Eric Benchimol is a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He holds the Northbridge Financial Corporation Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at SickKids. He is a Senior Scientist at the SickKids Research Institute, and Senior Core Scientist at ICES. He has been associated with CCHCSP since 2006. He was first a Rising Researcher, and then funded by a Doctoral Award, a Career Development Award and the Career Enhancement Program from the CCHCSP. He is currently co-Centre Leader for the University of Toronto for ENRICH. Dr. Benchimol’s research focuses on the epidemiology and outcomes of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. He chairs the Canadian Gastro-Intestinal Epidemiology Consortium (CanGIEC), which conducts epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, outcomes, and health services research using the health administrative data from multiple provinces. Dr. Benchimol also has an interest in improving the methods used to conduct research using routinely-collected health data. In that capacity, he co-chairs of the RECORD Steering Committee, an international group which has created reporting guidelines for observational studies that use routine-collected health data for research.