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Grudniewicz, Agnes

Grudniewicz, Agnes

Assistant Professor
B.Com (Honours) (uOttawa), Ph.D. (Toronto)
DMS 6108
613-562-5800 x 4720
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Agnes Grudniewicz received her Ph.D. in Health Services Research from the Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation at the University of Toronto and completed a Health Systems Performance Research Network post-doctoral fellowship at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System. Dr. Grudniewicz is also a graduate of the Telfer School of Management, where she completed a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance. She is actively engaged with the scientific community, in particular in efforts to modernize and improve training for health services researchers in Canada.

Research Areas

Dr. Grudniewicz's research is focused on improving health care systems for complex patients - individuals with multiple chronic conditions that are often compounded by psychosocial needs. Using qualitative and mixed-methods research designs, Dr. Grudniewicz studies and evaluates the implementation of integrated care initiatives. Most recently, her work involves studying community-based primary health care, care coordination, and treatment goal setting.

Research Areas
  • Health Systems Management

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Grudniewicz, A., Tenbensel, T., Evans, J.M., Steele Gray, C., Wodchis, W.P. and Baker, G.R. 2018. 'Complexity-compatible' policy for integrated care? Lessons from the implementation of Ontario's Health Links. Social Science and Medicine, 198(February 2018): 95-102.
  • Watt, J., Talbot-Hamon,C., Rios, P., Grudniewicz, A., Watt, J., Sinclair, D. and Straus, S.E. 2018. Identifying Older Adults at Risk of Harm Following Elective Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. BMC Medicine.
  • Evans, J.M., Grudniewicz, A., Steele Gray, C., Wodchis, W.P., Carswell, P. and Baker, G.R. 2017. Organizational context matters: A research toolkit for conducting standardized case studies of integrated care initiatives. International Journal of Integrated Care, 17(2): 9, pp. 1-10.
  • Lessard, L., Michalowski, W., Fung-Kee-Fung, M., Jones, L. and Grudniewicz, A. 2017. Architectural frameworks: Defining the structures for implementing Learning Health Systems. Implementation Science, 12(78): 1-11.
  • Watt, J., Tricco, A., Talbot-Hamon,C., Pham, Ba'., Rios, P., Grudniewicz, A., Wong, C., Sinclair, D. and Straus, S. 2017. Preoperative prognostic factors and the development of delirium and other postoperative complications among older adults undergoing elective surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of General Internal Medicine.
  • Grudniewicz, A., Nelson, M.L.A., Kuluski, K., Lui, V., Cunningham, H., Nie, J., Colquhoun, H., Wodchis, W.P., Taylor, S., Loganathan, M. and Upshur, R. 2016. Treatment goal setting for complex patients: protocol for a scoping review. BMJ Open, 6(5): e011869.
  • Evans, J.M., Grudniewicz, A., Baker, G.R. and Wodchis, W.P. 2016. Organizational context and capabilities for integrating care: A framework for improvement. International Journal of Integrated Care, 16(3): 15, pp. 1-14.
  • Evans, J.M., Grudniewicz, A., Baker, G.R. and Wodchis, W.P. 2016. Organizational capabilities for integrating care: A review of measurement tools. Evaluation & the Health Professions, 16(3): pp.1-14.
  • Grudniewicz, A., Bhattacharyya, O., McKibbon, K.A. and Straus, S.E. 2016. User-Centered Design and Printed Educational Materials: A Focus Group Study of Primary Care Physician Preferences. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 36(4): 249-255.
  • Grudniewicz, A., Bhattacharyya, O., McKibbon, K.A. and Straus, S.E. 2015. Redesigned printed educational materials for primary care physicians: Design improvements increase usability. Implementation Science, 10(156): 1-13.
  • Grudniewicz, A., Kealy, R., Rodseth, R.N., Hamid, J., Rudoler, D. and Straus, S.E. 2015. What is the effectiveness of printed educational materials on primary care physician knowledge, behavior, and patient outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Implementation Science, 10(164): 1-12.
  • Versloot, J., Grudniewicz, A., Hayden, L., Kastner, N., Chatterjee, A. and Bhattacharyya, O. 2015. Format guidelines to make them vivid, intuitive and visual: Use simple formatting rules to optimize usability and accessibility of clinical practice guidelines. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 13(2): 52-57.
  • Kastner, M., Estey, E., Hayden, L., Chatterjee, A., Grudniewicz, A., Graham, I.D. and Bhattacharyya, O. 2014. The development of a guideline implementability tool (GUIDE-IT): a qualitative study of family physician perspectives. BMC Family Practice, 15(19): 1-22.
  • Grudniewicz, A., Hedden, L., Kromm, S., Lavergne, R., Menear, M. and Sivananthan, S. 2014. Capacity development in health systems and policy research: a survey of the Canadian context. Health Research Policy and Systems, 12(9): 1-7.
  • Giguère, A., Légaré, F., Grimshaw, J., Turcotte, S., Fiander, M., Grudniewicz, A., Makosso-Kallyth, S., Wolf, F.M., Farmer, A.P. and Gagnon, M.P. 2012. Printed educational materials: effects on professional practice and healthcare outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (10): Art. No.: CD004398.

Invited Contributions and/or Technical Reports

  • Evans, J.M., Grudniewicz, A., Steele Gray, C., Baker, G.R. and Wodchis, W.P. 2015. "Understanding the Organizational Context for Integrating Care: A Research Guide & Toolkit for Conducting Case Studies", Health System Performance Research Network. White Paper Series, January, 80 pages.
  • Baker, G.R., Denis, J.L. and Grudniewicz, A. 2012. "Fraser Health: Exploring a Model of Clinical Care Management Systems", Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, Ottawa, November, 40 pages.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2018-2022 CIHR - IHSPR Practice patterns among early-career primary care physicians and workforce planning implications: a mixed methods study R C Co-PI $ 1,243,124
2018-2021 CIHR - IHSPR Primary care reform and medication appropriateness for seniors: A comparative study of two provinces R C Co-PI $ 501,075
2018-2019 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG) Towards the Development of a Digital Platform for Learning Health Systems Innovation R I Co-I $ 19,995
2017-2018 Research Development Program 2017 (uOttawa) and Match RDP 2017 (Telfer) Examining Care Plans and their Role in Goal Setting for Patients with Complex Care Needs R I PI $ 20,000
2013-2018 CIHR CBPHC Implementing Models of Primary Health Care for Older Adults with Complex Needs R C Co-I $ 999,980
2012-2015 CIHR Print and Online Educational Materials for Primary Care Physicians R C PI $ 105,000
2011-2012 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) - Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Developing Clinician Tools for the Application of Preventative Care Best-Practice Guidelines in Primary Care Settings R C PI $ 17,500

*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown

**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown

Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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