Dr. Sandra McKay
Dr. Sandra McKay was appointed to the inaugural position of Vice President, Research & Innovation in Spring 2021. She is focused on helping to bring VHA’s transformational vision of advancing and inspiring improvements in home care through research and innovation to life.
Sandra has a strong track record of impactful collaborative research including more than 40 manuscript publications and 100 conference presentations and speaking engagements. Together with her academic partners she has secured more than 3.5 million dollars in competitive research funding in the last 5 years and has co-supervised more than 50 students in community-based research learning opportunities.
Sandra holds an adjunct professor position at the University of Toronto Department of Physical Therapy, is a member of the East Toronto Health Partners Ontario Health Team Evaluation Steering Committee, the AGE-WELL Network Centre of Excellence Research Management Committee and chair of the VHA Research Advisory. She holds a PhD in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.