framework
    • Methodological work on the integration of knowledge
    • Value assessment in a real world context
    • Methodological work on the care and services pathways of users
  2. Carry out evaluation mandates deemed to be priorities in the fields of drugs, health services and social services
    • Evaluation for reimbursement purposes
      1. Evaluation of drugs/ companion tests for listing
      2. Products of Quebec's blood systems
      3. Technological innovations and medical devices
      4. Complex therapies
      5. Biomedical tests
    • Social Services
      1. Evaluation of intervention methods in the social services and mental health fields
      2. Support for the improvement of clinical and organizational practices within the framework of rehabilitation programs for people with a physical or intellectual disability or an autism spectrum disorder; for young people in difficulty and their families; in support of people with a loss of autonomy, including seniors, as well as for services and programs in mental health, addictions and homelessness
      3. Development of care and service trajectories based on best practices and development of capacities to measure them
    • Evaluation and Relevance of Health Intervention Methods
      1. Optimal use of medication and medical biology tests
      2. National medical protocols and associated prescriptions
      3. Proximity services/First line
      4. Screening and preventive clinical practices
      5. Medical biology and genomics
      6. Relevance and diagnostic Trajectory (Imaging)
      7. Traumatology - critical care - pre-hospital
      8. Transplantation
      9. Cardiology and neurovascular diseases
      10. Oncology
      11. Health intervention methods
      12. End-of-life care
  3. Characterize different sub-populations and care pathways in the context of the COVID pandemic

INESSS has a central place at the heart of Quebec's health and social services network, and positions itself as a partner in the Canadian network and abroad. Practical learning opportunities within INESSS are plentiful and can take the form of many kinds of enriching projects, in terms of both career development for the fellow and organizational impact for INESSS. Depending on the profile of the successful applicant, here are some examples of project portfolios that are aligned with the strategic plan:

  • Quantitative Methodologies Profile:
    • Characterization of care and service pathways
    • Analysis of the use of care and services
    • Practice variation study
    • Identification of areas with high potential for improvement by exploiting the potential of mega-data (support for the ministerial clinical relevance project)
    • Support for evaluation mandates using advanced statistical and analytical methodologies
    • Modeling of care and service trajectories according to different parameters
  • Policy and Systems Analysis Profile:
    • Implementation of the new institutional framework for technology assessment for public reimbursement
    • Implementation of accelerated assessment modalities for innovative health technologies under POETIS (optimized process for evaluating intervention technologies in health and social services)
  • Mixed Methods Profile:
    • Study of the diverse perspectives of stakeholders involved in technology assessment
    • Evaluation of the impact of INESSS recommendations in a real-world context
    • Studies of new partnership modalities in collaboration with the academic community and the technology assessment and intervention units in health and social services (UETMI) in order to strengthen network collaboration
Either / both

Northern Health Authority
British Columbia
Julia Bickford
250-640-2353

The Northern Health Authority provides care for over 300,000 residents of northern British Columbia, across a vast geographic area. The Health and Human Resources team supports innovative and creative opportunities to attract and retain health care professionals in the north. In partnership with the Department of Research, Evaluation and Analytics, the goal of this HSIF is to explore the impact of HHR strategies on workforce sustainability across northern BC communities. The Ministry of Health, BC Healthcare Unions, and Northern Health recognize that our unique geography requires new and innovative approaches to recruitment and retention. In response to high vacancy rates in the north, the Travel Resource Program (TRP) was recently developed to provide clinical support in rural and remote communities. In particular, this program enables healthcare professionals to reside in urban centres, with the understanding that they will be deployed to underserved communities providing a unique employment experience. This HSIF will focus on understanding the impact of this program on health care provider, patient and community experiences, as well as overall effectiveness in nursing recruitment and retention in rural and remote communities. The types of work an awardee could expect to lead/contribute to include: integration and analysis of HHR data; qualitative and quantitative research methods to understand complex questions and issues related to recruitment, retention and workforce sustainability; perform qualitative interviews/focus groups, surveys; perform statistical analysis, interpret data, draw conclusions and make recommendations; document findings and publish detailed research reports. Contributing to program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Either / both

Nova Scotia Health
Nova Scotia
Dr. Tara Sampalli
902-240-4890

Nova Scotia Health is transforming our health system through research, innovation and discovery to improve the health of Nova Scotians. We bring together physicians and staff, patients, research scientists, funding bodies, private industry, and community members to facilitate research and innovation excellence.
  • Access to Care enabled by policy and practice
  • Innovation and innovative approaches to address health system priorities
  • Health Human Resource Planning
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Learning Health System
  • Health Policy
  • Health System Research
  • Implementation Science
  • Health Economics
Either / both

Partners for Youth Inc.
New Brunswick
John Sharpe
506-462-0326

As an organization with a significant focus on youth mental health, we have recognized the enormous strain Covid19 has caused youth. This additional strain and impact has augmented an already significant crisis in youth mental health across the country. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada: “Everybody should be able to access the full range of mental health services, treatments, and supports. Yet for a lot of people, the mental health system often feels like a maze, one with lots of cracks that are easy to fall through. Because each person's recovery journey is unique, there will never be a “one-size-fits-all” solution for mental health services. Still, there's much that can be done to ensure “every door is the right door” — meaning no matter where a person enters the system, they can get the care they need.” Supported through a research lens - The goal of this project is to support youth as they access counselling therapy and to reduce barriers to treatment and support. Child and adolescent trauma exposure is prevalent, with trauma exposure-related symptoms, including posttraumatic stress, depressive, and anxiety symptoms often causing substantial impairment. Although not all children exposed to trauma have symptoms of distress, an array of short- and long-term mental health consequences have been identified in the literature. It's important that people get support as soon as possible when experiencing mental health issues. We anticipate the work will involve engaging youth and community partners in quantitative or qualitative data analysis. Beginning with a literature review and the development of an evaluation framework, the research fellow will work closely as a member of our multi disciplinary team. Providing advise and guidance as the project is developed the research fellow will develop evaluation tools and an impact framework for the project. Either / both

PolicyWise for Children & Families
Alberta
Robyn Blackadar
780-944-8630

PolicyWise generates and mobilizes evidence to inform, identify, and promote effective social policy and service delivery to improve the well-being of children, families, and communities. PolicyWise conducts its work in collaboration with community, academic and government stakeholders.

