PHIRN: Population Health Improvement Research Network

Advisory Committee

Arlene Bierman

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arlene- bierman-Dr. Bierman is the Principal Investigator for the Project for an Ontario Women's health Evidence-Based Report (POWER). She is a general internist, geriatrician, and health services researcher and the inaugural holder of the Ontario Women's Health Council Chair in Women's Health and Associate Professor, Nursing, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing; and Health Policy, Evaluation, and Management, Public Health Sciences, and Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

She is a Senior Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael's Hospital and Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences (ICES). A member of the Ontario Health Quality Council, and chair of its Performance Measurement Advisory Board Dr. Bierman is an internationally recognized expert in performance measurement and reporting. She is on the Board of Directors for the National Centre of Excellence program, the National Initiative to Improve Care for the Elderly (NICE).

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 April 2012 15:09 )

Heather Manson

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heather mansonDr. Manson is Director, Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention at OAHPP. In addition to leading OAHPP's healthy communities initiatives, comprehensive tobacco use prevention, and commitment to reducing health inequities, Manson promotes province wide system-level changes, particularly by helping public health units meet their obligations under the Ontario Public Health Standards.

Dr. Manson joined OAHPP from her previous role as Vice-President, Vancouver Coastal Health, where she led the improvement of health outcomes by enabling a continuum of care focused around the needs of the patient, client, resident and population. She brings clinical, administrative and population health experience to OAHPP, having also worked as an internist, hematologist, senior medical director and medical health officer in Richmond, British Columbia.

Last Updated ( Friday, 20 April 2012 06:50 )

Diane McArthur

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diane mcarthurDiane McArthur was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister and Executive Officer of Ontario Public Drug Programs in June 2010. Prior to this, she was the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Ontario Seniors' Secretariat. The Secretariat supports Ontario's Minister Responsible for Seniors by undertaking policy initiatives and public education efforts that improve the quality of life of Ontario seniors.

Diane McArthur was also the Executive Coordinator of Health and Social Policy in Cabinet Office. In this position, she supported the policy decision-making processes of the Cabinet committee that deals with health, social services, health promotion, francophone, and women's and seniors' issues. She was also responsible for broader public sector labour relations. She has extensive experience in health human resource policy and planning for health care provider training, education, supply and distribution initiatives, data and health information planning and analysis, health care provider negotiations, rural health policy, labour relations, and service delivery restructuring.

Last Updated ( Friday, 20 April 2012 06:55 )

Louise Potvin

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louise potvinDr. Potvin is Professor in the department of social and preventive medicine at Université de Montréal. She holds a PhD in community health and has done extensive work on evaluating community health programs. Dr. Potvin holds the CHSRF/CIHR chair on Community Approaches to Inequalities in Healthcare. She is leading a program of education and research into how people's health is shaped by social circumstances and how public health programs can affect the health of socially disadvantaged people.

Dr. Potvin was a member of the WHO Working Group on the evaluation of health promotion. She has also participated in several Federal-Provincial-Territorial committees concerning population health. She is a globally elected member of the Board of Trustees of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Last Updated ( Friday, 20 April 2012 06:55 )

Penny Sutcliffe

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penny sutcliffeDr. Sutcliffe is Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer for the Sudbury and District Health Unit. She began her appointment with the Sudbury & District Health Unit in 2000 as the area's Medical Officer of Health / Chief Executive Officer. A Community Medicine Specialist, Dr. Sutcliffe completed most of her training in Toronto. While Northeastern Ontario is now home, she has worked in Thompson, Manitoba, as Medical Officer of Health, and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, as Regional Medical Officer of Health and Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Territories.

Last Updated ( Friday, 20 April 2012 06:56 )