Lorraine Lipscombe

MD (McGill)
FRCPC (Toronto)
MSc (Toronto)

Professional Interests

Research interests include diabetes epidemiology and health services, drug safety for seniors with diabetes and other chronic endocrine conditions, with a particular focus on women with diabetes and the relationship between diabetes and cancer. Research expertise include studies using administrative databases, pharmaco-epidemiology, and cohort studies.


My approach to teaching and mentoring IHPME students is shaped by my research expertise, my clinical practice, and my leadership roles within the field of diabetes and population health. The goal of my research program is to improve prevention, care, and outcomes for diabetes. I have expertise in epidemiology, pharmaco-epidemiology, and health services research, and my work involves the use of administrative databases and observational cohort studies. As Medical Director of the Centre for Integrated Diabetes Care (Women’s College Hospital), I am developing and implementing innovative programs in diabetes care. As the Chair of the Population Health and Informatics Program of the Banting and Best Diabetes Centre at University of Toronto, I have brought together a team of experts to develop a population-based and clinical diabetes registry that will enhance both clinical care and research.

Other Affiliations

Research Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute (www.womensresearch.ca/researchers/core-faculty/lorraine-lipscombe-md-msc-frcpc)
Staff Physician, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Women’s College Hospital
Director, Centre for Integrated Diabetes Care, Women’s College Hospital
Senior Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (www.ices.on.ca/About-ICES/ICES-Scientists/L/Lorraine-Lipscombe)
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto



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