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Dr. Sarina Isenberg

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Dr. Sarina Isenberg
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Dr. Sarina Isenberg is a scientist at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Sinai Health System and an associate member of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. She is an assistant professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.

She holds a PhD in social and behavioral sciences from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also holds an MA in English literature from Queens University.

Sarina’s overarching research goal is to apply a public health approach to palliative care research that is translatable to decision-makers, practitioners, patients, and their companions.

Her research has leveraged varied health services approaches—both quantitative and qualitative—to assess quality of and access and palliative care, evaluate the cost effectiveness of palliative care inpatient services, and test interventions for improving advance care planning discussions.

Sarina has worked with knowledge users translating research into practice and policy through collaborations with Ontario Palliative Care Network, Veterans Affairs Canada, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Agency for Health Research and Quality.

Her research training encompasses biostatistics, epidemiology, qualitative methods, program monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, quality improvement, and policy analysis.

Previously Dr. Isenberg was a management consultant on Deloitte’s National Health Services Team (Canada). She has published over 24 peer-reviewed publications, reports and working papers.
 

 

 

 

At a Glance

  • Health services and social sciences researcher at Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Hospital and assistant professor, University of Toronto
  • Studies cost effectiveness of home-based palliative care, use and impact of palliative care for high user populations across Canada, the patient and informal caregiver experience of receiving palliative care and transitioning across palliative care settings, and quality improvement initiatives in palliative care
  • Recipient as Co-PI of a CIHR Operating Grant, “High cost users’ inpatient care at the end of life: Patient characteristics, course of treatment, and involvement of palliative care”
  • Recipient of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Research Award (CIHR-DRA)
  • Recipient of the Organization of American States (OAS) Scholarship Award. Selected as the only Canadian recipient for this award for 2015 and 2016 

 

Major Research Activities

Dr. Isenberg’s current research focuses on evaluating the cost effectiveness of home-based palliative care, measuring the use and impact of palliative care for high user populations across Canada, assessing the patient and informal caregiver experience of receiving palliative care and transitioning across palliative care settings, and designing and implementing quality improvement initiatives in palliative care.

 

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