Dr. Kali Barrett
Attending physician, Toronto Western Hospital
M.D., MSc, FRCPC
Department of Medicine, Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto
Dr. Barrett studied medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. She subsequently pursued residency training in internal medicine and adult critical care medicine at the University of Toronto. She has a Master’s of Science in Health Policy, Planning & Financing from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics, and received the Brian Abel Smith Award for both her dissertation and course work. Her research is focused on the cost-effectiveness of critical care programs and delivery, as well as evidence-based policy development. She serves on the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee at Health Quality Ontario, which reviews the economic and clinical evidence for health technologies and makes recommendations regarding whether they should be publicly funded in Ontario.
Area of academic focus
Health technology assessment of critical care programs
Value based delivery of critical care
Honours and Awards
Brian Abel Smith Prize, Best Dissertation in MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing, London School of Economics, 2015
Brian Abel Smith Prize, Top Marks in MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing, London School of Economics, 2015
Detweiler Travelling Fellowship, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2014
Link to Pubmed
Five Most Significant Publications:
- Reassuring Long-Term Outcomes for Australian and New Zealand Survivors of Severe Influenza A (H1N1) Infection. A Case Study in Methodological Complexity?
Barrett K, Fan E. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Jun;12(6):794-5.
- Predicting neurologic outcome after targeted temperature management for cardiac arrest: systematic review and meta-analysis. Golan E, Barrett K, Alali AS, Duggal A, Jichici D, Pinto R, Morrison L, Scales DC. Crit Care Med. 2014 Aug;42(8):1919-30.
- Surrogate decision makers’ attitudes towards research decision making for critically ill patients. Barrett KA, Ferguson ND, Athaide V, Cook DJ, Friedrich JO, McDonald E, Pinto R, Smith OM, Stevenson J, Scales DC. Intensive Care Med. 2012 Oct;38(10):1616-23. Epub 2012 Jul 24.
- Considering the vulnerabilities of surrogate decision-makers when obtaining consent for critical care research. Barrett KA, Scales DC. Intensive Care Med. 2012 Jan;38(1):4-6.