Katie Dainty: Research Chair in Patient-Centred Outcomes

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Research Chair: Katie N. Dainty, PhD

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Dr. Katie Dainty is a qualitative and mixed methods scientist and is the Research Chair in Patient-Centred Outcomes at North York General Hospital. She graduated with her PhD from the University of Toronto in 2010 and in addition to her appointment at North York General, she is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) and an Associate Member of the School of Graduate Studies at University of Toronto. Katie brings an extensive background in both clinical and implementation research and has designed and evaluated several innovative projects, with an emphasis on health care quality, knowledge translation and health systems improvement. 

Dr. Dainty’s research interests are studying how organizational and sociocultural variables shape health care quality improvement and patient-centred outcomes. Her work involves studying issues related to patient and family experience, organizational behaviour, implementation science, patient-centred outcome measures and quality improvement in community health care environments. Her current research focuses on the use of qualitative and mixed methods research to critically interrogate held assumptions about behaviour and culture and their impact on how we measure quality and health outcomes. 

Patient-centred outcomes care viewed by patients and families

Dr. Dainty is Co-Chair of the Public Engagement Committee of the Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium and is also a member of the American Heart Association Subcommittee on Science. She was awarded the inaugural Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Rising Star Award for Knowledge Translation, a Young Investigator Award from the American Heart Association and has over 50 academic publications. 

Dr. Dainty is available to supervise Master’s degree candidates at the University of Toronto and extends a warm invitation to anyone interested in her work to contact her. 

Current major research projects

  • Developing a Patient Reported Outcome Measure for the emergency department
  • Understanding Survivorship following Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Patient and Family Perspectives on Life after Death
  • The Bystander Support Network
  • Exploring Public Perceptions of Acceptability of Alternative Research Consent Models

Contact information

Phone: North York General Hospital: 416-756-6000 x4445
University of Toronto (Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation):

Katie Dainty at NYGH (email) 

Katie Dainty at the University of Toronto (email)



Other appointments

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) 

Our Team

Katie N. Dainty, PhD

Research Chair

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M. Bianca Seaton MSc, PhD(c)

Research Manager

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