Zahava brings over a decade of health services research experience in mixed methods design, patient engagement and health policy to the Modus Outcomes team.
She is a lifelong learner who has completed a MA degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from York University (Ontario, Canada) and a PhD in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Collaborative Program for Bioethics from the University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada). Zahava has published in several areas including patient engagement, bioethics and health policy. She is also an Adjunct Professor within the School of Health Services Management at Toronto Metropolitan University (Ontario, Canada) and a member of their Research Ethics Board.
Zahava’s passion for patient-centered outcomes research drives her to apply evidence-based methods to patient engagement across all phases of the research process. Prior to her role as Associate Director, she has had the opportunity to work within both the not-for-profit and academic sectors and collaborate with several key stakeholders (e.g., government decision makers, industry, healthcare association representatives and patients) on a range of disease areas (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, oncology) and topics (e.g., pharmacy practice, audit and feedback in primary care, patient engagement in health care decision making and medical assistance in dying). These experiences taught her to understand varying client needs and how to meet these needs while ensuring quality evidence-based outputs.