Dr. Maureen E. O’Donnell
Dr. Maureen O’Donnell is 1 of 2 members representing British Columbia (Region 1) on CIHI’s Board of Directors. Dr. O’Donnell is the executive vice president of Clinical Policy, Planning and Partnerships at the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) in B.C. She is a subspecialist developmental pediatrician and an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia. At the PHSA, she is responsible for the BC Centre for Disease Control and BC Observatory for Population & Public Health; a number of significant provincial portfolios, including Child Health BC, Perinatal Services BC, BC Renal, Cardiac Services BC, Trans Care BC, Trauma Services BC and Stroke Services BC; as well as data and analytics.
In addition to her medical and subspecialty training, Dr. O’Donnell holds an MSc in clinical epidemiology. She also served for a number of years as senior advisor to the deputy minister of health in B.C. on child health policies. She is the current chair of the board of directors for Children’s Healthcare Canada and a member of the Royal College Examination Board for Developmental Pediatrics. Previous appointments include board member for the Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) Network of Centres of Excellence; past president of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine; chair of Canada’s Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons’ Specialty Committee on Developmental Pediatrics; and president of the Canadian Paediatric Society’s Developmental section.