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Vivek Goel

Dr. Goel is Vice-President, Research and Innovation at the University of Toronto and a professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He also served five years as vice-president and provost at the University of Toronto. Dr. Goel joined the University of Toronto as an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics in 1991. He was chair of the Department of Health Administration in the Faculty of Medicine from 1999 until 2001 and served in the University's senior administration as vice-provost, faculty from 2001 to 2004. Prior to that he was one of the founding scientists at ICES. He was president of the Central East Health Information Partnership, an Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care funded health intelligence unit. From 1999 to 2002 he was the scientific program leader at the Health Evidence Applications Linkages Network (HEALNet), a federal network of centres of excellence. Dr. Goel is a licensed physician and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, having obtained his medical degree from McGill University. He did his post-graduate medical training in community medicine at the University of Toronto and also obtained a Master's degree (MSc) in health administration from the University of Toronto and a Master's degree (MSC) in biostatistics from Harvard University's School of Public Health. Dr. Goel is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute for Health Information; a member of the Board of the Change Foundation; and the National Statistics Council.