Labelle Lectureship

Roberta Labelle

Roberta Labelle, left, was one of the Centre's founding members. Her death in 1991 was unexpected and occurred when broad recognition for her research in health economics was just starting to emerge. In memory of Roberta, CHEPA and the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impacts collaborated on establishing the Annual Labelle Lectureship Series. In the autumn of each year, a health services researcher with emerging recognition and an inter-disciplinary approach to research gives a general interest lecture on a topic in the broadly defined areas of health economics and/or health policy. The Labelle Lecturer is also available for consultations with individuals in and outside McMaster University during the period of his/her visit. An endowment was established to assure the ongoing funding of the Lectureship.

Scroll down for a historical list of Labelle Lectures.


The 30th anniversary Labelle Lecture to be presented by Jay Shaw on Nov. 10, 2021

The Labelle Lectureship Committee of McMaster University has announced that Jay Shaw will give the 2021-22 Labelle Lecture – its 30th anniversary - on Wednesday, November 10 at 3 pm.

Shaw is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. To see his biography, click here.

More information and a link to attend this virtual event will be posted closer to the event.


Labelle Lecture Archives

2020: Tiffany Green
2019: Jennifer Walker
2018: Ruth Lavergne
2017: Dean Spears
2016: Antoine Boivin
2015: Katy Kozhimannil
2014: Onil Bhattacharyya
2013: David Stuckler
2012: Irfan Dhalla
2011: Michael Law
2010: Tamara Daly
2009: Anirban Basu
2008: Sebastian Schneeweiss
2007: Steve Morgan
2006: Pascale Lehoux
2005: Jennifer Prah Ruger
2004: Valerie Steeves
2003: Meredith Rosenthal
2002: Mark Sculpher
2001: Jean-Mane Berthelot
2000: Peter Ubel
1999: Colleen Flood
1998: Lisa Bero
1997: Mandy Ryan
1996: Jane Weeks
1995: Peter Singer
1994: Steven Katz
1993: Alayne Mary Adams
1992: Andrew M. Jones

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