Rob Reid

Robert J. Reid is a Canadian healthcare delivery specialist based in Toronto, Ontario.


Reid became a Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Alberta upon graduation in 1986. He then completed a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology in 1993, a General Preventative Medicine & Public Health residency in 1995 and a PhD in Philosophy in Health Policy and Management in 1998, all at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.1)

Career and Affiliations

Kaiser Permanente

Reid is known for his work at the Group Health Research Institute at the 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.2)

He remains an Affiliate Investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.3)


Reid is a research scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).4)

Trillium Health Partners

Reid is the inaugural Hazel McCallion Research Chair in Learning Health Systems and Chief Scientist at the Institute for Better Health (IBH) and Senior Vice President of Science at Trillium Health Partners (THP).5)

University of Washington

University of Toronto

McMaster University

Reid is a professor at the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University.9)

Ontario Ministry of Health

Reid is currently providing leadership and expertise in the re-design of Ontario’s health care system through the newly introduced Ontario Health Teams initiative, under the Ontario Ministry of Health.10)

Evidence Synthesis Network

Reid is co-chair of the Evidence Synthesis Network alongside Anne Hayes.11)

American College of Preventive Medicine

Reid is a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. In this role, he has lectured nationally and internationally on the organization, financing and delivery of care – from the Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, and Harvard University to Ottawa, London and Auckland.12)


Reid has published over 150 articles in refereed journals and has delivered over 150 scientific and policy invited presentations.


Education | Robert Reid. LinkedIn. Retrieved May 25, 2022, from
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Specialty referral: A doctors’ duet. (2015, April 2). Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.
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Robert Reid. McMaster Experts. Retrieved May 25, 2022, from
Aligning Strategy and Measurement for an Integrated System of Care. Ontario Hospital Association. Retrieved May 25, 2022, from
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Poznyak, D., Peikes, D. N., Wakar, B. A., Brown, R. S., & Reid, R. J. (2017). Development and Validation of the Modified Patient-Centered Medical Home Assessment for the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative. Health Services Research, 53(2), 944–973.
Hernandez, S. E., Taylor, L., Grembowski, D., Reid, R. J., Wong, E., Nelson, K. M., Liu, C.-F., Fihn, S. D., & Hebert, P. L. (2016). A First Look at PCMH Implementation for Minority Veterans. Medical Care, 54(3), 253–261.
Lardier, D. T., Opara, I., Reid, R. J., Garcia-Reid, P., Herrera, A., & Cantu, I. (2021). Increasing HIV/AIDS knowledge among urban ethnic minority youth: Findings from a community-based prevention intervention program. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 20(1), 76–96.
Baker, G. R. (2004). The Canadian Adverse Events Study: the incidence of adverse events among hospital patients in Canada. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 170(11), 1678–1686.
Haggerty, J. L., Reid, R. J., Freeman, G. K., Starfield, B. H., Adair, C. D., & McKendry, R. (2003). Continuity of care: a multidisciplinary review. BMJ, 327(7425), 1219–1221.