Bourses d’apprentissage en matière d’impact sur le système de santé : outil d’établissement de liens pour les organismes d’accueil partenaires

Aperçu

Le Programme de bourses d’apprentissage en matière d’impact sur le système de santé repose sur des partenariats avec des organismes du système de santé et des organismes connexes (p. ex. organismes publics, organismes sans but lucratif, ouorganismes privés à but lucratif, ou encore et organismes de santé autochtone qui ne sont pas des universités) qui adhèrent aux objectifs du Programme,, Ces objectifs consistent notamment à offrirfournir à des stagiaires au doctorat et à des boursiers postdoctoraux lades possibilités de vivre bourses intégrées une expérience pratique(p. ex. apprentissage par la pratique) enrichissantes, stimulantes et axées sur les résultats au sein de ces organismes etpermettant d’accélérer ainsi leur développement professionnel et leur préparation de carrière, tout en aidantet qui aident l’organisme d’accueil à atteindre ses objectifs den matière d’impact sur l’amélioration du système de santé.

L’outil d’établissement de liens, présenté ci-dessous, vise à faciliter la collaboration entre les candidats et les organismes ayant exprimé l’intérêt d’accueillir des stagiaires au doctorat ou des boursiers postdoctoraux. L’utilisation de cet outil n’est pas obligatoire. L’information est donnée sur une base volontaire et ne procure aucun avantage particulier en ce qui touche l’évaluation et le financement des demandes. Le tableau sera mis à jour régulièrement jusqu’à la date limite de présentation des demandes.

Les candidats sont invités à consulter ces profils et à soumettre une déclaration d’intérêt aux organismes. Remarque : Les candidats peuvent profiter d’une occasion d’apprentissage par la pratique dans des organismes dont le profil figure ou non ci-dessous, mais ces organismes doivent correspondre à la définition « d’organisme du système de santé ou d’organisme connexe » fournie dans la possibilité de financement.

Les organismes qui souhaitent accueillir un boursier sont invités à remplir un bref sondage (profil). L’information fournie sera ajoutée au tableau ci-dessous afin de faciliter la collaboration avec les candidats intéressés. Remarques : (1) Les profils sont publiés tels quels dans la langue dans laquelle ils ont été rédigés; (2) l’information est donnée sur une base volontaire et ne procure aucun avantage particulier dans l’évaluation et le financement des demandes; (3) le tableau sera mis à jour chaque semaine, jusqu’à deux semaines précédant la date limite de présentation des demandes.

Instructions à l’intention des candidats

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L'information est fournie dans la langue dans laquelle l'organismes d’accueil l'a présentée.

Profil des organismes d’accueil partenaires

Coordonnées
Nom
Courriel
Téléphone
Province/Territoire
Nom de l’organisme
Objectif d’impact de l’organisme Domaines prioritaires de l’organisme Type de travail Admissibilité de la déclaration d’intérêt : étudiant au doctorat, boursier post-doctoral ou les deux
Northwest Territories Department of Health and Social Services - Child and Family Services division
Northwest Territories
Katie O'Beirne
867-767-9053, ext. 49054
The NWT Child and Family Services (CFS) System (Department of Health and Social Services) seeking a pathway on how to conduct ongoing assessments to help incrementally and systematically move the CFS System towards an optimal team design. Optimal team design is influenced by a number of interrelated and interdependent concepts, such as workflow, workload, financial resources, caseload, and skill mix. The ability to move towards an optimal team design also exists in wider geographical, social, and political contexts, which shape these constructs and our ability to influence them. The NWT CFS System is committed to performing a detailed assessment of the financial and human resources needed to deliver child and family services. This assessment should consider key factors affecting workloads to establish caseload standards—including factors identified by the Child Welfare League of Canada—in order to accurately identify the resources needed to deliver these services.
  • Workload and caseload assessment for the different types of workers in Child and Family Services by region
  • Assessment of staff work satisfaction
  • Assessment of resources and barriers by region
  • Comparative analysis of indicators, outcomes, case types, and standards compliance in regions with high vs. low caseloads
  • Needs assessment for skill mix and resources
  • Optimization modeling (i.e. predictive models of system change impacts on workload demands, caseload capacity, workflow and resources required)
  • Optimization of ongoing assessment process
Either / both
Clinique SPOT
Quebec
Maude Vézina
418-575-8379
Un objectif principal d'impact serait la réalisation d'un projet de recherche sur la résilience organisationnelle de la Clinique SPOT. La résilience organisationnelle sera évaluée en fonction de bouleversements à la fois internes et externes que peut vivre l'organisation, autour possiblement d'une étude de cas sur la crise sanitaire vécue depuis mars 2019. Un autre objectif principal serait l'évaluation des soins octroyés en santé des femmes et le rôle de la Clinique SPOT pour offrir des soins alternatifs en vue de combler une demande de soins non comblée par le système de santé actuel (ex: pour les femmes sans RAMQ, pour les femmes immigrantes aux profils divers, les femmes en situation de précarité domiciliaire, les femmes autochtones, etc.).
  • Les axes principaux de la recherche à SPOT sont les suivants:
    • Trajectoires des personnes en situation de vulnérabilité
    • Trajectoires des étudiant.e.s et acquisition de compétences
    • Organisation des soins -Développement des communautés
    • Résultats de santé Les méthodes employées peuvent être diverses; les méthodes mixtes sont appréciées de par leur évaluation souvent plus complète d'une problématique. Les méthodes qualitatives permettent également de prendre en considération le point de vue des personnes interrogées et s'accordent bien avec la structure de l'organisme et le terrain de recherche dont elle bénificie.
  • Élaboration de protocoles
  • Revue de littératures
  • compilation de données internes (bases de données médicales, par exemple)
  • Analyses de données
  • Collecte de données (entrevues individuelles auprès d'intervenants ou d'utilisateurs de soins, groupes de discussion, sondages, etc.)
  • Participation à l'évaluation de la résilience organisationnelle
Either / both
Public Health Agency of Canada
National Microbiology Laboratory
Public Health Risk Sciences Division
Ontario
Nick Ogden
450-773-8521 ext 8643
Our overarching impact goal is highly skilled support for key NML and PHAC activities that bring science to public health policy and program, which include:
  • Assessing risks, and efficacy and impacts of interventions, to inform the development of national public health programs and policies.
  • Undertaking Federal leadership research that underpins development of prevention and control interventions.
  • Undertaking Federal leadership in development, implementation and evaluation of public health methods, practices and programs via engagement of national partners and stakeholders.
Predictive modelling of:
  1. Occurrence and current and future public health impact of emerging diseases (including impacts of climatic, other environmental and socioeconomic changes and vulnerabilities);
  2. Effects and effectiveness of public health interventions to prevent and control disease; to drive development and design of public health policies and programs.
These activities include the use of statistical, mathematical modelling and geomatics methods, obtaining parameter estimates using knowledge synthesis methods of scoping and systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Focus areas include (but are not limited to) endemic (Lyme, West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, California serogroup) and exotic (Zika, chikungunya, dengue) vector-borne diseases, zoonoses including hantavirus and Arctic Fox rabies, and antimicrobial resistance. Understanding impacts of climate change and other environmental changes is a priority for our work. Either / both
British Columbia Ministry of Health
British Columbia
Nicolette McGuire
250 952-1627
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:
  1. Access to mental health care and substance use supports [in the context of the dual public health emergency]; general population, marginalized populations, homeless and congregate housed populations
  2. BC’s public drug plan (Pharmacare), assessment of alterations to drug policy and clinical guidelines
  3. Action-research (in real time, with learning applied immediately and ongoing study and adaptation) on:
    • Long term care and hospital interventions
    • Primary and Community Care
    • Health Human Resources
    • Health Information and Technology
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
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 their work in collaboration with community, academic and government stakeholders.
  • To conduct policy-relevant research and evidence reviews to evaluate and inform new policy responses to complex social and health issues facing children and families.
  • To provide data expertise to support policy and practice decision-making in government and non-profit sector.
Targeted hands-on learning and experience in:
  • Evidence-Informed Policy Development and Review
  • Knowledge Mobilization
  • Environmental scans, literature reviews
  • Quantitative, qualitative analysis
  • Program evaluation, impact assessment
  • Engagement with government and community stakeholders
  • Data linkage and improvement

The trainee will be better able to

  1. understand policy-relevant research and its application to the policy development cycles,
  2. engage with community organizations to provide meaningful applied research, and
  3. explore career opportunities inside and outside of academia. Please contact us well before the fellowship application deadline to discuss how we could partner together on a meaningful project.

