Alison Paprica is Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, Chair of the Public Engagement Working Group and a member of the Executive Committee at Health Data Research Network Canada, and Executive Advisor and Affiliate Scientist at ICES.
Her previous roles include inaugural Vice President, Health Strategy and Partnerships at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence; Director, Strategic Partnerships at ICES; and Director of the Planning, Research & Analysis Branch at the Ontario Ministry of Health where she was responsible for up to $60 million annual applied health research investment and in-house knowledge translation activities to bring research findings into policy and practice. Prior to working in the public sector, Alison held scientist and R&D management positions at three different international pharmaceutical companies.
Alison holds an Honours Combined BSc in biochemistry and chemistry (McMaster University) and a PhD in organic chemistry (Western University). Her main research interests are data governance, research data infrastructure, public involvement in data-intensive health R&D, evidence-informed policy, and the leadership and management of research as a topic in its own right.
Alison is also a Senior Fellow at Massey College at the University of Toronto, a member of the Board of Directors for Ontario Genomics and a member of the International Advisory Board for Health Data Research UK.
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