I am an internist and epidemiologist, with specialization in observational methods, ‘big data’ projects, and global health. I often collaborate with researchers across many disciplines, such as geographers, economists, and computer-scientists on research areas that require diverse expertise.
My work is primarily on the General Medicine Inpatient Initiative (GEMINI) a data driven quality improvement and research network for all general medicine hospital patients in Ontario. I am Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) with Amol Verma (University of Toronto) on GEMINI, and we work closely with physicians and health care leaders across the province. GEMINI has developed infrastructure to extract and standardize electronic clinical data from hospital IT systems (laboratory data, radiology, admission-discharge-transfer, etc.) at 7 large hospital sites and is expanding to include many more hospitals in the next 3 years. We are harnessing this ‘big data’ for diverse research applications and to form the ‘backbone’ of a quality improvement network.
- Internist and Clinician Scientist, St Michael’s Hospital,
- Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
- Research Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
- Visiting Scientist, Harvard Centre for Population and Development Studies