Robin Hayeems, ScM, PhD

Assistant Professor (Status Only)

Position: Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
SGS Status: Associate Member
Primary Graduate Appointment: Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation
Program: Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics
Primary Teaching Responsibilities: Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research (IHPME; HSR1001)
Available to Supervise CSB Students: Yes

Research Interests

impacts of genomic technologies on patients, provides, health care systems

Current Research Projects
  • Patient experience and ethics of pediatric genome diagnostics
  • Clinical utility and costs of pediatric genome diagnostics
  • Determining value of genome diagnostics: a new outcome measure
  • Novel models of care for delivering genome diagnostics
  • Managing medical uncertainty generated by newborn bloodspot screening
  • Educational strategies for primary care providers delivering prenatal screening
Education & Training History
  • BSc (Hons), Psychology, McGill University
  • MSc, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto
  • ScM, Genetic Counseling, Johns Hopkins University/National Human Genome Research Institute
  • PhD, Public Health Sciences and Collaborative Program in Bioethics, University of Toronto
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto
Honours & Awards
  • SickKids Foundation/CIHR New Investigator Award. Costs and clinical consequences of pediatric whole genome sequencing compared to conventional genetic tests. Total Amount: $297,000CDN.
Other Affiliations
  • Member, Technology Assessment at SickKids (TASK) Force, led by Dr. Wendy Ungar, The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Member, Centre for Genetic Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Several policy advisory committees related to genomic screening and diagnostics
  • Several research collaborations
  • Service committees at The Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto