President and Chief Executive Officer
Public Health Ontario
A respected public health physician and health services researcher, Vivek Goel brings extensive experience in health-care evaluation and research to PHO.
He has been engaged in a broad range of research activities related to public health, particularly focusing on chronic disease prevention and control. These research activities include the economic evaluation of health-care interventions, optimization of the use of laboratory tests in the periodic health examination and the development of measures for health status assessment. In addition, Goel has served on numerous local, provincial and federal committees related to public health as well as being involved in international activities. Prior to joining PHO, Goel was vice-president and provost at the University of Toronto, and he is a professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. He is also adjunct senior scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. He is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute for Health Information, a member of the Board of Directors of the Change Foundation, a member of the National Statistics Council, and a member of the Caribbean Health Research Council.
He holds a medical degree from McGill University, with specialty training in community medicine, a master's in Health Administration from the University of Toronto and a master's in Biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health.