Dr. Robert Reid is the inaugural Hazel McCallion Research Chair in Learning Health Systems, 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, deliver and finance health care, and on creating partnerships with patients, caregivers and our community in the pursuit of improving population health.
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 finance. He is best known for his seminal work in developing and evaluating pioneering 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 initiative.
Dr. Reid holds academic appointments as Professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Department of Family and Community Medicine. He is also a Professor at the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, at McMaster University. He holds appointments as Affiliate Investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health and Community Medicine.