Surain Roberts is the Scientific Lead of GEMINI, Canada’s largest hospital data analytics and research network and one of few such examples globally. GEMINI collects detailed clinical and administrative data from >30 Ontario hospitals, which are used by a large community of researchers to gain insights into patient care and improve patient outcomes. Leading a team of data scientists, Surain oversees research in a broad range of areas including the impact of processes of care on patient outcomes, effectiveness of therapies, and clinical prediction. He is also the methods lead for the General Medicine Quality Improvement Network (GeMQIN), a quality improvement partnership between GEMINI and Ontario Health that develops audit & feedback reports delivered to physicians and hospitals annually.
Surain is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. His research leverages data from large health networks to learn about differences in quality of inpatient care and inform health system decisions. His current work focuses on risk-adjustment for institutional comparison and development & evaluation of prediction tools to inform risk stratification. He specializes in methodological aspects of clinical research and his work spans multiple clinical areas.
Surain co-led the creation of the Canadian Network for Autoimmune Liver disease (CaNAL), a pan-Canadian registry collecting both retrospective and prospective long-term follow-up of individual patient data. His work with CaNAL focuses on understanding patterns of disease progression, real-world effectiveness of new therapies, and ethnic disparities in processes of care and clinical outcomes for patients with rare autoimmune liver disease.