Jay Shaw, PT, PhD

Adjunct Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute
Adjunct Scientist, 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
Academic Fellow, Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, University of Toronto
Senior Research Consultant, VHA Home Health Care
Head of Research, North American Observatory of Health Systems and Policies

Jay Shaw is Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at University of Toronto with cross-appointment to the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. He serves as Research Director of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Ethics & Health at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, and is adjunct Scientist at the Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care. He practiced as a physical therapist in community-based care prior to completing his PhD in 2012. Jay’s program of research addresses the implementation and ethical implications of innovations in health care, with a special focus on innovative models of community-focused integrated care, digital health technologies, and applications of AI in health care.

Jay’s program of research addresses the implementation and ethical implications of innovations in health care, with a special focus on innovative models of community-focused integrated care, digital health technologies, and applications of AI in health care. His research leverages qualitative social science approaches, and draws on theory from organization studies and science & technology studies. Jay partners closely with community members and health system stakeholders to ensure his research is practically relevant, and his work informs the ethical design of health system innovations that advance social justice in aging, public health and health care.

  • Education

    PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Science

  • Select Awards
    • AMS Phoenix Fellow in Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence for Health (2018)
    • Canadian Institutes for Health Research Fellowship Award (2012)
    • Canadian Institutes for Health Research Doctoral Research Award (2010)
  • Publications

Fully affiliated with

A member of

Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)