The fellow will work on a project that is engaging stakeholders in the youth homelessness sector to co-create a roadmap for data and knowledge infrastructure to support youth homelessness research, operation, and policy in Canada. Key objectives include:

  1. To understand stakeholders' concerns, priorities, and needs through engagement with an Advisory Team.
  2. To understand technology, research, methods, Canadian, provincial and federal priorities, and existing local, provincial, and national infrastructure that can be leveraged for data and knowledge infrastructure, through environmental and jurisdictional scans.
  3. To develop options for data and knowledge infrastructure, and understand stakeholder choices for these options, through stakeholder engagement (i.e., multiple online sessions and a survey).
  4. To co-create a roadmap for data and knowledge infrastructure with stakeholder input and feedback.
  5. To mobilize and democratize knowledge from the project, sharing it not only with academic partners, but across the youth homelessness sector community.

The trainee will gain targeted hands-on learning and experience in:

  • Designing and facilitating stakeholder engagement processes involving a broad range of stakeholders, including those with lived experience of homelessness
  • Conducting environmental and jurisdictional scans
  • Creating relevant and engaging knowledge mobilization products that help translate research into practice and policy

Please contact us well before the fellowship application deadline to discuss how we could partner together on a meaningful project.

Post-doc

Public Health Agency of Canada
Ontario
Jay Onysko
613-889-8740

The goal is to reduce the burden of childhood cancer in Canada by: linking existing surveillance and research databases to allow for the discovery of relationships between treatments and long-term outcomes/late effects; and, making linked data available to researchers seeking to improve the treatment and outcomes of children with cancer.
  • Population and public health
  • Children / vulnerable populations
  • Cancer control and prevention of late effects from disease and treatment
  • Inter-departmental and inter-governmental collaboration
  • Development of agreements between federal departments and federal, provincial, and territorial governments to facilitate data linkage
  • Support for the documentation of the data linkage process
  • Analyses of linked data to demonstrate their utility
  • Development of publications to promote the availability and future use of linked data
Either / both

Public Health Agency of Canada
Ontario
Jay Onysko
613-889-8740

The goal is to reduce the burden of rare and/or emerging diseases in children and their families by increasing the utility of the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program by finding efficiencies for the program's data acquisition and client engagement processes.
  • Population and public health
  • Children / vulnerable populations
  • Chronic disease and injury prevention
  • Inter-departmental and inter-governmental collaboration
  • Development of agreements between federal departments, hospitals, as well as federal, provincial, and territorial governments to facilitate data collection and access
  • Development of processes that streamline the development of surveillance studies
  • Assess viable secure online data collection technology
  • Implementation of a plan to increase client engagement
Either / both
Statistics Canada
Ontario
Rachel Colley
613-327-3423
Contribute to the Statistics Canada Data Strategy, which aims to leverage the agency's data assets to ensure their optimal use and value while maintaining public trust. Of particular interest is the creation of more granular data at lower levels of geography to be disseminated via the Canadian Statistical Geospatial Explorer.

HSIF candidates would actively contribute to Statistics Canada's Modernization Agenda, which aims to:

  • produce more timely and responsive statistics,
  • develop and release more granular statistics,
  • raise awareness of Statistics Canada data,
  • provide leadership and expertise in strengthening the national statistical system.
  • Stakeholder consultation: Working with the Statistics Canada team, facilitate stakeholder consultation with strategic partners and stakeholders to identify priority data needs.
  • Environmental scanning: Review Statistics Canada's data assets to facilitate the identification of indicator development potential.
  • Quantitative data analysis: Working with relevant data teams, support indicator development work at Statistics Canada.
Either / both

Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at UHN)
Ontario
Anne Simard
647-297-1498

The mission of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (TRCHR) in the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at UHN is to transform and dramatically improve the future of heart health. Its integrated program of research, education and clinical care aims to:

  • Provide the world with new diagnoses, treatments, and tools to help people prevent, manage, and survive the devastating consequences of heart failure.
  • Provide global leadership in the cardiac field and be a magnet for research and clinical talent.

As heart failure grows into a Canadian and global epidemic – projected to affect one in five people in Canada over 40 – new and innovative models of care are needed. TRCHR brings its unmatched breadth and depth of expertise, analytics and infrastructure, patient and community engagement together with research and clinical passion to find new ways to meet the staggering health, economic and societal burdens imposed by heart failure.

Through a strategic initiative known as TRANSFORM Heart Failure, TRCHR aims to:

  • Address the disparities in access and provision of care for structurally disadvantaged and geographically isolated groups.
  • Bring equitable access through technological advances in digital medicine, remote healthcare monitoring, data analytics and artificial intelligence.
  • Co- create new models of care that are proactive, personalized and decentralized and that empower patients and communities to manage their health.
  • Develop, assess and evaluate patient and community engagement strategies to change patient outcomes and experiences.
  • Explore and understand dimensions of health inequities in HF prevention, care, and patient outcomes/experiences with providers, organizations and health systems.

See Transform HF

Some examples to be explored:

  • Environmental scanning and/or literature reviews on virtual care and telemedicine best practices and models, inclusion of community participatory research approaches, utilization of virtual care technologies across Canadian jurisdictions (including barriers, enablers).
  • Policy analysis and briefings on emergent issues such as ethics and AI, ethics and virtual care, health care systems design and implementation.
  • Qualitative or quantitative analyses of HF interventions, treatments, patients PROMs/PREMs as part of research studies within the TRCHR
  • Stakeholder consultations and relationship-management across the breadth of programming (e.g., patient support sessions, strategies to engage patient in research as collaborators, leaders and participants, network development and mobilization).
  • KT strategy development and execution to build and expand the community of investigators and interested partners in TRANSFORM-HF (e.g., planning and executing workshops, training sessions, our annual Symposium). Fellow could be involved in all stages from planning to execution to evaluation.
  • Indigenous health and cultural safety are critical components of our training program. Opportunities to work with Indigenous partners and scholars in delivering programmatic activities as well as strengthening overall equity, diversity and inclusion approaches within the initiative.
  • Patient engagement to help translate our research and clinical activities into meaningful impacts for patients, families and caregivers as well as develop tools, resources or workshops for this audience.
Post-doctoral fellows only

The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, World Health Organization
International (Geneva, Switzerland)
Robert Marten

