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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Robin Hayeems, PhD, ScM

Research Institute
Scientist
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation

Other Positions
Member
SickKids Centre for Genetic Medicine


Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 309259
Fax: 416-813-5979
Email: robin.hayeems@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Sabrina Jancsi
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 (ext. 309975)
Alternate Email: sabrina.jancsi@sickkids.ca

For more information, visit:

Hayeems Lab website

Robin Hayeems REACH Profile

Brief Biography

Dr. Robin Hayeems is a Scientist in Child Health Evaluative Sciences (CHES) at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and an Associate Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto. Dr. Hayeems is trained in genetic counselling (Sc.M., Johns Hopkins University), public health and bioethics (PhD, University of Toronto), health policy research (University of Toronto, IHPME Postdoctoral Fellowship), and health services research (University of Toronto, Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship).

Dr. Hayeems’ research focuses on the development and implementation of high-quality screening and diagnostic tools for the maternal-child health context. Using applied health services and policy research methods, her work focuses on the delivery, evaluation, and governance of genomic and other screening/diagnostic tools in the prenatal, newborn, and early childhood periods. As a member of the Ontario Maternal Child Screening Advisory Committee, her work informs and is informed by policy development in this area.

Research Interests

  • Evaluating genomic screening and diagnostic technologies in maternal-child health
  • Understanding delivery, financing, governance, and ethics arrangements implicated in the use of genomic technologies
  • Applied health services and policy research methods, mixed methods

External Funding

  • Canadian Institutes for Health Research
  • The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Foundation/CIHR Institute of Human Development - Child and Youth Health New Investigator Award
  • McLaughlin Centre, University of Toronto
  • Norm Saunders Complex Care Initiative, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Achievements

New Investigator Funding:

  • The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Foundation/CIHR Institute of Human Development - Child and Youth Health New Investigator Award

Post-doctoral Funding:

  • Cystic Fibrosis Canada
  • Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) Capacity for Applied and Developmental Research and Evaluation (CADRE) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008-2010)

Publications

Link to Dr. Hayeems' publications on PubMed.