About the Research Program

DFCM’s Research Program was established in 1995 to create a critical mass of Family Medicine researchers; provide faculty with protected research time; develop research excellence and productivity; and build an infrastructure to support research. Our program includes:

  • An Research Investigator Awards Program that includes funding for Clinician Scientists, Clinician Investigators, New Investigators, and Graduate Research Studies;
  • Research mentorship opportunities;
  • A range of resources and services including, grant application preparation/submission, grant budget preparation/administration, biostatistical/methodological support, and an internal voluntary grant application review process, and Qualtrics survey software;
  • DFCM’s Practice-Based Research Network, UTOPIAN: a platform on which DFCM faculty and its learners from all sites can become involved in clinically important research that will have direct impact on the care of their patients.

Research Program

Name  Position Email Phone # Room #

Faculty

 

 

 

 

Dr. Peter Selby

Interim Vice-Chair, Research and Advocacy

peter.selby@camh.ca

 

 

Dr. Rahim Moineddin

Senior Biostatistician

rahim.moineddin@utoronto.ca

416-946-5860

358

Dr. Michelle Greiver

UTOPIAN Director

michelle.greiver@nygh.on.ca

416-978-5113 (DFCM)

416-756-648 (NYGH)

348

Administration

 

 

 

 

Julia Baxter

Program Coordinator, Research and Advocacy

family.healthcare@utoronto.ca

416-978-7951

354

Bojana Petrovic

CanImpact Research Associate

dfcm.cancerresearch@utoronto.ca

416-978-7518

350

Chris Meaney

Biostatistician

christopher.meaney@utoronto.ca

416-978-5602

346

 

University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN)

Name Position Email Phone # Room #

Faculty

 

 

 

 

Dr. Michelle Greiver

UTOPIAN Director

michelle.greiver@nygh.on.ca

416-978-5113 (DFCM)
416-756-648 (NYGH)

348

Dr. Andrew Pinto

UTOPIAN Associate Director - Clinical Research

andrew.pinto@utoronto.ca

 

 

Dr. Karen Tu

UTOPIAN Associate Director - POPLAR Data Platform

k.tu@utoronto.ca

 

 

Dr. Jessica Gronsbell

UTOPIAN AI Lead

j.gronsbell@utoronto.ca

   

Administration

 

 

 

 

Tom Rylett

UTOPIAN Research Project Manager

dfcm.utopian@utoronto.ca

 

 

Jianmin (Jamie) Wang

UTOPIAN Research Coordinator

utopian.research@utoronto.ca

 

 

Giles Pereira

UTOPIAN Administrative Assistant

admin.utopian@utoronto.ca

 

 

Babak Aliarzadeh

UTOPIAN Data Analytics Manager

babaka@cpcssn.org

 

 

Greg Clark

POPLAR IT Specialist

gregw.clark@mail.utoronto.ca

 

 

Aashka Bhatt

Research Officer, DAC

aashka.bhatt@utoronto.ca

 

 

Gurnoor Brar

Research Officer, Asthma Registry

gurnoor.brar@utoronto.ca

 

 

Renata Musa

Research Officer, SPIDER

renata.musa@utoronto.ca

 

 

Jemisha Apajee

UTOPIAN Data Analyst

jemisha.apajee@utoronto.ca

 

 

Sumeet Kalia

UTOPIAN Data Analyst

sumeet.kalia@nygh.on.ca

 

 

Ellen Stephenson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

ellen.stephenson@utoronto.ca

 

 

Ángela Ortigoza

Research Associate

angela.ortigoza@utoronto.ca