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Jessica Widdifield

Adjunct Scientist (Full Status)

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

  • Stars Career Development Award

    2019: Awarded to Dr. Jessica Widdifield for the project “Using real world data to enhance patient care and outcomes, and health system performance for rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases” by the Arthritis Society.

  • 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"

Recent ICES Publications

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