Carolyn Tuohy

Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
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Carolyn Hughes Tuohy is a highly regarded scholar in comparative public policy, particularly social policy, in advanced industrial nations. She has authored, co-authored and edited eight books, numerous journal articles and book chapters on health and social policy including patterns of policy change, medical politics, professional self-regulation, long-term care, regulation of occupational health hazards, and comparative approaches in public policy. Her most recent book is Remaking Policy: Scale, Pace and Political Strategy in Health Care Reform (University of Toronto Press 2018). She is currently working on a book on the power of narrative discourse in public policy. 

Tuohy held a number of senior roles at the University of Toronto from 1992-2005, including Deputy Provost and Vice-President, Government and Institutional Relations. The Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award was created on the occasion of Tuohy’s departure from her role as Vice-President, Government and Institutional Relations.

Tuohy is frequently consulted by government and related agencies on public policy matters, and she is a Senior Fellow at Massey College and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Updated July 2023.