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Accessing Data through DASH: CanPath & HDRN Canada Partnership

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Are you a researcher seeking data from Canada’s largest population study – the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath)? HDRN Canada’s Data Access Support Hub (DASH) offers coordinated services to researchers interested in accessing administrative health data from more than one province or territory in Canada. Learn about the innovative partnership between CanPath and HDRN Canada, and discover how HDRN Canada can help you navigate the multi-regional data access process through DASH.

About the Speakers

Dr. Aline Talhouk is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She is the principal investigator at OVCARE, BC’s ovarian and gynecological cancer research program, where she directs a data science and informatics laboratory. Dr. Talhouk has expertise in computational statistics and machine learning, specifically in developing and implementing predictive models in women’s health and oncology.

Carrie-Anne Whyte is HDRN Canada’s Program Lead with the Data Access Support Hub (DASH). She is based at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) in Ottawa, where she has worked for the last decade. Carrie-Anne’s areas of focus include analysis, methodology and health data. Prior to her career at CIHI and HDRN Canada, Carrie-Anne held roles with the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. She holds a Master of Public Health from McGill University.

Dr. Jennifer Brooks joined CanPath as the Executive Director in 2023. She is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) at the University of Toronto. She completed her PhD in epidemiology at New York University and her post-doctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Brooks is also the Acting Program Director for PhD students in Epidemiology at DLSPH and an Honorary Scientist at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Jodi Gatley is a Senior Project Manager in HDRN Canada’s the Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement Portfolio. Jodi completed her MPH in Epidemiology at the Dalla School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Jodi has worked in health research for over 10 years with clinical, academic and nonprofit organizations. Some areas of interest are facilitating multi-regional research, policy research and Indigenous health. Jodi is based at ICES in Toronto.

Upcoming Events

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Are you a researcher seeking administrative health data from more than one province or territory in Canada? HDRN Canada’s Data Access Support Hub (DASH) offers coordinated services to researchers interested in accessing multi-regional datasets. Learn how DASH can help you navigate the data access process as well as the centralized services and tools available for researchers conducting research projects in more than one region, including: the single data access request form for researchers to request data from multiple regions support from experts at data centres across Canada an inventory of all the datasets available via HDRN Canada and an algorithm inventory to aid in analysis of the data. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Tooba Fatima is a Program Specialist for DASH with HDRN Canada. She is located at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) in Toronto, where she has worked for the past three years. Her areas of focus include data collection and analysis, stakeholder engagement and survey data. Tooba brings research and knowledge synthesis skills from her experience prior to CIHI. She holds a Master of Public Health from McMaster University. PLEASE NOTE: This event will be recorded and posted on hdrn.ca. This webinar is presented in English. To attend this webinar in French, register here.