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Eric Benchimol

Core Scientist

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES uOttawa
  • Health System Planning & Evaluation Research Program

613-737-7600 Ext. 3578


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  • PhD, Clinical Epidemiology, University of Toronto
  • MD, University of Western Ontario
  • BSc, Biology, York University

Research Focus

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Pediatric health
  • Health services research

Other Affiliations

  • Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
  • Associate Professor, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Program Director, Health Information Technologies Program, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute

Recent ICES Grants

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Crohn's and Colitis Canada Rising Star Award

    2015: Awarded to Dr. Eric Benchimol. The award acknowledges the basic or clinical research accomplishments of a junior/newly emerging investigator in the field of inflammatory bowel disease, within 5 years of their first faculty appointment.

  • CIHR New Investigator Award

    2014: Dr. Eric Benchimol receives CIHR New Investigator Award — PA: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program, Career Development Award

    2012-2016: Awarded to Eric Benchimol

Recent ICES Publications

Rural and urban residence during early life is associated with a lower risk of inflammatory bowel disease: a population-based inception and birth cohort study

Benchimol EI, Kaplan GG, Otley AR, Nguyen GC, Underwood FE, Guttmann A, Jones JL, Potter BK, Catley CA, Nugent ZJ, Cui Y, Tanyingoh D, Mojaverian N, Bitton A, Carroll MW, deBruyn J, Dummer TJB, El-Matary W, Griffiths AM, Jacobson K, Kuenzig ME, Leddin D, Lix LM, Mack DR, Murthy SK, Sánchez JNP, Singh H, Targownik LE, Vutcovici M, Bernstein CN; Canadian Gastro-Intestinal Epidemiology Consortium. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017; 112(9):1412-22. Epub 2017 Jul 25.

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