ICES research programs


ICES combines world-class research teams with health data to create objective, powerful insight on a variety of health service research topics relevant to Ontarians. By linking data from many sources, ICES researchers can obtain a comprehensive view of health and health care delivery. Research opportunities span a wide range of topics and disciplines, including: drug safety and effectiveness, health system performance, mental health and addictions, population health, primary care, surgery and transplantation as well as chronic diseases such as cardiovascular, kidney, respiratory or musculoskeletal issues, diabetes and cancer.

About ICES Research

Research Programs

Cancer Research Program

Cardiovascular Research Program

Chronic Disease & Pharmacotherapy Research Program

Health System Planning & Evaluation Research Program

Kidney, Dialysis & Transplantation Research Program

Mental Health & Addictions Research Program

Primary Care & Population Health Research Program

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • 2014-2015 CIHR-IHSPR Article of the Year Award

    2014-2015: Awarded to David Urbach and Nancy Baxter for their article “Introduction of Surgical Safety Checklists in Ontario, Canada" for its relevance to health services and policy research, as well as for the extent to which they contribute to the advancement of this field of research in Canada and have an impact on policy.

  • American Thoracic Society Early Career Achievement Award

    2015: The American Thoracic Society (ATS) Assembly on Behavioral Science and Health Services Early Career Achievement Award recipient Andrea Gershon for her scientific contributions in the area of lung disease.

  • US National Kidney Foundation International Distinguished Medal

    2015: Awarded to Dr. Amit Garg. The medal honours the achievement of individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of kidney disease and extended the goals of the National Kidney Foundation. The foundation president presents medals each year to recognize the accomplishments of individuals through their clinical work, roles in academia, scientific discoveries or volunteer work in organizations similar to the foundation.

Recent ICES Grants