Dr. Clare Liddy MD, MSc, FCFP


Dr. Clare Liddy MD, MSc, FCFP
Clinician Investigator

Room: Bruyère Research Institute, 85 Primrose Ave
Office: 613-562-6262 ext. 2928
Work E-mail: cliddy@bruyere.org

Dr. Clare Liddy


Dr. Clare Liddy is the interim Chair of the University of Ottawa Department of Family Medicine, as well as a Clinical Investigator at the C.T. Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre, an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa Department of Family Medicine with a cross-appointment to the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and a Tier 2 Clinical Research Chair in Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. She practices comprehensive Family Medicine within the Ottawa Hospital Academic Family Health Team at the Riverside Family Medicine Clinic and is a senior investigator with the Bruyère Research Institute. Dr. Liddy has published over 125 peer-reviewed papers with a proven record of accomplishment of moving research into practice and has built a national and international reputation as an expert in chronic disease self-management, advancing primary health care for people living with HIV, and improving access to specialist care. In 2019, Dr. Liddy was recognized as the Family Medicine Researcher of the Year Award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).

One of Dr. Liddy's most significant contributions to primary care research is co-founding the Champlain BASE™* eConsultation service (eConsult) which to date has served over 48,000 patients, enrolled more than 1,400 primary care providers, and offers access to 114 specialty groups in our health region of 1.2 million people. She has acquired $3.4 million of funding for projects pertaining to eConsult, including a $1.1 million grant from CIHR supporting the spread and scale of an eConsult chronic pain service in Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland, and Quebec. Her work on eConsult has led to the expansion of the BASE™* model of care to new jurisdictions within Ontario and beyond. eConsult is one of two services offered by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement’s Connected Medicine Collaborative, which has led to eConsult’s launch in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Québec, and Manitoba. eConsult is also growing in its home province, with Ontario-wide expansion being managed by the Ontario eConsult Centre of Excellence, of which she is a co-executive director. A collaboration she built with the Ontario Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation at Bruyère enables targeted support for long-term care homes to adopt eConsult for the benefit of some of the most frail Ontarians. Dr. Liddy has hosted three Annual Policy Forums connecting researchers, policymakers, clinicians, and patients from across Canada in order to tackle spread and scale issues to ensure further expansion of eConsult across the country.

*Building Access to Specialists through eConsultation

Fields of Interest

  • e-Consultation services
  • Facilitation to change physician behaviour
  • Chronic disease self-management
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