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Vasanthi Srinivasan

Vasanthi Srinivasan

, PhD
OHCRN Member: OHCRN Steering Committee

Health System Planning and Research Branch,
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care


Vasanthi Srinivasan has considerable senior management experience in policy and program development; and research, both domestically and internationally.

Following an assignment at Status of Women Canada and the Public Service Commission as lead on equity issues, she was Project Director at Citizenship and Immigration Canada and a key member of the Metropolis Project, established to conduct policy research on immigrant integration in cities, in eighteen countries.

From 1997 to 2001, as Director of Outreach at the Policy Research Initiative in the Privy Council Office, she represented Canada at various international fora, think-tanks and academia, and lead work with research institutes in various countries. In May 2000, she was seconded to the UK Cabinet Office in the Performance and Innovation Unit to develop an immigration policy and to create a strategic futures group for horizontal policy development.

In 2001, she went to Health Canada and joined the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch as Director, Strategic Policy and later as the Acting Director General Strategic Policy, Planning and Analysis. In September 2002, she moved to the Ontario and Nunavut Region as the Regional Director, Strategic Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs as the Acting Regional Director General.

In September 2005, she joined the Provincial Government on an Executive Interchange from Health Canada as Director of Population Health Policy and Planning and Women’s Health Branch within the Health System Strategy Division, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. In April 2007, she was appointed Director, Health System Planning and Research Branch.

Vasanthi holds a Ph.D from the University of Ottawa.