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Emerging Researcher of the Year in 2020: Agnes Grudniewicz



Agnes Grudniewicz, Assistant Professor at the Telfer School of Management, has quickly established herself as a leader in the field of Health Services Research. Her interdisciplinary research program and expertise are acknowledged by researchers and scholars around the world. Professor Grudniewicz’s work is supported by CIHR and has led to several publications in prominent journals like Nature, Social Science & Medicine, BMJ Open, and many others.

Her main research aims are to improve the quality of care provided to patients, and to better address the health care system challenges associated with serving populations with complex health and social needs. She advocates for the implementation of thoughtful incremental changes to the health care system, to reduce costs and allow for more manageable transformations. Learn more about Professor Grudniewicz’s insights into recent healthcare reform in Ontario.

Her latest achievement consisted of working with a diverse group of scholars to establish a definition for predatory publishing, an important step in the fight against this detrimental practice.  The new definition of predatory publishing will help researchers and scholars around the world to identify predatory publication practices and limit the appeal of predatory publishers. This will greatly support global movements to ensure best practices in open access publishing. This international collaboration recently landed her the primary authorship on a prominent publication in Nature entitled “Predatory journals: no definition, no defence”.

Her contributions to the field of health services research are not only impacting policy decisions, but improving the quality of care provided to patients, as well as the community services available to address their needs. For this constant commitment to research excellence and never-ending vocation to produce practical insights on timely issues, she is well-deserving of the Telfer School’s Emerging Researcher of the Year Award in 2020.


About the Author

Rania Nasrallah a rejoint le bureau de recherche Telfer en 2019. Elle a obtenu son doctorat en médecine à l'Université d'Ottawa et apporte à ce rôle plus de deux décennies d'expérience en recherche. Rania participe à tous les aspects du mandat du Bureau de la recherche et est responsable de fournir un large éventail de services aux membres du corps professoral et aux étudiants de recherche de deuxième et troisième cycle. Elle gère les subventions internes et les bourses d'études, et participe à la stratégie de communication de la recherche. Elle fournit également un soutien aux chercheurs avant l'attribution des subventions afin de maximiser le succès du financement au niveau national et international. En outre, elle travaille en étroite collaboration avec le Vice-doyen à la recherche pour élaborer et mettre en œuvre des stratégies visant à améliorer le financement et la vélocité de la recherche à Telfer, conformément à notre vision pour créer un meilleur Canada et un meilleur monde pour tous.<br/><br/>Rania Nasrallah joined the Telfer Research Office in 2019. She completed her PhD in Medicine at the University of Ottawa and brings over two decades of research experience to this role. Rania is involved in all aspects of the mandate of the Research Office and is responsible for providing a wide range of services to faculty members and research based graduate students. She manages internal grants, student awards, and participates in the research communication strategy. She also provides pre-award support to researchers to optimize funding success nationally and internationally. In addition she works closely with the Vice Dean Research to develop and implement strategies to enhance research funding and intensity at Telfer following our vision to create a better Canada and a better world for all.

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