The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (the Alliance) is a WHO-hosted partnership which promotes the generation and use of health policy and systems research to improve the performance of health systems to achieve universal health coverage and to strengthen health policies to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Alliance's work has historically focused on efforts to strengthen the six ‘building blocks' of the health system and examining how these building blocks interact to improve health. While the focus on health system components and their interactions remain central to the Alliance, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the looming NCD challenge have brought into sharp focus the need to look beyond them. The objectives of the Alliance are: (1) Stimulate the generation and synthesis of policy-relevant health systems knowledge, encompassing evidence, tools and methods; (2) Promote the dissemination and use of health policy and systems knowledge to improve the performance of health systems; and (3) Facilitate the development of capacity for the generation, dissemination and use of HPSR knowledge among researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders. Our priority areas of focus are a combination of understanding and developing research priorities and strategic development and linking these with policy efforts as well as program and project management.
  • Literature reviews
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Strategy development
  • Project and programmatic management
  • Policy briefing
Post-doctoral fellows only

The Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick
New Brunswick
Christa Baldwin
506-455-5231

As the province-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA of NB facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness. Our vision is mentally healthy people in a healthy society. The work of CMHA of NB is guided by the values: Self-Determination Social Justice Integrity Treat Others As You Wish To Be Treated. CMHA's impact goal for this partnership would be to further enhance our understanding on the impact of the pandemic in NB on people's mental health, and even a certain demographic as a focus point. This knowledge would lend to the development of applicable service and programs for people.
  • Pandemic impact on mental health
  • social determinants of health effects
  • self-harm/suicidality
  • women's well-being
  • gatekeeper training
Collaborative work for the betterment of mental health in NB through research and logic planning. Systems and networks will be used to gather data on a quantitative and qualitative basis. Things for discussion include possible policy briefings, impact assessment and program evaluations. Either / both

Vancouver Coastal Health, Legacy for Airway Health
British Columbia
Christopher Carlsten
604-875-4729

The goal of Legacy for Airway Health is to improve care for people living with COPD and asthma. The candidate will aid in this effort through a quality improvement and implementation science frameworks within the health authority working across the continuum of care. Our goal is to aid in the development of a learning health system for airways disease in Vancouver Coastal Health.
  • Integrated knowledge translation, including patient-oriented research approaches, and implementation science
  • Quality improvement
  • Learning health system
Through a knowledge cycle framework, the fellow will work with stakeholders to implement quality improvement and research initiatives, evaluated for continued improvement. Post-doctoral fellows only

19 To Zero
Alberta
Jia Hu, CEO
587-596-2294

19 To Zero is Canada's largest multi sector coalition aimed at increasing vaccine uptake. As we move to the endemic phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are increasingly working on care deficit issues, including recovering routine immunization uptake, screening and other chronic disease management, mental health issues, etc. We work extensively with health systems partners ranging from political (cabinet), bureaucratic (ADM/DMs), health systems (e.g., AHS, Women's College Hospital), other NGOs, etc.
  • Based on the Sep 1/2022 start date, we will have shifted most of our focus to care deficit issues, specifically:
    • Recovery of routine childhood and adult immunization uptake
    • Recovery of cancer screening and other chronic disease (e.g., hypertension, diabetes) management
  • For example, we are currently working with the Alberta Medical Association, Alberta Health Services, and others to develop a framework and plan for addressing care deficit issues
19 To Zero works extensively in all the listed domains – such as, developing a strategy to increase vaccine uptake, stakeholder consultation, primary and secondary research to identify needs and interventions, execution of project plan (e.g., in Alberta 19 to Zero and our partners are the only groups that delivers mobile vaccine clinics), policy briefings to inform the government and attain resources, and overall impact evaluation. The specific work a Fellow would do would depend a lot on their interest but ultimately we would like to enable and support them to oversee all of the processes above for a specific issue such as recovering cancer screening rates. Either/both

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
International (Paris, France)
Ms. Dayoung LEE
+(33-1) 85 55 4781

The successful applicant will support OECD countries by analysing policies to improve preparedness and resilience to health systems shocks, focussing on one among the following: 1) strengthening the health care workforce; 2) modernising health systems through digital transformation and stronger patient centeredness; 3) paying for vaccines and global public goods.

Using comparative policy analysis, indicators development, and modelling techniques to support countries in:

  • Resilience and preparedness to health shocks
  • Patient centeredness
  • Improving safety and quality of care
  • Health systems Digital transformation
  • Modernising the health workforce and delivery models
  • Public health and prevention
  • Strengthening long-term care
  • Transparency of pharmaceutical markets

The successful applicant will:

  • Take part in the analyses of selected health policies;
  • Draft analytic, statistical and policy-relevant reports;
  • Summarize the state of existing knowledge in a form readily accessible to policy makers;
  • Engage in consultations with countries experts and policy makers;
  • Perform quantitative or qualitative data analysis.
Post-doctoral fellow only

The Commonwealth Fund
International (United States; New York City or Washington, D.C.)
Reginald D. Williams II
646-630-0276

The Fund's International Program generates research and analysis to address common health care problems experienced globally. A primary goal of this work is to recommend policies to address health inequities among the most vulnerable populations. A fellow will contribute their analytical expertise to addressing disparities in health outcome measures.
  • Advancing Health Equity (Specific areas of interest include maternal health and mental health)
  • International Health System Comparisons
  • Achieving Universal Coverage / Increasing Affordability
  • Controlling Health Care Costs
  • Health Care Delivery System Reform
  • Translating Research into Policy
  • Performing background research and literature reviews
  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative data analysis, using both primary and secondary data sources
  • Authoring a variety of publications, including blog posts and data briefs
  • Presenting information to internal and external audiences
Post-doctoral fellows only
Ministry of Health
British Columbia
Julia McFarlane
250-952-3667
The Ministry of Health's goals are to help government achieve the following three commitments to British Columbians: The first commitment is to make life more affordable. British Columbians are counting on government to make their lives easier by containing costs and services fees. The second commitment is to deliver the services that people count on. Government services touch the lives of British Columbians every day, and there is so much more that we can – and must – do to provide these services where and when people need them. The third commitment is to build a strong, sustainable, innovative economy that works for everyone. Integrating with these priorities is government's commitment to true, lasting reconciliation with First Nations in British Columbia. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to undertake projects related to these goal areas over the fellowship period. In alignment with the overarching mission and impact goals, the following priority areas have been designated as options for this fellowship competition: Primary and Community Care Wait Time Reduction Seniors Care Pharmaceutical Services Mental Health and Addictions Maternal and child health care Cultural safety, diversity and inclusion Population and Public Health Other related disciplines The successful fellow will have a range of opportunities to focus on health system innovations within one of the priority areas listed above and on-going Ministry initiatives that require planning, strategy development, policy analysis, stakeholder consultations, jurisdictional reviews/environmental scanning, program/service evaluation and data analysis (qualitative and quantitative). Either / both

