The Research Team

Dr. Dominika Wranik (Principal Investigator) is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Administration at Dalhousie University, a health economist and health policy researcher. Her research over the past decade has focused on the remuneration of primary health care providers, as well as on solutions to health human resource shortages in Canada. In a consulting capacity, she has worked collaboratively with public sector decision makers, including Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, Manitoba Health, and Alberta Health. Visit Dr. Wranik 's Institutional Profile


Dr. Adrian Levy (Co-Principal Investigator) is a Professor and Head of the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University, and District Chief with the Capital District Health Authority. He is an epidemiologist and health services researcher, with a focus on the allocation of resources within the health care system. Dr. Levy has worked collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders across Canada, as both academic researcher and administrator. His understandings of the management of multidisciplinary teams, as well as approaches to resource allocation in health, are of particular value to the research team. Visit Dr. Levy's Institutional Profile


Dr. Alan Katz (Co-Investigator) is a Professor in the Departments of Community Health Services and Family Medicine, an Associate Research Director at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, and Manitoba Research Chair in Primary Prevention. Dr. Katz is also a practicing primary care physician, who has worked with multidisciplinary teams in a variety of settings. His academic expertise in measurement of performance in primary care, and multidisciplinary health human resource models, coupled with his practical knowledge of team practice in primary care make him an invaluable addition to the team. Visit Dr. Katz's Institutional Profile


Maryna Korchagina (Principal Knowledge User) is the Acting Executive Director of Workforce Design Branch at the Professional Services and Health Benefits Division at Alberta Health. In this role, she has led multiple large budget projects with engagement from stakeholders across the country. The focus of her work is on the compensation of physicians and allied health care providers. Maryna holds a Masters in Public Health and a Bachelor in Medical Sciences, and has a broad range of work experiences in the clinical environment in both the public and private sectors. She brings with her practical expertise in health care policy development, strategic management and leadership. Visit Maryna Korchagina's Institutional Profile


Jeanette Edwards (Knowledge User) is the Special Advisor on Primary Care to the Deputy Minister of Health, Manitoba Health and Regional Director, Primary Health Care and Chronic Disease with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. She has also been the lead for the Physician Integrated Network Initiative which assisted in laying the foundation for provincial primary care renewal strategy development. She has participated as a knowledge user on CIHR funded research teams, and has been an integral part of aligning the research with the strategic directions emerging from the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Her work in the areas of policy and strategy development provides unique opportunities to support knowledge exchange.


Rebecca Robertson (Project Manager) has managed people and resources on many projects involving multiple levels of government, with stakeholders in industry, the environment, and the local community. Her extensive and varied management experience from the private sector gives her a unique understanding of large and small project management. Other current projects include




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Jenny Reich (Research Assistant) is an MA student in Social Anthropology and researcher with the School of Social Work at Dalhousie University.  Her research is focused on youth and their experience of mental health services. She has been involved in a variety of research and evaluation projects engaging service-using youth in Nova Scotia as a researcher and project manager. Her experience has honed her skills as a researcher and equipped her to conduct a thorough review.


Nicole Doria has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Guelph, a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Promotion from Dalhousie, and a Master of Arts in Health Promotion from Dalhousie University. Given Nicole’s background, she is passionate about interdisciplinary work, interprofessionalism, primary health care and health policy.