Dr. Claire Bombardier is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, where she was the founding director of the Clinical Epidemiology Program and holds a Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Transfer for Musculoskeletal Care as well as a Pfizer Research Chair in Rheumatology. Dr. Bombardier is rheumatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and the Rheumatology Division Director for the University of Toronto. She is a Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute and at the Institute for Work & Health (an independent, not-for-profit research organization), where she is also co-editor of the Cochrane Back Review Group. Currently, she serves as a Co-Scientific Director Canadian Arthritis Network (CAN), also a not-for-profit organization that supports integrated, trans-disciplinary research and development.
Professional interests include the improvement of clinical effectiveness, optimum use of technology and drugs, clinical economics, performance measurement/program evaluation, health research methods (clinical trials), knowledge transfer and workplace/rehabilitation, with a focus on musculoskeletal disorders. She has published more than 300 articles in scholarly journals and is the recipient of numerous competitive awards and grants.