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Dr. Brianne Wood

Research Lead – NORTHH

CFSA Executive. TBHSRI Research Scientist. (

Dr. Brianne Wood is the inaugural joint Social Accountability and Learning Health Systems Associate Scientist in a partnership between NOSM University, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute. She is also the 2021 Health Systems Resilience Fellow, awarded by the Health Research Foundation of Innovative Medicines Canada. Dr. Wood’s research program focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of learning health systems research in Northern Ontario and supports the integration of educational and health systems research.

She also serves as the Research Director of NORTHH (the NOSM University Research Toward Health Hub—a practice-based research network for primary health-care providers) within the Centre for Social Accountability. As Associate Scientist, Dr. Wood supports primary health care research, quality improvement, and capacity-building in Northern Ontario. With a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Ottawa, Dr. Wood has expertise in integrated knowledge translation and mixed methods research. Dr. Wood also has applied experience from working as a health systems epidemiologist in Northern Ontario, including health equity impact assessments, health system performance measurement, and primary health care capacity, specific to northern, rural, and remote contexts. She was recently interviewed on the Resilient Healthcare Coalition podcast.