Michelle Greiver

Degrees, Title/Position:
MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP
Chair, Gordon F. Cheesbrough Research Family and Community Medicine, North York General Hospital (NYGH)
Director | University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN)
Associate Professor, DFCM, University of Toronto
Scientist, North York General Hospital, Co-investigator, Diabetes Action Canada (DAC)

Goal Groups/Integration Themes:
Lead - Digital Health for Diabetes Research and Care

Research Description:

Dr Greiver’s work centers on using Canada’s increasingly large amounts of electronic health data to improve the health and lives of Canadians; diabetes is now a critical health issue for more Canadians than ever.  She oversees the Electronic Medical Record data system as well as clinical research activities for UTOPIAN, the University of Toronto Practice Based Research Network (PBRN), which includes over 1,400 family physicians and is the largest PBRN in Canada.  UTOPIAN partners front line providers and academic researchers, providing insights into what is working and what could work better in primary care.   She is working with the Leadership of Diabetes Action Canada on the launch of a National Diabetes Repository; the Repository will combine multiple sources of data, including information added by patients living with diabetes on their health and wellbeing.  It is intended to offer patients new ways to access and use their data and enhanced options to engage and participate in care and research positioned to be meaningful and relevant to them.