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

Either / both
Alberta Health Services
Primary Health Care Integration Network
Alberta
Judy Seidel
403-560-2803
The Primary Health Care Integration Network, a member of the Strategic Clinical Networks™, is an engine of innovation for Alberta’s health system. We focus on enhancing integration across the health care system, while supporting the testing, implementation, scale and spread of research and innovations to improve patient and system outcomes. The strategic priority of enhancing integration across the health care system includes improving patient transitions in care between acute, primary and community settings. The PHCIN is leading a project to integrate primary and specialty care transitions in care pathways for scale and spread across Alberta for patients with chronic medical diseases: “A DiseAse-Inclusive Pathway for Transitions in Care (ADAPT)”. Independent study opportunities within the larger ADAPT project. ADAPT aims to strengthen the hospital admission and discharge planning processes as well as follow-up to primary care for patients with chronic disease. This implementation study will assess the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of a transitions in care pathway adapted to hospital, primary care and community settings in Alberta. Post-doctoral fellows only
Alberta Health Services
Primary Health Care Integration Network
Alberta
Judy Seidel
403-560-2803
The Primary Health Care Integration Network (PHCIN), a member of the Strategic Clinical Networks™, is an engine of innovation for Alberta’s health system. We focus on enhancing integration across the health care system, while supporting the testing, implementation, scale and spread of research and innovations to improve patient and system outcomes. The strategic priority of enhancing integration across the health care system includes the effective use of virtual care in the primary and shared care environment. A rapid evidence review revealed knowledge gaps related to the impact of virtual care on health care utilization, practice pattern changes, appropriateness for use, and access among populations. Recognizing current knowledge gaps in virtual care, project work involves engaging a broad range of stakeholders in primary healthcare to
  • identify and prioritize greatest needs, including the development of strategies, tools and resources to address these needs
  • develop a research agenda and/or evaluation framework to guide effective use of virtual care
  • study how we can effectively implement practice-ready evidence
Post-doctoral fellows only
BC Patient Safety and Quality Council
British Columbia
Christina Krause
1-250-490-6994
The British Columbia Patient Safety & Quality Council builds a foundation of quality, provides advice and makes recommendations to the Minister of Health on matters related to patient safety and quality of care in all health care sectors. The Council brings health system stakeholders together in partnership to promote and inform provincially coordinated, innovative, and patient- and family-centred approaches to patient safety and quality in British Columbia. Our strategic priorities include:
  • Bring system-wide leadership and coordination in advancing a culture of quality within the province;
  • Facilitate the building of capability and expertise for patient safety and quality in the BC health system;
  • Support health authorities and other health sector stakeholders in their continuing efforts to improve quality;
  • Improve health system transparency and accountability to patients and the public for the safety and quality of care provided in British Columbia; and
  • Identify and promote local, regional and provincial opportunities for engaging the patient perspective in health care transformation.
Depending upon the interest of the Fellow, the Council has a number of potential priority areas of interest for the fellowship including:
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures: Embedding and translating PROMs data into clinical practice change and improvement.
  • Economic Impact and Evaluation: Assessing interventions and investments in health care improvement.
  • Appropriateness: Assessing and exploring opportunities for addressing appropriateness in advancing quality of care in British Columbia.
  • Value-based Health Care: Determining and assessing approaches to embedding value-based health care into health system planning and improvement.
  • Assessing macro level approaches to change management and improvement.
The successful fellow will develop new knowledge that can be used to support the Council’s and others efforts to improve quality of care. The specific nature of work will depend on the final project proposal. Work may include strategy development, stakeholder engagement, data analysis (including both qualitative and quantitative methods), program evaluation, impact assessment and/or measure development. Post-doctoral fellows only

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

INESSS is aware of the need to enhance leadership capacity to support the transformation of the health and social services system. In support of the INESSS mandates, the successful candidate will be able to provide a methodological background to participate with a senior mentor from the institute, in support of strengthened clinical governance, at one or more levels of the cycle of activities, under four main functions:

  • The identification of priorities, which aims to inform the choice of priorities towards the sectors of activity where the potential gains in optimizing practices are the highest
  • The development of knowledge products, at the heart of INESSS activities, leading to the production of assessments, recommendations and guides based on the best available knowledge
  • The implementation of recommendations, which is intended to equip the department, as well as clinicians and managers, to accelerate the implementation of recommendations
  • Measurement and evaluation, which aim to instrument the network's actors to monitor the implementation of the recommendations as well as to feed into the identification of priorities for the next cycle of activities
  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
    1. Evaluation for reimbursement purposes
      • Evaluation of drugs for listing
      • Products of Quebec's blood systems
      • Technological innovations and medical devices
      • Cellular therapies
    2. Social Services
      • Evaluation of intervention methods in the social services and mental health fields
      • Support for improved practices in programs for people with disabilities, troubled youth, support for seniors' autonomy, mental health, addictions and homelessness
      • Development of trajectories of care and referral services and development of the capacity to measure them
    3. Evaluation and Relevance of Health Intervention Methods
      • Optimal use of medication and medical biology tests
      • National medical protocols and associated prescriptions
      • Proximity services/First line
      • Screening and preventive clinical practices
      • Medical biology and genomics
      • Relevance and diagnostic Trajectory (Imaging)
      • Traumatology - critical care - pre-hospital
      • Transplantation
      • Cardiology and neurovascular diseases
      • Oncology
      • Health intervention methods
      • 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

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

L’INESSS est consciente de l’impératif du rehaussement des capacités de leadership en appui à la transformation 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, au soutien en matière de gouvernance clinique renforcée, à l’un ou plusieurs niveaux du cycle d’activités sous quatre grandes fonctions :

  • L’identification de priorités, qui vise à éclairer les choix de priorités vers les secteurs d’activité où les gains potentiels d’optimisation des pratiques sont les plus élevés
  • L’élaboration de produits de connaissances, au cœur des activités de l’INESSS, qui mène à la production d’évaluations, d’avis et de guides reposant sur les meilleures connaissances disponibles
  • La mise en œuvre de recommandations, qui a pour but d’outiller le ministère, ainsi que les cliniciens et les gestionnaires, pour accélérer l’implantation des recommandations
  • La mesure et l’évaluation, 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
  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 réel
    • 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
    1. Évaluation aux fins de remboursement
      • Évaluation des médicaments aux fins d’inscription
      • Produits des systèmes de sang du Québec
      • Innovations technologiques et dispositifs médicaux
      • Thérapies cellulaires
    2. Services sociaux
      • Évaluation des modes d’intervention dans le domaine des services sociaux et de la santé mentale
      • Soutien à l’amélioration des pratiques dans le cadre des programmes en déficience, jeunes en difficulté, soutien à l’autonomie des personnes âgées, santé mentale, dépendance et itinérance
      • Développement de trajectoires de soins et de services de référence et développement des capacités pour les mesurer
    3. Évaluation et pertinence des modes d’intervention en santé
      • Usage optimal du médicament et des tests de biologie médicale
      • Protocoles médicaux nationaux et ordonnances associées
      • Services de proximité/première ligne
      • Dépistage et pratiques cliniques préventives
      • Biologie médicale et génomique
      • Pertinence et trajectoire diagnostique (imagerie)
      • Traumatologie - soins critiques - préhospitalier
      • Transplantation
      • Cardiologie et maladies neurovasculaires
      • Cancérologie
      • Modes d’intervention en santé
      • 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 réel
    • 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
Public Health Agency of Canada
Ontario
Heather Orpana
613-878-5011
The Public Health Agency of Canada’s mandate is to promote health, prevent diseases and injuries, and prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. This includes conducting public health surveillance to inform public health action, policies and programs. PHAC’s Substance-Related Harms Division conducts public health surveillance and applied research on harms from opioids and other substances, contributing to a national evidence-based informing public health policies and programs. The strategic priority for this fellowship is to address public health evidence needs in substance-related harms, including opioid and other drug poisonings (overdoses), through modelling and the analysis of a wide range of existing and linked data. This includes: understanding and simulating patterns of substance-related harms; describing social determinants of substance-related harms; and identifying trajectories leading to and resulting from substance-related harms. The successful fellow(s) will address key evidence gaps, working with scientists, epidemiologists, policy analysts and decision-makers in the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch of PHAC. Priority projects include: Application of dynamic modelling to substance use and harms in Canada. Applying Bayesian evidence synthesis or other methods of combining data and evidence to develop comprehensive estimates of poisonings (overdoses) and other harms from opioids and other substances. Conducting modelling with linked data sources to describe populations at risk of substance-related harms, social determinants of substance-related harms, and trajectories leading to substance-related harms. Either / both
Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Research and Analysis Division (Health System Analytics, Health System Performance, or Population and Indigenous Health Branches)
Ontario (Toronto or Ottawa)
Patricia Sidhom, Senior Consultant, Office of the VP of Research and Analysis
416-549-5604

The impact goal for this fellowship is to leverage CIHI’s broad range of health databases, measurements, standards and stakeholders towards an innovative study, product or technique that would help accelerate knowledge or evidence-based improvements in health care, health system performance or population health.

CIHI is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides essential information on Canada’s health systems and the health of Canadians. We provide comparable and actionable data and information that are used to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across Canada.

The Health System Analytics branch develops policy-relevant products that support health system decision-makers via analytical reports, infographics, data tables, chart books and interactive web tools on subjects ranging from wait times and international comparisons to seniors that compel and guide action to improvement.

The Health System Performance Branch is responsible for assessing the performance of Canada’s health systems and providing stakeholders with actionable information to be able to make informed decisions. It also provides support on the use of information and helps build capacity for using performance information within the health systems.

The Population and Indigenous Health Branch leads the development of standards for socio-demographic data including race-based data and Indigenous identity data, in close partnership with stakeholders, health sector leaders, and Indigenous organizations and communities.

