Professor Paprica holds status academic appointments at the University of Toronto and is Executive Advisor and Affiliate Scientist at ICES and a member of the Executive Committee for Health Data Research Network (HDRN) Canada where she is Chair of the HDRN Public Engagement Working Group. Her main research interests are evidence-informed policy, public involvement in data-intensive health R&D, and the leadership and management of research as a topic in its own right. Her pandemic-related work focuses on trust, transparency, and data governance related to pandemic data and data linkage.
Alison’s previous roles include inaugural Vice President, Health Strategy and Partnerships at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence; inaugural Director, Strategic Partnerships at ICES; Director of the Planning, Research & Analysis Branch at the Ontario Ministry of Health; and management positions in international pharmaceutical R&D. She holds an Honours Combined BSc in biochemistry and chemistry (McMaster, summa cum laude), a PhD in organic chemistry (Western University, NSERC Scholarship), and a status appointment as Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto with a cross appointment to the department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology in the Faculty of Medicine. Alison is also Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Massey College, a member of the Board of Directors at Ontario Genomics, and a member of the International Advisory Board for Health Data Research UK.
Pandemic Related Publications:
Paprica PA, Sydes MR, McGrail KM, Morris AD, Schull MJ, Walker R. Prospective data linkage to facilitate COVID-19 trials–A call to action. International Journal of Population Data Science. 2020;5(2). doi: 10.23889/ijpds.v5i2.1383.