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Agnes Grudniewicz

Grudniewicz, Agnes
Associate Professor
B.Com (Honours) (uOttawa), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Location
DMS 6108
Telephone
613-562-5800 x 4720
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Biography

Dr. Grudniewicz earned her Ph.D. in Health Services Research from the Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She is an Associate Professor in the areas of health systems and health services research. She teaches courses in health care management and health systems at graduate levels.

Research Interests

Dr. Grudniewicz's research is focused on primary care and aims to improve health care systems and services for patients with complex health and social needs. Her work advances primary care improvement for older adults, individuals living with mental illness, and people with multiple chronic conditions. Using qualitative research designs, Dr. Grudniewicz explores team-based primary care and collaboration across settings and care providers. She is also a member of the Centre for Journalology at the Ottawa Hospital where she advances the study of the impact of predatory journals and publishers.

Research Areas

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Scarffe, A.**, Coates, A.**, Evans, J. and Grudniewicz, A. 2022. Centralization and innovation: Competing priorities for health systems? International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 1-8.
  • Mathews, M., Ryan, D., Randall, E., Marshall, E.G., Goldsmith, L., Horrey, K., Jones, L., Lavergne, M.R., Snadden, D., Scott, I., Wong, S., Stringer, K. and Grudniewicz, A. 2022. 'At the mercy of some of the regulations': the impact of the residency match and return of service requirement on the early-career decisions of international medical graduates in Canada. Human Resources for Health, 20(15).
  • Kabir, M.**, Randall, E., Mitra, G., Lavergne, M.R., Scott, I., Snadden, D., Jones, L., Goldsmith, L., Marshall, E. and Grudniewicz, A. 2022. Resident and early-career family physicians’ focused practice choices in Canada: a qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice, 72(718): e334-e341.
  • Mitra, G., Grudniewicz, A., Lavergne, M.R., Fernandez R. and Scott, I. 2021. Alternative payment models: A path forward. Addressing the problem with fee-for-service. Canadian Family Physician, 67: 805-807.
  • Allin, S., Martin, E., Rudoler, D., Church Caron, M., Grudniewicz, A., Jopling, S. and Strumpf, E. 2021. Comparing public policies impacting prescribing and medication management in primary care in two Canadian provinces. Health Policy, 125(9): 1121-1130.
  • Gutberg, J.**, Evans, J., Khan, S.**, Abdelhalim, R.**, Wodchis, W.P. and Grudniewicz, A. 2021. Implementing coordinated care networks: The interplay of individual and distributed leadership practices. Medical Care Research and Review.
  • McKay, M., Lavergne, M.R., Prince Lea, A., Le, M., Grudniewicz, A., Blackie, D., Goldsmith, L., Marshall, E.G., Mathews, M., McCracken, R., McGrail, K.M., Wong, S. and Rudoler, D. 2021. Doing the same things and expecting different results: A jurisdictional scan of government policies targeting primary care physician practice from 1998-2018 in three Canadian provinces. Health Policy.
  • Steele Gray, C., Grudniewicz, A., Armas, A., Mold, J., Im, J. and Boeckxstaens, P. 2020. Goal-oriented care: A catalyst for person-centred system integration. International Journal of Integrated Care, 20(4)(8): 1-10.
  • Cukier, S., Lalu, M.M., Bryson, L., Cobey, K.D., Grudniewicz, A. and Moher, D. 2020. Defining predatory journals and responding to the threat they pose: a modified Delphi consensus process. BMJ Open, 10.
  • Austin, T., Chreim, S. and Grudniewicz, A. 2020. Examining health care providers’ and middle-level managers’ readiness for change: A qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 20: 47.
  • Grudniewicz, A., Moher, D. and Cobey, K.D. 2019. Predatory Journals: No Definition, No Defence. Nature, 576.
  • Lavergne, R., Goldsmith, L.J. and Grudniewicz, A. 2019. Practice patterns among early-career primary care (ECPC) physicians and workforce planning implications: protocol for a mixed methods study. BMJ Open, 9(9).
  • Lavergne, R., Scott I, Snadden, D., Goldsmith, L.J., Rudoler, D. and Hedden, L. 2019. Regional differences in where and how family medicine residents intend to practise: a cross-sectional survey analysis. CMAJ Open, 7(1).
  • Cobey, K.D., Lalu, M.M., Skidmore, B., Ahmadzai, N., Grudniewicz, A. and Moher, D. 2019. What is a predatory journal? A scoping review. F1000Research, 7(1001).
  • Cobey, K.D., Grudniewicz, A., Lalu, M.M., Rice, D.B., Raffoul, H. and Moher, D. 2019. Knowledge and motivations of researchers publishing in presumed predatory journals: A Survey. BMJ Open, 9(3): e026516.
  • Lessard, L., Grudniewicz, A., Sauré, A., Szczotka, A., King, J. and Fung-Kee-Fung, M. 2019. The type and use of digital technology in learning health systems: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 9(5): e026204.
  • Rudoler, D., Peckham, A., Grudniewicz, A. and Marchildon, G. 2019. Coordinating primary care services: A case of policy layering. Health Policy, 123(2): 215-221.
  • Evans, J.M., Grudniewicz, A. and Tsasis, P. 2019. Trial and Error, Together: Divergent Thinking and Collective Learning in the Implementation of Hybrid Integrated Care Networks. International Review of Administrative Sciences.
  • Watt, J., Tricco, A.C., Talbot-Hamon,C., Pham, Ba'., Rios, P., Grudniewicz, A., Wong, C., Sinclair, D. and Straus, S.E. 2018. Identifying Older Adults at Risk of Delirium Following Elective Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 33(4): 500-509.
  • Watt, J., Tricco, A.C., Talbot-Hamon,C., Pham, Ba'., Rios, P., Grudniewicz, A., Wong, C., 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, 16(2): DOI: 10.1186/s12916-017-0986-.2.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2022-2024 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG) Understanding the delivery of Indigenous health topics and anti-racism content in Indigenous health education: A mixed-methods study R I PI $ 17,978
2021-2023 SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Fund: Preclinical multicenter studies of sepsis: assessing feasibility and team mental models R C Co-I $ 250,000
2021-2022 CIHR CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters Award. Rachel Thelen (MSc Student - PI) R C Collaborator $ 17,500
2020-2025 CIHR Primary Care for People with Serious Mental Illness R C PI $ 994,500
2020-2023 SSHRC Exploring the Relationship between Organizational Structures and Shared Mental Models in Inter-Professional Teams: A Convergent Mixed Methods Study R C PI $ 60,471
2020-2021 SSHRC COVID-19: The Role of Leaders in Shifting to and Sustaining Virtual Delivery of Social Programs R C PI $ 24,692
2019-2020 Interdisciplinary Research Group Funding Opportunity (IRGFO) - Stream 1 - Research Team Creation (RTC) Adapting Digital Platforms to Drive Learning in Health Systems R I Co-PI $ 9,940
2019-2020 CIHR CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters Award. Madeline King (MSc Student - PI) - Grudniewicz, A. P C Collaborator $ 17,500
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) Collaboration Across Professional and Organizational Boundaries: Exploring Mental Health Networks in Primary Care R I PI $ 11,907
2018 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG) – Team Grant Towards the Development of a Digital Platform for Learning Health Systems Innovation R I Co-I $ 19,995
2018 Telfer School of Management Travel Funds (SMTF) Trial and Error Together: Divergent Thinking and Collective Learning in the Implementation of Integrated Care Networks O I PI $ 3,500
2017-2019 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

LEGEND:

*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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