Katie Dainty

Katie N. Dainty

Faculty Member

Program Director – Health Systems Research (HSR)

Dr. Dainty is a qualitative social scientist and Research Chair in Patient-Centered Outcomes at North York General Hospital. For more than 15 years she has focused her research on issues related to patient and family experience of health care, implementation science, patient-centered outcome measures, and life after critical illness. Her core program of research focuses on using qualitative methods to unpack long-held assumptions about bystander experience and survivorship following sudden cardiac arrest with a view to improving the standard of care around the world. Dr. Dainty advises for several national and international health and research organizations including the heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, the American Heart Association, and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation.

Accepting Students

Diagnostic errors are a global population health challenge, impacting one in every twenty patients annually and nearly ever person accessing the health system within their lifetime. The Patient-Partnered Diagnostic Center of Excellence is a four-year program of research funded by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality and is led by investigators from the University of Toronto, MedStar Health (Maryland & District of Columbia), Baylor College of Medicine (Texas), and the Mothers Against Medical Error. Dr. Kelly Smith leads the Toronto node of the Center.

Lavania Jeganathan

MSc Graduate Student

Thesis: The social and technical factors of adopting social prescription within an Ontario Health Team: A Qualitative Descriptive Study