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Dr. Anna Maria Chudyk

Dr. Anna Maria Chudyk

Principal Investigator
Shaping Healthcare by Addressing Real-life Experiences (SHARE)

Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of Manitoba


Research Focus

Dr. Anna Chudyk is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine (University of Manitoba) whose research program focuses on patient-oriented research. She obtained Bachelors of Health Sciences and Masters of Epidemiology and Biostatistics degrees from the University of Western Ontario and a Doctorate in Experimental Medicine from the University of British Columbia. Her research career is marked by prestigious National level awards and recognitions, including a Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship, a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, and most recently Phase 1 and 2 Patient-Oriented Research Awards – Transition to Leadership Stream Fellowships, all from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Through her post-doctoral training, Anna has developed a unique skill set that combines her extensive background in biostatistics and interest in the social aspects of clinical and health services research towards transforming healthcare interventions and services to reflect better patient and caregiver-identified priorities and outcomes as well as advancing individual and systems-level capacity for patient-oriented research. Highlights of the patient-oriented research program that Anna has developed at the University of Manitoba and St. Boniface Research Center include:

  • multi-stakeholder research projects aimed at expanding enhanced recovery protocols to incorporate patient and caregiver preferences and prioritized outcomes and improving care transitions in cardiac populations
  • a Pan-Canadian study that identified activities, impacts, and future directions for Canadian patient engagement research
  • co-development of a graduate-level course and podcast focused on patient engagement in research

Though only at the beginning of her early research career, Anna is already a principal or co-applicant on over a dozen successfully funded projects, has authored approximately 40 manuscript publications, presented as a guest speaker in over 20 invited or guest lectures, and is regularly asked to lend her patient-oriented research expertise to researchers and organizations throughout Canada and internationally. She has also co-developed and co-hosts the podcast, “AsPERUsual: a podcast on practical engagement, ” which explores the current state of patient engagement in research and how to improve it.

For more information, please contact:

Anna M. Chudyk, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine, University of Manitoba

Asper Clinical Research Institute
CR3024, 369 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg MB, R2H 2A6

Dr. Chudyk’s publications may be found at:


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2023 – Current. Patient-Oriented Research Award – Transition to Leadership Stream Fellowship – Phase 2, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

2022 – Dean of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Manitoba

2022 – Martha Donovan Women’s Development Leadership Award, University of Manitoba

2020 – 2023 – Patient-Oriented Research Award – Transition to Leadership Stream Fellowship – Phase 1, CIHR

2018 – First place in Health, Leisure and Performance Institute’s Research Day Poster Competition, University of Manitoba

2012 – 2015. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, CIHR

2012 –  Doctoral Award – Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships (declined for Vanier Award), CIHR

2012 – Silver Quill Award, Canadian Physiotherapy Association

2012 – SciVerse ScienceDirect Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Top 25 Hottest Articles

2011 – 2015. Four-Year Fellowship, University of British Columbia

2007 – 2008. Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship, CIHR

2007 – Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined for Canada Graduate Scholarship award), Ontario Student Assistance Program


2023-2024: CIHR; Planning and Dissemination Grant: $25,000
Title: Compensation and recognition of stakeholders in health research: developing strategies to improve uptake of patient partner compensation.
Principal Applicant: Fergusson D, Nicholls S, Proulx L, Richards D.
Co-Applicants: Chudyk AM, Fox G; Lalu M.

Grants Funded Continued

2022-2024: SSHRC; 2022 Insight and Development Grant: $150,000.
Title: The View from Here: Social Prescribing in Canada.
Principal Applicant: Ashe MA.
Co-Applicants: Chudyk AM, Nijjar GS, Liang J, Sakakibara B, McArthur C, Newton C, Park G, Mulligan K, Puyat J, Petrella R, Mortenson WB, Miller WC.

2022-2024: University of Manitoba; University Collaborative Research Program: $25,000.
Title: Listening to Experiences of Canadian Premedical and Medical Students with Admissions Processes: A National Cross-Sectional Survey.
Principal Applicant: Schultz A.
Co-Principal Applicants: Goulet, S, Al Sayad, A.
Co-Applicants: Gruber J, Chudyk AM, Diffey L, Thiessen K, Neville L, Umogbai G, Ejaz M, Reed M, Stovel L, Gourishankar S, Clark W, Lemay G, Simpson E.

