Thérèse A. Stukel, PhD, is a Senior Scientist at ICES Toronto; Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto; and Professor of Biostatistics and Health Policy, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI), Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH, USA. She has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers in leading medical and statistical journals including New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and Lancet, several as first author, many accompanied by editorials. In 2007, she was nominated Fellow of the American Statistical Association.
Current research interests are on the effects of health system resources and organization on delivery of care and outcomes in Canada and the US. She created Ontario Multispecialty Physician Networks, virtual physician networks that mimic US Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and has evaluated their efficiency in managing patients with chronic disease. These are being used by the Ontario Ministry of Health as the basis of the new Ontario Health Teams (OHT). Using statistical machine learning techniques, she is developing models to predict high need, high cost users of the health care system. Methods will compare traditional statistical prediction models with modern machine-learning methods.
PhD Graduate Student
Thesis: Methods for estimating and evaluating the extent polypharmacy in EHR data among older (>64 years) populations
Supervisors: Therese A. Stukel