ICES-Institute for clinical evaluative sciences

Scientific Advisory Committee

The role of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is to advise the ICES Board of Directors on the quality, direction, scope, salience and focus of ICES’ work and review its achievements in light of its stated mission. The SAC also provides input to ICES leadership on research priorities and alignment as part of the strategic and business planning process.

The SAC is a committee of the ICES Board of Directors. On an annual basis, it provides to the Board of Directors an assessment of ICES’ scientific work.

The membership consists of international experts with combined scientific expertise that is reflective of ICES’ areas of research and strategic priorities. The SAC is comprised of the following individuals chosen by the Board of Directors in consultation with the chair of the SAC.


Harriet MacMillan, CM, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Chedoke Health Chair in Child Psychiatry
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and of Pediatrics, McMaster University


Sandra Black, MA, MD
Brill Chair in Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Director of Research, Brain Sciences Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

David Ford, PhD
Professor, Health Informatics, Swansea University, Wales, UK

William A. Ghali, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary

Alan Katz, MBChB, MSc, CCFP
Director, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP), Department of Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Carolyn Tuohy, PhD
Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow, School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Toronto