Tara Kiran

MD (University of Toronto)
CFPC (McMaster University)
MSc (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Research Interests

Over the last decade, Dr. Kiran has led a program of research evaluating the impact of primary care reforms on quality in primary care in Ontario. She and her team have studied the impact of financial incentives on diabetes care and cancer screening, compared chronic disease prevention and management between various practice models, evaluated the impact of mandated after-hours provision on emergency department use, explored the association between the access bonus and healthcare use, and highlighted the quality gaps for patients left out of enrolment models. More recently, she is focusing her efforts on quality improvement research including initiatives to improve cancer screening rates, measure and reduce care disparities, and support physicians to learn from data. She is currently also an Embedded Clinician Researcher with Health Quality Ontario where she leads a program of research to improve the experience of care for patients transitioning from hospital to home.

Professional Interests

  • Family medicine
  • Quality Improvement
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Physician leadership
  • Health policy and health system reform

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