2022-2023 Evidence with Impact report
As stewards of Ontario’s health data, we’ve always looked beyond the numbers. We are focused on the tangible impacts of ICES research and analytics on the lives of our community.
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
Family physician count and service provision in Ontario and Alberta between 2005/06 and 2017/18: a cross-sectional study
McDonald T, Schultz SE, Green LA, Lethebe BC, Glazier RH. CMAJ Open. 2023; 11(6):E1102-8. Epub 2023 Nov 28.
Low-dose methotrexate and serious adverse events among older adults with chronic kidney disease
Muanda FT, Blake PG, Weir MA, Ahmadi F, McArthur E, Sontrop JM, Urquhart BL, Kim RB, Garg AX. JAMA Netw Open. 2023; 6(11):e2345132. Epub 2023 Nov 27.
Association of a calcium channel blocker and diuretic prescribing cascade with adverse events: a population-based cohort study
Rochon PA, Austin PC, Normand SL, Savage RD, Read SH, McCarthy LM, Giannakeas V, Wu W, Strauss R, Wang X, Chen S, Gurwitz JH. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023; Nov 27 [Epub ahead of print].
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).