In keeping with CIHI’s strategic plan, the work would be in one of the following priority areas:
  • Our priority populations: seniors and aging; children and youth; mental health and addictions
  • Methodological approaches or indicators of CIHI’s Health System Performance themes: value for money, outcomes, quality and safety, patient experiences
  • The continued development of Cardiac Care Quality Indicators and partnership work with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society
  • COVID-19
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 various possible areas:
  • Quantitative or qualitative analysis, including methodology development
  • Environmental or literature scanning
  • Analytic product development cycle, including publications and communications
  • Stakeholder interactions, including consultations and KTE activities
  • Policy analysis
  • Project management
  • Corporate, strategic or governance work
CIHI also provides a wide range of learning and development opportunities, including mentorship, tailored to a fellow’s learning goals.
Either / both
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Nova Scotia
Dr. Robin Urquhart
902-473-8245
Working with the NSHA Cancer Care Program, the post-doctoral fellow will use the best available information, including research evidence and data from the local context, to inform / guide program planning and service delivery in cancer care with the ultimate goal of improving patients’ experiences and outcomes during and after they complete cancer treatment.
  • Delivery of community-based cancer care, including optimizing the roles of primary care within a structured approach to community-based survivorship care
  • Coordination and integration between primary care, specialist care, and community-based support services to better meet patient/survivor needs
  • Enabling smooth transitions in care, particularly as patients transition from active treatment to follow-up care
Depending on the interests and skillset of the fellow, the nature of the work may relate to: environmental scanning, literature reviews, quantitative or qualitative data analysis, participating in or leading stakeholder dialogue and consultation, design of new services/models of care, implementation planning, and/or monitoring and evaluation (e.g., program evaluation, indicator development to monitor community-based cancer care). Post-doctoral fellows only
Yukon Government
Department of Health and Social Services
Yukon
Karen Chan
ADM Corporate Services
867-667-8309
The Yukon government, Department of Health of Social Services (HSS) is committed to the health and wellness of all Yukoners, supported by an accountable government. HSS is looking to strengthen its commitment to data-driven decision-making and build capacity for health and social services system transformation and integration of data into strategy development and performance measurement. Reporting to the Director, Population and Public Health and working closely with the Senior Management Team, the fellow will lead the design and implementation of a system-level data collection and performance measurement framework, and an analytics framework for the department. This work will help inform ongoing strategic planning, quality improvements activities, innovation in services delivery across the territory, and value-for-money accountability to Yukoners. This work will also identify the skills matrix requirement for a data analytics and performance measurement strategy for the department, and include the development of a policy framework and governance structure to address challenges associated with the custodianship and management of health/social data to ensure the appropriate use of health/social data, while maximizing its impact, utility and value.
  • Develop an understanding of the landscape and requirement of health/social data custodianship and management in Yukon
  • Align work with the Yukon Government, and Department of Health and Social Services’ strategic priorities, and recommendations from the current Comprehensive Review of Health and Social Services
  • Development of a performance measurement framework with associated data sources and indicators, including evidence-based measures and standards for northern and remote locations
  • Building models for effective learning health and social service systems through the application of data and analytics for priority areas
  • Stakeholder consultations
  • Environmental scans
  • Literature reviews, information collecting and summarizing
  • Needs assessments
  • Presentations and report writing, including senior management briefings
  • Indicator development
  • Policy development
  • Knowledge translation
  • Evaluation
  • Strategic application of data to address health and social service system strategies
Either / both
CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre (CISSS-MC), en collaboration avec leCentre de recherche Charles-Le Moyne – Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean sur les innovations en santé (CR-CSIS) et la Chaire de recherche du Canada sur la gouvernance clinique des services de première ligne
Quebec
Jean-Sebastien Marchand
581-307-1670
Le CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre souhaite améliorer ses pratiques réflexions à l’égard de l’exercice de sa gouvernance clinique et l’appréciation de sa performance organisationnelle et clinique. L’objectif est de soutenir l’amélioration du déploiement d’un système de gestion de la performance auprès de la haute direction, des urgences et du préhospitalier.
  • Haute direction;
  • Département des urgences de l’Hôpital Charles-Le Moyne (HCLM) et l’Hôpital du Haut-Richelieu (HHR);
  • Services préhospitaliers.
  • Développement un projet d’accompagnement et de recherche appliquée en regard d’un enjeu sur la performance organisationnelle et clinique du CISSS-MC;
  • Analyse de données de natures qualitatives et quantitatives sur la performance organisationnelle;
  • Support de la haute direction dans la mise en place de mesure d’amélioration de la gouvernance et de la gestion de la performance.
Post-doctoral fellows only
Calgary & Area Child Advocacy Centre
Alberta
Melanie Sawatzky
403-428-5403 
Create, inform, and strengthen the Calgary and Area Child Advocacy Centre’s research and evaluation plan. The impact goal is two-fold. The first is to work within a multi-disciplinary environment to formulate an understanding of impact when interventions occur through the CCAC. Secondly, to provide a research informed framework for leveraging points of prevention or earlier interventions. We aim for a robust evaluation framework that also open opportunities for further research partnerships and expertise. 
  • child abuse, specifically sexual abuse but also severe physical abuse and neglect
  • integrated practice
  • prevention strategies
  • CAC practice frameworks/models/standards
  • Organizational engagement around the research and evaluation strategy
  • Alignment and measurement of the organization's current strategic priorities and identified outcomes
  • Multi-disciplinary teamwork with system partners to leverage data already collected
  • Community engagement and capacity building around research and evaluation (within our community and provincially)
  • Strategic leadership of the organization's evaluation and research strategy
Either / both
Clinical Practice Assessment Unit; Department of Medicine; McGill University Health Centre
Quebec
Emily McDonald
514-934-1934 ext. 76253

About us: Mandate and strategic goals

The Clinical Practice Assessment Unit (CPAU) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is a hospital-based research unit that provides leadership, mentorship, and support to projects designed to promote quality improvement, patient safety, high-value healthcare and optimize patient care within the Department of Medicine. The CPAU was founded in 2015 and is composed of a scientific oversight committee partnered with 17 quality leads from each of the sub-specialty Divisions within the Department of Medicine. We provide infrastructure for high value healthcare research, facilitate access to the various data sources contained within the MUHC, provide a physical working space, and have the necessary administrative support for implementing and publishing quality improvement projects. The Unit works closely with other hospital research and quality committees such as the Technology Assessment Unit (a government of Quebec mandated unit that advises the hospital in resource allocation decisions), the Clinical Pertinence Coordinating Committee (a hospital centric committee that implements high-impact cross-hospital value-based interventions aimed at improving patient care with support from the Director General of the Hospital and the Director of Professional Services), the Medical Mission Quality Committee (which interfaces with nursing and other health providers’ initiatives), the information technology development team, and the hospital’s Data Warehouse. The CPAU organizes an annual High Value Healthcare Symposium where staff and trainees present their research in the field of high value healthcare and national and international invited speakers provide a more global context.

HSIF impact goal: Advance the science of providing safe, efficient, quality care to MUHC patients. Participate in mixed methods research to develop, pilot, refine, evaluate and implement strategies to provide high value healthcare to inpatients. The focus will be on the measurement and monitoring of safety, implementation of QI initiatives, and pragmatic trials.

  • Critical thinking, disruptive research and pragmatic interventions to address overuse
  • Promotes patient safety and performance change through information technology, audit and feedback, and/or continuing medical education.

Select publications:

  1. The impact of single rooms on healthcare infections
  2. Improving transfusion practices
  3. The MedSafer Study
  • Mentorship by senior hospital administration members - Analyze hospital data to promote change with a focus on quality and safety.
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods for implementing QI interventions.
  • Leadership, management, strategy and policy development
  • Professional development.
Post-doctoral fellows only
Alberta Health Services
Alberta
Dr Sanjay Beesoon
7802184786
The Surgery SCN has a mandate to improve access to high quality and safe surgical care in Alberta. Massive amount of data are captured by the health system, either through regular delivery of health service or implementation of quality improvement programs. A Health Systems Impact Fellow will help the Surgery SCN to tap into the data repositories and generate valuable information to inform decision making. One major goal is to reduce surgical wait times to less than 4 months by 2023. The Surgery SCN Transformational Roadmap (2018), outlined 4 major strategic objectives, namely (1)To improve access to surgical care (2)To ensure safe and high quality surgical care (3)To make efficient use of data to drive decision making at all levels in the health care system (4) To build a strong surgical community Stakeholder engagement - Ministry of Health, the operational arm of AHS, Institute of Health Economics, The Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Canadian Institute of Health Information, and other academic partners. The Health Impact Fellow will contribute to helping develop and refine research questions and methods, and will have the opportunity to lead a multi-pronged program involving both qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Research outcomes will inform policies, procedures and decision making to meet the four strategic objectives outlines in the Surgery SCN Transformational Roadmap. Post-doctoral fellows only
Evidence Synthesis Unit, Research Analysis and Economic Evaluation Branch, Ontario Ministry of Health and Ministry of Long-Term Care
Ontario
Andrea Proctor
647-285-0745
The impact goal of the fellowship would be to work on literature reviews for clients from various areas in both Ministries on priority health system topics. The literature reviews and other evidence products produced by the Unit are used to support evidence-based policy and program decision-making. Any emerging priority topics for the Ministries could be the focus of a review or product, as these change over time. Examples include:
  • Health system transformation
  • Integrated care
  • Mental health and addictions
  • Funding models
  • Indigenous health
  • Health equity
  • Patient engagement/partnership
  • Practitioner scope of practice
  • Emergency management (CBRNE)
  • Literature reviews
  • Synthesize and translate evidence into policy and program recommendations
  • Analyze and summarize existing evidence
  • Develop collaborative relationships with researchers
  • Build capacity and knowledge within government
  • Strategize and plan research events
  • Develop user-centric communications to disseminate information to different audiences (for policy briefings, engaging stakeholders)
Either / both
Ontario Ministry of Health and Ministry of Long-Term Care; Strategic Policy, Planning, and French Languages Services Division; Research, Analysis and Evaluation Branch; Economic Analysis and Evaluation Unit
Ontario
Emre Yurga
1 (647) 300-3895
The main goals of the Fellow are to develop collaborations with academics and use advanced economics and/or evaluation techniques to create data driven insights that inform decision-making on priority initiatives for the health system. The Fellow should also share their expertise to build capacity and content knowledge on a health system-related topic within the ministry.
  • Economic modeling
  • Program evaluation
  • Performance measurement
  • Funding models
  • Health system transformation
  • Integrated care
  • Indigenous health
  • Mental health and addictions
  • Patient engagement/partnership
  • And more (priorities vary according to government direction)
  • Analyze and summarize existing evidence
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data
  • Undertake complex evaluation and/or economic projects (including costing, modeling, forecasting, program/policy evaluation, impact assessment)
  • Develop collaborative relationships with researchers
  • Build capacity and knowledge within government
  • Translate evidence into policy and program recommendations
  • Develop user-centric communications (including data visualization) to disseminate information to different audiences (for policy briefings, engaging stakeholders)
Either / both
BC Centre for Disease Control
British Columbia
Dr. Naveed Zafar Janjua
Executive Director, Data and Analytic Services
6047072514
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. 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.

