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, Associate Professor, 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

Principal Investigators (PI)

Greg Marchildon (Nominated PI), Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design at IHPME, and Director, NAO
Stephen Bornstein, Professor, Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University
Kim McGrail, Professor, UBC School of Population and Public Health, and Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
Yuchi Young, Associate Professor, State University of New York at Albany
James Shaw, Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute; Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto
Allie Peckham, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, and Senior Research Officer, NAO

NAO network members involved in project

  • 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 Team Members

Monika Roerig, Research Coordinator, NAO
Nusrat Farhana, Postdoctoral Fellow, NAO
Madeline King, Research Assistant, NAO
Husayn Marani, Research Assistant, NAO
Marianne Saragosa, Research Assistant, NAO

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

Principal Investigators

Sara Allin (Nominated PI), Associate Professor, IHPME; Director of Operations, NAO
Andrew Pinto, Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute; Assistant Professor, DLSPH and DFCM
Laura Rosella, Assistant Professor at DLSPH and PI/Scientific Director at the Population Health Analytics Lab

Research Team Members

Rob Smith, Postdoctoral Fellow, MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital
Monika Roerig, Research Coordinator, NAO
Tamika Jarvis, Research Assistant
Harman Sandhu, Research Assistant
Emmanuelle Arpin, Research Assistant
Kathy Luu, Research Assistant
Meghan O’Neill, Research Officer

Funding Organization

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)