Associate Program Director
Director, Clinical Research
Current Position and Professional Functions
Valeria E. Rac, MD, PhD is a Scientist with the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMSS) and Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (TRCHR), Toronto General Hospital Research Institutive (TGHRI) and Associate Program Director and Director, Clinical Research at THETA. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto. Representing UHN with Dr Barry Rubin, Dr Rac is a member of the Minimally Invasive Structural Heart (MISH) Working Group (collaboration of Ontario MOHLTFC, CorHealth Ontario (former CCN) and CAHO) established to review and recommend pan-provincial adoption of different MISH interventions. She is also a primary Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) liaison with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) on the Indigenous Heart Health.
Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI), University Health Network
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), U of T
Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (TRCHR), UHN
Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMSS), UHN
Education and Training
Dr. Rac received her
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Research Interests and Expertise
Dr Rac`s research interests and expertise are in the area of the health services research and the HTA and it is focused on the design, implementation and evaluation of large clinical trials, mixed-methods studies, complex health system interventions, program evaluations and registries. Her program of research is in the area of the design, implementation and evaluation of the complex interventions in the HTA research (technologies and services) and chronic disease management in the community (heart failure, COPD, chronic kidney disease, diabetes). More recently her research is also focused on the system level effects of health technologies and how they impact healthcare delivery. Currently Dr. Rac is overseeing implementation of all trials at THETA Collaborative and spearheading pan-provincial evaluation of Telehomecare Program offered in 8 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) to patients with heart failure (HF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).