Department of Family & Community Medicine

About the Research and Advocacy 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.


Contact Us




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Dr. Eva Grunfeld Vice-Chair, Research and Advocacy 416-978-7738 352
Dr. Paul Krueger Associate Program Director 416-978-7969 360
Dr. Rahim Moineddin Senior Biostatistician 416-946-5860 358
Dr. Mary Ann O'Brien KT-Net Project Scientist 416-978-7994 356
Dr. Michelle Greiver UTOPIAN Director

416-978-5113 (DFCM)

416-756-648 (NYGH)



Julia Baxter Coordinator, Research and Advocacy 416-978-7951 354
Holly Downey Administrator, Research and Advocacy 416-946-5352 347
Bojana Petrovic CanImpact Research Associate 416-978-7518 350
Chris Meaney Biostatistician 416-978-5602 346
Ivanka Pribramska UTOPIAN Research Administrator 416-978-7017 344 (Tue & Thu)
Kwame Diko UTOPIAN Administrative Assistant 416-978-7017 344 (Tue & Thu)
Saddaf Syed

UTOPIAN Practice Coordinator (on secondment)

Rabiya Siddiqui Research Officer, PCORI (on Maternity
Leave, contact Marjan Moineddin)


Marjan Moeinedin Research Officer, PCORI 419-978-7017 373
Babak Aliarzadeh UTOPIAN Data Analytics Manager    
Sumeet Kalia UTOPIAN Data Analyst   345
Aashka Bhatt Research Officer, Diabetes Action Canada 416-946-0378 344