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Sunnybrook Research Institute

Lisa Barbera, MD, MPA


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Odette Cancer Centre, Department of Radiation Oncology
2075 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4974
Fax: 416-217-1338

Administrative Assistant: Toby Rodin
Phone: 416-480-4974


  • B.Sc., 1991, University of Toronto, Canada
  • MD, 1995, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • MPA, 2002, Queen’s University, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Scientist, Evaluative Clinical SciencesOdette Cancer Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Associate professor, department of radiation oncology and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Radiation oncologist, Odette Cancer Centre
  • Adjunct scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Research Focus:

  • Cancer health services research

Research Summary:

Dr. Barbera's main area of interest is health services research in cancer. While her primary expertise is in using large administrative health datasets to study health care service use, she has a secondary interest in patient reported outcomes. Her active projects include patterns of care for vulvar carcinoma, quality of end-of-life/palliative care in four Canadian provinces, provincial perspective on patient-reported outcomes (ESAS) and development of tools to assess sexual function after treatment of gynecologic cancers.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

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