Appointment of Professor Adalsteinn Brown as Dean, DLSPH

June 18/2018


Sent on behalf of the Vice-President & Provost, Cheryl Regehr (PDAD&C #110, 2017-18) 
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I am delighted to announce that the Agenda Committee of Academic Board has approved the appointment of Professor Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown as Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2023.

Steini Brown is a professor in the DLSPH and currently serves as Interim Dean. He previously served as Director of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the DLSPH and in the Faculty of Medicine. Professor Brown received his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. from Harvard University.

Professor Brown’s research interests relate to performance measurement in health systems and the use of evidence and data in public policy. He has published numerous articles on evidence-informed policy making, health care quality improvement, and health systems strategy. Professor Brown has extensive entrepreneurial and leadership experience in the public and private sector and is well-known to faculty, students, staff, and alumni for his experience in policy leadership. He has worked closely with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC) and other government and international agencies, and has served as Assistant Deputy Minister in MOHLTC and Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Research and Innovation. Professor Brown has spearheaded numerous complex initiatives at the School, including the IDEAS Program, the Healthy Barrie project, and the Hospital Report Card, all of which involve partnerships among universities, hospitals, and other agencies.

During his year as Interim Dean, Professor Brown has grown the School’s number of relationships with partner entities, focused on administrative and operational improvements, and secured new funding for research and other activities at the School. And as Director of IHPME, Professor Brown sustained and grew the Institute’s reputation as an interdisciplinary centre known for excellent scholarship and collaborative partnerships. These skills and experiences, along with his reputation as an outstanding teacher and scholar, will be valuable to DLSPH’s continuing success in the years ahead.

Please join me in thanking the Advisory Committee for their work and in congratulating Professor Brown on his appointment.