Terrence Sullivan

Terrence Sullivan serves in a range of governance and advisory roles in health services and policy. He is the independent board chair of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), the chair of Public Health Ontari's board o and a trustee of the Hospital for Sick Children. From 2001 to March 2011 he worked with Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), the final 7 years as President and CEO during which he led a major restructuring focused on population-based, performance measurement, reporting and quality improvement. From 1993-2001 Terry was the founding President of the Institute for Work & Health (IWH). He has played senior roles in the Ontario Ministries of Health, Cabinet Office and Intergovernmental Affairs. He served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Constitutional Affairs and Federal-Provincial Relations during the last Canadian constitutional negotiations and he served two successive first Ministers of Ontario as Executive Director of the Premier's Council on Health Strategy. A behavioural scientist, Terry is Professor and Senior Fellow in the Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and Adjunct Professor of Oncology at McGill University.

Articles and Opinion Pieces by this author

A call to Health Ministers: Target public reporting to areas requiring improvement

When provincial and territorial Health Ministers meet Wednesday with the new federal Health Minister Dr. Jane Philpott, it is imperative they focus not simply on the amount of money coming from Ottawa but rather on what matters most: how to get value and performance from our health care dollar. The late Jim Flaherty set the table…

Evidence does not support blanket prostate cancer testing recommendation

Earlier this week, Prostate Cancer Canada released a recommendation that all men have a baseline PSA test in their 40s. This recommendation is based in part on a recent paper by Vickers and colleagues in the British Medical Journal that showed that men in their 40s with a relatively high PSA level have a higher-than-average…