Dr. Lisa Hicks
Dr. Hicks is a malignant hematologist at St. Michael’s Hospital with an academic focus on quality improvement and innovation. She uses traditional clinical epidemiology methods combined with quality improvement techniques to develop interventions to improve the safety and efficiency of patient care. Thematically her work focuses on understanding drivers of over-utilization in healthcare and on developing strategies to decrease this phenomenon.
She also has an interest in understanding and preventing harm from cancer treatments. In particular Dr. Hicks leads research that aims to understand the risk of HBV reactivation in cancer patients and to explore how this risk is understood, communicated and managed by clinicians. Dr. Hicks is also an active contributor to the development of clinical practice guidelines. She collaborates in this work with Cancer Care Ontario and the American Society of Hematology. Finally, Dr. Hicks has a large clinical practice in HIV associated lymphoma and has led clinical studies in this area.