Public Health Agency of Canada
Quebec, Manitoba, or Ontario
Rita Finley
613-297-5987

PHAC is creating and enhancing public health intelligence systems for health threats using advanced epidemiological analyses and geospatial modelling to synthesise lab, environmental, animal, and human population data, as well as Earth Observation (EO) imagery. HSIF Equitable AI fellows will work with multi-disciplinary teams to develop approaches to the detection and assessment of infectious disease threats, including pandemic preparedness and response.

See ipph.ca/ai for more details on the HSIF Equitable AI Stream.

  • Development of decision support tools for surveillance and management of infectious diseases threats at federal and provincial levels, including pandemic preparedness and response;
  • Investigate applications of machine learning (ML) and –omics for the study and control of infectious disease.

The HSIF Equitable AI fellow hosted at PHAC will apply AI methods to address public health challenges affecting populations in Canada. The fellow will collaborate alongside a cohort of Equitable AI fellows across federal and provincial public health agencies to build AI capacity in public health research and practice. See ipph.ca/ai for more details on the HSIF Equitable AI Stream.

  • Big data research for EO and health data (e.g. Natural Language Processing, ML);
  • Communication of model and system outputs to stakeholders (e.g. dashboards);
  • Automated risk assessments (e.g. synthesis of qualitative and quantitative data);
  • ML and data analytics for applications in CIDTs, AMR prediction, risk association, source attribution, and outbreak detection.

Either / both

British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
Vancouver, British Columbia
Dr. Naveed Zafar Janjua
604-707-2514

BCCDC provides health promotion and prevention services, analytical and policy support to government and health authorities, and diagnostic and treatment services to reduce communicable & chronic disease, preventable injury and environmental health risks. HSIF Equitable AI fellows can create impact through working with teams at BCCDC focusing on applied public health research using large integrated datasets that could inform health policy and design of health services to improve health of British Columbians; enhancing population health monitoring and evaluation; knowledge synthesis and application of evidence to inform policies and programs.

See ipph.ca/ai for more details on the HSIF Equitable AI Stream.

The BCCDC programs areas and priorities include:

Please visit the Website to see the BCCDC's comprehensive approaches to public health in British Columbia.

The HSIF Equitable AI fellow hosted at BCCDC will apply AI methods to address public health challenges affecting populations in Canada. The fellow will collaborate alongside a cohort of Equitable AI fellows across federal and provincial public health agencies to build AI capacity in public health research and practice. See ipph.ca/ai for more details on the HSIF Equitable AI Stream.

The type of work an HSIF Equitable AI fellow could expect to lead/contribute at BCCDC to include:

  • integration and analysis of data;
  • reviewing, assessing, and synthesizing complex research findings from scientific literature, and other lines of evidence, to create knowledge translation documents;
  • research and respond to complex questions and issues related to public health concerns;
  • perform statistical analysis, interpret data, identify significant results, draw conclusions and make recommendations;
  • document findings and publish detailed research reports.
  • Contributing to program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Either / both

Public Health Ontario
Ontario
Toronto (Other Ontario locations may be possible)
Nancy Ondrusek, Director, Research and Ethics

Fellows can achieve impact working with PHO teams to provide scientific and technical advice and support to clients working in government, public health, and related health sectors to protect and promote health and contribute to reducing health inequities. There are opportunities for Fellows across PHO, including through the HSIF Equitable AI stream to apply AI methods to address a public health challenge and help to build AI capacities in public health research and practice.

See ipph.ca/ai for more details on the HSIF Equitable AI Stream.

PHO will provide opportunities to work in the following priority areas:

  1. Employing genomics and epidemiology for enhanced infectious diseases (e.g., COVID-19) diagnostics, surveillance, and public health and clinical management.
  2. Epidemiological approaches to support understanding of and strategies for vaccine preventable diseases and immunization programs.

The HSIF Equitable AI fellow hosted at PHO will apply AI methods to address priority public health challenges affecting populations in Canada. The fellow will collaborate alongside a cohort of Equitable AI fellows across federal and provincial public health agencies to build AI capacity in public health research and practice. See ipph.ca/ai for more details on the HSIF Equitable AI Stream.

PHO provides scientific evidence and expert guidance that informs policies and practices for a healthier Ontario. Fellow activities may include:

  • contributing to strategic development of priority areas;
  • working in a matrixed environment to optimize data collection, integration, analysis, interpretation and value;
  • quantitative or qualitative analysis;
  • predictive modeling;
  • evaluation and risk assessment;
  • interpreting results, knowledge synthesis and dissemination to a variety of audiences;
  • HSIF Equitable AI fellow will employ AI methods to address priority questions regarding infectious diseases.

See ipph.ca/ai for more details on the HSIF Equitable AI Stream.

Post-doctoral fellows only

Toronto Academic Health Science Network - Sustainable Health System Community of Practice
Ontario
Peter Goldthorpe
416-813-2101
The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) Sustainable Health System Community of Practice (COP) leverages one of the largest academic health science communities in North America to implement and innovate a climate-resilient, sustainable and low carbon health system. The COP aims to deliver high quality, accessible and equitable care that takes into account and mitigates the impact of that care on the climate and our future.

