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Grudniewicz, Agnes

Grudniewicz, Agnes

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

Agnes Grudniewicz received her Ph.D. in Health Services Research from the Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She holds a Scientist appointment at the Institut du savoir Montfort and is an affiliate investigator at the Bruyère Research Institute. Dr. Grudniewicz's research is focused on primary and community care and aims to improve health care systems and services for patients with complex health and social needs. She also studies health system improvement for older adults, individuals living with mental illness, and people with multiple chronic conditions. Using qualitative and mixed-methods research designs, Dr. Grudniewicz studies integrated care, coordination and collaboration across settings and care providers, and goal-oriented care.

Research Areas

Research Areas
  • Health Systems Management

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
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) Towards the Development of a Digital Platform for Learning Health Systems Innovation R I Co-I $ 19,995
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 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
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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