Marissa Bird

Faculty Member

Accepting Students

Dr. Marissa Bird is a Registered Nurse and Scientist in the Learning Health System Program at the Institute for Better Health, Trillium Health Partners. Dr. Bird is a recognized scholar in the fields of health innovation, learning health systems, co-design, and evaluation. Her program of work focuses on creating sustainable innovation in healthcare environments by optimizing innovations for sustainability within Learning Health Systems, as well as supporting the health system to transform toward sustainability. Particular interests within this field include cultivating Organizational Ambidexterity within the Learning Health System by balancing exploitative (sustainable) and explorative (generative) change for optimal innovation capacity; studying the intersection of leadership and innovation; and working in the fields of innovation co-design and evaluation to support learning and sustainability. Dr. Bird’s methods expertise includes mixed and multi-methods projects, knowledge synthesis, and realist approaches. She engages patients and families, health system decision makers and leaders, as well as clinicians in her projects. Dr. Bird collaborates with colleagues nationally and internationally on projects generously supported by tri-council and other funding agencies.