Merrick Zwarenstein joined ICES as a senior scientist in 2002. He also holds positions with Continuing Education and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, as well as at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where he is cross appointed to the Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research Program.Since 2006, Dr. Zwarenstein has been a senior scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, where he contributes to establishing it as a global leader in pragmatic randomized trials. In 2007, he was elected Chair of the Steering Committee at the Centre for Health Services Sciences, SunnybrookHealth Sciences Centre.Dr. Zwarenstein's other appointments include the Resource Centre for Randomized Trials, Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford, and the Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council.
Dr. Zwarenstein completed his medical degree in 1980 and his Masters of Science (Medicine) in 1990 at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and his Masters of Science in Community Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London,in 1987. He is currently registered for a doctoral degree at the Karolinska Institute, in Stockholm, Sweden.
Key Research Interests:
Pragmatic randomized trials of complex interventions