My research focus is exploring the treatment and outcomes of patients with childhood cancer or chronic hematological conditions. In particular, I am interested in exploring how health care delivery models and health care policies influence patient’s medical outcomes. I am also interested in how patients and families report their experiences with their illness and health care encounters and how their illness affects their quality of life. In order to examine these areas, I use a combination of clinical research methodology, administrative databases as well as evaluations of existing health care programs.


Do we need a formalized humanism and professionalism curriculum in pediatric hematology and oncology training?
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Sylvia Cheng and Meera Rayar and Angela Punnett
DOI: 10.1002/pbc.25638

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Comparing Pre-diagnosis Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)-Targeted Intervention with Ontario’s Autism Intervention Program
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Melanie Penner and Meera Rayar and Naazish Bashir and S. Wendy Roberts and Rebecca L. Hancock-Howard and Peter C. Coyte
DOI: 10.1007/s10803-015-2447-0

Qualitative development of the sinus control test: a survey evaluating sinus symptom control
International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Sarfaraz M. Banglawala and Rodney J. Schlosser and Kristen Morella and Rakesh Chandra and Justin Khetani and David M. Poetker and Meera Rayar and Luke Rudmik and Nathan B. Sautter and Doron D. Sommer and Timothy L. Smith and Zachary M. Soler
DOI: 10.1002/alr.21690

Sarcopenia in Children With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Meera Rayar and Colin E. Webber and Trishana Nayiager and Alessandra Sala and Ronald D. Barr
DOI: 10.1097/mph.0b013e318279eea2

Predictors of bony morbidity in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Meera S. Rayar and Trishana Nayiager and Colin E. Webber and Ronald D. Barr and Uma H. Athale
DOI: 10.1002/pbc.24040

Educational services for hospitalized children
Paediatrics & Child Health
Savithiri Ratnapalan and Meera S Rayar and Michael Crawley
DOI: 10.1093/pch/14.7.433

Should prevention of chronic kidney disease start before pregnancy?
International Urology and Nephrology
Guido Filler and Meera S. Rayar and Orlando da Silva and Ilan Buffo and Dion Pepelassis and Ajay P. Sharma
DOI: 10.1007/s11255-007-9328-1