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?Humanism and Professionalism Curriculum in Training
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Sylvia Cheng, Meera Rayar, 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, Meera Rayar, Naazish Bashir, S. Wendy Roberts, Rebecca L. Hancock-Howard, Peter C. Coyte
DOI: 10.1007/s10803-015-2447-0

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

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

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

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

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