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Jay Shaw, PT, PhD

Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute and the Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care
Assistant Professor (status only), Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Senior Research Consultant with VHA Home Health Care
Academic Fellow at the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research at the University of Toronto
Head of Research, North American Observatory of Health Systems and Policies

Dr. Shaw is an implementation science researcher who studies how and why innovations are adopted in health care policy and practice. His research spans the implementation of a range of innovations, including virtual care technologies, deprescribing of medications among older people, and new models of integrated care. Dr. Shaw is an interdisciplinary researcher, using primarily qualitative and mixed methods research approaches and drawing on a variety of theoretical perspectives to help provide insight into implementation processes and health system change. Dr. Shaw’s research has been supported by doctoral research awards and postdoctoral fellowships from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and he collaborates with researchers in Spain, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and across Canada.

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  • Canadian Institutes for Health Research Doctoral Research Award (2010)
  • Canadian Institutes for Health Research Fellowship Award (2012)
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PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Science

Areas of Interest

Health system solutions

  • Fully affiliated with:
  • University of Toronto

  • A member of:
  • Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)