Eugene Wen

Member, OCRC Steering Committee

Dr. Eugene Wen is the Vice President and Chief Statistician at the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB). He is responsible for the Corporate Statistics Division. He advises the President, CEO and senior management on evidence-based decision making, develops strategic projects and capacity in advanced analytics, assesses factors related to injured worker benefit liability and return to work, and builds predictive models to inform strategic and claim decisions. Eugene also facilitates cross-organizational collaborations on analytical affairs and liaises with the external research community and agencies. Eugene and his team have been using advanced analytics to support the business transformation of this century old organization.

Prior to his current position at the WSIB, Eugene spent 10 years at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). At CIHI Eugene led the development of the national health indicators and production of annual Health Indicators report series. The latter is a joint CIHI-Statistics Canada publication and provides statistics on the health system and population health at the national, provincial/territorial, and local regional levels.