PhD, ScM


Brief Bio:

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




"I look at research in a different way to answer a question that really matters.”

 - Dr. Reza MD (Sick Kids Nuclear Medicine, Associate Professor UofT)