Wednesday, May 16 – 11:30 a.m.
This Panel will bring together some of Canada’s foremost experts who will share their insights into data access and management, and the unique challenges for research using big data sets with unique and important privacy considerations and legislation.
Moderator: Michael Schull
Dr. Michael Schull is President, CEO and Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, and Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Schull’s research focuses on health service utilization, quality of care, health system integration and patient outcomes, and the evaluation of health policy. Dr. Schull practices as an Emergency Medicine specialist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.
Dr. Muhammad Mamdani
Founding Director of the Li Ka Shing Centre for Healthcare Analytics Research and Training
Dr. Muhammad Mamdani is the Founding Director of the Li Ka Shing Centre for Healthcare Analytics Research and Training (LKS-CHART) of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Mamdani has published over 400 research studies in peer-reviewed medical journals and obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 1995 and subsequently completed a fellowship in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research at the Detroit Medical Center in 1997. Dr. Mamdani has a series of degrees including a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University in 1998 with a concentration in quantitative methods, focusing on biostatistics and epidemiological principles.
Associate Professor at UBC in the School of Population and Public Health
Kimberlyn McGrail is an Associate Professor at UBC in the School of Population and Public Health and the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. She is also Scientific Director of Population Data BC and Data Director for the BC Academic Health Sciences Network. Her research interests are quantitative policy evaluation, aging and the use and cost of health care services, and the ethical and technical aspects of the development and operation of large linked data systems. Her research is conducted in partnership with clinicians, policy-makers and the public. Kim is a founding member of the International Population Data Linkage Network and founding Deputy Editor of the International Journal of Population Data Science. She was the 2009-10 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Associate in Health Care Policy and Practice, a 2016 recipient of the Cortlandt JG Mackenzie Prize for Excellence in Teaching, and 2017 recipient of a UBC award for Excellence in Clinical or Applied Research.
Dr. Laura Rosella
Canada Research Chair in Population Health Analytics; Program Director, PhD in Epidemiology
Dr. Laura Rosella is Assistant Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Rosella currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Population Health Analytics and appointments at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Public Health Ontario. She has authored several publications in the area of public health, public health policy, and health services research. She has a strong focus on estimating the impact of prevention efforts on the equity and sustainability of the health system. In addition, she focuses on developing and validating prediction models that can be used to inform health system decision-making.
Chief Privacy Officer (Acting) at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Panelist Charles Victor is Chief Privacy Officer (Acting) at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences(ICES). ICESis an independent, non-profit organization that uses population-based health information to produce knowledge on a broad range of health care issues. The organization’sunbiased evidence provides measures of health system performance, a clearer understanding of the shifting health care needs of Ontarians, and a stimulus for discussion of practical solutions to optimize scarce resources. ICES knowledge is highly regarded in Canada and abroad, and is widely used by government, hospitals, planners, and practitioners to make decisions about care delivery and to develop policy.Mr. Victor hold a M.Sc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Western University.