  • Big Data and machine learning: Areas of interests and priority in machine learning include big data and prediction modelling; and disease clustering and alerting for action.
  • Population health monitoring
  • Sexually Transmitted and Bloodborne infections including hepatitis, HIV and STIs (See: BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort/https://bchtc.med.ubc.ca/)
  • Harm Reduction and overdose response
  • Tuberculosis
  • Communicable & Vaccine preventable diseases
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Environmental health
  • Chronic disease prevention, health promotion and surveillance / BC Observatory for Population & Public Health
  • Public health laboratory services

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 awardee could expect to lead/contribute 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 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
North York General Hospital
Ontario
Romina Ponzielli
416-756-6000 Ext. 6340
The North York General Hospital (NYGH) vision is to achieve excellence in Patient and Family-Centred Care through learning and innovation. This ideal environment offers fellows to advance their professional and leadership skills, and to engage in experiential learning facilitating successful outcomes. NYGH is part of North York Toronto Health Partners, one of the first Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) recently created, focusing on patient groups with complex and higher needs such as:
  • Frail seniors
  • Patients with mental health and addiction issues
  • End of life patients
Fellows will be part of the NYGH innovation team, which aims to achieve tangible outcomes such as:
  • Seniors primary care, and intensive clinical needs (heart failure, COPD, dementia)
  • Mental health and addictions
  • Virtual primary care, increased access to specialists and allied health and scaling up digital tools
Either / both
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
British Columbia
Dr. Naveed Zafar Janjua
Executive Director, Data and Analytic Services
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 the 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:
  • Big Data and machine learning: application of machine learning in public health including prediction modelling; disease clustering and alerting for public health action.
  • Population health monitoring
  • Sexually Transmitted and Bloodborne infections including hepatitis, HIV and STIs (See: BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort)
  • Harm Reduction and overdose response
  • Tuberculosis
  • Communicable & Vaccine preventable diseases
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Environmental health
  • Chronic disease prevention, health promotion and surveillance / BC Observatory for Population & Public Health
  • Public health laboratory services
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 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. See ipph.ca/ai for more details on the HSIF Equitable AI Stream. Either / both
Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ)
Quebec
Josiane Loiselle-Boudreau et
Gilles Paradis
514-864-1600 #3756 (Josiane Loiselle-Boudreau)
514-864-1600 #3622 (Gilles Paradis)

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, écrire en français.

  • Toxicologie et santé environnementale
  • Aide à la décision pour le diagnostic d’infections en génomique clinique - Surveillance de la polypharmacie chez les aînés - Surveillance de l’usage des antibiotiques
  • Applications de l’IA à la santé publique
  • Trajectoires de soins et maladies chroniques
  • Méthodes de surveillance 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 contexte
  • Élaboration de stratégies - etc. Rendez-vous au ipph-ispp.ca/ia pour en savoir plus sur le volet IA équitable des BAISS.
Either / both
Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ)
Agence de santé publique du Canada
Québec / Ottawa
INSPQ : Josiane Loiselle-Boudreau
Gilles Paradis
ASPC : Pascal Michel
514-864-1600 #3756 (Josiane Loiselle-Boudreau)
514-864-1600 #3622 (Gilles Paradis)
613-941-2577 (Pascal Michel) 

L’INSPQ et l’ASPC forment un partenariat pour soutenir leur mission respective en analyse et développement des politiques publiques favorables à la santé et au bien-être de la population.

L’INSPQ soutient la prise de décision éclairée par l’analyse et la synthèse de l’impact sur la santé publique de projets de loi, de politiques ou d’orientations gouvernementales.

L’ASPC a pour mission de promouvoir et protéger la santé des Canadiens au moyen du leadership, de partenariats, de l'innovation et de la prise de mesures dans le domaine de la santé publique.

La politique linguistique de l'INSPQ prévoit que les stagiaires doivent pouvoir communiquer, lire, écrire en français.

Santé environnementale (qualité de l’air, qualité de l’eau, adaptation aux changements climatiques)

Risques biologiques (maladies infectieuses dont COVID-19, immunisation, infections nosocomiales, Infections transmissibles par le sexe et le sang)

Santé au travail (incluant santé mentale au travail, santé des travailleurs de la santé, etc.)

Développement des individus et des communautés (habitudes de vie et prévention des maladies chroniques, santé mentale, sécurité et prévention des traumatismes, etc.)

Surveillance des maladies transmissibles, des maladies chroniques, des traumatismes et de leurs déterminants

Inégalités sociales et territoriales

Mesures et interventions en cas d’urgence

Ces priorités pourront être couvertes sous l’angle des politiques publiques (prioritairement) ou de toutes autres thématiques liées à la mission de l’INSPQ et de l’ASPC.

Analyse et synthèse de connaissances scientifiques sur les enjeux de politiques publiques et la santé et le bien-être de la population

Développement des compétences en élaboration des politiques publiques et de l’approche d’évaluation d’impact des politiques sur la santé

Évaluation d’impact sur la santé (EIS) des politiques publiques

Veille stratégique en lien avec les politiques favorables à la santé

Soutien dans l’application de l’article 54 de la Loi sur la santé publique du Québec
Interventions en santé publique et épidémiologie de terrain

Analyses épidémiologiques en soutien aux décisions en santé publique

Recherche appliquée dans les domaines des sciences de la vie et des sciences sociales

Développement de lignes directrices dans les domaines de la promotion de la santé et de la prévention des maladies

Autres projets reliés aux politiques publiques favorables à la santé

Either / both
Public Health Ontario Ontario
Nancy Ondrusek
Director, Research and Ethics
647 260 7505
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, plus one HSIF Equitable AI fellow will be supported 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. Examining experience with the opioid crisis from the perspective of the three provincial public health agencies located in Ontario, BC and Quebec.
The HSIF Equitable AI fellow hosted at PHO 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.
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;
  • quantitative or qualitative analysis;
  • predictive modelling;
  • evaluation and risk assessment;
  • interpreting results, knowledge synthesis and dissemination to a variety of audiences;
  • HSIF Equitable AI Fellows will employ advanced AI methods to address challenges associated with antimicrobial resistance. See ipph.ca/ai for more details on the HSIF Equitable AI Stream.
Post-doctoral fellows only
Alberta Health Services
Alberta
Tracy Wasylak
403-943-1256 OR 403-560-8833
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. Our goal is to implement an Alberta Pain Strategy across the province exploring opportunities to integrate both research and educational strategies to improve outcomes for those with acute and chronic pain across the lifecycle. Pain is the priority area of focus for the fellowship (see type of work for additional details)
  • Validating the Alberta Pain Strategy with Health System Operations, Academic Partners, Community providers and patients and families
  • Creating a full business case for priority areas within the Acute, Chronic and Opioid Working groups focused on identified gaps and evidence informed solutions
  • Support research in the area of addictions and pain across the lifespan
  • Support systematic review of the role of cannabis in treatment of pain across the lifespan
  • Help create a white paper on the role of education for clinicians as a means of improving training within the academic centers in Alberta
Post-doctoral fellows only
Alberta Health Services, Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network
Alberta
Dr. Samantha Bowker
780-903-5808
The Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network, a member of the Strategic Clinical NetworksTM, is an engine of innovation for Alberta’s health system and has a mission to “ensure evidence-based, quality care for people in Alberta experiencing critical illness or injury, through innovation and collaboration”. The Critical Care SCN operates within the SCN mission of creating a high performing integrated provincial critical care health system to ensure those suffering from critical illness have access to the highest quality of care. Our goal is to support the creation of knowledge that will improve the patient and family experience, integrate research and implement best practice strategies to improve outcomes, promote the dissemination of new knowledge, and foster collaborations and partnerships between researchers, educators and other stakeholders, including patients and families. The priority area of focus for this fellowship is support and facilitate the Critical Care SCN’s evolution into a Learning Health System (LHS), a key objective in our Transformational Road Map. The Health Systems Impact Fellow will leverage the provincial critical care informatics infrastructure and data assets (eCritical Alberta) to perform comprehensive analysis of our critical care populations, operations and critical care clinical practices, to describe and identify intensive care unit (ICU)-level and clinician-level variations in practice, and to identify targets for further evaluation and health systems improvement. The Health Systems Impact Fellow will employ these data analyses to facilitate the building of mechanisms for audit/feedback and education in these target areas to realize health system improvement (see Type of Work for additional details). The Critical Care SCN seeks to foster a collaborative culture of a learning health system by focusing on improving care processes and implementation of best practice.

