Leaving a Legacy of Expertise, Terry Sullivan Retires from IHPME & DLSPH

February 16, 2023

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Professor and Senior Fellow, Terrance (Terry) Sullivan, has announced his retirement from IHPME and DLSPH after almost 30 years of serving our community. 

Terry first started working at IHPME, when we were known as the Department of Health Administration in the Faculty of Medicine and then moved with us to our home at the DLSPH. Terry’s professional interests spanned several areas including population health, health policy, human development, workplace safety, and cancer prevention.  Affiliated with our Health Systems Research (HSR) and System Leadership and Innovation (SLI)programs, he has engaged with and supported numerous students and was part of many applied research collaborations with colleagues across his career. Most recently, he was the Faculty Lead for our Senior Fellows program – which grew and prospered under his leadership. 

Beyond his contributions to academia Terry has had a large impact across many organizations in Canada and beyond. Terry held numerous positions as a policy leader (Children’s Services, Constitutional Affairs and Federal Provincial Relations (Assistant Deputy Minister), Intergovernmental Affairs, Ontario Cabinet Office, Ontario Ministry of Health, and Premier’s Council on Health Strategy (Senior Policy Role, Executive Director, and Deputy Minister); an executive leader (Canadian Foundation for Health Care Improvement, Cancer Care Ontario, CorHealth Ontario, Health Quality Ontario, Institute for Work & Health); advisor (Health Canada, The Naylor Panel, B.C. Cancer Agency, Canadian Conference of Deputy Ministers of Health, World Bank, CIHI, CIHR, Canadian Nurses Association, Cancer Care Manitoba, Juravinski Cancer Centre & Hamilton Health Sciences, Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, World Health Organization, Europe, and Princess Margaret Hospital); and board member (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, Hospital for Sick Kids, Diabetes Action Canada, Exactis Innovation, and Vector AI).   

“Terry’s career has spanned several critical areas of healthcare at both the provincial and federal levels,” said Audrey Laporte, IHPME’s director. “What some may not know, is the international contributions he has made, including to the World Health Organization’s 2020 Report on Cancer. But it is his work at IHPME for which we are most grateful; he generously lent us his expertise and advised countless students to the betterment of our Institute. While we are very sorry to see him go, we deeply appreciate the impact he has made here and we’re proud that he chose IHPME as his professional home for as long as he did.”

“Terry has consistently shown how excellent leadership can improve our system and lead to innovations here at the University and in the healthcare sector,” said DLSPH Dean, Aldalsteinn (Steini) Brown.

Please join us in thanking Terry for his long service to IHPME and the DLSPH community and wishing him well in his much-deserved retirement.

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