Priority areas for the experiential learning opportunity are to:

  • Advance efforts to benchmark climate-relevant performance across TAHSN hospitals and integrated health networks
  • Identify, implement, and evaluate collaborative practice and policy change initiatives (work to date has focused on inhalers in primary care, sustainable operating rooms, and virtual care)

We welcome candidates with expertise and interests in assessing and improving performance through action-oriented and collaborative research, drawing on health services and policy research methodologies. The candidate will work with a team to:

  • Engage stakeholders in strategy development and knowledge exchange
  • Perform background scans and literature reviews
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis, using both primary and secondary data sources
  • Author a variety of publications, including manuscripts, reports, and rapid updates
  • Present information to internal and external audiences
Post-doctoral fellows only
Michael Garron Hospital - Toronto East Health Network
Ontario
Dr. Kelly Smith, Michael Garron Chair in Patient Oriented Research
416-469-6580 ext. 2843
Welcome to the heart of East Toronto! The Michael Garron Hospital – Toronto East Health Network is looking for fellows that are committed to Improving Health and Building Community. The fellow will be contributing to the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of pragmatic solutions to overcome intractable problems across our integrated health system. Research within the Toronto East Health Network focuses on improving the quality, safety, and experience of care for all patients in partnership with the community we serve. The Health Systems Impact Fellow will have the opportunity to examine innovations at the frontline of care in partnership with patients, family members, caregivers, along with members of the healthcare team.
The Fellow will be embedded within the Department of Research & Innovation and receive mentorship from the Health Network’s Executive Team and Research Chair. Together, we will co-design a research arc that meets the joint goals of the Fellow’s research interests and the intractable challenges faced by the hospital and integrated health network. The fellow should have an understanding of program evaluation, mixed methods, qualitative and quantitative data collection, and analysis, and have a passion for partnering with patients and other community stakeholders in solution building.

We anticipate that the Fellow will be exposed to the full path of embedded science from problem identification, exploring the evidence through peer-reviewed and grey literature searching, co-designing solutions, implementing, and evaluation, and formal and informal dissemination of findings. Activities may include:

  • Conducting and publishing environmental scans.
  • Co-designing improvement priorities and solutions.
  • Collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data to support impact analyses
  • Developing knowledge translation strategies and dissemination of findings to multi-level stakeholders (e.g., patients, community, physicians, executive team, the Board(s)).
  • Policy analysis to support integrated care.
  • Patient, family, and community engagement throughout the research process.
Post-doctoral fellows only
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network & Joint Translational Centre for Digital Health
Ontario
Emily Seto
416-340-4800 + 4765
The Fellow will work with two organizations with complimentary goals: 1) The Centre for Global eHealth Innovation (eHealth Innovation), University Health Network is a state-of the art research facility that houses researchers, designers and engineers with leading expertise in their fields. Together we have pushed boundaries of what is possible in the emerging field of digital therapeutics and brought life to digital solutions for those living with complex chronic conditions. Our goal is to create seamless health care experiences that empower individuals to take control of their own health and live well, despite illness. 2) The Joint Translational Centre for Digital Health (JTC) is a joint collaboration of the University of Toronto and the University of Manchester. The mission of the Centre is to advance the field of Digital Health in Canada and the UK, through the development, implementation, and translation of new technologies, policies, and service delivery models. The Centre brings together experts from a broad range of disciplines from each institution to share and develop knowledge, engage in collaborative activity, and leverage each other’s distinct national research environments. Its impact is the creation and commercialization of new technologies, the translation of theory into more effective public policy, and the strengthening of health services delivery.

The fellowship will be associated with at least one of the following priority areas for eHealth Innovation:

  • Explore the management of multiple chronic conditions facilitated by smartphone-based telemonitoring technology through a multi-site clinical trial.
  • Co-create new healthcare service delivery models for integrated and holistic patient care.
  • Exploring equitable access to care through digital innovations for underserved populations including for women’s health.

The fellowship will also be associated with at least one of the following priority areas for the JTC:

  • Develop collaborative research and training opportunities between Canada and the UK.
  • Explore how digital health can help address health inequities in Canada and the UK.
  • Explore pathways for the sustained and scaled adoption of digital health technologies.

The Fellow will split their time working on projects that are related to the two organizations. It is expected the fellow will have the opportunity to travel to the UK. There also may be opportunities for the fellow to travel to Australia, as strategic partnerships are being discussed between the existing JTC and the University of Melbourne. The fellow’s own research interests will be supported as long as they are aligned with the priority areas. Acknowledging there will be overlap between the two organizations, the types of work related to the JTC might include:

  • Participating in the development of the priorities and activities of the Joint Translational Centre, including forming research collaborations/clusters.
  • Leading the creation and execution of JTC or other seminars, workshops, etc. and publishing on results.
  • Participating in the mapping of existing and creation of new educational offerings in the field of digital health.
  • Literature reviews and environmental scans related to digital health.

Additional types of work more related to eHealth Innovation might include:

  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis related to remote monitoring or digital therapeutics for complex chronic diseases.
  • Stakeholder engagement including patients, caregivers, providers, decision-makers, and policy-makers.
Post-doctoral fellows only

Unity Health Toronto
Ontario
Muhammad Mamdani
416-864-3028

We will use high quality health care data in innovative ways to make transformative changes that improve patient outcomes and health care system efficiency. We will implement validated AI tools that demonstrate meaningful outcomes such as reductions in mortality, readmission, length of stay, human effort, cost, and care experience.

Through a collaborative, global approach with top artificial intelligence (AI) talent, by 2024, we will be world leaders in using AI to advance health care. The HSIF will be embedded in this team along with implementation (i.e., knowledge translation) scientists to implement AI tools within a complex health care system.

The fellow will be involved in developing AI implementation projects including understanding determinants of uptake, developing implementation strategies, and completing evaluations (including process and clinical assessments and cost effectiveness) to inform scale up, spread and sustainability. Approaches will include qualitative and quantitative methods as well as rigorous stakeholder engagement activities.

Either / both

Alberta Health Services – Provincial Seniors Health and Continuing Care
Alberta
Dr. Adrian Wagg, Scientific Director
780-492-1383

As one of Alberta's Integrated Provincial Teams, developed from the Strategic Clinical Networks, Provincial Seniors Health and Continuing Care is a community of physicians, front-line healthcare professionals, operational leaders, researchers, policy-makers, community partners, and other stakeholders who are committed to advancing care, prevention, and treatment that addresses the needs of Alberta's older adults and continuing care clients. Our vision is that the people of Alberta remain independent, active and healthy for as long as possible in their homes or communities.

