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P. Alison Paprica

Professor (adjunct) and Senior Fellow, Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

For several decades, my career has focused on identifying and capitalizing on shared interests between academic institutions, government departments and agencies, and commercial organizations. Over time, my research focus has shifted from biophysical chemistry (the discipline I was trained in) to health sciences, population health and social sciences. Most recently, my focus has been on infrastructure for data-intensive health research and an expanded approach to knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) which includes patient and public engagement in research. I am also interested in the leadership and management of large-scale research as a topic in its own right.

My main research interests are:
• The engagement of public and patients in all stages of research
• Infrastructure for data-intensive health research, including health AI and machine learning
• KTE to support the use of evidence in policy development and planning
• Research project management and leadership capacity building


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto, University of Toronto


  • 1994 
    University of Western Ontario, Chemistry