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Tara Gomes

Senior Core Scientist (Full Status)

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES Central
  • Chronic Disease & Pharmacotherapy Research Program

416-864-6060 Ext. 77046


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  • PhD, University of Amsterdam
  • MHSc, Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Toronto
  • BSc, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph

Research Focus

  • Drug prescribing behaviour
  • Statistics and research methods
  • Health policy/reform
  • Addiction

Other Affiliations

  • Scientist, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
  • Scientific Lead and Co-Principal Investigator, Ontario Drug Policy Research Network

Recent ICES Grants

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Canada Research Chair in Drug Policy Research and Evaluation

    2019: Canada Research Chair in Drug Policy Research and Evaluation awarded to Dr. Tara Gomes by CIHR.

  • CIHR-IHSPR Article of the Year Award

    2017: Tara Gomes received the award for the paper “Sensitivity and specificity of administrative mortality data for identifying prescription opioid-related deaths” published in CMAJ. The award was presented at the 2017 Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research conference in Toronto on May 26.

    IHSPR's Article of the Year Award recognizes research published in a peer-reviewed journal that has contributed to the advancement of health services and policy research in Canada. 

Recent ICES Publications

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