Dr. Robert Reid
Dr. Robert Reid is the research chair jointly created by Trillium Health Partners and the University of Toronto. He is also Chief Scientist at the Institute for Better Health (IBH) and Senior Vice President of Science at Trillium Health Partners (THP). As one of the largest community hospital systems in Canada with a diverse and growing population, THP’s mission is to create a new kind of health care for a healthier community. IBH, THP’s embedded research and innovation engine, focuses on generating cutting-edge science and innovation on novel ways to engage, design and deliver health care, and on creating partnerships with patients, caregivers and our community in the pursuit of improving population health. At the University of Toronto, Dr. Reid holds an academic appointment at the University of Toronto, as Professor with the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and with the Department of Family and Community Medicine. He also holds academic appointments as Professor (part-time) with McMaster University’s Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact; Affiliate Investigator with Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute; and Affiliate Associate Professor with the University of Washington’s School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Dr. Reid received his medical degree from the University of Alberta and completed a Master’s Degree in in Epidemiology and a PhD in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins University. He is a global expert and thought leader in population health, learning health systems, and primary care. He is best known for his seminal work in developing, evaluating and pioneering the patient-centred medical home at Group Health Cooperative, now Kaiser Permanente, in Seattle, Washington, which integrated and streamlined team-based care to improve quality, patient experience and yield cost savings. He is also internationally acclaimed for his research to develop and test population-based innovations in primary care delivery, prevention services and chronic care. Dr. Reid is currently providing leading expertise in the re-design of Ontario’s health care system through the newly introduced Ontario Health Teams. He also serves on the Ontario Science Table that informs Ontario’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Ontario Health Data Council that provides advice to the Ontario Government on strategic data management. A fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, Dr. Reid has lectured nationally and internationally on the organization, financing and delivery of care – from the Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, and Harvard to Ottawa, London, Edmonton, and Auckland. Dr. Reid has published over 150 articles in refereed journals and has delivered over 150 scientific and policy invited presentations.