Framework to Promote Health Equity and Community Engagement in Research
To engage in more equitable research, ICES consulted with the public, health equity experts, and ICES staff, scientists, and stakeholders to launch The Guidance Document and Framework for Anti-Racist Approaches to Research and Analytics.
Research Programs at ICES
ICES combines world-class research teams with health data to create objective, powerful insight on health service research topics.
Explore Our Publications
Evolution of the surgical procedure gap during and after the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, Canada: cross-sectional and modelling study
Stephenson R, Sarhangian V, Park J, Sankar A, Baxter NN, Stukel TA, Simpson AN, Wijeysundera DN, Wilton AS, de Mestral C, Hwang SW, Pincus D, Campbell RJ, Urbach DR, Irish J, Gomez D, Chan TCY. Br J Surg. 2023; Sep 19 [Epub ahead of print].
Self-harm among youth during the first 28 months of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study
Mitchell RHB, Toulany A, Chung H, Cohen E, Fu L, Strauss R, Vigod SN, Stukel TA, Moran K, Guttmann A, Kurdyak P, Artani A, Kopec M, Saunders NR. CMAJ. 2023; 195(36):E1210-20. Epub 2023 Sep 18.
Data Privacy at ICES
Every time someone in Ontario makes use of the health system, new data is added to the overall picture of that system. Since 1992, much of this data has been entrusted to ICES. We use data to help the government evaluate and plan for the health system through analytics.
We also use your data for research purposes. We ensure that your data is protected at every point of its lifecycle through strong privacy and security safeguards.
Dr. Flory Tsobo Muanda is an adjunct scientist in the Kidney, Dialysis and Transplantation (KDT) Program. He is a pharmacoepidemiologist and assistant professor at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Western Ontario. Flory’s research program aims to improve prescription-drug safety for older adults.
Dr. Jacques Raphael is a medical oncologist at the London Regional Cancer Program and an associate scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute. He is appointed as an assistant professor within the Department of Oncology at Western University. He has been with the Department of Oncology in London since 2017 after completing a translational research fellowship within the thoracic oncology department at the Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus and a postdoctoral fellowship in lung and breast tumors at Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre.
Dr. Nibene Somé is a scientist and health economist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at CAMH, an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University, and an ICES adjunct scientist. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.
Raed Joundi is a stroke neurologist at Hamilton Health Sciences, assistant professor at McMaster University and investigator at the Population Health Research Institute. His main interests are in post-stroke outcomes including quality of life, cognitive impairment, and dementia.
Dr. Beth Rachlis is a staff scientist with Data & Analytic Services (DAS), the Indigenous Portfolio and the Populations and Public Health Program at ICES. She completed her PhD in epidemiology with a specialization in global health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, her MSc in epidemiology at the University of British Columbia, and her BSc in biology at McGill University.
Tiffany Fitzpatrick, PhD MPH, is a scientist at Public Health Ontario and assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. In addition to being a member of the Center for Vaccine Preventable Diseases (University of Toronto), she also serves on the Executive Board of the Canadian Association for Immunization Research, Evaluation and Education (CAIRE).
A growing network across Ontario
ICES is located on the campus of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto and has sites at Queen’s University in Kingston (ICES Queen’s), the University of Ottawa (ICES uOttawa), the University of Toronto (ICES UofT), Western University in London (ICES Western), McMaster University in Hamilton (ICES McMaster) and the Health Sciences North Research Institute in Sudbury, in partnership with Laurentian University and NOSM University (ICES North).