N.B. The MHA program is currently under review. The modifications, as described below, will be effective as of fall 2020 contingent upon final approval by the Senate of the University.
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 Ivy Bourgeault. Dr. Bourgeault has garnered an international reputation for her research on health professions, health policy and women's health. Her recent research focuses on the migration of health professionals and their integration into the Canadian health care system.
- 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 Agnes Grudniewicz. Her 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
- 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 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 Antoine Sauré. His research interests include advanced modelling and decision-making under uncertainty and their applications to large-scale problems in service operations.
Executive 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.