Executive Steering Committee

This committee includes equal representation from the Network’s 3 University of Toronto partners: Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the University of Toronto Mississauga. The committee provides strategic and organizational oversight, in addition to providing support with priority setting

Gillian Hawker

Gillian Hawker, MD, MSc

Dr. Hawker is the Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, a Rheumatologist/Clinician Scientist at Women’s College Hospital and a Senior Scientist at the Women’s College Research Institute. She holds cross-appointments to the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Her research focuses on addressing gaps and disparities in access to and outcomes of care for people living with osteoarthritis. Her research has been important in elucidating criteria for patient appropriateness for total joint replacement surgery in OA and the relationship between walking difficulty due to OA and other common chronic conditions, e.g., cardiovascular disease and diabetes. She has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and was the 2020 recipient of the International Osteoarthritis Research Society’s Clinical Research Award.

Laura Rosella

Laura Rosella, PhD, MHSc

Dr. Laura Rosella is an epidemiologist and Associate Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) at the University of Toronto, where she holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Population Health Analytics. She is also the Program Director for the DLSPH PhD Program in Epidemiology, Site Director at ICES U of T, and a Faculty Affiliate at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Laura leads the Population Health Analytics laboratory where she focuses on using linked population health data in new ways to support diabetes prevention. She has developed methodology to develop and validate population risk prediction tools, including the Diabetes Population Risk Tool and a new methodology to identify optimal cut-offs for diabetes screening. Her current research is focused on understanding how persons living with type 2 diabetes accumulate chronic conditions over their life course and elucidating what factors contribute to mortality outcomes.

Kent Moore

Kent Moore, PhD

Professor Moore has a Ph.D. in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics from Princeton University and a B.Sc. in Theoretical Physics from the University Guelph. He is the Distinguished Professor of Theoretical Geophysics of Climate Change at the University of Toronto and the Vice-Principal Research at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Professor Moore’s research interests include polar meteorology, high latitude air-sea-ice interactions, paleoclimatology and high altitude physiology. Professor Moore has published over 195 research papers in the peer-reviewed literature including papers in Science, Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications, the New England Journal of Medicine and the British Medical Journal. As a recognized authority in climate science, Professor Moore is frequently asked to speak or provide comment on current environmental issues. Professor Moore was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in recognition of his contributions to Arctic research.