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Ilana Halperin

Affiliate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room H1 21
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6056
Fax: 416-480-5122

Administrative Assistant: Angela Uy
Phone: 416-480-6056


  • B.Sc., 2003, McGill University, Canada
  • MD, 2007, Western University, Canada
  • FRCPC, 2010, internal medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
  • FRCPC, 2013, endocrinology and metabolism, U of T, Canada
  • Fellowship, 2013, Veterans Affairs Quality Scholars Program, U of T, Canada
  • M.Sc., 2013, quality improvement and patient safety, U of T

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Affiliate scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences Platform, Veterans & Community Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Endocrinologist and internist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Assistant professor, University of Toronto
  • Assistant professor (status only), School of Graduate Studies, U of T
  • Associate member, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, U of T

Research Foci:

  • Improving the quality of care for patients with diabetes in pregnancy
  • Quality evaluation and improvement

Research Summary:

The focus of Dr. Halperin’s research is on quality improvement related to chronic disease management. She has a special clinical and research interest in diabetes in pregnancy and is currently collaborating on a number of multi-site projects for this population looking at timing of post-partum screening for diabetes and behavioural interventions to decrease diabetes risk post-partum. She is also leading the development and implementation of a balanced diabetes scorecard to evaluate and improve the quality of specialty ambulatory care for patients with diabetes.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Malcolm J, Halperin I, Miller DB, Moore S, Nerenberg KA, Woo V, Yu CH. In-hospital management of diabetes. Can J Diabetes. 2018 Apr;42 Suppl 1:S115–S123. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2017.10.014.
  2. Mukerji G, Halperin I, Hunter K, Segal P, Wolfs M, Bevan L, Jeffs L, Goguen J. Developing a set of indicators to monitor quality in ambulatory diabetes care using a modified Delphi panel process. Int J Qual Health Care. 2018 Feb 1;30(1):65–74. DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzx167.
  3. Gantayet A, Ang M, Cao X, Halperin I. Persistent and non-persistent high-users of acute care resources: a deeper dive into the patient and system factors. Healthc Q. 2017;20(2):31–4.
  4. Feig DS, Donovan LE, Corcoy R, Murphy KE, Amiel SA, Hunt KF, Asztalos E, Barrett JFR, Sanchez JJ, de Leiva A, Hod M, Jovanovic L, Keely E, McManus R, Hutton EK, Meek CL, Stewart ZA, Wysocki T, O'Brien R, Ruedy K, Kollman C, Tomlinson G, Murphy HR; CONCEPTT Collaborative Group. Continuous glucose monitoring in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes (CONCEPTT): a multicentre international randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2017 Nov 25;390(10110):2347–59. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32400-5.
  5. Halperin IJ, Mukerji G, Maione M, Segal P, Wolfs M, Goguen J, Jeffs L. Adult patient perspectives on care for type 1 and type 2 diabetes across the Institute of Medicine's 6 domains of quality. Can J Diabetes. 2018 Feb;42(1):36–43. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2017.03.005. Epub 2017 May 23.

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