The Health Systems Impact Fellow will lead, facilitate and support the development and refinement of research questions and methods within the Critical Care SCN. The Health Systems Impact Fellow will apply a spectrum of advanced epidemiological, analytic, and statistical skills to create a “living atlas” of critical care in Alberta. This “living atlas” aims to identify and generate opportunities for improved effectiveness, appropriateness and acceptability, and to support a pipeline of innovation for critical care in Alberta.

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

  1. Best practices and outcomes in use of acute renal replacement therapy and acute kidney injury.
  2. Best practices and outcomes in mechanical ventilation and acute respiratory distress (ARDS) management, including in patients with COVID-19.
  3. Best practices and outcomes in sepsis, including diagnostic testing and antimicrobial stewardship.
  4. Best practices in ICU organization and operations, including an evaluation of strain on ICU bed capacity.
  5. Identification and outcomes among vulnerable populations with critical illness, including mental health and addictions.

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.

Post-doctoral Fellow
Deloitte
Ontario
Dr. Shanil Ebrahim
416-775-7128
Fellows will have the opportunity to work within the healthcare AI practice in Omnia AI at Deloitte that specializes in both business strategy and data and analytics to advance our strategic goal to assist players and partners in the healthcare system evolve in their mission. To advance the strategic goal, Deloitte seeks to:
  • Develop creative analytical and AI strategies to help clients mobilize on their AI journey
  • Implement AI and analytical assets to solve specific client-related business problems
  • Influence the transformation of the healthcare system
  • Strategic advisory (strategic planning, visioning, transition planning) for healthcare organizations
  • Identifying the value of leveraging data internal and external to organizations
  • Development of AI and analytical assets to solve specific client problems
  • Assessing the effectiveness of therapies, programs, and practices across the health system
  • Thought leadership including external scans, research on leading health practices, innovative technological solutions, and interactive stakeholder engagement
  • Evolving and integrating funding models

The successful fellow(s) will have a range of opportunities to lead and/or contribute to any or all of the following: AI strategy development; machine learning and AI-enabled solutions; analysis and modelling of healthcare data; environmental scanning of health systems; evaluation of programs, therapies or policies; economic analyses; development of reports for clients; and participating in meetings with internal and external clients.

Fellows will have the opportunity to work with the most eminent health systems, healthcare delivery, clinical research, and academic health care organizations in Canada. Fellows will thus be offered a rich breadth and depth of opportunities, which will provide tremendous benefits as they progress in their careers.

Post-doctoral fellows only
St. Michael's Hospital Academic Family Health Team
Ontario
Tara Kiran
416-978-3793
The St. Michael's Hospital Academic Family Health Team (SMHAFHT) seeks to develop and test new and innovative ways to improve quality in primary care. The team is a national leader in primary care quality improvement and has achieved success in multiple domains including improving timely access, reducing harm from opioids, curing hepatitis C, and changing how physicians learn from data. Our goal is to further refine our quality improvement interventions and spread and scale them to primary care practices throughout Ontario.  We are interested in spread and scale of the following initiatives:
  • curing hepatitis C for patients with known infection
  • supporting physicians to use data for learning through an innovative CPD program
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with primary care teams affiliated with the University of Toronto and provincial/national organizations supporting primary care.
strategy development; stakeholder consultation; environmental scanning; quantitative and qualitative study design; data collection, and analysis; engagement with primary care practitioners, patients and policy makers; knowledge translation PhD
Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance
Ontario
Jonathan Lai
4383389442
In Fall 2019, the federal government announced a commitment to develop a National Autism Strategy under the mandate of the Minster of Health and Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion. The impact goal for this fellowship would be to lead CASDA's work to support the Public Health Agency of Canada as they develop a National Autism Strategy through policy development and analysis with stakeholders with an equity lens. CASDA's strategic plan (2020-2023) outlines efforts to engage our member organizations through building a collective impact structure and pan-Canadian projects. For example, see the five priority areas for policy development outlined in the Blueprint for a National ASD Strategy [ PDF (398 Ko) - lien externe ]. Other work includes ways to engage first-voice and members with lived experience and early work to build towards a Learning Health System in the sector. The HSI Fellow would undertake the following: policy review, analysis, and briefings; stakeholder consultation and qualitative methodologies with member organizations; environmental scanning and strategic planning. As CASDA is a small and agile organization that represents many organizations under its umbrella, the fellow may facilitate working groups of autism leaders across the country and have opportunities to develop and present reports to the Board of Directors. As a virtual organization, location is flexible (Toronto preferred). There will also be plenty of opportunities to develop the core competencies outlined in the HSIF Training Modernization Initiative working with Dr Jonathan Lai, Director of Strategy and Operations and a former HSI Fellow. Either / both
Public Health Agency of Canada
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch
Centre for Surveillance and Applied Research
Maternal, Child and Youth Health Division
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
Victoria Hospice British Columbia
Dr Helena Daudt
2503708719
Victoria Hospice has provided end-of-life care focused on palliative treatment since 1980 in Greater Victoria, BC. Our mission is to enhance quality of life for those facing advancing illness, death and bereavement through skilled and compassionate care, education, research and advocacy. Victoria Hospice is a charity affiliated with Island Health, one of five regional health authorities in BC. We are committed to improving outcomes by providing services to people where they live, and to ensuring the best value through collaboration and innovation. The overall goal of the future research project is to improve care for patients who prefer to die at home by better supporting caregivers. Transformation through innovation is the priority area for the fellowship. We are currently developing a navigation program to support caregivers who care for a family member or friend at home and are interested in engaging a post-doctoral fellow in this project. This training opportunity will focus on patient-oriented, community-based and/or participatory action research approaches. The fellow will be part of an interdisciplinary team, including patients/families and community team members. Potential activities include environmental scanning and literature reviews; stakeholder engagement and consultation; project design, management and evaluation; data analysis and dissemination (i.e. briefing notes, peer-reviewed publications, quality improvement recommendations). Post-doctoral fellows only
Vancouver Coastal Health: Legacy for Airway Health and BC Lung Association
British Columbia
Dr. Chris Carlsten
Scientific Director
(604) 875-4729
Through a collaborative approach, Legacy for Airway Health (within Vancouver Coastal Health) will engage with key stakeholders, including health authorities, policy makers, clinicians, researchers, government officials (both municipal and provincial), industry, and patients to identify gaps in policy, regulations, recommendations, and guidelines surrounding environmental health, air quality and related-health impacts to set provincial priorities for addressing poor indoor and outdoor air quality in BC. This fellow will work closely with the BC Lung Association on this initiative as a partner in Air Quality and Health in BC. The proposed project will be creating a network and provincial strategy on indoor and outdoor air quality health research and knowledge translation. The proposed effort addresses one of the key priorities for the Legacy of Airway Health, namely: to create an evidence-based strategy for prevention of COPD and asthma for British Columbia. The fellow will undertake significant stakeholder engagement, environmental scanning, literature reviews, and exploration of avenues for increased knowledge translation in the field of air quality and health within health systems. Post-doctoral fellows only
Myant Inc.
Ontario
Milad Alizadeh-Meghrazi
4164237906
At Myant we are helping develop the future of IOT in the realm of connected wearables and textiles. Through our Textile Computing platform, we aim to deliver a continuous sensing and actuation modality for users. This platform can empower users to better manage their own health care needs, receive therapy outside of a health care center and ultimately prevent/reduce disease states or their potential impact. Across all engineering disciplines, electrical (hardware, firmware), mechanical (design, simulations, ergonomics), materials/chemical. (yarns and fibers developments), data science (signal processing, machine learning, big data). Physical sciences disciplines, physiotherapy, kinesiology, medical sciences, etc. Textile and form factor design disciplines, in fashion, product design, etc. Research and development in a variety of fields relating to biomedical engineering sensor development, assessment and verification. As well, translation of tried and tested therapeutic procedures to a textile medium. Either / both
Ontario Medical Association
Ontario
James Wright
416-340-2942
The OMA is building its thought leadership mandate in the health policy dialogue by generating ideas and working with system stakeholders to inform health system policy on issues including (though not limited to) integrated care, provider burnout, quality improvement, primary care, among many other issues. The HSIF leadership and research expertise would help support this mandate.
  • New models of care (e.g. integrated care models, virtual care,governance & leadership)
  • Primary care
  • Provider burnout
  • Quality improvement
  • Regulatory reform
  • Mental health and addiction
  • Digital health
  • Physician engagement
  • Physician human resources
  • Comparative health system performance
  • Policy Development, analyses, and briefings
  • Health economic analyses
  • Surveys
  • Stakeholder consultation and collaboration
  • Literature and jurisdictional scans
  • Knowledge translation
  • Implementation
Either / both
Jack.org
Ontario
Ellie Avishai
647-241-3659
Jack.org is Canada's only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health in every province and territory. Through Do Something, Jack Talks, Jack Chapters, and Jack Summits, young leaders identify and dismantle barriers to positive mental health in their communities. And through ambitious innovations in youth mental health like Be There, we give people the mental health resources they need to educate themselves. We're working towards a Canada where all young people understand how to take care of their own mental health and look out for each other. A Canada without shame, where all those who need support get the help they deserve. Jack.org's programs are guided by youth feedback and delivered by 3000 young leaders and advocates who are working to improve youth mental health in their communities across every province and territory in Canada. As a growing organization, our impact strategy is central to how we design and develop our programs, as well as how we translate that learning on the national stage. Priority areas for this fellowship would include: - Effectiveness of youth-led education and advocacy work and its impact on both individuals and communities - Systems-level, youth-informed analysis of mental health services at post-secondary institutions across Canada - Developing innovative approaches to gather general population data related to youth mental health Successful fellows will have opportunities to lead innovation through:
  • Developing and streamlining quantitative and qualitative data gathering strategies
  • Program evaluation focused on individual and community impact
  • Building an evidence base of youth perceptions, experiences, and needs related to mental health Knowledge translation that highlights the youth perspective to health-care professionals and government decision-makers
  • Engaging in environmental scans, literature reviews and/or data analysis of existing work relating to policies and practices in mental health service delivery
Either / both
Public Health Agency of Canada
Ontario
Karen Roberts
613-697-8386

The Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) mandate is to promote health, prevent diseases and injuries, and prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. This includes conducting public health surveillance to inform public health action, policies and programs. In 2017, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer recently profiled "designing healthy living" as the topic of her annual report because of the tremendous potential that changing our built environment has for helping Canadians live healthier lives. The result has been an increasing focus within PHAC on the role of built environments for health promotion. The report notes “Unravelling the complexity of the impact of the built environment on population health lies in precision public health, which uses data to guide interventions to benefit populations more effectively.” More recently, a national strategy entitled: A Common Vision for increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary living in Canada: Let’s Get Moving highlights the importance of “Places and Spaces” as key to achieving the goals of the Common Vision. Finally, the 2020, Speech from the Throne, specifically highlights the government of Canada’s plans to “help deliver more transit and active transit options”.

The Behaviours, Environments and Lifespan Division (BELD) is responsible for the surveillance of health-related behaviours, including physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep, within the context of health promotion. In response to Agency and government initiatives, BELD has increased its focus on projects using spatial epidemiology with a particular focus on achieving a better understanding of the role of active transportation and supportive environments to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic it has become increasingly important to understand how the use of spatial epidemiology and supportive environments for healthy behaviours (e.g., active transportation, physical activity, reduced sedentary behaviour) can reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, as well as mitigate some of the unintentional consequences.

Priority areas of interest include measurement and analysis of information on active transportation-related factors in the context of physical activity promotion and sedentary behaviour reduction:
  • Active transportation prevalence, trends and supportive infrastructure (e.g., walkability).
  • Use of spatial epidemiology to better understand support environments for the promotion of physical activity and the reduction of sedentary behaviour.
  • Developing innovative data collection tools/methods, such as satellite imagery, geographic information systems, machine learning, and use of open data.
  • Developing partnerships between levels of government and Federal departments to link research and health surveillance activities to government programs and policies.
  • Employing innovative knowledge translation tools including infographics, interactive maps to make data and analytic products accessible to end users.
This work will benefit from the application of doctoral/post-doctoral skills in measurement and survey design, systematic reviews and statistical analysis and modelling. A core aspect of the work will involve the application of spatial epidemiology tools and methods including knowledge of geographic information systems and the ability to closely collaborate with designers of web-mapping tools to develop content for the web. The work would include discussions, negotiations and relationship building with end users and data holders including municipal governments, provincial and federal government departments and non-governmental organizations. Participation in departmental and interdepartmental working groups will also be an important part of the work, as will the ability to develop relationships with experts outside of PHAC.
Either / both
Genome British Columbia
British Columbia
George Poulakidas
778-938-4540
Genome BC, a non-profit research organization, leads genomics innovation on Canada’s West Coast and facilitates the adoption of genomics into society. We invest in research, facilitate innovation and drive the responsible uptake of genomics applications through expert services and societal engagement. Our impact goal is to apply the power of genomics to better the lives of British Columbians and all Canadians through a high performing health care system. In consultation with diverse BC stakeholders, Genome BC has identified four cross-cutting areas serving as barriers to the uptake of genomics in health care:
  • Education: Genome BC recognizes the need in our health care sector for providing formal and informal training to health care providers involved in the patient journey. We are well positioned to facilitate the development of tools to support health care providers in their daily practice, to demonstrate the role that genomics plays in their health and daily life and to engage in outreach efforts.
  • Big Data: Genomics related disciplines generate an enormous amount of data which are challenging to integrate, aggregate, harmonize, and share. Data often sit in silos, stored within the confines of research institutions and laboratories. Genome BC is positioned to help lead this process and broker governance and policy support to ensure effective, secure and appropriate use of data.
  • Capacity: Developing the infrastructure needed to enable the broad application of genomics technology also warrants extensive consideration. Such infrastructure includes data, biobanks, sequencing infrastructure, assay development, decision making tools, and highly qualified personnel (HQP) to interpret research findings and incorporate into the standard delivery of care. Genome BC can assist key stakeholders in BC to capitalize on this timely opportunity and envision the dissemination of genomic test results.
  • Access: A broad variety of issues needs to be addressed for the successful implementation of precision health care, including the need for: harmonization of delivery mechanisms of genomic/genetic information such as policy development and economic evaluations; streamlining the evaluation and cost-benefit analysis process for genomics-derived tools; better coordinated informed consent and ethics approval pipelines between research institutions and hospitals; and regulations regarding patient privacy as advances in precision health care and machine learning can significantly increase our predictive abilities. Genome BC aspires to be the change agent that will assist the health system in the adoption of precision health.
The HSI Fellow would contribute to one or more of the priority areas and GBC will provide opportunities and mentorship. The Fellow would be able to lead/contribute to the development of initiatives through:
  • Conducting original research
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Evaluating existing and creating new tools
  • Reviewing and suggesting policy and regulatory mechanisms that address issues in the four priority areas.
Either / both
The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre
Ontario
Jake Tran
416-925-2251 ext 295
The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre (TGHC) is a mission of The Salvation that provides care for individuals with multifaceted chronic diseases who require Complex Continuing Care, Post-Acute Care Rehabilitation and Palliative Care. Through participating in care analysis and transition planning, the fellow will support the organization's goal of minimizing alternate level of care for key population of seniors through innovative community care approach. Key priorities for the organization include:
  • Provide evidence to support innovate program design
  • Generate evidence of effectiveness using integrated program data
  • Performance measurement
  • Support policy and program management decision using high quality research
The nature of the work includes:
  • Data collection tool design and deployment
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Research design
  • Cost analysis
Doctoral trainees only
Alberta Health Services
Neurosciences, Rehabilitation & Vision Strategic Clinical Network (NRV SCN)
Alberta
Elizabeth Papathanassoglou
17804925674
At Alberta Health Services, the Neurosciences, Rehabilitation & Vision Strategic Clinical Network (NRV SCN) brings together stakeholders from prevention, healthcare, research, and policy to lead and support evidence-informed improvements and bring innovation to Alberta’s health system in three clinical streams: neurosciences, rehabilitation and vision. The Health System Impact Fellow will be involved in seminal work of identifying and implementing quality indicators across the three clinical streams of the NRV SCN, through engagement with an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, researchers and educators, patient and family advisors, community and industry partners, policy makers and health system operational leaders. NRV services exhibit considerable variation provincially and nationally, and disparities in equity and access are evident. Measuring the quality of NRV care through evidence-based quality indicators (QIs) can lead to improved patient experience and patient outcomes, as well as improvements for the health system and costs of care. Our goal is to formulate an NRV quality indicators framework and to identify and develop QIs across the three streams of practice (neuroscience, rehabilitation and vision) by consolidating best practice guidelines, expert opinion, patient and provider experience and current practice. The fellow will be involved in a number of activities that may include:
  • Scoping reviews of national and international QIs, standards of practice and clinical guidelines.
  • Identifying and/or developing relevant QI
  • Developing a quality indicators framework for assessment and implementation
  • Collaborating with multiple stakeholders, including healthcare professionals, academics, patient and family advisors, community partners, policy makers and health system operational leaders.
  • Engaging panels of experts in Delphi or nominal group consensus processes.
Either / both
Ontario Hospital Association
Upstream Lab Ontario
Dr. Andrew Pinto
Director of the Upstream Lab
416-864-6060 x77350
The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is committed to improving the health system through policy dialogue, generating and sharing ideas, and working with stakeholders to improve system planning and health system performance. The Upstream Lab is a research team focused on bringing population health thinking into the health system, and advancing the integration of health and social care. Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) are an emerging form of integrated care in Ontario, bringing together primary care, specialist care, in-patient care, long-term care and home care services to serve defined populations. Modelled on Accountable Care Organizations, a key OHT task is to engage in data-driven, evidence-based population health management. The OHA and the Upstream Lab are collaborating with many others to support population health management within OHTs. The fellow will support the implementation and evaluation of a population health management framework across several OHTs.
  • Jurisdictional Scans and Literature Review
  • Policy Development, Analyses and Briefings
  • Statistical Analyses (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Program Evaluation
  • Surveys and semi-structured interviews with stakeholders
Post-doctoral fellows only
Cancer Strategic Clincial Network, Alberta Health Services
Alberta
Anna Pujadas Botey
403 944 3563
The Cancer SCN has the mandate to lead transformation to improve care across the cancer continuum in Alberta. We have three strategic directions:
  1. build a community that strategically transforms cancer care;
  2. translate evidence and data to inform priorities, practice, policy, and planning; and,
  3. enhance experiences for patients and families, outcomes, and efficiencies.
Strategic priority areas of our work include: maximizing community supports closer to home, advancing new models of care and pathways, and improving diagnosis of cancer. We support the testing, implementation, evaluation and scale and spread of research and innovations to improve patient and system outcomes. The fellow will have the opportunity to interact with our broader cancer community including physicians, clinicians, researchers and operational teams, and to conduct research that supports the development and implementation of projects that advance work in our strategic priority areas. Examples of particular activities include the analysis and interpretation of cancer-related administrative data, the development of evaluation frameworks, execution of implementation science approaches, and writing of research products including manuscripts and literature reviews. There may also be opportunities to mentor junior trainees, including summer students. Post-doctoral fellows only
Office of the Provincial Health Officer, BC Ministry of Health
British Columbia
Xibiao Ye
250-952-2026
The Office 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.
The type of project an awardee could expect to lead/contribute to includes:
  • Machine learning methods for enhancing chronic disease surveillance including mental health and substance misuse surveillance
  • Spatio-temporal models for estimating population heath outcomes and risk factors in small areas or communities
  • Burden of diseases (i.e., disability-adjusted life years) by cause and by risk factor in BC
  • Population health impacts of climate change related exposures such as wildfire, associated air pollution, and extreme weather
  • Unintended consequences of COVID
  • pandemic response measures
  • 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
Alberta Health Services Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNsTM)
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
Ontario Hospital Association
Ontario
Elizabeth Carlton
416 205 1385
Through our thought leadership mandate in our 2018-21 Strategic Plan, the OHA is committed to becoming a leader in the health policy dialogue by generating and sharing ideas that will improve the system. This includes working with other system stakeholders to strengthen evidence-based decision making in topic areas such as, but not limited to, health system planning (e.g. integrated care), health system funding methodologies and health system performance. The HSIF leadership and research expertise would help support this mandate.
  • Integrated Care
  • Workplace Health
  • Upstream Health - Hospitals and Healthy Communities
  • Health System Performance
  • Health System Funding
  • Implementation of Quality Standards (Hospital and Community Settings)
  • Health System Flow & Capacity Planning
  • Jurisdictional Scans and Literature Review
  • Policy Development, Analyses and Briefings
  • Statistical Analyses (qualitative and quantitative; includes health econometric analyses)
  • Program Evaluation
  • Surveys and semi-structured interviews with stakeholders
  • Funding and Costing Methodologies
Either / both
Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (Provincial Government)
British Columbia
Kimberley Guidoriagao
250-889-0987

