Yvonne Bombard

PDF (Yale University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of Toronto)
PhD (University of British Columbia)
BSc (McGill University)

Professional Interests

genomics, health services and policy research, personalized medicine, translation research, health technology assessment, patient and public engagement

Impact

1) Dr. Bombard specializes in the assessment and translation of genomic technologies in clinical care. Her research in this area focuses on assessing the health outcomes, ethical and policy implications of integrating personalized genomic tests and technologies into health care. She conducted Canada’s first national study on genetic discrimination. This research was published in the British Medical Journal and has translated into legislative bills in Canada and into international clinical practice guidelines.

2) Dr. Bombard serves on international genetics and policy expert committees, in which she contributes to the development of policy and clinical practice guidelines. She is a frequent contributor and  commentator on genetics in both broadcast and print media. Her research has been featured in over 50 media articles, including the Globe & Mail, Huffington Post, CTV, CBC and Toronto Star, among others.

3) Dr. Bombard has also developed a related program of research on public engagement to inform health technology assessment and policy development, for which she received the Inaugural Maurice McGregor Award from Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH).

Distinctions

2014 – Inaugural Maurice McGregor Award for Demonstrated Excellence and Leadership Potential, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

2011 – Rising Star Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Health Services and Policy Research

2010- Publication Award, Lap-Chee Tsui (Inaugural), Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Genetic

2009 – ‘Brain Star’ Publication Award, CIHR Institute of Neuroscience

Awards/ Grants

2015 – Foundation Grant, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Genomics Health Services and Policy Research

2014 – New Investigator Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Knowledge Translation & Genomics

2010 – Postdoctoral Fellowship, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Knowledge Translation

2010 – Postdoctoral Fellowship, CIHR Strategic Training Program in Public Health Policy

2010 – Postdoctoral Fellowship, CIHR Strategic Training Program in Health Care, Technology & Place

2009 – Postdoctoral Fellowship, CIHR Strategic Training Program in Public Health Policy

2009 – Postdoctoral Fellowship, CIHR Strategic Training Program in Health Care, Technology & Place

2008 –  Fellowship, CIHR Apogee-Net Genetics & Policy Training Program

2006 – Senior Doctoral Research Fellowship, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

2005 – Doctoral Research Fellowship, CIHR Institute of Genetics

2004 – Junior Doctoral Research Fellowship, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

All Affiliations

  1. Chair, Social Issues Executive Committee, American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
  2. Member, Pediatric Genetic and Genomic Testing Guidelines Workgroup, ASHG
  3. Member, Ontario Personalized Medicine Network
  4. Member, Patient Experience Measurement and Performance Committee, Cancer Care Ontario
  5. Associate, the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control
  6. Member, Genetic Testing/Counseling Working Group, European Huntington disease Network
  7. Member, Patient and Citizen Involvement Working Group, Health Technology Assessment International
  8. Member, Ethics Working Group, Health Technology Assessment International
  9. Member, Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health’s Maternal-Child Screening Committee

Publications

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