2018 Junior Research Award Winner
Joseph Donia is a Master’s student specializing in health policy at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on understanding some of the core assumptions that underpin patient and public involvement in health care improvement and innovation, with an aim to advancing practice that is more inclusive and responsible.
In particular, he hopes his project “Patient and public involvement in health care improvement projects involving design” will help health care providers and policy makers to arrive at more inspired and creative approaches to quality, integrated care by being better able to act on the collective needs of clients, families, and caregivers.
VHA Research Priority: Clinical and Health Services Excellence