In alignment with the overarching mission and impact goals, potential priority areas for discussion and elaboration with candidates include:

  • Overdose emergency response in BC
  • Policy and planning for mental health and addictions, including a focus on children and youth, Indigenous populations, early intervention and prevention
  • Mental health and addictions research, monitoring and policy evaluation

The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions Service Plan (2019/20-2021/22) supports the BC Government's goal to deliver the services people count on. To this end, potential projects for discussion and elaboration with candidates may align with the following ministry goals:

  1. Deliver an immediate, escalated response to the opioid overdose public health emergency that keeps people safe and improves the health and well-being of British Columbians; and
  2. Create a seamless, accessible and culturally safe mental health and addictions system of care
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
Alberta Health Services – Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network
Calgary
Kay Rittenbach
780-616-6623
Strategic Clinical Networks™ (SCNs) as engines of innovation for 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. Our goal is to implement and asses the efficacy and cost effectiveness of a novel eMH program to improve access to addiction and mental health screening, resources and services for youth in Alberta.
  • Children and Youth
  • System integration
  • Care in the community
  • health economics
  • Program implementation and evaluation
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Support development of strategy for sustainment of the program
Post-Doctoral fellow only
Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at UHN)
Ontario
Anne Simard
anne.simard@uhn.ca
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:

  1. Provide the world with new diagnoses, treatments, and tools to help people prevent, manage, and survive the devastating consequences of heart failure.
  2. 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 affected 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. In a spirit of equity, partnership and co-leadership with Indigenous communities and patient partners, TRCHR is seeking to bring equitable access through technological advances in digital medicine, remote healthcare monitoring, data analytics and artificial intelligence. Together with Indigenous health expertise as well as user experience, implementation science, knowledge translation and health systems policy knowledge, TRANSFORM-HF hopes to create new models of care that are proactive, personalized and decentralized and that empower patients and communities to manage their health. Within the TRANSFORM-Heart Failure initiative, the experiential learning opportunity may comprise a variety of experiences and projects. As TRANSFORM-HF builds an international and multi-sectoral network dedicated to its aims, the HSIF may be engaged in enabling network expansion and vibrancy, in educational and training activities that deepen the competencies of researchers to address complex issues of health inequity, in collaborative projects that test and assess pilot technologies/programs, capture the learnings and propose new and innovative models. Throughout, opportunities exist to strengthen our partnership with those with lived experience (patients, families and caregivers) and Indigenous communities among other collaborators.

Within TRANSFORM-HF there are many projects to engage the fellow and his/her interests and expertise. Some examples to be explored:

  • Environmental scanning 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.
  • 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.
  • Evaluation and performance measurement of TRANSFORM-HF activities.

Post-doctoral fellows only

Peter Gilgan Centre for Women's Cancers at Women's College Hospital
Ontario
Aisha Lofters
Aisha.lofters@wchospital.ca
4163236400 x3832

The Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers seeks to identify key barriers and enablers to implementing cancer screening for patients experiencing marginalization, from the primary care provider perspective. Our goal is ultimately to develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based cancer screening strategies for primary care providers providing care for marginalized patients.

Strategic priorities of this work include:

  • Liaising with a broad range of primary care providers to understand barriers and enablers
  • Synthesizing findings
  • Ideating on solutions
  • Prioritizing sustainability

Qualitative research, user-centred design, co-design, stakeholder consultation, implementation science, health equity research, primary care engagement, knowledge translation

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, 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
Gwich'in Tribal Council
Northwest Territories
Crystal Milligan
867-777-7939
The GTC aims to develop self-sufficient Gwich’in while preserving culture and upholding all Gwich’in rights, interests and benefits, including those related to health. We aim to collect and generate culturally relevant knowledge and evidence through listening to community to inform policy and program development.
  • Develop a community-informed organizational research agenda, applying a social/Indigenous determinants of health lens
  • Systems-level, community-informed analysis of health/social services
  • Develop a performance measurement framework grounded in Gwich’in culture and values
  • Develop training/orientation modules, based in research data and Gwich’in community story, to support cultural safety in the health system
  • Program evaluation
  • Data collection, literature reviews and/or data analysis related to aspects of social/Indigenous determinants of health
  • Community and partner consultation and needs assessments
  • Presentations and report writing
  • Proposal writing
  • Knowledge translation
  • Development and implementation of materials and activities as part of GTC health and wellness programming
Either / both
Alberta Health Services - Medicine Strategic Clinical Network
Alberta
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 (iKT) strategies to embed evidence into clinical practice. 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. Potential priority areas of interest would include (but are not limited to):
  1. Best practices in hospital organization and operations, including implementation and evaluation of strategies to:
    1. reduce actual vs. estimated length of stay,
    2. improve transitions in care and reduce hospital readmission rates.
  2. Identify and build of mechanisms for system and provider level audit/feedback reporting and education in target areas to realize health system improvement.
  3. 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.
Post-doctoral fellows only
Kidney Section of the Medicine SCN - Alberta Health Services
Alberta
Marni Armstrong
403-540-0765
The mission of the Kidney 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 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.” 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. 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. Post-doctoral fellows only
Alberta Health Services, Indigenous Wellness Core
Alberta
Dr Melissa Potestio
403-690-4721
The vision of the Provincial Indigenous Wellness Core (IWC), Alberta Health Services (AHS) is to achieve health equity with/for Indigenous peoples in Alberta through developing structures, processes, and an organizational culture that respond to the specific needs of Indigenous peoples in a manner which honours Indigenous self-determination and ways of being. Our goal is to support leadership in capacity building, collaboration, program/service development, communications and coordination, knowledge translation, and research and evaluation.
  • A core function of the IWC is to develop mechanisms to routinely develop, implement, evaluate and spread innovations with direct impact on improving Indigenous health
  • Leading focused innovations inclusive of operational best practice strategies occurring across the organization
  • Facilitate innovation that improves culturally appropriate, high quality, safe care that is cost-effective and sustainable to advance Indigenous health and reduce the health inequities experienced by Indigenous peoples and their communities
  • Writing and synthesizing models for primary health care to reduce health inequities and development of a robust program of research/evaluation to understand the broad impacts of the newly erected virtual primary care clinics for Indigenous Peoples in Alberta.
  • Indigenous Health Data Ecosystem development and refinement focused on four pillars: Relationships that respect Indigenous data self-determination; Indigenous Approaches to the development of community-led health and wellbeing indicators, metrics and evaluation approaches; Capacity Strengthening; and Organizational Foundations in Learning and Coordination.
Either / both

Emergency Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services
Alberta
Dr. Patrick McLane
780-293-5057

The Emergency Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) is a group of health care professionals and patients working together across the province to improve emergency services in Alberta.

Priority areas for the Emergency SCN are Patient Experience, Addressing the Opioid Use Disorder Crisis, Integrating Research for Better Outcomes, Health Equity, Staff Safety and Health System Integration (i.e. Patient Flow).

Current key areas of work include Emergency Care in the Pandemic Context, Geriatric Emergency Medicine, Partnered Research to Improve First Nations Members’ Emergency Department Care, Supporting Initiation of Opioid Agonist Treatment in Emergency Departments for Opioid Use Disorder, and Violence Prevention in Emergency Departments. Telehealth is an emerging area of interest.

