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Liisa Jaakkimainen, M.Sc., MD

Associate scientist

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

Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 63868
Fax: 416-480-6048

Research Administrative Coordinator: Leigh-Anne Yeung
Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 62764
Fax: 416-480-6048


  • B.Sc., 1985, life sciences, Queen's University, Canada
  • M.Sc., 1988, community health and epidemiology, Queen's University, Canada
  • MD, 1995, McMaster University, Canada
  • Fellowship, 1999, health services research, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Associate scientist, Evaluative Clinical SciencesIntegrated Community Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Senior scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
  • Staff physician, department of family medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Associate professor, department of family and community medicine, University of Toronto

Research Foci:

  • Health services research in primary care
  • Wait time measurements from primary care
  • Using electronic medical records to measure performance in primary care
  • Primary care for frail seniors

Research Summary:

  • Primary health care services access, quality, continuity of care, cost-effectiveness, including co-editorial leadership for "Primary Care in Ontario: An ICES Atlas"
  • Primary health care indicators and benchmarks
  • Measuring wait times from primary to specialist care
  • Improving the coordination of care in primary care
  • Caring for marginalized and frail seniors in the community
  • Performance feedback to primary care providers

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

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