Quinn Grundy RN, PhD

Assistant Professor

Currently Accepting Students

My research explores the activities of corporations in relation to healthcare and scientific research and analyses the implications for sustainable, equitable, public health policy.

Dr. Grundy’s research explores the interactions between the medically-related industry, including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and public health systems and the implications for the delivery of health services, health evidence, and health policies. Dr. Grundy is the author of Infiltrating Healthcare: How Marketing Works Underground to Influence Nurses (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018), which details the first in-depth study of the ways that registered nurses interact with pharmaceutical and medical device company representatives.

Dr. Grundy serves as the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability, and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector , and is cross-appointed to the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. She serves as Associate Director, Nursing, for the Collaborative Centre for Climate, Health, and Sustainable Care, a multi-faculty unit at the University of Toronto. In these roles, Dr. Grundy leads and supports efforts to improve the governance and sustainability of health technology systems through research, education, practice change and policy development

2015 – PhD, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco

2009 – BScN, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta

Dr. Grundy’s PubMed links are available here.

Jessica Mor, RN, MN

Jessica is a PhD candidate at the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, a Research Coordinator with the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Toronto Metropolitan University, and a Registered Nurse. Her clinical background is in obstetrics and public health nursing. Jessica’s doctoral research aims to examine the role of private, third-party companies in fostering partnerships between the pharmaceutical sector and patient advocates. Through this work, she hopes to gain an in-depth understanding of the role of third-party companies in mediating the relationships among patient advocates, pharmaceutical companies, and pharmaceutical research, and regulatory and policy processes.

Navisha Weerasinghe, RN, MN, ENC(C)

Navisha Weerasinghe is a second-year PhD nursing student at the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto. Navisha’s experience as a registered nurse in emergency settings and as a Research Assistant with the Centre for Sustainable Health Systems sparked her interest in advancing environmentally sustainable care in health systems through research and practice. Her research interests include critically examining the relationships among medically-related industry, the proliferation of single-use medical products, and hospital-based infection control, and the implications for patient safety and environmental sustainability. Navisha hopes that through her doctoral research, she will be able to transform the environmental sustainability of health systems through meaningful policy and practice changes.