Thérèse A. Stukel is a Canadian statistician who works as a senior core scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, as a professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation of the University of Toronto,and as an adjunct professor of epidemiology and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth College. Topics in her research include surgical mortality, the effects of regional variations in healthcare spending, and heart-related health care.
The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences is an independent, non-profit corporation that applies the study of health informatics for health services research and population-wide health outcomes research in Ontario, Canada using data collected through the routine administration of Ontario's system of publicly funded health care.
The University of Toronto is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located on the grounds that surround Queen's Park. It was founded by royal charter in 1827 as King's College, the first institution of higher learning in the colony of Upper Canada. Originally controlled by the Church of England, the university assumed the present name in 1850 upon becoming a secular institution. As a collegiate university, it comprises eleven colleges, which differ in character and history, each with substantial autonomy on financial and institutional affairs. It has two satellite campuses in Scarborough and Mississauga.
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) is an organization within Dartmouth College "dedicated to improving health care through education, research, policy reform, leadership improvement, and communication with patients and the public." It was founded in 1988 by John Wennberg as the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences (CECS); a reorganization in 2007 led to TDI's current structure. Dr. Anna Tosteson now serves as interim director after Dr. Elliott Fisher was placed on paid administrative leave following a complaint about conduct in the workplace. Chief of Strategy, Adam Keller, was also placed on paid administrative leave following this complaint.
Stukel studied mathematics at the University of Ottawa, graduating in 1973. and earned a maîtrise (one-year master's degree) in applied mathematics from the University of Grenoble in 1974. After completing a diploma in advanced studies in statistics jointly from Pierre and Marie Curie University and Paris Dauphine University in 1975, she returned to Canada for a Ph.D. in statistics at the University of Toronto in 1983.Her dissertation, supervised by David F. Andrews, was Generalized Logistic Models.
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She became an assistant professor of statistics at Old Dominion University in 1983, and in 1984 moved to Dartmouth College as an assistant professor of biostatistics. In 2002 she moved to the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, as vice president for research, and at the same time took a position as a professor at the University of Toronto.
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She became a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2007.
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