Onil BhattacharyyaMD,PhD
Associate Professor
DFCM

Location

Family Practice Health Centre (FPHC)
77 Grenville St.
Toronto
ON, M5S 1B3

Research Interests

Health Informatics, Health Policy, Health Promotion, Health Service Delivery, Knowledge Translation, Multimorbidity, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Experimental (e.g., RCTs), Systematic Reviews, Disadvantaged Populations (e.g., aboriginal, inner city, global health, global equity), Case Studies, Mixed Methods, Quantitative Data Analysis, Qualitative Data Analysis

Accepting

None

Frigon-Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research, Women’s College Hospital
Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Clinician Scientist, Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

Degrees: 
McGill University BSc; University of Montreal MD; University of Toronto PhD

Affiliations: 
Member, Advisory Board - Centre for Health Market Innovation    
Member, Steering Committee - Canadian Diabetes Association    
Member, Research Executive - University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine    

Career highlights:
Takemi Fellow, International Health, Harvard School of Public Health
Career Scientist Award. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care 
Harkness Fellow, Health Care Policy and Practice, The Commonwealth Fund, New York, United States

Research/Teaching

Research Synopsis:

I’m interested in models of care integration for people with complex medical and social needs. Given the uncertainty around effective practices in this area, I’m interested in the application of methods from the design and software industries to rapidly design, prototype and test user-centered services. I am studying how these methods like design thinking and lean startup complement quality improvement and knowledge translation to develop new models of care. Lastly, I study innovative health service delivery models from low and middle-income countries and their applicability to high-income settings.

Grants:

2013-2016: Bhattacharyya O, Ivers N, Hawker G, Pariser P. Seamless Care Optimizing the Patient Experience: pragmatic cluster trial and economic evaluation of a system intervention to reduce unnecessary hospital visits. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. [Subgrant from INSPIRE Primary Health Care] $448,071 

2014-2015: Bhattacharyya O, Schull M, Wilson L, Levinson W. Building Bridges to Integrate Care (BRIDGES). Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Health Quality Branch. $2,000,000

2011- 2014: Bhattacharyya O, Schull M, Wilson L, Levinson W. Building Bridges to Integrate Care. (BRIDGES) Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. $5,400,000

2014-2015: Bhattacharyya O. Integrated Care: Analysis of the Center for Health Market Innovations Database. Results for Development Institute Inc. $17,955 USD

2014: Bhattacharyya O. Rapid Routes to Scale. International Centre for Social Franchising. $130,000

2012-2013: Bhattacharyya O. Innovations in Maternal and Child Care, Malaria and TB: Analysis of the Center for Health Market Innovations Database. Results for Development Institute Inc. $89,811 USD

Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

Bhattacharyya O, Schull M, Shojania K, Stergiopoulos V, Naglie G, Webster F, Brandao R, Mohammed T, Christian J, Hawker G, Wilson L, Levinson W. Building Bridges to Integrate Care (BRIDGES): Incubating Health Service Innovation across the Continuum of Care for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions. Healthc Q. 2016 Jul;19(2):60-66.

Bhattacharyya O, Mossman K, Ginther J, Hayden L, Sohal R, Cha J, Bopardikar A, MacDonald JA, Parikh H, Shahin I, Mitchell W, McGahan A. Assessing health program performance in low- and middle-income countries: building a feasible, credible, and comprehensive framework. Global Health. 2015 Dec 21;11(1):51. doi: 10.1186/s12992-015-0137-5.

Bhattacharyya O, Hayden K Hensel J. Health Services and Designing for Uncertainty: How a “lean startup” approach can help create an effective community-based program. Stanford Social Innovation Review. 2015 Jun 2. 

Versloot J, Grudniewicz A, Chatterjee A, Hayden L, Kastner M, Bhattacharyya O. Format guidelines to make them vivid, intuitive and visual: use simple formatting rules to optimize usability and accessibility of clinical practice guidelines. Int J Evid Based Healthc. 2015 Jun;13(2):52-7. doi: 10.1097/XEB.0000000000000036. 

Bhattacharyya O, Bhatia S. Learning about Failure from Successful Ecosystems. Healthc Pap. 2015 May;15(2):32-36. doi:10.12927/hcpap.2015.24411

Shahin I, Sohal R, Ginther J, Hayden L, MacDonald JA, Mossman K, Parikh H, McGahan A Mitchell W, Bhattacharyya O. Trans-National Scale-Up of Services in Global Health. PLOS One. 2014 Nov 6;9(11):e110465. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110465. 

Kastner M, Makarski J, Hayden L, Durocher L, Chatterjee A, Brouwers M, Bhattacharyya O. Making sense of complex data: a mapping process for analyzing findings of a realist review on guideline implementability. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2013 Sep 12;13:112. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-13-112.

Honours and Awards

2015 – 2016 Harkness Fellowship Award. The Commonwealth Fund. 190,000 USD. New York, United States
2013 – 2018 Frigon-Blau Chair in Innovation and Quality. Women College Hospital, Department of Family Medicine. 600,000 CAD. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2009 – 2011 Career Scientist Award. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. 185,000 CAD. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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