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Patti Groome PhD
 Patti Groome
Professor Emerita, CCE Division
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Dr. Groome is no longer accepting new graduate students.

Faculty Bio

  • Member, Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, Cancer Research Institute, Queen's University
  • Epidemiologist
  • Professor Emerita, Department of Public Health Sciences, Queen's University
  • Founding Director ICES-Queen's Health Services Research Facility


Patti Groome is a Professor Emerita in the Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology at the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute in Kingston, Ontario and the Department of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University. She is also an ICES Scientist and was the founding Director of the ICES Queen’s Health Services Research Facility. Dr. Groome obtained her PhD in Epidemiology from McGill University. Her program of research involves the delivery of health services to persons with cancer most recently with a focus on the problem of late diagnosis of symptomatic disease. Dr. Groome has conducted Ontario-wide studies of practice patterns in laryngeal cancer, prostate cancer and oral cavity cancer. Current research questions relate to early diagnosis, diagnostic pathways, predictors of prolonged diagnostic processes, and the impact of practice variations on control of disease. Dr. Groome’s research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Innovation Trust and the OICR/CCO Health Services Research Program.


Dr. Groome's publications are available on PubMed.