Schulich Professor Co-Authors MCRR Article of the Year

Abi Sriharan Research Director and Senior Scientist, Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership; Adjunct Professor, Health Sector Innovation
Abi Sriharan

Professor Abi Sriharan’s research publication, “Public Health and Health Sector Crisis Leadership During Pandemics”, was recently named the Article of the Year by the Medical Care Research and Review (MCRR). MCCR is an influential peer-reviewed journal that is central to healthcare and medical research.

Produced in collaboration with co-authors from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Professor Sriharan’s research examines global crisis leadership amidst pandemics, a topic underscored by the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their findings shed light on the political, structural, and cultural dynamics that influence healthcare policy decisions.

The authors observed that traditional leadership models often fall short in the dynamic environment of pandemics. The study calls for a paradigm shift in leadership training to encompass both task and people-oriented competencies to empower leaders to navigate unprecedented situations with transparency and efficiency.

Professor Sriharan, an award-winning leadership scholar specializing in the health sector, joined the Schulich School of Business in 2023 as the Senior Scientist and Research Director at the Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership. For the School’s broader community, Sriharan’s recognition reflects Schulich’s commitment to impactful thought leadership in the health domain, as exemplified by the recent launch of Schulich’s Master of Health Industry Administration program (MHIA).

“We are honoured to be recognized for redefining crisis leadership in the pandemic era,” said Professor Sriharan. “This recognition by Medical Care Research and Review reaffirms the significance of our findings for healthcare systems globally.”