Clare Liddy* MD MSc CCFP FCFP


Clare Liddy* MD MSc CCFP FCFP

Chair and Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa
Family Physician, The Ottawa Hospital Academic Family Health Team
Clinical Investigator, Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa
Senior Researcher, Bruyère Research Institute
Clinical Investigator, Clinical Epidemiology, Ottawa Health Research Institute

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Clare Liddy


Dr. Clare Liddy is the Chair, Full Professor, and a Clinical Investigator at the University of Ottawa’s Department of Family Medicine with a Tier 2 Chair in Brain-Mind Research, a Senior Researcher at the Bruyère Research Institute, and a practicing family physician at the Ottawa Hospital Academic Family Health Team. She has received over $33 million of peer-reviewed grant funding (including $8.9 million as a Principal/Nominated Principal Investigator), presented findings at over 350 international, national and provincial conferences, and published more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Her achievements in research and program implementation have been recognized by a number of awards, including Leading Practice Award from the Health Standards Organization (2020), the Future Innovator Award from the Change Foundation (2020), Researcher of the Year Awards from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (2019) and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine (2019), the Canadian Medical Association’s Physician Changemaker Award (2018), the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario’s Bright Lights Award (2016), the Michel Bilodeau Centre of Excellence Award from Bruyère Continuing Care (2014), and the Ontario Minister of Health Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Health Quality and Safety (2014), as well as nominations by the University of Ottawa for both for the CIHR Gold Leaf Prize (2018) and the CIHR Barer Flood Award (2018). She is the Primary Care Lead for the award-winning Champlain BASE™ eConsult service and the Co-Executive Director of the Ontario eConsult Centre of Excellence, which is managing the expansion of eConsult across Ontario.

Selected Publications:
  1. Liddy C, de Man G, Moroz I, Afkham A, Mercer J, Keely E. Effective Integration of an eConsult Service into an Existing Referral Workflow Within a Primary Care Clinic. Telemed J E Health. 2020 May;26(5):659-664. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2019.0014. Epub 2019 Aug 16. PMID: 31414979.
  2. Liddy C, Hauteclocque J, Moroz I, Oppenheimer L, Sturge D, Kovacs Burns K, Horsley T, Tuot D, Keely E. Enabling patient-centred policy for electronic consultations: A qualitative analysis of discussions from a stakeholder meeting. J Telemed Telecare. 2020 Jun. 1357633X20926779. doi: 10.1177/1357633X20926779. PMID: 32486888
  3. Liddy C, Moroz I, Affleck E, Boulay E, Cook S, Crowe L, Drimer N, Ireland L, Jarrett P, MacDonald S, McLellan D, Mihan A, Miraftab N, Nabelsi V, Russell C, Singer A, Keely E. How long are Canadians waiting to access specialty care? Retrospective study from a primary care perspective. Can Fam Physician. 2020 Jun. 66(6):434-444. doi: PMID: 32532727
  4. Liddy C, Sethuram C, Mihan A, Moroz I, Keely E. Primary Care Providers' Perspectives on the Ontario eConsult Program. Telemed J E Health. 2020 Nov. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2020.0338. PMID: 33252320.

Fields of Interest

  • Chronic Disease self-management
  • Primary care health services delivery
  • Improving access to specialist care
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