Faculty Member

Linda Rabeneck MD, MPH, FRCPC

Email Address(es)
linda.rabeneck@cancercare.on.ca
Office Phone
416-971-9800 X 3869
Office Address
Cancer Care Ontario, 16th Floor 620 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5G 2L7
Website(s)
Division(s)/Office
Clinical Public Health Division
Position
Professor
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Health System Performance
  • Health Policy

Education & Training History

University Education

University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada

  • 1966-70 B.Sc. (Honours Chemistry)
  • 1970-74 M.D.

Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • 1988-90 M.P.H. (Thesis supervisor: Dr. Alvan Feinstein)

Post-Graduate Education

Rotating Internship, University of British Columbia (UBC), St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada, 1974-75

Resident in Internal Medicine, UBC, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada, 1975-77

Resident in Internal Medicine, UBC, Vancouver General Hospital, Canada, 1977-78

Intensive Care Unit Fellow, UBC, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada, 1978-79

Fellow in Gastroenterology, University of Toronto, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada, 1979-80

Fellow in Gastroenterology, UBC, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, Canada, 1980-81

Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1988-90

Other Affiliations

  • Global Chair, Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee, World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) 2013 –
  • President-Elect, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, 2015 –
  • Associate Editor, GASTROENTEROLOGY, 2016 –
  • Director, Board of Governors, Council of Canadian Academies, 2016 –
  • Chair, International Committee, American Gastroenterological Association, 2016 –

Professional Summary & Appointments

  • Vice President, Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto
  • Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Honours & Awards

  • Chatelaine magazine recipient of one of eight national “Women’s Health Hero” awards for work on colorectal cancer screening, 2004
  • Innovation in Health Care Award (Project Leader for “Building Colorectal Cancer Screening Capacity in Ontario: Development and Evaluation of New Training, Assessment and Licensing Processes for Non-Physician Endoscopists”), Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario, 2006
  • Awarded the distinction of Master of the American College of Gastroenterology, 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 15, 2007
  • Honoree, Colon Cancer Canada Gala of Hope, Toronto, Ontario, October 25, 2007
  • Senior Investigator Award, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2008
  • Inaugural Merit Award, Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI), University of Toronto, 2008
  • Achievement, Commitment and Excellence (ACE) Award given to the ColonCancerCheck team by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, 2008
  • The Clinical Science Plenary lecture, presented at the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), annual scientific meeting, Chicago, IL, June 1, 2009
  • The Biennial Endoscopy Foundation Lecture, presented at the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) annual general meeting, Liverpool, UK, March 23, 2010
  • 8th Annual Nath Memorial Lecture, presented at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, April 10, 2012
  • Elected to Fellowship, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), 2012
  • Recipient for Cancer Care Ontario, with Dr. Heather Manson from Public Health Ontario, of The Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) Community Partner Award for “Taking Action to Prevent Chronic Disease: Recommendations for a Healthier Ontario”, 2013
  • Elected to the Board, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), 2013
  • Achievement, Commitment and Excellence (ACE) Award given to the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) Computerized Mammography Replacement project team by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, 2014
  •  Achievement, Commitment and Excellence (ACE) Award given to the MyCancerIQ project team by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, 2015
  •  Elected to President-Elect, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), 2015-
  •  University of British Columbia Medical Alumni Association, Wallace Wilson Leadership Award, 2016
  •  American College of Gastroenterology, Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Award, 2016
  •  Bushell Lecture, Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA), Adelaide, October 10, 2016
  • Friends of the CIHR Lecture, Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation (CSCI) and Clinician Investigator Trainee Association of Canada (CITAC), Toronto, November 22, 2016

current research projects

  • Drawing on health services research and epidemiologic methods, my scholarly work evaluates health care interventions and health system performance. A major focus of prior and ongoing work is the quality and effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening in Ontario. More broadly, my research focuses on evaluating the impact of using clinical evidence and performance data on health care decision-making and health system performance
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), “Serious Complications of Colonoscopy Among Four Canadian Provinces” (PI: L. Rabeneck), 7/1/04-6/30/06, $100,000
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), “Risk of Advanced Proximal Neoplasm of the Colon in Asymptomatic Adults”, (PI: L. Rabeneck), 1/1/05-3/31/10, $962,659
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), “CIHR Team in Population-based Colorectal Cancer Screening”, (PI: L. Rabeneck), 10/1/07-9/30/12, $2,443,467
  • Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI), “Assessing the Quality of Colonoscopy: Validation of Quality Indicators”, (PI: J. Tinmouth, Co-Investigator: L. Rabeneck), 7/1/09-6/30/11, $165,863
  • Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI), “Improving the Quality of Colonoscopy: Development and Pilot Testing of an Endoscopist Audit and Feedback Tool Derived from Health Administrative Data”, (PI: J. Tinmouth, Co-Investigator: L. Rabeneck), 2/1/2011-1/31/2013, $186,758
  • Cancer Care Ontario, Applied Cancer Research Unit, “SCREEN-NET Ontario”, (PI: L. Paszat, Co-Investigator: L. Rabeneck), 7/1/2011-6/30/16, $1,182,500
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), “Improving Cancer Screening Among First Nations and Metis”, (PI: J. Tinmouth, Co-Investigator: L. Rabeneck), 6/1/2013-5/31/16, $562,490
  • Ontario Institute for Cancer Research/Cancer Care Ontario Health Services Research Program, “Building Capacity for Provincial Lynch Syndrome Screening in Ontario”, (PI: N. Baxter, Co-Investigator: L. Rabeneck), 4/1/2014-3/31/2015, $148,572
  • Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI), “A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Audit and Feedback Report to Improve Colonoscopy Performance”, (PI: J. Tinmouth, Co-Investigator: L. Rabeneck), 7/1/2014-6/30/2017, $393,753
  • Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI), “Advancing Cancer Prevention in Deprived Neighborhoods”, (PI: L. Paszat, Co-Investigator: L. Rabeneck), 11/1/2015-10/31/2019, $897,042

Representative Publications