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Karen Okrainec

Adjunct Scientist

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES Central
  • Primary Care & Health Systems Research Program

416‐603‐5800 Ext. 2141


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  • FRCPC, Internal Medicine, McGill University
  • MD, University of Ottawa
  • MSc, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University

Research Focus

  • Equity in health care
  • Patient experience
  • Care transitions
  • Health services research

Other Affiliations

  • Staff Physician, General Internal Medicine, University Health Network
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Ontario Early Researcher Award

    2019: Awarded to Dr. Karen Okrainec for the project "Let's Get you Home: Understanding Patient Experience and Health Outcomes from Hospital to Home." The award is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

  • CIHR Transitions in Care Operating Grant

    2019 - 2022: Awarded to Dr. Karen Okrainec.

  • Sunnybrook Hospital Part-Time Teaching Award

    2013: Awarded to Dr. Karen Okrainec. The award is presented to a part-time or retired faculty member who is making a significant teaching contribution to the department.

Recent ICES Publications