Our mission is to leverage research, innovation and evidence, and work with our broader community to empower Alberta's seniors, continuing care clients and their partners in care to improve health, wellbeing, and independence. To achieve this mission, our strategic directions include priority activities addressing: a) Living well, b) Getting well, c) Palliative approaches to care, and d) Supporting partners in care. Priority work addressing the health and wellbeing of caregivers of older adults living with dementia may align with ongoing provincial activities in quality and measurement, homecare redesign, facility-based continuing care, and patient/public engagement or emerging initiatives in knowledge creation and synthesis.

  • Using the Knowledge to Action Framework, the fellow will identify, implement, and/or create knowledge to improve the health and wellbeing of caregivers of persons living with dementia.
  • Activities may employ quantitative and/or qualitative methods, allowing fellows to reinforce their prior experiences or expanding their skillset.
Post-doctoral fellows only

Shannex Inc.
Nova Scotia
Christy Nickerson Rak
902-943-2559

Shannex provides seniors' care to roughly 5,000 residents living in a full continuum of accommodations and services (independent senior living, dementia/memory care, assisted living and long-term care) across several provinces. We are working with innovative technologies to drive better care outcomes and change how data and analytics are used in seniors' care. Our new Insights Lab, fueled by precise and by-the-second location, movement and behavior data and electronic health records, is our newest innovative approach to the delivery of care. This approach to care delivery and seniors care analytics has the potential to make better use of scarce resources and shift the care outcomes of an increasingly frail population. A Health System Fellow partnership would provide expertise, evaluation, guidance and capacity toward building a sustainable Insights Lab model that is embedded in the LTC operation.

Shannex has prioritized several areas of work within the Insights Lab, including:

  • Validating and designing collaborative and sustainable processes and information flows between the analytics team and the front-line clinicians
  • Quantitative analysis on assessment, movement, behavior and outcome data to determine future analytic applications
  • Standardizing existing programming to incorporate insights from analytic work
  • Design evidence-based programming to build capacity in areas LTC staff need to use data and insights effectively
  • Evaluating the impact of Insights Lab learnings on clinical outcomes, staff engagement, risk mitigation

There will be opportunities for the Fellow to develop and lead their own research inquiries.

  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis (descriptive, predictive modeling, algorithm development)
  • External environment scan, literature review
  • Stakeholder and expert consultations and engagement
  • KTE activities, internal and external
  • Project management, policy and SOP development
Either / both

Maximus Canada (with one of our jurisdictional clients – TBC)
Location TBC (Maximus is headquartered in British Columbia but has other offices across Canada. Location will depend on fellow interest & jurisdictional partner)
Brent McGaw
416-435-0422

Maximus provides solutions and services to governments to support public healthcare benefit programs. There is tremendous opportunity to better integrate these systems and health data to transform healthcare and realize the Quadruple Aim. We seek applicants who share this vision and who want to help Canada realize the enormous potential benefits.

Utilize healthcare data and payment systems to:

  • Identify vulnerable/at-risk populations;
  • Identify gaps to best-practice care;
  • Devise financial incentives to target these gaps;
  • Develop business rules improve quality of care;
  • Evaluate to measure progress and impact; and
  • Design new payment mechanisms that align objectives of system stakeholders.

Healthcare claims and payment systems support healthcare for all Canadians across all domains. Working with a Canadian jurisdiction to explore value-based health transformation requires expertise and interest in:

  • Literature Review & Synthesis
  • Social Determinants
  • Data Analysis
  • AI/ML Knowledge (an asset)
  • Strategy Development
  • Intervention Design
  • Business Modelling
  • Evaluation
  • Policy Development
Either / both

Family Violence Surveillance Section, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada
Ontario
Nathaniel Pollock

The Family Violence Epidemiology Section is part of the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The Section is responsible for conducting research and carrying out surveillance activities related to intimate partner violence and child maltreatment, and providing evidence to inform public health decision making.

The Canadian Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) is an initiative within the Family Violence Surveillance portfolio that aims to support a public health approach to preventing child maltreatment. When it is fully developed, CCWIS will be a national public health information system based on record-level child welfare (child and family services) data. A cornerstone of this effort is to use detailed information about children and families that is routinely collected as a part of service delivery by provincial, territorial, and regional, and Indigenous child welfare agencies and departments. The objectives of CCWIS are to collate existing child welfare administrative data from across Canada and examine interactions and trajectories of children and families through the child welfare system. This evidence will inform efforts aimed at reducing jurisdictional disparities and inequalities.

As a part of this broader initiative, the Family Violence Surveillance Section team is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to conduct applied public health research related to one or more of the following areas:

  1. Stakeholder and knowledge user perspectives on research priorities and evidence uptake in child welfare;
  2. Trajectories and outcomes of children and families involved in child welfare services;
  3. Administrative data quality in child welfare; and/or
  4. Prevention services and program evaluation in child and family health.

PHAC offers a dynamic and applied work environment. As a part of the Family Violence Surveillance Section, the Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in and lead activities such as:

  • Collaboration with stakeholders including federal departments, provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous governments and organizations, child welfare agencies, and academic partners;
  • Conduct literature reviews and critically appraise scientific evidence;
  • Design and carry out epidemiological studies;
  • Prepare academic publications, evidence summaries, and policy briefs.
Post-doctoral fellows only

Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement, CIUSSS de l'Estrie-CHUS
Quebec
Mélanie Levasseur
819-821-8000 poste 72927

Considérés comme des membres actifs de haut niveau, les personnes candidates contribueront à stimuler le développement de la recherche sur la participation sociale des aînés du Centre, incluant d'en rehausser le niveau et la qualité, notamment en stimulant le développement et en s'assurant du maintien de collaborations interdisciplinaires à l'échelle locale, nationale, et internationale.
  • Recherche en sciences de la santé
  • Approche globale en promotion de la santé et en prévention des maladies chroniqueéthode de recherche de type laboratoire vivant (living lab) ; approche de co-création et d'innovation ouverte
  • Augmentation de la représentativité des utilisateurs de connaissances dans le développement de projets et d'innovations

Rôle actif lors du développement, de l'implantation et de l'évaluation de PROMOSANTÉ, une plateforme de télésanté visant à favoriser l'autogestion de la santé des personnes aînées

  • Collecte et analyse des données qualitatives et quantitatives
  • Co-construction et collaboration étroite avec les partenaires (incluant usagers-aînés) o Diffusion des résultats
Either / both
Saskatchewan Health Authority, Clinical Excellence
Saskatchewan
Collin Hartness
306-766-3137
The goal of this Saskatchewan Health Authority Clinical Excellence project is to create and implement an evaluation matrix for Clinical Pathways to reduce barriers and increase uptake. Increasing the effectiveness of CPWs improves system efficiencies and patient experiences and outcomes. This aligns with the SHA strategic goal to deliver safe, high quality care through integrated business systems, standardized processes, and improvements to infrastructure. Evaluation of health service processes is an essential experiential learning opportunity.

