2020 Alumni Achievement Award Winners Announcement

Sara Guilcher HeadshotDr. Sara Guilcher (PT, PhD) is an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and has cross-appointments to the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Guilcher also has scientific appointments at ICES (ICES@UofT), West Park Healthcare Centre, and MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions. Dr. Guilcher is a Canadian Institutes for Health Research-funded Embedded Clinician Scientist working with Ontario Health (Quality) to improve transitions in care and self-management for populations with multimorbidity and disability. Leveraging principles from learning health systems and integrated knowledge translation, Dr. Guilcher collaborates and co-creates research with partners to ask meaningful research questions. Understanding what matters to patients, caregivers, providers and decision makers is critical to co-creating solutions to complex health system issues. Dr. Guilcher’s research is improving health care quality by developing and implementing solution-focused interventions.

Dr. Guilcher has a BSc (Hons) from Mount Allison University (2001), MSc in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto (2003), MSc in Psychology (Clinical) from Western University (2006) and PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research – Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation from the University of Toronto (2012).  During her doctoral training, Dr. Guilcher completed two collaborative programs: (1) Ontario Training Collaborative Program in Health Services and Policy Research and (2) Collaborative Program in Women’s Health. Dr. Guilcher also completed two post-doctoral fellowships: Canadian Institutes for Health Research Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research Training ‘Action For Health Equity Interventions (ACHIEVE) program’ at MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario; and Health System Performance Network (University of Toronto, Ontario). To date, Dr. Guilcher has published more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and held more than $2.6M in grants as principal investigator/co-principal investigator.

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