The MHA program is led by a dedicated and experienced faculty comprised of many of Canada’s leading health care management experts and researchers. This elite group of academics and professionals includes:
- Professor Morad Benyoucef. His research interests include software engineering, e-business, e-negotiations, workflow management, rule engine technology and web services.
- Professor Kevin Brand. Dr. Brand's research informs the risk analysis/management interface applied to the health sector. His methods-research aims to simplify and illuminate projections/forecasts of health impacts (using simple mathematical models), and to clarify the translation of uncertain evidence into warrants for health policy action (using simple decision analysis and risk perception insight).
- Professor Samia Chreim is very active in terms of scholarly and academic activites. Her current research focuses on the impact of mergers and acquisitions on organizational and employee identities.
- Professor Mirou Jaana. Her research interests focus on the areas of health services research and IT in healthcare including IT sophistication in health care settings, risks in health IT projects, telehealth applications, and specific aspects of healthcare services (e.g., patient safety, quality, access to care).
- Professor Craig Kuziemsky. His primary research interests are in the areas of information systems design and evaluation, health information, information management, palliative care, and interdisciplinary communication.
- Professor Daniel Lane concentrates his research interests on decision-making processes, simulation modelling and control of dynamic systems, especially in the area of natural resource management.
- Professor Laurent Lapierre specializes in employee/manager staffing and performance management systems. His research focuses on employee stress, with particular emphasis on work-family conflict, and on the mutual influence between leaders and their followers within organizations.
- Professor Wojtek Michalowski, whose clinical trial on the use of handheld technology in hospital emergency rooms was chronicled by the CBC;
- Professor Jonathan Patrick 's research interests are in applying the methods of operations research to improve the efficiency of health care
- Professor Bijan Raahemi. Dr. Raahemi held several research positions in Telecommunications industry, including Nortel and Alcatel, focusing on computer networks architectures and services, dynamics of Internet traffic, systems modeling, and performance analysis of data networks.
Executives in Residence
- George Langill, former Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
In addition to providing teaching excellence, faculty members work closely with students, offering them advice and counselling related to residency selection, field projects and career opportunities.The faculty also seeks to foster student initiative, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement through self-directed projects and residency placements in a variety of health care organizations.To this end, the program makes significant use of teaching materials geared toward health care practitioners, and encourages students to undertake voluntary activities in health care institutions and related organizations.
- Brian Malcolmson, former Associate Vice-President of University Affairs at Hopital Montfort
Brian Malcolmson brings to the Master of Health Administration Program more than 30 years of management experience in the health care field, most recently as Associate Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Hôpital Montfort. His background also includes senior management in hospital administration (the former Riverside Hospital of Ottawa), private consulting in health and social service management (CGO Montréal), government health services administration (Ontario, Manitoba) and community health services planning (Orleans, Ottawa). As President of the 1,000 member University of Ottawa MHA Alumni Association, Brian recently initiated a partnership with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives for their health leadership development program. As MHA Executive in Residence, he seeks to collaborate similarly with professors by enhancing their links to the health care sector, and with students by guiding them through their studies and career deliberations.