Max Rady College of Medicine
Community Health Sciences
Room 455-753 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0T6
Dr. Sara Kreindler's research focuses on designing and implementing effective models of health-service delivery, integrating technical and social considerations. Dr. Kreindler has developed several conceptual models, including the population-capacity-process model of patient flow, stipulation-stimulation spiral model of system change, and continuum of social identity management strategies. Her current research is centered on the potential of arts-based methods for translating complex evidence on health systems and policy. Dr. Kreindler is also an embedded researcher with the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI).
Dr. Sara Kreindler is an accomplished medical professional with a keen interest in health system innovation. As an assistant professor in community health sciences at the University of Manitoba, she strives to integrate technical and social considerations to design and implement effective models of health-services delivery. Her research contributions include the development of several conceptual models, such as the population-capacity-process model of patient flow, stipulation-stimulation spiral model of system change, and continuum of social identity management strategies. Dr. Kreindler’s current research focus is on the potential of arts-based methods to translate complex evidence on health systems and policy.
Prior to her appointment as an assistant professor, Dr. Kreindler spent eight years as an embedded researcher with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, where she collaborated with regional and provincial decision-makers to address system-level issues. Her past projects include a Western Canadian study to understand the drivers of patient flow performance, a provincial study on the challenges of primary care renewal, and knowledge syntheses on social identity dynamics in healthcare, policy strategies to reduce wait times, and other topics.
Dr. Kreindler is also known for her artistic pursuits outside the academic context. She has recently merged her academic and artistic interests by turning her research findings into a satirical musical, "Larry Saves the Canadian Healthcare System," which is currently being produced as a digital production and evaluated as a knowledge translation tool for students and the public.
Dr. Kreindler holds a Doctor of Philosophy in social psychology from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Arts (hons.) in psychology from the University of Manitoba. She is a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Emerald Literati Award for Outstanding Paper in the Journal of Health Organization and Management (2020), the Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice (2010), the Rhodes Scholarship (1999), and the University of Manitoba Gold Medal in Arts (1999).
Doctor of Philosophy in Social Psychology, University of Oxford
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology, University of Manitoba
Emerald Literati Award for Outstanding Paper, Journal of Health Organization and Management (2020)
Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice (2010)
Rhodes Scholarship (1999)
University of Manitoba Gold Medal in Arts (1999)