Dr. Vivek Goel, MD, MSc, FRCPC Dr. Vivek Goel is a distinguished scholar with extensive achievements in research, teaching, and leadership across both public and private sectors.
Goel is recognized in Canada and around the world as a leading public-health researcher, health-services evaluation expert, and champion for the use of research evidence in health policymaking.
He has held a number of senior leadership roles at the University of Toronto including as Vice-President and Provost and most recently as Vice-President Research and Innovation.
He served as founding president and CEO of Public Health Ontario from 2008 until 2014 and also as a founding scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), where he continues as an adjunct senior scientist. Goel has served as Chief Academic Strategist with Coursera, a global platform that connects universities and learners with online courses.
He has extensive experience in governance and serves on the boards of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (as chair), the POST Promise as well as chair of the expert advisory group on the development of a pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy.
Goel is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, a fellow of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, and a Member of the Order of Canada.
Goel obtained his medical degree from McGill University and completed post-graduate medical training in community medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Goel obtained a master’s degree (MSc) in community health from U of T and a master’s degree (MS) in biostatistics from Harvard University School of Public Health.