Brian Hutchison is a Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Family Medicine and Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact and the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis at McMaster University. He practiced comprehensive family medicine for five years in a fee-for-service group practice, followed by 25 years in a McMaster University academic family practice. He is a past Director (2002-2005) of the McMaster University Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA) and served as founding Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Policy (2004-2009) and President of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (2010-2011). He was the Co-Chair of the Canadian Working Group for Primary Healthcare Improvement from 2008 to 2014 and Senior Advisor for Primary Care to Health Quality Ontario from 2011 to 2014.
Brian held a National Health Research Scholar award from Health Canada from 1994 to 1999. He was the 2004 recipient of the Health Services Research Advancement Award presented by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (now the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement). Brian received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Family Medicine Research from the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2008. He was selected as the 2013 Hall Laureate by the Justice Emmett Hall Foundation and delivered the Emmett Hall Memorial Lecture, “From Hall to Now: Reflections on Canadian Medicare from a Primary Care Perspective”, at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research. In 2015 he was named as one of 20 Top Pioneers of Family Medicine Research in Canada by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.