The fellow with work with a team to conduct:

  • quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • literature review
  • program evaluation
  • stakeholder consultation
Post-doctoral fellows only
Alberta Health Services
Alberta
Lesley Soril
403-540-0765
Through innovation and the application of best evidence, the goals of the Respiratory Health section of the Medicine Strategic Clinical Network™ (RHS-MSCN) are to reduce the impact of respiratory disease on individuals and the healthcare system and to optimize equitable respiratory care across Alberta.

The Scientific Office of the RHS-MSCN, in collaboration with the RHS-MSCN’s Sleep Disorders Working Group, are leading a provincial approach to the measurement and reporting of patient and health system data for Albertans with sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD). Measurement processes and tools will be developed in parallel with provincial implementation of a new Enterprise Electronic Health System (Connect Care). The HSIF will be embedded within the RHS-MSCN and Connect Care build teams and will play a key role in addressing the following priority areas:

  • Characterization of clinical and sociodemographic characteristics of patients who are referred to sleep clinics and sleep laboratories within Alberta Health Services facilities;
  • Evaluate operational data to determine service delivery needs and barriers to SRBD care;
  • Establish a framework for regular reporting on sleep diagnostic testing and treatment data, patient reported outcomes and health system impact (healthcare utilization, costs)
  • Leverage existing provincial healthcare data infrastructures to characterize current population of Albertans accessing SRBD care identify similar individuals who do not access this care (with a strong emphasis on regional variation and disparities among socially vulnerable groups);
  • Develop clinical point-of-care flags to identify patients with suspected SRBD who are accessing non-sleep care within the healthcare system;
  • Lead the construction of system-level dashboards to facilitate quality improvement initiatives locally and provincially
Post-doctoral fellows only
Alzheimer Society of Canada
Ontario
Josh Armstrong
807-356-5661
The Alzheimer Society’s vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Our mission is to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and to promote research. The impact goal for this fellowship would be to conduct research on dementia and develop knowledge translation outputs to support our mission.

10 Priority Areas of Focus for Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias:

  • Addressing stigma of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias
  • Emotional well-being in people living with dementia and their caregivers
  • Impact of early treatment on Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias
  • Health System Capacity for people living with dementia
  • Caregiver Support
  • Access to information and services post dementia diagnosis
  • Care provider education
  • Dementia-Friendly Communities
  • Implementation of best practices for care
  • Non-Drug approaches to managing symptoms

The scope of tasks and responsibilities of the fellow will be designed specifically for the candidate’s skills, interests, and experiences, the following list outlines the potential nature of the experience:

  • Stakeholder consultation
  • Environmental Scanning
  • Quantitative or qualitative data analysis
  • Literature reviews
  • Policy briefings
  • Modeling and forecasting
  • Program evaluation
  • Impact assessment
Either / both
Alberta Health Services – Surgery Strategic Clinical Network
Alberta
Dr. Sanjay Beesoon
780-218-4786
The Surgery Strategic Clinical Network (SSCN) is part of a multidisciplinary team of health professionals, researchers, and policy makers whose vision is to ensure that rural Albertans have access to high quality equitable surgical and obstetrical care close to their community. We will research, develop, and implement a sustainable network model for surgical and obstetrical care in rural Alberta. This HSIF will focus on working with the team (“the Consortium”) to provide evidence to support the development of a Network that will sustain the model for rural surgical care, utilizing family physicians with enhanced surgical skills or obstetrical surgical skills. The HSIF will co-design the development of the Network with the Consortium through stakeholder engagement, research, and analysis of current models in rural Alberta and abroad.

The fellowship offers the unique opportunity to:

  • Work with multiple organizations in the Consortium;
  • Consult with major decision makers to encourage policy change, program development and funding;
  • Gather and analyze data to support the Network model. This may include health economic data and patient satisfaction surveys; and
  • Contribute to the final proposal for the Network.
Either / both
Reena
Ontario
Gary Gladstone
The focus of the fellowship is to conduct participatory research with those aging with developmental disabilities to understand their health and wellbeing through an examination of their social, housing, support, health and accessibility needs, and then co-create solutions and policy recommendations at all levels of government to build more inclusive cities. To understand the differences in life satisfaction, access to public spaces, physical, mental and social health for older adults (50+) living with development disabilities (and their families and the support staff) in 6 diverse supportive housing typologies operated by Reena and partners. The project will also investigate the challenges faced in accessing housing, social programs, healthcare/vaccines, and in community participation through participatory methods, environmental scanning and policy analysis. Importantly, the Fellow will use this work to propose and advocate for policy change. The HSI Fellow can anticipate engaging in strategy development, stakeholder engagement, environmental scanning, literature reviews, quantitative spatial gathering + analysis (e.g. GIS mapping, GPS tracking), participatory qualitative data gathering + analysis (e.g. go-along interviews, mental map sketching, social network analysis), policy/program/advocacy co-creation, program evaluation and impact assessment. Post-doctoral fellows only
Women's College Hospital on behalf of Health System Partners
Ontario
Parisa Mehrfar
647-867-4099
Co-led by both Women's College Hospital and University Health Network, Seamless Care Optimizing the Patient Experience (SCOPE) is a primary care integration model shown to improve care delivery for complex patients without access to interdisciplinary teams. Described in the field as “hugely valued” with a “profoundly positive impact”, SCOPE strengthens relationships between hospitals, community and Primary Care Providers (PCPs) resulting in a 40% decrease in patient visits to the emergency room, quicker access to diagnostics and specialist care, and comprehensive multi-modal support by a high functioning inter-professional team. Currently SCOPE is being offered via ten GTA sites and is getting attention from other Ontario Health Teams as a way to improve health equity and support PCPs and their patients in the community. The fellow will be contributing to the design, development and evaluation of the SCOPE program as the program scales and spreads provincially. The Health Systems Impact Fellow will have the opportunity to contribute to health system transformation that is underway in Ontario and work closely with partners across Ontario Health Teams to examine the value of the SCOPE program beyond the GTA area. In particular, the Fellow will support the application of the SCOPE model to improve population health outcomes, as defined by local communities. The Fellow will be receiving mentorship from the Women's College Hospital Research Institute, Program Medical Director and the Medical Evaluator. The fellow should have an understanding of program evaluation, mixed methods, qualitative and quantitative data collection, and analysis, and have a passion for health system transformation and primary care engagement. Either / both
IWK Health
Nova Scotia
Dr. Douglas Sinclair
902-470-7144
IWK Health aspires to transform care through full integrated, internationally recognized research, teaching, and care. Our impact goal for a health system impact fellowship is to advance the science of learning health systems by exploring the use of data to inform health care decision-making.

