Alison Paprica

As Vice President, Health Strategy and Partnerships, Alison Paprica is the Vector Institute’s corporate lead for health strategy, overseeing health research collaborations, health data partnerships and health AI application projects. Prior to joining Vector in November 2017, Alison was Director, Strategic Partnerships at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). In that role, she laid the groundwork for ICES analytic services for the private sector, initiated ICES’ first public engagement work, and developed and expanded ICES’ partnerships with important provincial, national and international health data holding organizations. From 2010 to 2013, Alison was the Director of the Planning, Research & Analysis Branch at the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care, where she was responsible for up to $60 million of annual health research investment. Within the Ontario Public Service, Alison held the position of founding Manager of Performance Measurement & Results at the Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation.  From 1993-2001 she worked in international pharmaceutical R&D at Eli Lilly, Astra Pharma and Genpharm Inc. Alison holds an Honours Combined BSc in Biochemistry and Chemistry (McMaster), a PhD in organic chemistry (Western University) and is Assistant Professor (status) at IHPME. She is among the first 5% of people to obtain Project Management Professional (PMP) certification internationally, and led the development and delivery of two University of Toronto courses focused on project management for research.

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