Deputy Chief, Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation
Robert Reid is Deputy Chief of the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and a Full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He is one of Canada’s leading health behavior change experts, particularly concerning smoking cessation, physical activity promotion, dietary change and cardiovascular rehabilitation. His research is funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the National Cancer Institute of Canada, the Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative, the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, the Change Foundation, and Health Canada.
Reid received his BSc in Human Kinetics, MSc in Exercise Physiology and MBA in Marketing from the University of Ottawa, and he earned his PhD in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. He is a past recipient of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada’s New Investigator Award. In 2006, he was awarded the James Hogg Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute for Circulatory and Respiratory Health for his contributions to clinical and population health research. In 2011, he was named the University of Ottawa Heart Institute’s Researcher of the Year. He is President of the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation.