Biography

Dr. Yvonne Bombard is a genomics health services researcher and Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto. She is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and directs the Genomics Health Services Research Program at St. Michael’s Hospital. She sets research direction at national and international levels as Board Member of the American Society of Human Genetics and CIHR’s Institute of Genetics. Dr. Bombard advises on funding recommendations on emerging genetic testing technologies for Ontario. Dr. Bombard was the inaugural recipient of the Maurice McGregor Award for Demonstrated Excellence and Leadership Potential from the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) and also received a ‘Rising Star’ award from CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research. She has been awarded a CIHR Foundation grant as an Early Career Investigator, CIHR Maud Menten Early Career Prize in Genetics and recently received Canadian Cancer Society’s early career investigator award for her work and policy change.

Recent Publications

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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Associate Professor, Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Society of Human Genetics
  • Member, CIHR Institute of Genetics Advisory Board
  • Member, Ontario Genetics Advisory Committee, Health Quality Ontario
  • Member, Board of Directors, Exactis Innovation
  • Associate, Ontario Institute of Cancer Research
  • Co-lead, Societal Values and Patient Engagement Program, the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control
  • Member, Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health’s Prenatal Screening Advisory Committee
  • Member, Steering Committee of the Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness