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Jessica Widdifield

Adjunct Scientist

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

416-480-6100 Ext. 89436


Contact Jessica Widdifield


  • PhD, Health Outcomes and Evaluations, Health Services Research, University of Toronto

Research Focus

  • Musculoskeletal and joint diseases
  • Health services research
  • Electronic medical records
  • Outcomes research
  • Comparative effectiveness research

Other Affiliations

  • Scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Holland Musculoskeletal Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Recent ICES Grants

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Arthritis Alliance of Canada Post-doctoral Fellow Award

    2017: Presented to Dr. Jessica Widdifield. The award is sponsored by the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis.

  • CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

    2015: Awarded to Dr. Jessica Widdifield for the project "An international integrative approach to leveraging electronic health databases for outcomes research in rheumatology"

  • Arthritis Society Postdoctoral Award

    2014: Awarded to Dr. Jessica Widdifield for her exploration into the causes and contributors of early death in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Recent ICES Publications