Dr. Touma’s research interests include outcome measurement, particularly for systemic lupus erythematosus including assessment of lupus disease activity and quality of life.  He is the principal investigator on a project determining the best instruments for the screening and the diagnosis of cognitive dysfunction in patients with lupus. In addition, this project will identify the role of blood biomarkers in the assessment and management of patients with cognitive dysfunction.  Dr. Touma is also involved in collaborative projects with the scientists at the Institute for Work and Health related to the review of critical appraisal tools of studies on measurement properties.

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Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto 
Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto