Anna Dare

Faculty Member

Research Interests

Anna Dare’s clinical, research and policy work focuses on understanding and addressing inequities in healthcare access and outcomes for surgical and cancer patients both in our local communities in Canada, and at a global level. Her work draws on a range of methods and approaches to understand how health systems, societies and countries can better plan, meet and respond to the health and surgical needs of all in their communities spanning epidemiology, health services research, health economics, political science, health policy and health systems domains. She is committed to collaborative, participatory and community-led approaches to generating better data for better health.

Anna has served as a Commissioner on the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, an author on the Disease Control Priorities-3 Cancer Volume and is the Canadian National Lead for the GlobalSurg3 study evaluating variation in quality & outcomes following cancer surgery in 84 countries. She sits on the International Advisory Board for the Lancet Global Health.

Professional Interests

Surgical oncology; healthcare access, quality and outcomes for surgical and cancer patients locally and globally; large-scale epidemiology studies; social determinants of health, health financing and economic evaluation; health systems research; global health policy


Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) Young Leader

Other Affiliations

Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellow, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Centre for Global Health Research, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael’s Hospital