Dr. Vivek Goel


    Dr. Vivek Goel is the Chief Academic Strategist of Coursera. Dr. Goel is responsible for for working with partner institutions to foster development of course content for the platform. Prior to joining Coursera he was the Founding President and CEO of Public Health Ontario, a government agency dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of Ontario residents. Previously he was Vice-President and Provost at the University of Toronto where he continues as a Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. He has extensive experience in health care evaluation and research, health policy and management, and information systems. Dr. Goel received his medical degree from McGill University, and completed specialty training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Toronto. He received his Master of Science in health administration from the University of Toronto and his Master of Science in biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and has been involved in a broad range of governance activities with academic and public sector organizations.