Comparative Policy Research Projects

Academic research projects initiated by university-based researchers on various topics and questions of interest. All of these research projects involve health system and policy comparisons across North American jurisdictions, and will occasionally draw upon policy innovations in other countries beyond North America.

Primary care reform and medication appropriateness for seniors: A comparative study of two provinces (ON, QC)

Role of NAO

Co-PI on research project

Nominated Principal Investigator

David Rudoler, Assistant Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Co-Principal Investigators

Sara Allin, Assistant Professor (Status), IHPME, and Director of Operations, NAO
Erin Strumpf, Associate Professor, McGill University
Elisabeth Martin, Professeure agrégée, Université Laval
Agnes Grudniewicz, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

NAO Co-Investigators

Greg Marchildon, Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design at IHPME, and Director, NAO

Research Coordinator

Monika Roerig, NAO, IHPME

Funding Organization

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Amount of funding

$501,075 from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2021

Publications

Rudoler, D. & Allin, S., Grudniewicz, A., Martin, E. & Strumpf, E. (2019). Primary Care Reform and Medication Appropriateness for Seniors: A Mixed Methods Study. [Poster] 10.13140/RG.2.2.31085.95203.

A comparative policy analysis of programs to support people with dementia and co-existing complex needs and their caregivers (BC, ON, NL, VT, NY)

Role of NAO

Lead research project

Nominated Principal Investigator

Greg Marchildon, Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design at IHPME, and Director, NAO

NAO network members involved in project

  • Allie Peckham, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, and Senior Research Officer, NAO
  • James Shaw, Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute; Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto
  • Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Geoffrey Anderson, Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto
  • Walter Wodchis, Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto

Research Coordinator

Monika Roerig, NAO, IHPME

Funding Organizations

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Alzheimer Society of Canada

Amount of funding

$500,000 from Jan 1, 2017 to Dec 31, 2020

Establishing a platform to monitor the performance of public health systems across Canada

Role of NAO

NPI on research project

Nominated Principal Investigator

Sara Allin, Assistant Professor (Status), IHPME; Director of Operations, NAO

Co-Principal Investigators

Andrew Pinto, Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute; Assistant Professor, DLSPH and DFCM
Laura Rosella, Assistant Professor at DLSPH

Team Members

Rob Smith, Postdoctoral Fellow, MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital
Monika Roerig, Research Coordinator, NAO
Joyce Li, Research Assistant, NAO
Maddi Thomas, Research Assistant, NAO

Funding Organization

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)