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Dr. Kerry Kuluski

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Bridgepoint Collaboratory in Research and Innovation
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Sinai Health System
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Toronto, Ontario  M4M 2B5

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Dr. Kerry Kuluski 

Dr. Kuluski is an Investigator at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System (Bridgepoint Hospital site), Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (University of Toronto) and Research Affiliate at the Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health (Lakehead University). .

She is an applied health services researcher and a social worker by training. She received her PhD in Health Services and Policy Research from the University of Toronto in 2010 followed by a prestigious Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowship at the University of Oxford where she worked with the Health Experiences Research Group.

She is the recipient of several extra-curricular leadership awards and a Literary Award in Health Services Evaluation, and is co-investigator on over 7.5 million dollars in externally funded research. At the University of Toronto she teaches a foundational course on Canada’s health care system and supervises a number of Masters and PhD students.

Her current research focuses on quality and health system performance through the eyes of people with multimorbidity and their caregivers in the contexts of community based primary health care, homecare, hospital care, delayed discharge and transitions between care settings. She draws on both quantitative and qualitative methods to uncover population level trends in care utilization as well as patient and caregiver experiences in the health care system. Her ultimate research goal is to use the patient and caregiver experiences to inform quality improvements in the health care system including approaches to care delivery that are more family centred.

Dr. Kuluski has given over 50 invited talks locally, nationally and internationally, and has over 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals






At a Glance

  • Health services researcher and expert in multi-methods (primarily qualitative research)
  • Selected in 2015 to represent the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in Kyoto Japan at an international conference for Rising Public Health Researchers (13 researchers selected across the globe)
  • Recipient of 7 Extra-Curricular Leadership Awards
  • Named Best Instructor in 2014 in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.
  • Her research draws on the experience of people with multimorbidity and their caregivers to inform health system performance and quality improvements. 


Major Research Activities

Dr. Kuluski is a researcher on a large scale, CIHR-funded, international comparative study on community-based primary health care in Ontario, Quebec and New Zealand. The team is conducting case studies of exemplar models and designing a framework to spread and scale-up successful models in other settings. Dr. Kuluski is also a member of the Health System Performance Research Network where she is funded to lead a cross-provincial study on the experience of patients experiencing a delayed hospital discharge and their carers. Other research studies include care transitions of older adults with complex care needs and community-based care optimization for young, mid and older adults with ongoing health and social care needs. For each of these studies she is actively engaging with patients, caregivers and health and social service providers.




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