Arlene S. Bierman, MD, MS, FRCPC

Ontario Women’s Health Council Chair in Women’s Health, St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto

Other Affiliations: Senior Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital; Associate Professor, Nursing, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Health Policy, Evaluation and Management; Public Health Services, and Medicine, University of Toronto; Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)

Dr. Bierman is the Principal Investigator for the Project for an Ontario Women’s health Evidence-Based Report (POWER). She is a general internist, geriatrician, and health services researcher and the inaugural holder of the Ontario Women’s Health Council Chair in Women’s Health and Associate Professor, Nursing, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing; and Health Policy, Evaluation, and Management, Public Health Sciences, and Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

She is a Senior Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital and Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences (ICES). A member of the Ontario Health Quality Council, and chair of its Performance Measurement Advisory Board Dr. Bierman is an internationally recognized expert in performance measurement and reporting. She is on the Board of Directors for the National Centre of Excellence program, the National Initiative to Improve Care for the Elderly (NICE).

Dr. Bierman came to Toronto from the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) where she was a Senior Research Physician in the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research, a Senior Advisor on Aging, and a Chair of the AHRQ Task Force on Aging. She has also served as a Deputy Editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Bierman’s research is directed at examining the impact of models service delivery and finance on access, quality, and health outcomes among older adults, with a special focus on low literacy and low income populations, and the unique needs of older women. Her work addresses the interface between health policy, access to care, primary care practice and health outcomes.

See the St. Michael’s Hospital website for more information.