Dr. Jason M. Sutherland is a Professor in the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, School of Population and Public Health; a Scholar of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research; the Program Head, Health Services and Outcomes, in the Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences; and has been Canada’s Harkness Fellow in Clinical Practice and Health Policy.

Dr. Sutherland studies funding policy, methods for improving cross-continuum care, and health systems’ variations in efficiency, effectiveness and quality of care. He leads research evaluating health system funding policy and patients’ outcomes from surgery, and has advised governments on health care funding policy in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

Dr. Sutherland is editor-in-chief of Healthcare Policy and an associate editor of Health Policy. Dr. Sutherland’s current recent research projects include studying the effects of changing the incentives of hospital funding and investigating the links between funding policy and patient reported health outcomes (PROMS).

Education
PhD, Statistics, Simon Fraser University, 2003
MSc, Statistics, Simon Fraser University, 1997
BA, Mathematics, University of British Columbia, 1992

Research Interests

  • Development of methods for monitoring and evaluating health system performance
  • Measuring burden of illness and surgical outcomes
  • Exploring causes and consequences of variations in health system utilization and funding

Affiliations and Awards

  • Editor-in-chief, Healthcare Policy
  • Associate Editor, Health Policy
  • Co-Chair, Thesis Screening Panel, UBC School of Population and Public Health
  • Member, Research Leaders Forum, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Currently Recruiting Graduate Students Interested in

  • Developing methods for measuring surgical outcomes
  • Evaluating hospital spending and cost
  • Measuring burden of illness
  • Continuity of care
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