Linda Rabeneck is vice-president, prevention and cancer control, at Cancer Care Ontario and a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. In her current role, Dr. Rabeneck oversees Ontario’s cancer screening programs. She played a leadership role in launching ColonCancerCheck, Canada’s first province-wide colorectal cancer screening program.
Dr. Rabeneck received her medical degree from the University of British Columbia. She completed post-graduate training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto, respectively. She received her master’s degree in public health from Yale University.
Dr. Rabeneck joined ICES in 2002 as a senior scientist. Drawing on health services research and epidemiologic methods, her scholarly work evaluates health care interventions and health system performance. A major focus of her work is the quality and effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening in Ontario. More broadly, Dr. Rabeneck's research focuses on evaluating the impact of using clinical evidence and performance data on health care decision-making and health system performance.
Rabeneck has achieved international recognition for her contributions to the science and practice of colorectal cancer screening. She has received several awards including a "Women's Health Hero" Award from Chatelaine magazine in 2004 and the distinction of Master of the American College of Gastroenterology in 2007. Dr. Rabeneck was elected to Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2012.