Policy Challenge Recipients
2019 – 2020
Natasha Gallant is a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Regina in Regina, SK. Her program of research focuses on ways to improve health outcomes among aging populations. For example, her dissertation project is aimed at facilitating the adoption of an automated pain detection system to address the underassessment of pain among long-term care residents. During her graduate studies, Natasha was a recipient of a Health System Impact Fellowship (2018-2019) and a Canada Graduate Scholarship (2015-2016). In her free time, she enjoys playing boardgames with friends, checking out local restaurants, and volunteering in the community.
Alisa Grigorovich is a health services and policy researcher and a CIHR Health System Impact Postdoctoral Fellow at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – UHN. In her postdoctoral research she is exploring the social, ethical, and policy implications of implementing monitoring technologies in institutional care settings. More broadly, her main interests include, stigma and violence in health and community care, access and equity, arts- and community-based research. Alisa has a PhD in Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies from York University.
Amélie Gauthier-Beaupré is a PhD candidate in Population Health at the University of Ottawa. Her work revolves around older adult’s self-management of disabilities using information and communication technologies. She is also the co-creator of MouvMat, an interactive digital gaming surface for older adults to remain physically, cognitively and socially active in their daily lives.
Amélie also works for the Public Health Agency of Canada, where she focuses on health equity integration in policy, programs and services. Overall, Amélie’s activities all revolve around one main goal: empower older Canadians from coast to coast to live meaningful and dignified lives.
2018 – 2019
Ann Marie Corrado
Ann Marie is the Innovation Spread and Scale Lead at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers at Women’s College Hospital, where she works collaboratively with a variety of health system partners (such as the Canadian Cancer Society, the Ministry of Health, Health Quality Ontario, and IC/ES) to design, develop and evaluate new care innovations that push the envelope on women’s cancers. These care innovations include models of care, integrated clinical tools and virtual tools. In addition, Ann Marie leads the spread and scale of innovations through either local, bottom-up approaches or broader policy change that impacts how our health system functions.
Andrew is a current PhD student from the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta. He is also a proud member of the Research on Aging, Policies and Practice (RAPP) research team since January 2016. Andrew’s PhD research looks at how migrant families in Canada manage family care responsibilities across national, political and geographic borders.
Andrew was led to pursuing a PhD in aging research by the intimate memories he holds of being raised by his grandmother, who migrated to Canada from the Philippines to care for her grandchildren. She was integral to shaping his views regarding how families look after one another to ensure that they not only survive, but thrive in any environment.