2019 Health System Impact (HSI) fellows

MSFHR is pleased to be partnering with CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research to co-fund six 2019 Health System Impact fellows, enabling a total of 11 fellows to be awarded in BC, supporting the development of BC’s health policy talent while addressing pressing policy issues in our province.

Partnering with CIHR allows MSFHR to support more BC fellows through partnership, reduce duplication in the system, and build capacity for the integration of policy research into decision-making, one of the goals of our Health Policy Fellowship Program.

The successful 2019 recipients include six fellows co-funded by MSFHR, bringing the total number of fellows in BC to 11. These researchers are part of a national cohort of 51 individuals based in Ontario (28), BC (11), Quebec (7), Alberta (1), Saskatchewan (1), Manitoba (1), Nova Scotia (1) and the Northwest Territories (1).

Post-doctoral Fellows

MSFHR co-funded

Host partner organization

Victoria Hospice

Academic institution

University of Victoria

Project title

Evaluating and optimizing rural and urban lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQI2S) engagement with hospice and palliative care in the Island Health Region

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Other funded researchers

Hyeju Jang

Host partner organization

BC Centre for Disease Control

 


 

Academic institution

University of British Columbia

 


 

Project title

Enhancing population health monitoring and evaluation using text analytics on clinical data

PhD Fellows

MSFHR co-funded

Other funded researchers

Katherine McLeod

Host partner organization

BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

 


 

Academic institution

University of British Columbia

 


 

Project title

BC’s prisons & the overdose emergency: understanding the impact of policy on continuity of care and healthcare utilization for people who experience incarceration

April Mazzuca

Host partner organization

BC Centre for Disease Control

 


 

Academic institution

University of British Columbia

 


 

Project title

Evaluating a culturally-safe, strengths-based case management approach to facilitate hepatitis C treatment among Indigenous people who use drugs in BC

Yasmin Davila

Host partner organization

Health Standards Organization (Ontario)

 


 

Academic institution

University of British Columbia – Okanagan

 


 

Project title

Achieving health systems integration through policy development and implementation

William Hall

Host partner organization

Fraser Health

 


 

Academic institution

Fraser Health

 


 

Project title

Illuminating Innovation in Canadian Hospitals – An Economic Evaluation of  Ultra-Violet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) Devices