Picture of Paul Ronksley

Dr. Paul Ronksley

Pronouns: he/him


Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences

Associate Scientific Director

O'Brien Institute for Public Health

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute


Educational Background

PhD Epidemiology, University of Calgary, 2013

MSc Epidemiology, University of Calgary, 2008

BSc Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, 2002


Dr. Paul Ronksley is an Associate Professor and health services researcher in the Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary. He has a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Calgary and completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Paul's research focuses on patients with multiple chronic conditions (multi-morbidity).  Specifically, his program of research aims to improve our understanding of the subset of chronic disease patients that drive health care utilization and spending. Using novel data-linkage methodologies, his work explores the clinical (co-morbid) profiles of patients with multi-morbidity, how they engage with the health care system, and whether care pathways can be modified to improve health outcomes for patients.


Areas of Research

Administrative Health Data, Electronic Medical Records, Data Linkage, Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis, Chronic Disease Management, Multi-morbidity

My research contributions centre around two common themes: (1) The use of computerized databases for health services research, (2) Improving care and outcomes for patients with non-communicable chronic conditions (with a focus on multi-morbidity and high system use). 

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
MDCH 741 Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analysis Fall
MDCH 740 Advanced Epidemiology Winter


Canadian Primary Care Research Network (CPCRN)


  • Telemachus Distinguished Mentorship Award, University of Calgary - Clinical Investigator Program (CIP). 2019
  • Great Supervisor Award, University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies. 2018