About Us

Jason M. Sutherland

Dr. Jason M. Sutherland is an Associate Professor in the Center for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) and is the Program Head, Health Services and Outcomes at the Centre for Advancing Health Outcomes (formerly known as CHÉOS) in Vancouver. Dr. Sutherland’s research falls into the broad categories of health system performance and clinical outcomes. He has been studying funding policy, methods for improving cross-continuum care, and health systems’ variations in efficiency, effectiveness and quality of care.


Trafford Crump

Dr. Crump is an Assistant Professor with the Departments of Surgery and Community Health Sciences at the McGill University. He is also a researcher with the Alberta Prostate Cancer Research Initiative, and the Prostate Cancer Centre. His research interests involve measuring and improving the value of preference-sensitive surgical care. This involves conceptualizing, designing, and implementing novel study methods to systematically collect patient-centred measures, including patient-reported outcomes.

Guiping Liu

Guiping is a research analyst at the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. His primary focus is healthcare policy research in Canada. Before joining CHSPR, Guiping worked in research related to family dynamics, population aging, and heath care in China, Europe, and Canada. He holds a Masters in Science from the London School of Economics and a PhD from the Renmin University of China, both specializing in Demography.

Kate Redfern

Kate joined the VALHUE Team (Value and Limitations in Hospitalization and Expenditure) in 2015. The focus of the study is patient quality improvement and works across a number of surgical specialties. As of Fall 2022 the project has expanded to include stroke patients. Kate is passionate about improving the patient journey and brings a wealth care experience from working with national programs in the NHS to various roles across VCH from ED to Primary care. She holds a MSc. Degree in Social Research specializing in Health Care and Criminology.

Mackenzie Moffett

Mackenzie is a research assistant at the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. Her work focuses on stroke and cardiac arrest outcomes, mainly through policy analyses and population data research. Additionally, her role involves operating and overseeing the VALHUE project which collects surgical and stroke outcomes via patient reported outcome measures. This work has fueled her passion for understanding and improving patient outcomes. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of British Columbia.

Aidan Beresford

Aidan Beresford is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He is currently a research assistant at the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. Here he is helping to investigate traumatic spinal cord injury patient outcomes. Additionally, he helps operate the VALHUE project at the Center for Advancing Health Outcomes. Here he contacts both patients scheduled or waitlisted for surgery and stroke survivors to see if they would like to participate in the study. He also helps maintain the database that contains all the received patient-reported outcome surveys.

Micah Mizushima

Micah joined the VALHUE Project at Advancing Health in November 2021 as a research assistant. His work involves regular recruitment and upkeep of patient involvement in the project which observes patient-report surgical and stroke outcomes. Micah is a recent graduate of the University of British Columbia and holds a Bachelor of Science in Global Resource Systems. Micah is passionate about improving health access and health equity, and he hopes to continue his work in public health while pursuing his graduate studies.