Biography

Salimah Shariff is a staff scientist at ICES Western. She completed a PhD in epidemiology and biostatistics specializing in medical informatics and health services research at Western University, and a Bachelor’s of Mathematics (BMath) in computer science specializing in bioinformatics at the University of Waterloo.

Salimah began her career at ICES Western in 2011. She provides mentorship and support to staff, students, local investigators, stakeholders, and knowledge users. Salimah is also notably responsible for developing and successfully executing the ICES Western Faculty Scholars Program. Now in its second cycle, this two year program trains research faculty in health services research using administrative data.

Profession

Epidemiologist

Appointments

Staff Scientist - Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)

Administrative Support

Andrea Belisle:andrea.belisle@ices.on.ca or 519-685-8500 x77855

Website

Research Group

Other

Research Interest Area 

Health services research and health care delivery
Public and population health and prevention
Environmental influences on health

Research Overview

As a health services researcher, Salimah’s research is focused on using Ontario’s large health administrative databases to conduct observational research.

In the past 5 years she has participated in numerous influential studies across diverse clinical disciplines.

In her role as staff scientist, Salimah oversees and leads various ICES Western research initiatives, knowledge user requests (AHRQ projects) and stakeholder engagement activities.

Publications

Keywords

Health Administrative Database Research, Population Health, Epidemiology

Partners

ICES | Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (www.ices.on.ca)