Rob Reid is Hazel McCallion Research Chair in Learning Health Systems at the Institute for Better Health & a professor at U of T’s Institute for Health Policy, Management & Evaluation. He has years of research experience in learning health systems transformation at the community & organizational level, understands the importance of involving patients, front line practitioners & community members in these processes, & the value of establishing cross institutional collaborations.
Cheryl Prescod is Executive Director at Black Creek Community Health Centre in Toronto. She has over 25 years of experience as a community leader bringing together diverse stakeholders in community development initiatives & coalitions. She has facilitated numerous Community-Academic partnerships in research to build evidence that informs policy & innovative approaches to complex problems in marginalized communities.
Kim McGrail is professor in UBC’s School of Population & Public Health & scientific director for Health Data Research Network Canada & Population Data BC. Kim’s research interests include seniors care, health equity & primary care. Kim will speak about gaps in data reporting across Canada; the need to think about data differently to support population health & vulnerable populations; & the potential of a new data sharing strategy based on significant agreements across provinces recognizing the need for greater transparency & comparable data at a national level.
Dr. Deanne Taylor is the Corporate Director of Research, Interior Health & Adjunct Professor at UBC Okanagan in the Faculty of Health & Social Development. Early in her career, she was a recreational therapist in Residential Care (RC) & her interest in a research career, specifically in understanding how working conditions influence the conditions of care, came out of this experience. In her current role, Deanne leads, cultivates, & facilitates a range of research & knowledge translation activities.