Professor Goel is a distinguished scholar with an extensive background in teaching, research and university administration. He was a founding scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (IC/ES) and founding President and CEO of Public Health Ontario, where he was highly successful in building an academic public health services agency that provided scientific and technical advice to front-line practitioners. He has served as both the University of Toronto’s Vice-President and Provost and its Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives. As an academic public health physician, his interests include clinical effectiveness, medical decision-making, technology assessment, and health services research. He is a member of the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force and is the Scientific Advisor for the CanCOVID Research Network.