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Rinku Sutradhar

Senior Core Scientist
Program Lead

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES Central
  • Cancer Research Program



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  • Fellowship, Statistical Genetics, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, University of Toronto
  • PhD, Statistics/Biostatistics, University of Waterloo
  • MSc, Statistics/Biostatistics, University of Waterloo
  • BSc, Statistics, University of Western Ontario

Research Focus

  • Statistics and research methods
  • Cancer
  • Health services research

Other Affiliations

  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Affiliate Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Recent ICES Grants

  • Understanding the burden and health system impact of loneliness and social isolation in older adults in Canada

    Principal investigators: Bronskill SE, Rochon PA
    Co-investigators: Goel V, Rosella LC, Sanmartin C, Savage R, Stall NM, Sutradhar R

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Project Grant
    2019-2022; $325,124
  • Optimizing outcomes in survivors of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer

    Principal investigator: Nathan P
    Co-investigators: Baxter N, Grimshaw J, Gupta S, Ivers N, Pole J, Sutradhar R

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Foundation Scheme Grant
    2018-2025; $2,729,448
  • An evaluation of survival, patient reported outcomes, and costs for advanced gastrointestinal cancers

    Principal investigator: Coburn N
    Principal knowledge user: Kennedy E
    Knowledge users: Barbera L, Law C, Mittmann N, Moody L, Wei A
    Co-applicants: Bubis L, Chan K, Earle C, Karanicolas P, Mahar A, Paszat L, Sutradhar R
    Collaborators: Booth C, Darling G,  Eisen A, Finnerty D (patient advisor), Porter G, Viola R

    Dr. Natalie Coburn and her co-investigators have received a Partnerships for Health System Improvement for Cancer Control Operating Grant through the Canadian Institute of Health Research. The team has been awarded $758,176 over four years with 20% matching through the Sherif and MaryLou Hanna Chair in Surgical Oncology Research Chair, to conduct population health cancer research in collaboration with patients, decision-makers and knowledge users. The goals of the project are to look at patient-reported outcomes, costs and survival among patients diagnosed with advanced gastrointestinal cancers. This project is unique in that it combines patient and physician opinion to determine meaningful research questions and produce results that can be used by patients.

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant
    2017-2021; $947,717

Recent Awards & Recognition

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