Speakers

Speakers

Pierre-Gerlier Forest

School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Dr. Pierre-Gerlier Forest is a professor of community health sciences and the director of the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, where he also holds the James S. and Barbara A. Palmer Chair in Public Policy. Prior to joining the University of Calgary in 2016, he served as director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy with the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. From 2006 to 2013, Dr. Forest was president and CEO of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, where he was engaged in policy research in areas such as urban policy, immigration, social policy, and health reform. Earlier in his career, he held prominent leadership positions with national health organizations and with Health Canada, where as Chief Scientist, he was accountable for the quality and integrity of scientific and regulatory research. He also served as research director for the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada.


Adeera Levin

University of BC and Providence Health Care

Dr. Adeera Levin is a Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Nephrology at the University of BC, and consultant nephrologist at Providence Health Care/St Paul’s Hospital, in Vancouver. She is also the Executive Director of the BC Renal Agency, which oversees the care, planning and budgets for kidney services in BC. In this capacity, Dr. Levin has leveraged her epidemiological training, clinical knowledge, and health outcomes research to develop an evidence-based transparent system which enhances the care of patients across the continuum of care (from identification of chronic kidney disease through to dialysis, transplant, and death).


Morgan Price

Department of Family Practice, University of BC

Dr. Morgan Price is an Associate Professor (University of BC, Department of Family Practice, Island Medical Program) and family physician practicing in the inner city with under-served populations in Victoria, BC. Dr. Price is also an Adjunct Professor in Computer Science and Health Information Science at the University of Victoria. His area of interest is in design and adoption research of clinical information systems, focused in primary care, decision support, and consumer oriented information systems. He has been Primary Investigator on several successful clinical informatics design and research projects exploring clinical decision support, EMR adoption, personal health records, and medication information systems.


Alex Singer

Department of Family Medicine, University of Manitoba

Dr. Alex Singer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba where he serves as the Director of Research and Quality Improvement. As the Network Director of the Manitoba Primary Care Research Network he leads and collaborates on several practice based research studies. Dr. Singer is the Measurement and Evaluation lead for eConsult Manitoba and a family physician clinician-teacher in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dr. Singer’s research focuses on using EMR data for secondary use, specifically in the areas of disease surveillance, natural language processing and pragmatic clinical trials based in primary care settings. He has published and presented on several topics including quality improvement in primary care settings, EMR data quality, chronic disease surveillance, antibiotic stewardship, medication prescribing patterns and Choosing Wisely recommendation adherence in primary care.


Carolyn Steele Gray

Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Dr. Carolyn Steele Gray is a Scientist at the Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and a 2021-2022 AMS Healthcare Fellow in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence and Digital Health. Her program of work focuses on the role of digital health in supporting integrated and person-centred care delivery for patients with complex care needs using primarily multi-method and qualitative approaches. She currently co-leads an international Special Interest Group in Digital Health Enabling Integrated Care under the International Federation of Integrated Care and is a Co-Founder of the International Learning Collaborative for Goal-Oriented Care. Finally, Dr. Steele Gray is the Research Manager for the Women Who Lead network, a non-profit organization that provides supports and opportunities to help women take on leadership roles in healthcare.


Walter Wodchis

Institute for Better Health, Trillium Health Partners

Driven by his passion for transforming the health care system with meaningful, impactful and scalable solutions, Dr. Walter Wodchis is Senior Scientist and inaugural Research Chair in Implementation and Evaluation Science at the Trillium Health Partners Institute for Better Health. An internationally recognized scientist in health economics, financing, policy evaluation and integrated care, Dr. Wodchis is leading and informing the development, implementation and evaluation of scalable solutions that improve health system integration and performance. As a collaboration between Trillium Health Partners and the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dr. Wodchis will be advancing and leading research to inform health system organization, delivery and resourcing for Mississauga and beyond.