Michael Kidd



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500 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1V7
Research Interests
Disadvantaged Populations, Chronic Diseases, Education Research, Health Informatics, Health Policy, HIV, Mental Health, Public Health, Electronic Medical Records, Case Studies, Mixed Methods
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Michael Kidd was the previous Chair of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto in Canada, and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care. He is also Senior Innovation Fellow with the Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. He is a cross-appointed researcher and full professor with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the Institute of Medical Science, and the Wilson Centre in Healthcare Education at the University of Toronto. He is an elected fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. He is a past President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a past President of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA). He has a research doctorate in medical education research from Monash University in Australia.

Research Synopsis

Michael Kidd has wide-ranging research interests including global health, primary health care and family medicine, digital health, mental health, health policy, the education of health professionals, safety and quality in primary care, the primary care management of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections, and the role of case reports in contemporary health care. He is the author or editor of 18 books, has contributed chapters to 14 other books, and is the author of over 190 publications in peer-reviewed journals. 

Recent Publications

Recent publications include: 
Rowe L, Kidd MR. Every doctor. CRC-Taylor and Francis, 2018 (ISBN 978 1 138 49785 6). 
Salah H, Kidd MR, Mandil A. Family Practice in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Primary Health Care for Universal Health Coverage. CRC-Taylor and Francis, 2019 (ISBN 978 0 367 27261 6). (Published in English and Arabic). 
Tu K, Greiver M, Kidd MR, Upshur R, Mullin A, Medeiros H, Krueger P, Aliarzadeh B, Alleyne JMK, Chen T, Dawson D, Fleming K, Forte M, Freeman R, Fung A, Jaakkimainen LSK, Kiran T, Letovsky E, Lofters A, Makanda F,, Meaney C, Melamed O, Myers J, O’Brien T, Persaud N, Pinto AD, Rashid M, Redditt V, Rouleau K, Selby P, Smylie J, Grunfeld E. The University of Toronto Family Medicine Report. Toronto, Ontario: Department of Family and Community Medicine, 2019. (ISBN: 978 1 999 0809 0 7). 
Gordon S, Grimmer K, Baker N, Coveney J, Kidd M. Feasibility of population screening tests to establish a healthy ageing trajectory. SAGE Open Medicine, 2019; 7: 1-9. 
Goodyear-Smith F, Bazemore A, Coffman M, Fortier R, Howe A, Jackson H, Kidd M, Phillips RL, Rouleau K, van Weel C. Primary care research priorities in low- and middle-income countries. Annals of Family Medicine, 2019; 17: 31-35. 
Kidd MR. Managing work-related mental health conditions in family medicine. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2019; 191 (12): 323-324. 
Worley P, Lowe M, Notaras L, Strasser S, Kidd MR, Slee M, Williams R, Noutsos T, Wakerman J. The Northern Territory Medical Program – growing our own in the NT. Rural and Remote Health, 2019 (accepted for publication 07.11.18) 
Landes M, Pfaff C, Zerihun M, Wondimagegn D, Sodhi S, Rouleau K, Kidd MR. Calling non-governmental organizations to strengthen primary health care: lessons following Alma-Ata. African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, 2019; 11 (1): a1945. 
Baillieu R, Kidd MR, Phillips RL, Roland M, Mueller M, Morgan D, Landon B, DeVoe J, Martinez-Bianchi V, Wang H, Etz RS, Koller C, Sachdev N, Jackson H, Jabbapour Y, Bazemore A. The Primary Care Spend Model: a systems approach to measure investment in primary care. BMJ Global Health, 2019; 4: e001601. 
Gordon S, Kidd MR, Maeder A, Baker N, Marin T, Grimmer K. Health deficits in community dwelling adults aged 40 to 75 years. BMC Geriatrics, 2019; 19: 148. 
Goodyear-Smith F, Bazemore A, Coffman M, Fortier R, Howe A, Jackson H, Kidd MR, Phillips RL, Rouleau K, van Weel C. A systematic assessment of research priorities for primary health care financing in low- and middle-income countries. BMJ Global Health, 2019 (accepted for publication 28.03.19) 
Goodyear-Smith F, Bazemore A, Coffman M, Fortier R, Howe A, Kidd MR, Phillips RL, Rouleau K, van Weel C. Research gaps in the organisation of primary health care in low and middle income countries and ways to address them: a mixed method approach. BMJ Global Health, 2019 (accepted for publication 13.04.19) 

Honours and Awards


Michael Kidd has been awarded honorary fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners (United Kingdom), the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians, the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia, the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka, and the Bangladesh Academy of Family Physicians, life membership of the General Practitioners’ Association of Nepal, and honorary membership of the World Psychiatric Association, the Romanian National Society of Family Medicine, the Slovak Society of General Practice Medicine, and the Armenian Psychiatric Association. In 2007, he received the Australian Medical Association Award for Excellence in Health Care in recognition of his contributions to primary care, medical education and the health care of disadvantaged people. In 2014, he was awarded the Rose Hunt Medal, the highest award of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners for services to Australian general practice. In the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2009 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for service to medicine and education in the areas of general practice and primary health care.


Current research funding includes: 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (398514) – Ontario Healthcare Implementation Laboratory: a learning health system approach that leverages data to improve quality in primary care (Co-applicant with Dr Noah Ivers et al), 2018-2022 ($1,960,000). 
Australian Government National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Grant (APP1160223) – IMPRovE: Implementing work-related Mental health guidelines in general PRacticE (Chief Investigator with Professor Danielle Mazza et al), 2019-2021 ($872,196.42). 
NHMRC Project Grant (1139348) – Decolonising practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care (Chief Investigator with Professor Fran Baum et al), 2018-2022 ($1,450,000). 
NHMRC Project Grant (1121334) - Improving cardiovascular health and quality of life in people with severe mental illness: a randomised trial of a ‘partners in health’ intervention (Chief Investigator with Professor Malcolm Battersby et al), 2017-2021 ($960,320). 
NHMRC Partnership Grant (1132344) - Identifying and addressing gaps in Australia’s adolescent HPV vaccination program. (Associate Investigator with Professor Rebecca Guy et al), 2017-2021 ($644,020).