Dr. Marissa Bird

Position: Learning Health Systems Scientist
Degrees: RN, PhD
Keywords: Learning Health Systems; Innovation; Sustainability; Co-Design; Evaluation
Select Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=k1BLMo4AAAAJ&hl=en&inst=12105398388805626015&oi=ao, Google Scholar
Other: Assistant Professor (Status), Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Categories: Science, Scientific Staff

Dr. Marissa Bird is a Registered Nurse and Scientist in the Learning Health Systems Program at the Institute for Better Health, Trillium Health Partners. Dr. Bird’s program of work focuses on creating sustainable innovation in health care environments by optimizing innovations for sustainability within Learning Health Systems, as well as supporting the health system to transform toward sustainability. Particular interests within this field include cultivating Organizational Ambidexterity within the Learning Health System by balancing exploitative (sustainable) and explorative (generative) change for optimal innovation capacity; studying the intersection of leadership and innovation; and working in the fields of innovation co-design and evaluation to support learning and sustainability. Dr. Bird’s methods expertise includes mixed and multi-methods projects, knowledge synthesis, and realist approaches. She collaborates with colleagues nationally and internationally on projects generously supported by tri-council and other funding agencies.

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