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Michalowski, Wojtek

Michalowski, Wojtek

Full Professor
Vice-Dean (Research)
M.Econ. (Warsaw School of Economics), Ph.D. (Warsaw School of Economics)
DMS 6130
613-562-5800 x 4955
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Wojtek Michalowski is a Professor of Health Informatics at the Telfer School of Management. He is a founding member of the MET Research Laboratory at the University of Ottawa, and Adjunct Research Professor at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. During the 1997/98 academic year, he was the Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria. In 2013, the President of the Republic of Poland granted Dr. Michalowski the state title of Professor in recognition of his outstanding research accomplishments. This honour, the highest distinction given to researchers in Poland, comes at the recommendation of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Michalowski is member of several editorial boards and for a number of years he was a Chair of the Awards Committee of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making. His research interests include computer-interpretable clinical practice guidelines, decision analysis and medical decision making, clinical decision support systems, and computer modeling of interdisciplinary healthcare teams. He has written over hundred refereed papers and has published articles in many journals, including Management Science, Naval Research Logistics, Operations Research, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Expert, Decision Support Systems and Electronic Commerce, European Journal of Operational Research, Methods of Information in Medicine, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Healthcare Management Science, and International Journal of Medical Informatics.

Dr. Michalowski is currently the Principal Investigator of an NSERC-funded research program. The research aims at making clinical practice guidelines applicable for patients with multiple diseases and developing clinical decision support systems for cross-platform applications. To learn more about this research program, visit

Research Areas
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Computerized Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making
  • Performance Management
Teaching Areas
  • Business analytics/Management science
  • Decision Support
  • Health Informatics
  • Management Science

Publications during the last 7 years

Chapters in Books

  • Astaraky, D., Wilk, Sz., Michalowski, W., Andreev, P., Kuziemsky, C.E. and Hadjiyannakis, S. Supporting an Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team with a Multi-Agent System. In Cruz-Cunha M.M. and et al.. Encyclopedia of E-Health and Telemedicine. Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Global Publishers, 2016.

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Fiallos, J., Patrick, J., Michalowski, M. and Farion, K. 2017. Using Data Envelopment Analysis for Assessing the Performance of Pediatric Emergency Department Physicians. Health Care Management Science, 20(1): 129-140.
  • 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.
  • Wilk, Sz., Michalowski, M., Michalowski, W., Rosu, D., Carrier, M. and Kezadri-Hamiaz, M. 2017. Comprehensive Mitigation Framework for Concurrent Application of Multiple Clinical Practice Guidelines. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 66: 52-71.
  • Halwani, F., Li, W.C., Banerjee, D., Lessard, L., Amyot, D., Michalowski, W. and Giffen, R. 2016. A real-time dashboard for managing pathology processes. Journal of Pathology Informatics, 7(24): 35.
  • O'Sullivan, D., Wilk, Sz., Kuziemsky, C.E., Michalowski, W., Farion, K. and Kukawka, B. 2016. Is There a Consensus When Physicians Evaluate the Relevance of Retrieved Systematic Reviews? Methods of Information in Medicine, 4;55(3): 292-298.
  • Wilk, Sz., Kezadri-Hamiaz, M., Rosu, D., Kuziemsky, C.E., Michalowski, W., Amyot, D. and Carrier, M. 2016. Using Semantic Components to Represent Dynamics of an Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team in a Multi-agent Decision Support System. Journal of Medical Systems, 40(2): 42.
  • O'Sullivan, D., Wilk, Sz., Michalowski, W., Slowinski, R., Thomas, R., Kadzinski, M. and Farion, K. 2014. Learning the Preferences of Physicians for the Organization of Result Lists of Medical Evidence Articles. Methods of Information in Medicine, 53(5): 344-356.
  • O'Sullivan, D., Doyle, J., Michalowski, W., Wilk, Sz., Thomas, R. and Farion, K. 2014. Expanding Usability Analysis with Intrinsic Motivation Concepts to Learn about CDSS Adoption: a case study. Health Policy and Technology, 3(2): 113-125.
  • Wilk, Sz., Michalowski, W., O'Sullivan, D., Farion, K., Kuziemsky, C.E. and Sayyad-Shirabad, J. 2013. A Task-based Support Architecture for Developing Point-of-Care Decision Support Systems for the Emergency Department. Methods of Information in Medicine, 52(1): 18-32.
  • Wilk, Sz., Michalowski, W., Michalowski, M., Farion, K. and Hing, M.M. 2013. Mitigation of Adverse Interactions in Pairs of Clinical Practice Guidelines using Constraint Logic Programming. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 46(2): 341-353.
  • Farion, K., Wilk, Sz., Michalowski, W., O'Sullivan, D. and Sayyad-Shirabad, J. 2013. Comparing Predictions Made by a Prediction Model, Clinical Score, and Physicians: A Case Study of Pediatric Asthma Exacerbations in the Emergency Department. Applied Clinical Informatics, 4(3): 376-391.
  • Michalowski, W. and Wallenius, H. 2013. Editorial: Special Issue on Behavioral Considerations in Developing and Applying Operations Research Models. Annals of Operations Research, 211(1): 491-492.
  • Andreev, P., Michalowski, W., Kuziemsky, C.E. and Hadjiyannakis, S. 2012. ActCPG Framework to Learn about Information User Requirements of a Clinical Practice Guideline. Health Policy and Technology, 1(3): 165-172.
  • Sayyad-Shirabad, J., Wilk, Sz., Michalowski, W. and Farion, K. 2012. Implementing an Integrative Multi-agent Clinical Decision Support System with Open Source Software. Journal of Medical Systems, 36(1): 123-137.
  • Klement, W., Wilk, Sz., Michalowski, W., Farion, K., Osmond, M. and Verter, V. 2012. Predicting the Need for CT Imaging in Children with Minor Head Injury using an Ensemble of Naïve Bayes Classifiers. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 54(3): 163-170.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2017-2012 University Research Chairs Program University Research Chair in Health Informatics Decision Support R I PI $ 100,000
2014-2015 Telfer School of Management Computerized Clinical Practice Guidelines R I PI $ 30,000
2014 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Building an Ontology of Community Resilience to a Disaster R I PI $ 11,162
2013-2018 NSERC Computer-based decision Support for Management of Comorbid Diseases R C PI $ 120,000
2012-2014 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Model for Performance Evaluation of Pediatric Emergency Department Physics R I PI $ 2,000
2009-2015 NSERC Health Care Operations and Information Management R C Co-I $ 900,000
2008-2013 NSERC Design of Meta-DSS to Support the Decision Making Process: Supporting Activities on a Clinical Pathway in the Emergency Department R C PI $ 100,000
2005-2012 Strategic Research Clusters Seed Funding Program, School of Management Research Centre on Canada's Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Policy (C-FOAM) R I Co-I $ 60,000

*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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