Gina Agarwal

Gina Agarwal



Research Focus:
  • Clinical Therapeutics
  • Population Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Health Services and Policy Research
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University
  • Family Physician, McMaster Family Practice


Trained as a GP in England, Dr. Gina Agarwal is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine, coordinator of the Chart Audit/Quality Assurance program within the residency program and she works as a family physician at McMaster Family Practice and trains residents. She has a research background and is in the final stages of the Health Research Methodology PhD program at McMaster University. She has been involved with TIPPS since June 2002.

Gina’s main areas of research interest are epidemiology, diabetes, and primary care health services (especially chronic disease management). She has been involved with developing a program of screening for Diabetes in community pharmacies (CHAD) as well as other methods of risk assessment for diabetes. Her other areas of interest are physicians’ attitudes towards prescribing insulin for elderly patients, the functioning of interdisciplinary teams within primary care and the doctor patient relationship and its continuity (including informational continuity and electronic medical records).