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Jason Sutherland

(Canada) Assistant Professor School of Population and Public Health University of British Columbia

Harkness Project:  Funding Across the Continuum: Does It Work to Improve Care and Reduce Cost?

Placement: Office of The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Mentor: Richard Kronick, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary in the ASPE Health Policy Office, and Robert Heinssen, Ph.D., Director of NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research

Biography at time of Harkness Fellowship: Jason Sutherland, Ph.D., a 2012-13 Canadian Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, is an assistant professor in the centre for health services and policy research at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Sutherland also acts as a consultant to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Toronto, and as an expert-in-residence with the British Columbia Ministry of Health. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of British Columbia, Sutherland was an assistant professor and director of data and analytic core at the center for health policy research at Dartmouth University. Sutherland has authored 35 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Health Affairs, New England Journal of Medicine, Health Policy, and Journal of the American Medical Association. Sutherland received his Ph.D. in statistics from Simon Fraser University in Canada, and is currently an associate editor of Health Policy.

Current Project Abstract: Sutherland's Harkness project will look at the effectiveness of bundled payment projects and other payment reforms that are being piloted by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to reduce costs and improve care.

Career Activity since Fellowship:

  • Senior Policy Researcher, Office of the Director, Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, 2014 – 2017

Current Positions:

  • Associate Professor, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

  • Provincial Lead, Cancer Care Ontario’s Value for Money Strategy (Toronto) 

  • Program Head, Health Services and Outcomes, Center for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences

Email: [email protected]

Harkness-Related Publications:

Breton M, Green M, Kreindler S, Sutherland J, Jbilou J, Wong ST, Shaw J, Crooks VA, Contandriopoulos D, Smithman MA, Brousselle A. “A Comparative Analysis of Centralized Waiting Lists for Patients without a Primary Care Provider Implemented in Six Canadian Provinces: Study Protocol,” BMC Health Services Research. 2017.

Hellsten E, Liu G, Yue E, Gao G, Sutherland JM. “Improving Hospital Quality through Payment Reforms: A Policy Impact Analysis in British Columbia,” Healthcare Management Forum. 2016.

Sutherland JM. “Pricing Hospital Care: Global Budgets and Marginal Pricing Strategies,” Health Policy. 2015.