W. Dominika Wranik

Professor, Associate Dean Research


Related Information

Email: dwl@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-3764
Fax: 902-494-7023
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Ave, PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2

Research Topics:
  • Health economics
  • Health policy
  • Primary care organization
  • Health technologies assessment



  • PhD (University of Manitoba)

Research Interests

Dr. Wranik’s research interests revolve around the design of financing models, governance models, policies and processes that best support Canadian health care goals. Examples include her work on remuneration and managerial governance of primary health care teams, or her work on developing clear processes for the review of evidence in drug funding decisions. She works in close collaboration with academic researchers and health care decision makers across Canada, currently including Alberta Health, Manitoba Health, Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, and the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review.

Selected Awards and Honours

  • National Science Centre (Poland) – POLONEZ3 Research Fellowship ($136,000) – Study title: Evidence use in the allocation of health care budgets: A comparative study of drug reimbursement in Poland, Canada, and Germany
  • CIHR – Knowledge Synthesis Grant ($100,000) – Study title: How best to structure interdisciplinary primary care teams: A systematic review
  • NSHRF – Catalyst Award ($10,000) – Project title: Expanding the scope and team of the study of Canadian Formulary Processes to include International Comparison and Researchers
  • CIHR – Partnerships in Health Systems Improvement research grant ($369,375). Study title: AFFORD - Appropriate effective efficient Oncology Reimbursement Decisions
  • CIHR – Healthcare Renewal Policy Analysis research grant ($135,203) Study title: 3C&Q – Funding interdisciplinary primary health care teams – Collaboration, Coordination, Comprehensiveness and Quality

Selected Publications

Current Teaching

  • PUAD 5130 - Managerial Economics
  • PUAD 6450 - Economics of Health Policy