Pullen, Carolyn

Dr. Carolyn Pullen



Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Cardiovascular Society (Ottawa, Ontario)

Research Interests

  • Knowledge mobilization
  • Designing and Implementing Strategic Health Research Initiatives
  • Health Policy
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines, forming public
  • Monitoring System Performance


Carolyn is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS). She brings to her role a passion for advancing the health of Canadians through strong professional practice and healthy public policy.

For more than 25 years, she has worked in the national, not-for-profit sector, including Heart and Stroke, CIHI, and the Canadian Nurses Association, in the fields of health policy, research, knowledge translation and education.

Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science from Queens University. Her doctorate is from the University of Ottawa where her research focused on mechanisms to mobilize health research evidence into practice.