For over 10 years Anjali Misra has held progressively senior positions in health services research and health care policy settings. She has focused on evaluation and the use of analytics to inform health care plans and resource allocation decisions. Anjali seeks to improve the quality, effectiveness and sustainability of programs and services.
Anjali was the Manager of Performance Management at the Association of Ontario Health Centres from 2009 to 2011. There she provided strategic guidance and technical expertise at the provincial level to augment Ontario’s Community Health Centres performance management and quality improvement capabilities. She represented community-based primary health care on various pan-Canadian and provincial advisory groups including the Canadian Institute of Health Information Pan-Canadian Primary Care Indicators Advisory Group, MOHLTC’s Primary Healthcare Planning Group on Quality, and the LHIN Collaborative MSAA Performance Indicators Strategic and Technical Working Groups.
As a Senior Epidemiologist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Anjali worked closely with biostatisticians, clinicians and scientists, assessed best practices, and studied national/provincial data holdings to develop a variety of metrics to evaluate health system performance. Her findings were published in QMonitor, Health Quality Ontario’s annual public report on the performance on the health care system.
Her recent projects include current state reviews of primary health care in Thorncliffe Park, Toronto and seniors’ crisis services in the City of Toronto, economic impact analysis of investments in Ontario’s biotech innovation sector, and evidence-based analyses of gaps and opportunities in Ontario’s primary eye care system.
Anjali has trained in evaluation design for complex health interventions and has a yellow belt in lean sigma. She has a Masters of Science in Health Policy, Planning and Finance from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics. When Anjali is not crunching numbers or leading key informant interviews, she is playing with arts and crafts and scouting new vegetarian recipes. She lives in Toronto with her partner and two energetic kids.