Dr. Alexander Singer is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba, where he also serves as the director of research and quality improvement. In addition, he is the director of the Manitoba Primary Care Research Network and a clinician-teacher in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Dr. Singer's research focuses on using electronic medical records (EMRs) for secondary use, specifically in the areas of disease surveillance, natural language processing, and pragmatic clinical trials based in primary care settings. He has published and presented on a wide range of topics, including quality improvement in primary care settings, EMR data quality, chronic disease surveillance, antibiotic stewardship, medication prescribing patterns, and adherence to Choosing Wisely recommendations in primary care.
Dr. Singer has received numerous awards and recognition for his research, including the Manitoba Psychiatric Association Award for Best Resident Paper, the Child Health Research Days Best Presentation Award, the David Lanier Prize for Top Poster Presentation at the North American Primary Care Research Group Practice-Based Research Network Conference, and the Herndon Award for Outstanding IJMSC Article, among others. He is a scholar at the University of British Columbia's Innovation Support Unit and is affiliated with several research groups, including the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Choosing Wisely Canada, Diabetes Action Canada, the eConsult Centre of Excellence, the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, and the Patients, Experience, Evidence, Research network.
Dr. Singer's expertise in primary care research and quality improvement has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor. He has been a keynote speaker at several conferences and is a member of several expert advisory committees, including the Commonwealth Fund Expert Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the True Patriot Love Advisory Council, which supports programs and services for Canadian military veterans and their families.