Faculty members are listed here in alphabetical order, by their primary specialty field affiliation. Please note that many program faculty members have expertise relevant to additional specialty fields and may supervise students in more than one field. Prospective students should review faculty members' webpages and academic interests to select an appropriate potential supervisor.

Paul Contoyannis

PhD
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


Phil DeCicca

PhD
Economics
Philip Decicca
Associate Professor
Research Associate, NBER
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Economics of education; economics of smoking; employment; health economics; labour; public economics

905-525-9140 ext. 22765
decicca@mcmaster.ca


Amiram Gafni

DSc
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
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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
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Equity in health care utilization and health care financing; population aging; efficiency of health care systems; health policy and reforms; affordability and access to health and long-term care insurance and health care; heath-related behaviours

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


Emmanuel Guindon

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Emmanuel Guindon
Assistant Professor
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


Christopher Longo

PhD
DeGroote School of Business
Health Policy and Management
Chis Longo
Associate Professor
Co-Lead, Health Technology Assessment, Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control
RESEARCH INTERESTS: cost effectiveness, cost utility, and quality of life analysis in the areas of cancer, diabetes and sepsis; evaluating strategies associated with global pharmaceutical pricing; understanding patients’ financial burden associated with health care and the role of state; understanding the factors that lead to higher individual

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


Arthur Sweetman

PhD
Economics
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Professor
Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources
RESEARCH INTERESTS: economic aspects of human resources and industrial relations in the health sector; empirical health economics and policy; 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


Julia Abelson

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Julia Abelson
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. 22128
abelsonj@mcmaster.ca


Katherine Boothe

PhD
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


Andrew Costa

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Andrew Costa
Assistant Professor
Schlegel Research Chair in Clinical Epidemiology & Aging
RESEARCH INTERESTS: avoidable emergency department and acute care use among frail older adults; chronic disease management in home and community care; care of the elderly in the emergency department; development and evaluation of elder care policy and service models; geriatric risk assessment and decision-support systems; pragmatic trial methods; geriatric assessment systems; development and evaluation of funding and performance systems in health care

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


Fadi El-Jardali

MPH, PhD
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
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Associate Professor (Part-time)
Director, Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center
RESEARCH INTERESTS: health policymaking; knowledge translation; governance; performance reporting for health systems and organizations; quality of care; accreditation; patient safety; human resources for health

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


Mita Giacomini

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
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Professor Emerita
RESEARCH INTERESTS: social and ethical dimensions of health technology assessment; ethics and values in health policy analysis; health resource allocation and equity


giacomin@mcmaster.ca

John Lavis

PhD, MD
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


Gillian Mulvale

PhD
DeGroote School of Business
Health Policy and Management
Gillian Mulvale
Director, Health Services Management, DeGroote School of Business
Associate Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: health policy; health service delivery; mental health; integration of mental health care with broader health and social service delivery; health human resources; recovery approaches; personal engagement in health care

905-525-9140 ext. 22018
mulvale@mcmaster.ca


Glen Randall

PhD
DeGroote School of Business
Health Policy and Management
Glen Randall
Co-Director, Masters in Health Management
Associate Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: impact of health care restructuring on health professionals; the organization of health care services; resource allocation and priority setting in health care; governance and strategic management in the not-for-profit sector

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


Lisa Schwartz

PhD
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
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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


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 and evaluation; politics of health systems

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


Ellen Amster

PhD
Department of Family Medicine and History
Ellen Amster
Associate Professor
Scholar, McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Middle East studies and Islam; history of biomedicine in global context; maternal and infant health in Morocco; gender violence in the Middle East and North Africa; consequences of interaction between French and Islamic medical philosophies and approaches

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


Melissa Brouwers

PhD
Oncology
Melissa Brouwers
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: the development, dissemination, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based decisions products such as clinical practice guidelines, standards, and quality indicators, models of decision-making, and knowledge translation and/or brokering

905-525-9140 ext. 42824
mbrouwer@mcmaster.ca


Nancy Doubleday

PhD, LLB
Philosophy
Nancy Doubleday
Hope Chair in Peace and Health
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: peace and health in complex ecological-social-cultural systems; international law and policy; the Artic Region and globalization; adaptive co-management

905-525-9140 ext. 23087
doublen@mcmaster.ca


Jim Dunn

PhD
Health, Aging & Society
Jim Dunn
Department Chair, Department of Health, Aging & Society
Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: socio-economic inequalities in health in urban areas; population health equity

905-525-9140 ext. 23832
jim.dunn@mcmaster.ca


Chelsea Gabel

PhD
Health, Aging & Society and Indigenous Studies Program
Chelsea Gabel
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community Engagement, and Innovation
Assistant Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: partnering with Indigenous communities to explore and address health and well-being issues; examining the impact of digital technology in these communities

905-525-9140 ext. 23316
gabelc@mcmaster.ca


Magdalena Janus

PhD
Faculty
Psychiatry & Behavioural Neuroscience
Magdalena Janus
Associate Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: population-level measurement of children’s developmental health at school entry: methodology, outcomes and correlates; individual, community and policy impact on children’s development; transition to school for children with special needs

905-525-9140 ext. 21418
janusm@mcmaster.ca


Lydia Kapiriri

PhD
Health, Aging & Society
Lydia Kapiriri
Associate Professor
Member, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis
RESEARCH INTERESTS: global health; intervention research to promote the adoption of HIV preventative behaviour; priority setting in health care; health systems; public health ethics; culture and health; research methods

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


Rob Reid

PhD, MD
Trillium Health Partners
Rob Reid
Chief Scientist
Senior Vice-President Science, Trillium Health Partners
RESEARCH INTERESTS: developing and testing population-based innovations in primary care delivery, prevention services and chronic care

905-848-7580
Robert.Reid@trilliumhealthpartners.ca


Stacey Ritz

PhD
Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Stacey Ritz
Assistant Dean, BHSc Program
Associate Professor

Area of Expertise: Lab-based Biomedical Research; Health Professional Education

RESEARCH INTERESTS: complexities of addressing sex/gender in biomedical research; critical literacy and reflexibity in medical and health education

905-525-9140 ext. 22815
ritzsa@mcmaster.ca


Hsien Seow

PhD
Faculty
Department of Oncology
Hsien Seow
Associate Professor
Site Director, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Associate Member
RESEARCH INTERESTS: health services research; palliative and end-of-life care; health system innovation; quality improvement; transitions in cancer care

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


Meredith Vanstone

PhD
Faculty
Department of Family Medicine
Meredith Vanstone
Assistant Professor
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


Marisa Young

PhD
Sociology
Marissa Young
Assistant Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: sociology of mental health; work-family interface; quantitative methods; sociology of work and occupations; social psychology; sociology of family; sociology of urban health

905-525-9140 ext. 23621
myoung@mcmaster.ca