The Emergency SCN has capacity two support two postdoctoral fellows, one position is open in scope and one is limited to quantitative research. The Emergency SCN seeks productive postdoctoral fellows with strong theoretically informed backgrounds in health systems research, clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, analytics, and/or social determinants of health.

For the open scope fellowship, a well-rounded understanding of qualitative and quantitative research principles is a requirement. Knowledge of implementation science frameworks would be an asset. Focus of the postdoctoral work for the open scope position should align with the priority areas of addressing the opioid use disorder crisis or health equity. In either case, the postdoctoral fellow will develop and evaluate education and resources (e.g. order sets, referral pathways, quality checklists) to allow emergency departments to better address the needs of marginalized patient groups (e.g. women, chronically ill, low income, remote, Indigenous, and/or underhoused).

For the quantitative postdoctoral position, knowledge of inferential statistics and experience utilizing administrative data is required. The quantitative position will focus on standardizing and analyzing a suite of measures related emergency departments.

The Health Systems Impact Fellow will lead, facilitate and support the development and refinement of research questions and methods within the Emergency SCN. 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. There will be opportunity to collaborate with academic Emergency Medicine programs at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary.

Post-doctoral Fellow

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

Humber River Hospital’s research priorities focus on ways to improve healthcare delivery 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 patient care. This includes: - Data analytic approaches to optimizing healthcare delivery - Innovations in data visualization and healthcare data presentation - Technology-mediated decision aids and educational tools - AI/predictive models for patient identification

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 fellows only

Alberta Health Services Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNsTM)
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
Canadian Red Cross Society
Ontario
Dr. Salim Sohani
613-292-0724
To use rigorous research methodology in analyzing and documenting the outcome(s) of the CRC (Canadian Red Cross) supported programs that can help CRC in continuously improving the quality of care provided to vulnerable population and help CRC in sharing the lessons learnt with other community care providers.
  • Humanitarian response
  • Health in emergency
  • Epidemic/Pandemic readiness and response
  • Reproductive, Maternal, newborn, adolescent and child health
  • Qualitative and Quantitative data analysis (baseline/end line survey data, continuous monitoring data)
  • Environmental screening
  • Literature review to establish best practices
  • Policy briefing Modeling and forecasting for Health in emergency
Either / both
Northern Health Authority
British Columbia
Julia Bickford
250-640-2353
Our goal is to mature the Learning Health System in northern BC through implementing Service Networks to foster greater coordination, collaboration, and engagement in health service planning and prioritization. We aim to develop and apply a framework grounded in cultural safety, decolonization, person and family-centred care, and community-driven prioritization. We seek to test implementation of Service Networks to support coordination of planning and priority setting across the Northern BC region. We anticipate experiential learning in the following organizational areas:
  • Planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Service Delivery and Operations
  • Indigenous Health and Cultural Safety
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Policy and Enterprise Risk
  • Environmental scanning
  • Develop readiness criteria for the implementation of service networks
  • Engage key partners to develop an evaluation plan and indicators framework for assessment and implementation
  • Support qualitative and quantitative Implementation Science research
  • Research outcomes will inform decision making and policies
Either / both
CancerCare Manitoba
Manitoba
Patrick Pangan
204-787-8733
CancerCare Manitoba is studying the implementation of an advanced patient navigation system to support patients and providers in the diagnostic and treatment journey. The impact goal is to implement and test the benefits of the system compared to usual care in a Provincial Cancer Centre.
  • Innovation within the cancer care system (electronic tools that improve navigation and patient support)
  • Improving the patient experience throughout the cancer care continuum (enhanced communication and information exchange)
  • Ensuring system sustainability though health system implementation and organizational change
  • Improving the care of under-served populations
  • Enhancing health services research methodology and impact
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Project management alongside Project Management Professionals
  • Core Research Team Participation.
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Participate in project leadership
  • Quantitative and qualitative research analysis
  • Impact assessment
  • Economic evaluation
Either / both
Work Wellness Institute
British Columbia
Naomi McCormick
604 684-4148
WWi is a Canadian-based centre of excellence with a mandate to be a global catalyst for health in the workplace. WWi's goal is to improve the quality of life of working-age Canadians living with visible and invisible disabilities through the creation and dissemination of high-quality, evidence-based research and curricular resources. WWi strategic priorities include:
  1. the challenges of living/working with disabilities to enable return-to-work.
  2. workplace retention
  3. workplace mental health
  4. EDI in the workplace
  5. community re-engagement
  6. the impact of covid-19 in the workplace
WWi can offer a fellow the opportunity to implement/facilitate research that can be leveraged to create innovative KT resources. Learning areas will include:
  1. Research coordination
  2. Project management and evaluation
  3. Knowledge translation
  4. data collection, analysis, synthesis, and reporting
  5. logic modelling
  6. Stakeholder consultation
  7. Market positioning
Either / both
Public Health Agency of Canada
Quebec, Manitoba, or Ontario
Saint-Hyacinthe and/or Montreal, Winnipeg or Ottawa
Rita Finley
1-613-297-5987
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 HSIF 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 HSIF 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
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Ontario
Dr. Jocelynn Cook
613-219-0061
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)is one of Canada’s oldest national specialty organizations. The Society’s mission is to lead the advancement of women’s health through excellence and collaborative professional practice. Our impact goal is to develop and disseminate evidence-based information, including clinical practice guidelines, to women's healthcare providers and the public.
  • Clinical Practice Guideline Development
  • Recommendations for Needs assessments
  • Designing and implementing research projects to assess practice implications/changes of health care professionals in response to new evidence
  • Advocacy and policy
  • Healthcare provider and public education
  • Education approaches and technologies
  • Supporting research through partnerships
  • Literature reviews and evidence synthesis for key issues in the area of women’s health (i.e., endometriosis, pre-eclampsia, maternal mortality, reproductive technologies, health equity, sexual health, substance use, HPV, COVID-19, etc)
  • Statistical analysis of data from impact of clinical practice guidelines, training and education initiatives including Global Women’s Health
  • Designing public health messaging and campaigns for healthcare providers and the public
  • Survey design, implementation and results analysis
  • Development of policy briefings
  • Evaluation practice recommendations, policy recommendations and educational initiatives
Either / both
BC Cancer, Provincial Health Services Authority
British Columbia
Dr. 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 in BC. The Health System Impact Fellow (HSIF) will be involved in seminal work related to advancing equity through innovations in cancer health services, policy and practice. The fellowship program of work will be focused on applying a health equity lens in understanding, promoting and improving equity-oriented cancer care to diverse populations and practice settings across the cancer sector in BC including acute care and community settings.

Located within the Nursing and Allied Health Research and Knowledge Translation provincial portfolio, the HSIF will have the unique opportunity to engage with a broad range of stakeholders including clinicians, researchers, leaders in health policy and service delivery, knowledge users, and patient and family partners.

The HSIF will lead, facilitate and support the development of research and knowledge mobilization initiatives aimed at enhancing the capacity for equity-oriented cancer care in BC. Work may include:

Environmental scan; evidence review and synthesis; qualitative and quantitative data analysis; policy analysis; stakeholder consultation; program and service evaluation; and employing innovative knowledge mobilization strategies tailored to the knowledge needs of health system decision makers and practice and policy audiences.

Post-doctoral fellows only
Centre d’excellence sur le partenariat avec les patients et le public du Centre de recherche du CHUM
Quebec
Caroline Wong
514 890-8000, poste 31607
Cell.: 514 961-4433
The CEPPP aims to make collaborating 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 is based in the CRCHUM that aims to play a leading role in improving care and promoting health. It promotes interdisciplinary exchanges and harmonizes research collaborations in the laboratory, with patients and populations with the aim of promoting health. The Health System Impact Fellow will be involved in seminal work of identifying and implementing quality indicators across the three strategic hubs (school, lab and network), through engagement with an interdisciplinary team of patient partners, researchers, trainers, managers, and health system operational leaders. (Fellowship could be done in French or English) Patient partnership approaches in healthcare and medical education vary in Canada. Measuring the quality of patient partnership health interventions and research through evidence-based indicators can lead to improved healthcare & research professionals, patient experience, and patient outcomes, as well as improvements for the health system and costs of care and research. We aim to develop a patient partnership indicators framework and to identify and develop indicators across the three strategic hubs (school, lab and network) by consolidating best practice guidelines, expert opinion, patient and provider experience and current practice. (Fellowship could be done in French or English)

The fellow will be involved in priority areas of interest that may include:

  • Scoping reviews of national and international patient partnership quality indicators, standards of practice, clinical guidelines, and policies.
  • Identifying and developing patient partnership quality indicators.
  • Developing a quality indicators framework for assessment and implementation
  • Collaborating with a wide variety of stakeholders, including patient partners, researchers, trainers, managers, and health system operational leaders.
  • Quantitative or qualitative analysis, including methodology development 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. (Fellowship could be done in French or English)

The HSIF will lead, facilitate and support the development of research and knowledge mobilization initiatives aimed at enhancing the capacity for equity-oriented cancer care in BC. Work may include:

Environmental scan; evidence review and synthesis; qualitative and quantitative data analysis; policy analysis; stakeholder consultation; program and service evaluation; and employing innovative knowledge mobilization strategies tailored to the knowledge needs of health system decision makers and practice and policy audiences.

Doctoral trainees only
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