2022-2023: University of British Columbia; Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Award: $25,000.
Title: Building Capacity for Team-based Social Prescribing in British Columbia.
Principal Applicant: Ashe MA.
Co-Applicants: Chudyk AM, Grover S, Miller WC, Mortenson WB, Mulligan K, Newton C, Nijjar GS, Park G, Petrella R, Pitman B, Puyat J, Rush K, Sakakibara B.

2022- 2023: Réseau Compassion Network; Inspiration Grant: $7,400.
Title: Engaging Patients and Caregivers in Identifying Needs to Support Transitions from Pediatric to Adult Congenital Heart Disease Care.
Principal Applicant: Hyde E.
Co-Applicants: Schultz A, Chudyk AM, Ducas R, Barker D, Soni R, Bekkering H, Frechette C, Goddard Frechette JS, Buttar R, Buttar K.

2020-2022: George and Fay Yee Centre for Health Innovation; Preparing for Research by Engaging Public & Patient Partners (PREPPP) Award: $4000.
Title: Expanding the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) guidelines to include the patient voice.
Principal Applicant: Arora R.
Co-Applicants: Chudyk AM, Schultz A, Duhamel T.

2020-2021: CIHR; Catalyst Grant – Patient-Oriented Research: $100,000.
Title: Elevating the uses of storytelling approaches within Indigenous health research: A patient-engaged scoping review study involving Indigenous people and settlers.
Principal Applicants: Rieger KL (NPA) and Gazan S. (Principal Knowledge User).
Co-Applicants: Buss M, Cook L, Copenace S, Garson C, Hornan B, Horton M, Howard S, McPherson K, Rattray J, Bennett M, Chudyk AM, Hack TF, Horrill T, Linton J, Martin DE, Phillips-Beck W, & Schultz A.

2020-2021: University of Manitoba; Annual GFT Research Grant Competition: $14,996.
Title: Determining Effectiveness of Using Patient Engagement Panels to Successfully Implement Enhanced Recovery after Cardiac Surgery Guidelines in Manitoba.
Principal Applicant: Arora R.
Co-Applicants: Chudyk AM, Schultz A, Duhamel T.

2019-2022: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada; Grant-in-aid: $295,548.
Title: PROTein to Enhance outComes of (pre)frail paTients undergoing Cardiac Surgery — the PROTECT-CS study.
Principal Applicant: Arora R.
Co-investigators: Duhamel T, Chudyk AM, Schultz A, van Ineveld C, Kehler DS, Afilalo J, Tangri N.

 Grants Funded Continued

2019 – 2021: University of Manitoba; University Collaborative Research Program: $24,988.
Title: Investigating the enactment of patient engagement in SPOR funded studies: A pan-Canadian mixed methods study.
Principal Applicants: Schultz A and Chudyk AM.
Co-Applicants: Duhamel T, McCleary N, Shimmin C, Stoddard R, Hickes S, and Hogg W.

2019 – 2020: George and Fay Yee Centre for Health Innovation; George and Fay Yee Centre for Health Innovation Patient and Public Engagement Award: $2000.
Title: Enhancing recovery after cardiac surgery by engaging patients in research development.
Principal Applicant: Duhamel T.
Co-Applicants: Chudyk AM, Arora R, Schultz A.

2018 – 2019: George and Fay Yee Centre for Health Innovation; George and Fay Yee Centre for Health Innovation Patient and Public Engagement Award: $2000.
Title: Reflecting on models and frameworks of patient engagement.
Principal Applicant: Chudyk AM

2017– 2018: CIHR; Travel Awards – Institute Community Support: $900.
Title: Anna Chudyk’s SPA 2017 Application.
Principal Applicant: Chudyk AM.

2011–2012: CIHR; Meetings, Planning, & Dissemination Grants: $7836
Title: A Canadian Hip Fracture Registry: Finding the “right” things to measure.
Principal Applicant: Guy P.
Co-Applicants: Chudyk AM, Ashe M, Lefaivre KA