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 Robert Reid

Robert Reid, MD MPH PhD

Chief Scientist, Trillium Health Partners
Senior Vice-President Science, Trillium Health Partners
Professor, Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto


With his passion for health care transformation, Dr. Reid will help THP deliver on the promise of building a new kind of health care for a healthier community through research and innovation.

Dr. Reid received his medical degree from the University of Alberta and completed a master of public health in epidemiology and a doctorate of health policy and management from the Johns Hopkins University. He is internationally recognized for his research developing and testing population-based innovations in primary care delivery, prevention services and chronic care.

Dr. Reid is best known for his work in developing and evaluating Group Health Cooperatives’ pioneering patient-centred medical home in Seattle, Washington, which coordinated and streamlined team-based care to improve quality, patient experience and yield cost savings. A fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, he has lectured nationally and internationally on the organization, financing and delivery of care – from the Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, and Harvard to Ottawa, London and Auckland. Dr. Reid has published nearly 140 articles in refereed journals and given over 130 scientific and policy talks.

In addition to his position at the Institute for Better Health, Dr. Reid is a professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. He also holds appointments as affiliate investigator at Group Health Research Institute, adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health and affiliate associate professor at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

What brought you here?

The opportunity to lead a new kind of research in Mississauga to impact a healthier community. There is the opportunity here to be research pioneers in people-centred practice, improving the experience of health and health care in our uniquely diverse community and beyond.

Selected Publications:

Reid RJ, Coleman K, Johnson EA, et al. The Group Health medical home at year two: cost savings, higher patient satisfaction, and less burnout for providers. Health Affairs 2010;29(5):835-843.

Reid RJ, Johnson EA, Hsu C, et al.  Spreading a medical home redesign: effects on emergency room use and hospital admissions. Annals of Family Med 2013;11:S19-S26.

Reid RJ, Fishman PA, Yu O, et al. Patient-centered medical home demonstration: a prospective, quasi-experimental, before and after evaluation. American Journal of Managed Care 2009;1;15(9):e71-87.

Reid RJ, Wagner EH. The Veterans Health Administration patient aligned care teams: lessons in primary care transformation. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2014; 29 (Suppl 2):S552–4.

Liss DT, Reid RJ, Grembowski D, et al. Changes in office visit use associated with electronic messaging and telephone encounters among patients with diabetes in the PCMH. Annals of Family Medicine 2014;12(4):338-343.

Reid RJ, Larson EB. Financial implications of the patient-centered medical home [Editorial]. JAMA 2012;308(1):83-84.

Larson EB, Reid RJ. The patient-centered medical home movement: why now? [Editorial]. JAMA 2010;306(16):1644-1645. 

Green SM, Reid RJ, Larson EB. Implementing the learning health system: from concept to action. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2012;157:207-210.

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