Seija Kromm holds a PhD in Health Services Research (Health Policy) from the University of Toronto, Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. She also holds an MA and BA (First Class Honours) in Economics from the University of Calgary. During her Doctoral studies she held a Graduate Studentship from Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions and studied accountability of acute care hospitals and their strategic priorities. Dr. Kromm completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Health System Performance Research Network under the supervision of Dr. Walter Wodchis. She led a project measuring the performance of Ontario’s Health Links and the value they create. Her research and teaching interests include health system reform, health care policy, financing health care, and health economics. She is currently the Assistant Scientific Director of the Maternal, Newborn, Child and Youth Strategic Clinical Network of Alberta Health Services.