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Dr. Patti Groome PhD
Dr. Patti Groome
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Senior Scientist, Cancer Care and Epidemiology Division, Queen's Cancer Research Institute
Founding Director ICES, Queen's Health Services Research Facility
Contact Info
Level 2, Queen's Cancer Research Institute
613-533-6000 extension 78512


Patti Groome is a Senior Scientist in the Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology at the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute in Kingston, Ontario and a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University.  She is also an ICES Senior Adjunct Scientist and was the founding Director of the ICES Queen’s Health Services Research Facility. She has a PhD in Epidemiology from McGill University.


Dr. Groome's program of research involves the delivery of health services to persons with cancer most recently with a focus on diagnostic processes and delays. Research questions relate to timely diagnoses and whether that varies across marginalized groups, time, or geography. Dr. Groome is also interested in developing methods to uncover underlying explanations for geographic differences in cancer survival. Previously, she has also studied the impact of practice variations on control of disease and the role of comorbid illnesses on treatment and outcome.  Dr. Groome has previously conducted Ontario-wide studies of practice patterns in laryngeal cancer, prostate cancer and oral cavity cancer and was involved in activities surrounding the continuous improvement of cancer staging as a member of the International Union Against Cancer’s TNM staging committee. Dr. Groome’s research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Cancer Society, the MS Society of Canada, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Innovation Trust and the OICR/CCO Health Services Research Program.


EPID 837 Health Sciences Research


Dr. Groome's publications are available on PubMed.