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ODPRN Unit Leads

Tara Gomes is co-Principal Investigator of the ODPRN.

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Tara Gomes is the Scientific Lead and co-Principal Investigator of the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network (ODPRN), a provincial network of researchers with expertise in pharmaceutical utilization, outcomes and policy with the key objective of rapidly conducting relevant pharmacoepidemiology research for provincial decision-makers to inform drug policy in Ontario. In particular, Ms. Gomes’ research is focused on using Ontario’s large health administrative databases to conduct observational research and working collaboratively with drug decision makers at the provincial level to generate research that is timely, relevant and responsive to their priorities. Ms. Gomes is an Assistant Professor in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She is also a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

Muhammad Mamdani is co-Principal Investigator of the ODPRN.

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Dr. Mamdani is the Director of the Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC), the Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He is also Associate Professor in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and in the Dept of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation of the Faculty of Medicine, where he supervises graduate students and an adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). Prior to joining the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and St. Michael’s Hospital, Dr. Mamdani was a Director of Outcomes Research at Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals in New York. Dr. Mamdani’s research interests include pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, and drug policy. He has published over 200 research studies in peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Mamdani obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 1995 and subsequently completed a fellowship in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research at the Detroit Medical Center in 1997. During his fellowship, Dr. Mamdani obtained a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He then completed a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University in 1998 with a concentration in quantitative methods, focusing on biostatistics and epidemiological principles. See Current Publications in PubMed.

David Juurlink is co-Principal Investigator of the ODPRN.

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David Juurlink is the Eaton Scholar and Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Toronto, a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and Head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Toronto. He is a staff internist at Sunnybrook Hospital and a consulting medical toxicologist at the Ontario Poison Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children. In addition to his clinical work, he maintains an active research program in drug safety, the consequences of drug interactions in clinical practice, and the epidemiology of self-harm and suicide. See Current Publications in PubMed.

Amit Garg is the lead of the ODPRN Student Training Program.

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Dr. Amit Garg is a Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the University of Western Ontario. He practices nephrology at the London Health Sciences Centre and cares for patients with chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury and individuals wishing to donate a kidney to a loved one. Dr. Garg conducts clinical and health services research to improve health outcomes for patients with kidney diseases including those receiving dialysis or a kidney transplant. He also aims to improve the efficiency by which renal care is delivered. He currently holds a Clinician Scientist Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He is the current Director of the London Kidney Clinical Research Unit and Scientific Director of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences @ Western Facility. See Current Publications in PubMed.

Julia Moore is the lead of the ODPRN Knowledge Translation Unit.

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Dr. Julia Moore leads the Team for Implementation, Evaluation and Sustainability (TIES) for the Knowledge Translation Program at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital. She is a knowledge translation, implementation, and evaluation specialist. Dr. Moore holds a PhD from Pennsylvania State University in Human Development, where she focused on implementation science. In her current role, Dr. Moore engages in knowledge brokering and capacity building across multiple projects at local, provincial, national, and international levels. She oversees the ODPRN’s knowledge translation strategy, which supports successful uptake of ODPRN research findings into policy and practice.

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