Jay Shaw, PT, PhD
Scientist, Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care
Jay Shaw is a Scientist at the Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care, and Research Director of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Ethics & Health at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. Jay has a Status Appointment as Assistant Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at University of Toronto. 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. 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 public health and health care.
“VHA has been an essential partner in advancing our research program on the role of community-based care in the future of health systems. The ongoing collaboration of the VHA team has contributed to building important insights on key policy topics to support a more integrated health system and how emerging health innovations can be taken up in community care. These are crucial topics for health systems to get right here in Ontario and around the world.”