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Our Founder

Dr. Abi Sriharan, MSc (Oxon), DPhil, PCC

Dr. Sriharan is an internationally recognized, award-winning health systems innovation scholar. She frequently consults multinational organizations such as the World Health Organization, the World Federation of Neurology, the European Federation of Neurology, the Pan American Federation of Associations of Medical Schools and international Ministries of Health-on-health systems strengthening and human capital strategy.

Dr. Abi Sriharan is the Director of Leadership Wellness Lab, a Senior Krembil Fellow at the Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership at the Schulich School of Business and tan Assistant Professor and the Director of the Systems Leadership and Innovation Program at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Sriharan’s current research focuses on compassion-based leadership on work culture, workforce performance and systems innovation. Her research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Associated Medical Services and foundation grants. Her research has been published in scholarly journals such as Medical Care Research and Review, British Medical Journal, Journal for Health Care Administration Education, Academic Medicine, Health Systems and Reform, Medical Teacher, and Conflict and Health and her work has been featured in media such as Global News, CTV News, Globe and Mail and VeryWell Health. Her research has informed and influenced health systems and higher education transformation initiatives in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, European Union, Japan, China, Israel, Dubai, Qatar, Turkey, and Argentina. Her research and scholarly work have received many awards, including the Innovation in Medical Education Research Awards from the Global Alliance for Medical Education, the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Civic Engagement from the University of Oxford, the President’s Award from the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions.

Dr. Sriharan earned her D.Phil and MSc from the University of Oxford and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto. She received additional leadership and coaching training from Harvard University and the Weatherhead School of Management at the Case Western Reserve University. She is a Professionally Certified Leadership coach with the International Coaches Federation and a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard University.