Valeria Rac

Degrees, Title/Position:
Scientist Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) and Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (TRCHR), Toronto General Hospital Research Institutive (TGHRI)
Director, Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment (THETA) Collaborative and a Faculty with the IHPME at DLSPH.
Assistant Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy &Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Goal Groups/Integration Themes:
Lead- Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Network Analytics

Research Description:

Dr. Rac is a Lead of the Research Program in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Network Analytics for the Diabetes Action Canada working closely with other programs, in particular, Diabetic Retinopathy Program on the evaluation of the Pilot Tele-ophthalmology Screening Program for Diabetic Retinopathy. Dr Rac and her team lead the evaluation of the Diabetes Action Canada, collaborating with Drs Mathieu Ouimet and Maman Joyce Dogba and their teams from the Université Laval.

Dr Rac`s research interests and expertise are in the area of health services research and the HTA focused on the design, implementation and evaluation of the complex interventions in the HTA research (technologies and services) and chronic disease management in the community (diabetes, heart failure, COPD, chronic kidney disease, chronic wounds). More recently her research is also focused on the system level effects of health technologies and how they impact healthcare delivery

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