Jim Bowen is a clinical research manager within the Program for Health System and Technology Evaluation at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, and a member of the THETA Collaborative at the University Health Network in Toronto.
His research activities since 2003 have focused primarily in the area of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Health Services Research, including the development of methods, including quantitative research, clinical trials and observational study design, to conduct studies designed to help inform health policy decisions related to technologies and interventions used within the Ontario health system, including medical devices, information technology and education pertaining to diabetes care. Current work includes the use of provincial administrative data to guide diabetic retinopathy screening, a developmental evaluation to guide the development of a foot and wound care pathway for individuals living with diabetes and the network evaluation for Diabetes Action Canada.
Prior to joining PHSTE, he has worked at PATH at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and McMaster University, within pharmaceutical industry and at various Ontario hospitals. He is a licensed community pharmacist and trained in hospital pharmacy.