Ian is a public health professor at the University of Waterloo, where he also serves as the university's executive director for health research. He works in information management, with a particular interest in how technology can be used to support decision-making by clinical providers and health care mangers. Lately, Ian has been exploring this issue in the context of pandemic planning and incident response strategies.
Ian's work on funding and financial reporting in health care has contributed to several commissions and reports, including the Romanow and Clair (Québec) reports. Ian has served on a community hospital board, is an adjunct scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and is affiliated with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.