PPRC Membership

Irfan Dhalla


Department of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation

University of Toronto


Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

St. Michael's Hospital

Adjunct Scientist

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto

Team Role: 
Team Member


Irfan Dhalla is a general internist and health services researcher. His primary interest is to study how the organization, delivery and financing of the health care system affects health outcomes, particularly for patients with complex chronic illness. He also conducts pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics research with the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network. He serves on the Committee to Evaluate Drugs, which advises the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, as well as on the Board of Canadian Doctors for Medicare.

Research Interests

New models of care for individuals with complex chronic illness
Opioid prescribing and opioid-related harm
Health care financing


Rising Star Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2010)
Commonwealth Scholarship (2007)

Recent PPRC News

Recent Publications

Dahlia Y. Balaban, Irfan A. Dhalla, Michael R. Law, Chaim M. Bell
Brooks A Fallis, Irfan A Dhalla, Jason Klemensberg, Chaim M Bell
David N Juurlink, Irfan A Dhalla