Eva Grunfeld


MD, DPhil

Central DFCM
500 University Avenue, Room 352, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1V7
Research Interests
Health Policy, Health Service Delivery, Knowledge Translation, Screening, Cancer Care, Chronic Diseases, Cancer Control, Cancer Survivorship, Randomized Trials, Prevention and Screening
Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows

Director, Knowledge Translation Research, Health Services Research Program, Cancer Care Ontario and OICR
Giblon Professor and Vice Chair (Research) Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto.
Clinician-Scientist I, OICR.
Chair, Institute Advisory Board on Chronic Conditions, Canadian Institute for Health Research
Professor, Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Research Synopsis


The focus of Dr. Grunfeld’s research is the evaluation of access to and quality of cancer care across the cancer control continuum – from screening to end-of-life care.
The objective of her research is to understand the complex factors that may limit the application of research within the health care system and to find and test ways to overcome them. Her research goal is to accelerate the translation of research into practice so that it is implemented throughout the cancer control system to benefit the population. She is internationally recognized for her on cancer survivorship and on integration of cancer care.

Research Interests
Knowledge translation
Cancer survivorship
Coordination and quality of cancer care
Pragmatic clinical trials
Integration of cancer care

Honours and Awards



2016    Chair, Chronic Conditions Institute Advisory Board, Canadian Institutes for Health Research
2014    Recipient, 2014 ICRF, Scientific Honoree, (Research Award)
2013    Recipient, Outstanding Contribution to Family Medicine Research - Award of Excellence, University of Toronto (Research Award)
2015    Outstanding research publication, first place, Dept of Family and Community Medicine
2015    Outstanding research publication, Dept of Family and Community Medicine
2013 - present    Clinician Scientist Award, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, (Research Award; renewed)

2008 - 2013    Clinician Scientist Award, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, (Research Award)

2008 - present    Giblon Professorship, University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Toronto (Research Award)




Co-Principal Investigator. Building on Existing Tools to Improve Cancer and Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening in Primary Care for Wellness of Cancer Survivors and Patients: The BETTER WISE Project. Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) Cancer Prevention Research Opportunity (CPRO). PI: Dr. Donna Manca. Amount funded: $2,705,822

Principal Investigator. Knowledge Translation Research Network: Implementation of Innovations. Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). Amount funded: $243,315

Principal Investigator. Canadian Team to Improve Community-Based Cancer Care along the Continuum (CanIMPACT). Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Amount funded: $2,476,364