Health Systems research is about improving a health system’s efficiencies, effectiveness and accountability in order to provide quality services to patients. Research encompasses management perspectives including governance, resourcing, financial systems, performance, organizational behaviour, health informatics, decision support, clinical decision-making, expert systems, and systems analysis and development. A key aspect of health systems research is its interdisciplinary nature – it draws upon research methods and approaches from several fields. Its central objective is to train the next generation of researchers in applying innovative methodologies of scientific discovery to better understand health systems and support decision-making for the cost-effective delivery of health services. The Telfer core faculty researchers involved reflect the multidisciplinary character of the study issues, integrating expertise in health services, health administration, health economics, social science, management, operations research, computer science, and medicine.
Our Faculty Members
Here is a list of our current faculty members. We encourage all potential applicants to visit our homepages to learn more about the research we are conducting. Google Scholar and other databases (e.g., Scopus, PubMed) are also excellent ways to learn about our publications. We also encourage applicants to contact us personally so that we can ensure the best possible fit for our common research interests.
For information about the PhD program as a whole, please feel free to contact the Graduate Office by e-mail at
- Pavel Andreev, PhD
- Sarah Ben Amor, PhD
- Kevin Brand, PhD (Not accepting new PhD students in 2024-2025)
- Samia Chreim, PhD
- François Durand, PhD
- Agnes Grudniewicz, PhD
- Mirou Jaana, PhD
- Lysanne Lessard, PhD
- Jonathan Li, PhD
- Rafid Mahmood, PhD
- Wojtek Michalowski, PhD (Not accepting new PhD students in 2023-2024)
- Muriel Mignerat, PhD
- Onur Ozturk, PhD
- Jonathan Patrick, PhD
- Qi (Cheryl) Qianru, PhD
- Gilles Reinhardt, PhD (Not accepting new PhD students in 2024-2025)
- Umar Ruhi, PhD
- Antoine Sauré, PhD
- Christopher Sun, PhD
MGT8110 CURRENT ISSUES IN HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (3 units)
Overview of developments, issues and challenges in health systems management, emphasizing management from a health systems perspective. Emerging innovations and the applications of innovations in health systems.
MGT8111 RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS FOR HEALTH SYSTEMS RESEARCH (3 units)
Study designs used in healthcare informatics and research, such as experimental designs, observational and predictive studies, and qualitative inquiries. Review of appropriate analytical approaches for each study design.
(Note, this course is not offered in the current academic year; it is replaced by: MGT 8110B CURRENT ISSUES IN HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT: MACRO AND MICRO LEVEL HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT)
One course chosen from another field (3 units)
For information about the PhD program as a whole, please feel free to contact the Graduate Office.
For information about the research in the Health Systems field, please contact Dr. Mirou Jaana.
Dr. Mirou Jaana
613-562-5800 x 3400