FACULTY

CHEPA's Faculty members are notable for the breadth and depth of their expertise and research, and are listed below in alphabetical order. They:

  • Produce an average of 110 publications per year including books, peer reviewed articles, editorials and government reports
  • Have been awarded an average of $4.6 million in principal investigator funding per year over the last five years
  • Have received over 20 international, national and provincial honours and awards for their research and policy contributions including:
    • Provincial career scientist awards
    • CIHR New Investigator awards
    • Canada Research Chairs
    • Health Services Advancement Award


Julia Abelson

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Abelson, Julia
Professor
Director, Health Policy PhD Program
RESEARCH INTERESTS: public engagement methods and evaluation; values in health policy analysis; politics of health policy

905-525-9140 ext. 22879
abelsonj@mcmaster.ca


Elizabeth Alvarez

MD, PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Elizabeth Alvarez
Assistant Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Health promotion; behaviour change; chronic disease prevention and management; mental health; aging; health policy; health systems strengthening; public health; primary care; ecological approaches to health

905-525-9140 ext. 22248
alvare@mcmaster.ca


Ellen Amster

PhD
Faculty
Department of Family Medicine and History
Ellen Amster
Associate Professor
Scholar, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program

Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Middle East studies & Islam; global history of biomedicine; maternal & infant health in Morocco; gender violence

905-525-9140 ext. 20006
amstere@mcmaster.ca


Laura Anderson

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Laura Anderson
Assistant Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Population and public health; chronic disease prevention; child obesity; measurement; developmental origins of health and disease: women’s and children’s health; nutritional and life-course epidemiology

905-525-9140 ext. 21725
ln.anderson@mcmaster.ca


Emma Apatu

DrPH
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Emma Apatu
Associate Professor
Director, Master of Public Health Program
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Public health training and education; public health research; health services; health equity; disaster sociology

905-525-9140 ext. 22180
apatue@mcmaster.ca


Katherine Boothe

PhD
Faculty
Political Science
Katherine Boothe
Associate Professor
Member, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Canadian and comparative politics; public policy in advanced industrial democracies; health and social policy; federalism

905-525-9140 ext. 21846
boothek@mcmaster.ca


Paul Contoyannis

PhD
Faculty
Economics
Paul Contoyannis
Chair of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: health dynamics; determinants of health and health inequalities; simulation based inference in microeconometric models; economic determinants of body weight; economic effects in adulthood of childhood abuse; intergenerational transmission of income and health inequality

905-525-9140 ext. 26582
contoyp@mcmaster.ca


Andrew Costa

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Andrew Costa
Assistant Professor
Schlegel Research Chair in Clinical Epidemiology & Aging
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Big Data & geriatric models of care; avoidable emergency department and acute care use among frail older adults

905-525-9140 ext. 22067
acosta@mcmaster.ca


David Feeny

PhD
Faculty
McMaster Decision Science Laboratory
David_Feeny
Professor Emeritus
Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Health Economics, Health-Related Quality of Life, Experimental economics; HTA

905-525-9140 ext. 23703
feeny@mcmaster.ca


Amiram Gafni

DSc
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Placeholder portrait image for Amiram Gafni
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: economic evaluation (development and empirical applications); modeling of consumers’ and providers’ behaviours (eg. The physician-patient encounter); health policy analysis

Phone number not available
gafni@mcmaster.ca


Michel Grignon

PhD
Faculty
Health, Aging & Society and Economics
Michel Grignon
Professor
Graduate Chair of the Department of Health, Aging & Society
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Equity in health care utilization & financing; population aging; affordability & access to health and long-term care insurance and health care

905-525-9140 ext. 23493
grignon@mcmaster.ca


Emmanuel Guindon

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Emmanuel Guindon
Associate Professor
Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis/Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Chair in Health Equity
RESEARCH INTERESTS: economics of health behaviours; applied econometrics; health services research; empirical health economics and policy

905-525-9140 ext. 24658
emmanuel.guindon@mcmaster.ca


Jeremiah Hurley

PhD
Economics
Jeremiah Hurley
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Health care financing, particularly public and private roles in health care financing; equity in health care; resource allocation and funding in the health sector; normative economic analysis in the health sector; experimental methods in health economics

905-525-9140 ext. 26156
hurley@mcmaster.ca


Lydia Kapiriri

PhD
Faculty
Health, Aging & Society
Lydia Kapiriri
Associate Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Global health; HIV preventative behaviour; priority setting in health care

