Jason Sutherland

Jason

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

jason.sutherland@ubc.ca
(604) 822-6812
www.healthcarefunding.ca


Profile

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.

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

Current Graduate Students

  • Michael Bond, PhD Student, School of Population and Public Health
  • Sameer Desai, PhD Student (with Dr. B. Quon), School of Population and Public Health
  • Mehdi Jafari, PhD Student (with Dr. B. Quon), School of Population and Public Health
  • Michael Guo, MHSc Student, School of Population and Public Health
  • Ernest Lai, MSc Student, School of Population and Public Health
  • Maria Saleeb, MSc Student, School of Population and Public Health
  • Stephen Van Gaal, MSc Student, School of Population and Public Health
  • Bill Zhao, MSc Student (with Dr. C. Hohl), School of Population and Public Health

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.

Courses Currently Taught

SPPH 581C Methods for Analyzing Routinely Collected Data


Recent Publications

Sutherland JM. Healthcare Reform Is Not Yet on the Horizon. Healthc Policy 2022 Nov;18(2):6-13. doi:10.12927/hcpol.2022.26974. Read more

Sutherland JM. Provincial Health Systems: Are They Imploding? Healthc Policy. 2022 Aug;18(1):6-16. doi:10.12927/hcpol.2022.26910. Read more

Sutherland JM. Long-Term Care during COVID-19: A Special Look under the Hood. Healthc Policy. 2022 Jun;17(SP):6-7. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2022.26859. Read more

Wang R, Yao C, Hung SH, Meyers L, Sutherland JM, Karimuddin A, Campbell KL, Conklin AI. Preparing for colorectal surgery: a qualitative study of experiences and preferences of patients in Western Canada. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Jun 1;22(1):730. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-08130-y. Read more

Sutherland JM. New Spending Programs and Old Frustrations: Where Is the Vision? Healthc Policy. 2022 May;17(4):6-14. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2022.26831. Read more

Wallström S, Sutherland JM, Kopec JA, Anis AH, Sawatzky R. Distinguishing symptom patterns in adults newly diagnosed with cancer: a latent class analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 Apr 20:S0885-3924(22)00692-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.04.172. Online ahead of print. Read more

Staples JA, Ho M, Ferris D, Hayek J, Liu G, Tran KC, Sutherland JM. Outpatient versus inpatient intravenous antimicrobial therapy: a population-based observational cohort study of adverse events and costs. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Apr 19:ciac298. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciac298. Online ahead of print. Read more

Alexis SL, Draper PN, Harris D, Sutherland J, Makky S, Nguyen N, Russell JA, Sampath S, Ahmed IH. Improving Bed Utilization in a Cohort of Bariatric Surgical Patients Using a Perioperative Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment and Bed Triage Protocol. Obes Surg. 2022 Apr 9. doi: 10.1007/s11695-022-06001-3. Online ahead of print. Read more

van Gaal S, Alimohammadi A, Yu AYX, Karim ME, Zhang W, Sutherland JM. Accurate classification of carotid endarterectomy indication using physician claims and hospital discharge data. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Mar 22;22(1):379. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-07614-1. Read more

Lazarova SV, Sutherland JM, Jessri M. Adherence to emerging plant-based dietary patterns and its association with cardiovascular disease risk in a nationally representative sample of Canadian adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2022 Mar 10:nqac062. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqac062. Online ahead of print. Read more

Sutherland JM. Health Services and Policy Research in Canada: An Editor's Reflections. Healthc Policy. 2022 Feb;17(3):6-14. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2022.26735. Read more

Merali K, Karimuddin A, Crump T, Brown C, Phang T, Raval M, Liu G, Sutherland JM. The relationship between perceptions of shared decision-making and patient-reported outcomes in a cross-sectional cohort of hemorrhoidectomy patients. Colorectal Dis. 2022 Jan 5. doi: 10.1111/codi.16039. Online ahead of print. Read more

Guo MY, Crump RT, Karimuddin AA, Liu G, Bair MJ, Sutherland JM. Prioritization and surgical wait lists: A cross-sectional survey of patient's health-related quality of life. Health Policy. 2021 Dec 28:S0168-8510(21)00309-2. Online ahead of print. Read more

Sutherland J. Health Care Funding Policies for Reducing Fragmentation and Improving Health Outcomes. Calgary, AB: The School of Public Policy Publications Research Paper. 2021 Dec;14(37).Read more

Sutherland JM. Confronting Barriers to Improving Healthcare Performance in Canada. Healthc Policy. 2021 Nov;17(2):6-18. Read more

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