Exploring the Intersection of I.D.E.A., Innovation, and Healthcare: A Conversation with Dr. Ryan Wiley

Published on February 2, 2023


In order to provide comprehensive and effective healthcare to our communities, it is essential to consider both the healthcare industry and the broader realm of health sciences and research. The innovations arising from research in the health and life sciences are critical in improving health outcomes across Canada and addressing global health challenges such as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

In this episode of The HQ podcast, we examine the crucial connection between IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), innovation, and improving healthcare in conversation with renowned expert Dr. Ryan Wiley.

As the President of Shift Health, Dr. Wiley brings extensive knowledge and experience in the field of health research and innovation, working with top leaders to create a more inclusive and person-centered healthcare future. With a Ph.D. in immunology from McMaster University and his roles as a professor, researcher, policy advisor, and advocate, Dr. Wiley is a respected voice in the health and life sciences industry.

Tune in to this enlightening episode as we explore the impact of IDEA on the future of healthcare.


About Dr. Ryan Wiley

Dr. Ryan Wiley is President of Shift Health, which he has helped to grow into one of the most dynamic and trusted advisory teams within the health research and innovation ecosystem, with footholds in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Working with global leaders in the contexts of business, healthcare, science, policy and social justice, Ryan is committed to creating a healthcare future that’s collaborative, inclusive and person-centred.

Ryan received his PhD in immunology from McMaster University, where he is now Adjunct Professor. He is Policy Advisor to and Past Chair of Research Canada, Co-chair of Life Sciences Ontario’s Annual Policy Forum, a founding member of Building an Inclusive Life Sciences Future and the Inclusive Life Sciences Collaboration, Chair of Amref Health Africa in Canada and a Director on the board of CanHealth International. Ryan was honoured to receive Research Canada’s Leadership in Advocacy Award in 2019 and Life Sciences Ontario’s Volunteer Award in 2022.


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