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Booth, Gillian L. - MD, FRCPC

University of Toronto Appointment(s): Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism; and Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Contact Information:
Centre for Research on Inner City Health
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
St. Michael's Hospital
209 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1T8Phone: 416-864-6060 Ext: 77448
Fax: 416-864-3025

Diabetes Related Research Activities:

My research focuses on health outcomes and quality of care related to diabetes. Specific interests include: 1) how neighbourhood characteristics (e.g. community design, the food environment) contribute to the prevalence of obesity and diabetes; 2) gender, socioeconomic, and regional differences in diabetes outcomes; 3) health care strategies to improve the quality of diabetes care and 4) the application of geographic analytic tools to health care planning. Much of this work is done using linkage of large secondary databases including provincial administrative health care data, population-based surveys and census, retail and other environmental data sources. Students and research fellows use epidemiological and health services research methods to study diabetes and its outcomes at a population-level.

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