905-525-9140 ext. 27203
kapirir@mcmaster.ca


John Lavis

MD, PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
John Lavis
Professor
Director, McMaster Health Forum
RESEARCH INTERESTS: use of research evidence, citizen values and stakeholder insights in policy making; politics of health and social systems

905-525-9140 ext. 22121
lavisj@mcmaster.ca


Mitchell Levine

MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, FISPE
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact; Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Mitchell Levine
Professor
Assistant Dean, Health Research Methodology graduate program
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Clinical Epidemiology; Pharmaco-Economics

905-525-9140 ext. 20210
levinem@mcmaster.ca


Christopher Longo

PhD
Faculty
DeGroote School of Business, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis
Chis Longo
Associate Professor
Co-Lead, Health Technology Assessment, Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control ; Executive Member, Master Health Management
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Costs, economic evaluation of cancer interventions/programs; Healthcare Management

905-525-9140 ext. 23896
clongo@mcmaster.ca


Kaelan Moat

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact & Medicine
Kaelan Moat
Assistant Professor
Managing Director, McMaster Health Forum
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Supporting the use of research evidence in health and social-system policy making.

905-525-9140 ext. 22121
moatka@mcmaster.ca


Gillian Mulvale

PhD
Faculty
DeGroote School of Business
Gillian Mulvale
Director, Health Services Management, DeGroote School of Business
Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Health policy, mental health, service delivery

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Health policy, mental health, service delivery

905-525-9140 ext. 28190
mulvale@mcmaster.ca


Glen Randall

PhD
Faculty
DeGroote School of Business
Glen Randall
Co-Director, Masters in Health Management
Associate Professor

Area of Expertise: Health care system; not-for-profit governance & strategic management

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Health care system; not-for-profit governance & strategic management

905-525-9140 ext. 26191
randalg@mcmaster.ca


Lisa Schwartz

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Schwartz, Lisa
Professor
Arnold L. Johnson Chair in Health Care Ethics
RESEARCH INTERESTS: humanitarian health care ethics; global health ethics; the teaching of ethics in health care education; patient advocacy; research ethics; bioethics; privacy and confidentiality

905-525-9140 ext. 22987
schwar@mcmaster.ca


Hsien Seow

PhD
Hsien Seow
Associate Professor
Site Director, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Associate Member

Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care and Health System Innovation

905-307-9711 ext. 67175
seowh@mcmaster.ca


Arthur Sweetman

PhD
Faculty
Economics
Sweetman, Arthur
Professor
Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Economic & empirical aspects of health human resources & industrial relations; quantitative program evaluation

905-525-9140 ext. 23218
arthur.sweetman@mcmaster.ca


Jean-Éric Tarride

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Jean-Eric Tarride
Associate Professor
Director, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis
RESEARCH INTERESTS: methods for the economic evaluation of health technologies; treatment of uncertainty in health technology assessments

905-525-9140 ext. 37024
tarride@mcmaster.ca


Meredith Vanstone

PhD
Faculty
Department of Family Medicine
Meredith Vanstone
Associate Professor
Adjunct Scientist, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Qualitative methods; education policy; health policy; health professions education

905-525-9140 ext. 22113
meredith.vanstone@mcmaster.ca


Michael Wilson

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Mike Wilson
Associate Professor
Assistant Director, McMaster Health Forum
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Knowledge translation; citizen engagement methods & evaluation; politics of health systems

905-525-9140 ext. 22121
wilsom2@mcmaster.ca


Feng Xie

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Feng Xie
Professor
Director, Program for Health Economics and Outcome Measures (PHENOM) & HEI Department Education Coordinator
RESEARCH INTERESTS: HTA, economic evaluation; pharmacoeconomics; outcome measures

905-525-9140 ext. 41274
fengxie@mcmaster.ca


Stephen Birch

PhD
Professor Emeritus
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Professor Emeritus
RESEARCH INTERESTS: economic evaluation; resource allocation; population health; oral health economics

Phone number not available


Mita Giacomini

PhD
Professor Emeritus
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Placeholder portrait image for Mita Giacomini
Professor Emerita


giacomin@mcmaster.ca


Brian Hutchison

MD, MSc
Professor Emeritus
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact & Medicine
Professor Emeritus

Hutchison's career has been spent improving primary health care in Canada.


hutchb@mcmaster.ca


Jonathan Lomas

PhD
Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus



Greg Stoddart

PhD
Professor Emeritus
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact & Medicine
Professor Emeritus
Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis

A pioneer in health economics, health policy and population health

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Health economics, health policy, population health


Stoddart@mcmaster.ca


George Torrance

PhD
Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus



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