Dr. Natasha E. Lane is a trainee in the University of Toronto's combined MD/PhD Program. In 2016 she completed her PhD in Health Services Research at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Her doctoral thesis, entitled 'Determinants of Disability and Disablement in Ontario Long-Term Care Residents' was supervised by Dr. Walter Wodchis and funded by a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Master's degree in Health Studies and Gerontology, both from the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Lane is continuing to collaborate with HSPRN trainees and scientists as she completes her medical training at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on determinants of disability, quality of life and survival in both community- and long-term care home-dwelling older adults. She is also the Co-Principal Investigator of an HSPRN project to evaluate the cost-effectiveness and implementation facilitators of hospital-to-home care transition interventions for older adults. Her goal is to improve health and health care for older adults across the continuum of care.