The fellow will be embedded within 1-2 clinical teams to support learning health system transformation in micro-environments and at the organizational level. Fellow will aim to:

  1. Explore the use of clinical and administrative data to inform decision making in practice
  2. Support data capture, linkage, and sharing within the organization through rapid cycle improvement across programs
  3. Enhance a culture of rapid learning and improvement

Fellow will engage in a range of activities to address the impact goal, including:

  • Environmental scan
  • Key informant interviews and qualitative data analysis
  • Quantitative data analysis of existing clinical and administrative databases
  • Report and manuscript writing
Post-doctoral fellows only

Obesity Canada
Alberta
Dawn Hatanaka
780-492-8361

Obesity Canada's strategic priority is focused on improving access to evidence-based obesity prevention and treatment resources for Canadians. We are seeking a fellow to collaborate and be engaged in project management duties to support the implementation of evidence-based health system transformations and the formation of policy briefs to advance the creation a framework for a national obesity strategy. The goal is that OC will align research to provide the evidence and engage stakeholders to create a framework that we can use to address this critical gap in the Canadian healthcare system.
  • To build a comprehensive action plan to create the national obesity care framework that incorporates research, education, policy, and community recommendations to improve the health of Canadians living with obesity
  • Build linkages and secure commitment from health system stakeholders
  • Integrated knowledge translation, including patient-oriented research approaches, and implementation science
  • Project management
  • Environmental scanning
  • Evidence review and synthesis
  • Policy analysis and briefings
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Modeling and forecasting
  • Stakeholder consultation, including patient and public engagement
  • Employing innovative knowledge mobilization strategies tailored to the knowledge needs of health system decision makers and practice and policy audiences
  • Impact assessment
Post-doctoral fellows only

Institut du Savoir Montfort (ISM)
Ontario
Dr. William Hogg
613-746-4621, Poste 6044

L'ISM est un leader en matière de recherche, d'éducation et de développement professionnel continu dans la francophonie en Ontario. Son modèle unique, basé sur la collaboration entre chercheurs et utilisateurs des connaissances, a comme objectif d'assurer la création, la transmission et l'application des connaissances pour répondre aux besoins de tous les partenaires.

L'ISM mène des programmes de recherche qui sont axés sur les besoins des patients et des participants aux soins et aux services de santé. Ces programmes touchent :

  • La télésanté
  • La santé mentale
  • L'interconnexion des soins – Équipe Santé Ontario
  • La gestion des maladies chroniques
  • L'initiative « Choisir avec soins »

Le stagiaire contribuera de façon importante à :

  • Mettre en œuvre et/ou améliorer de services en santé
  • Évaluer des programmes
  • Développer de politiques et procedures
  • Collecter et analyser de données
  • Participer au transfert de connaissances et aux activités de rayonnement
Either / both

Canadian Personalized Healthcare Innovation Network (CPHIN)
Ontario
Melina Tsagaris
647-459-5116

CPHIN envisions a transformed healthcare system that uses trusted, high-quality data to provide better suited recommendations and decisions around treatments, resources, services, and practices that benefit Canadians. By focusing on integrating trusted real-world data (RWD) and evidence, we will enable patient, innovation, and economic benefits across the health ecosystem.
  • RWD/E and access in Canadian Healthcare (REACH) program: to support CPHIN and its stakeholders in the development of a framework that will allow for the use of RWD/E in decision making.
  • Policy Modernization: to discuss new personalized healthcare initiatives from across Canada and to serve as a sounding board for ideas to modernize health and data policy in Canada.
Work can be individualized. CPHIN welcome candidates with skills and experiences of (1) literature review and publications (2) retrospective data extraction and enrichment, (3) grant writing (4) stakeholder/community engagement and consultations (5) machine learning techniques. Either / both
Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA)
Ontario
Dr Nicola McCleary
613-737-8899 x75082
The Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA) is a member-owned, non-profit organization encompassing 18 licensed, acute-care clinical laboratories. Its member sites conduct 13 million tests annually for 16 hospitals. EORLA has identified laboratory stewardship (improving appropriateness of lab test utilization) as a major organizational priority. The impact goal for this fellowship is to advance EORLA'S work in supporting member sites with implementing laboratory stewardship interventions. EORLA is currently planning an implementation intervention to improve test-ordering appropriateness across the region. The Fellow will support intervention development, implementation, and evaluation. There may also be opportunities to conduct retrospective evaluations of previous interventions, to support the development of an over-arching framework to guide future interventions, and ultimately to help shape EORLA'S strategic priorities concerning lab stewardship.

The Fellow may be involved in various activities which comprise theory-based implementation science projects, including:

  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Literature reviews
  • Implementation barriers assessments
  • Designing interventions to target known barriers
  • Evaluation planning
  • Quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Qualitative data collection and analysis
Post-doctoral fellows only
Canadian Association for Global Health
Ontario
Eva Slawecki
613-241-5785
To mobilize the global health community in Canada to achieve the SDGs through research-practice-policy initiatives. Engagement on key SDGs related to health, climate, equity and partnerships.

Develop a program of activities that would enable CAGH to link research to practice within the SDG agenda. Thematic areas of focus are:

  • Health and climate
  • Engagement of a broad group of stakeholders, including academia/research, NGO/civil society organizations, and policymakers
  • Work on scale-up of the Principles of Global Health Research
  • Strategy development
  • Stakeholder consultation
  • Environmental scans & literature reviews
  • Policy briefings
  • Impact assessment
  • Communications and dissemination
Post-doctoral fellows only
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