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Jason Sutherland

Jason Sutherland


Director, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research

(604) 822-6812


201 – 2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


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; 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’s research spans two complementary themes: health system funding policy and patients’ outcomes from surgery. Dr. Sutherland has been active in advising provincial and federal governments on healthcare funding policy.

Dr. Sutherland is Interim Director of CHSPR, the director of the Masters of Health Sciences program in the School of Population and Public Health, the editor-in-chief of Healthcare Policy, and an associate editor of Health Policy. Dr. Sutherland’s current research projects include cross-sector funding policy and investigating associations between healthcare funding policy and patients’ health and health outcomes.

Currently Recruiting Graduate Students Interested in

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

Dr. Sutherland is recruiting MSc, but not PhD, students at this time.

Award for Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Faculty​, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (2022)

  • PhD, Statistics, Simon Fraser University, 2003
  • MSc, Statistics, Simon Fraser University, 1997
  • BA, Mathematics, University of British Columbia, 1992
  • Editor-in-chief, Healthcare Policy
  • Associate Editor, Health Policy
  • Member, Research Leaders Forum, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
  • 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

    Below is an article related to his research.

    Time to change how we pay for health care, together


SPPH 581C | Selected Topics – Methods for Analyzing Routinely Collected Data