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New faculty members have expertise in issues related to diabetes, mental health treatment

12 Sep 2012

CHEPA’s faculty recently welcomed Daria O’Reilly and Gillian Mulvale as new members.

O’Reilly is faculty director, Field Evaluation & Economic Assessment Program (FEEAP), Programs for Technology in Health (PATH) Research Institute at McMaster, where she was also a postdoctoral research fellow, and is an assistant professor in clinical epidemiology. She is a recipient of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care Career Scientist Award and is a member of provincial working groups studying issues related to diabetes treatment and education, rheumatoid arthritis and hyperbaric oxygen therapy and negative pressure wound therapy. Her research interests include health technology assessment, epidemiology and the economic evaluation of health care programs and treatment interventions.

Mulvale is an assistant professor of health policy and management at McMaster’s DeGroote School of Business. She holds a PhD in health research methodology and economics from McMaster, an MA from Western University and a post-graduate diploma in health services and policy research. Mulvale researches issues in mental health policy and service delivery, through the lens of health policy analysis and health economics, to support the development of coordinated, person-centred and recovery-oriented care. She is a member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Consumer Group and, in a previous role with the commission, co-authored and helped develop the stakeholder and public engagement process for Toward Recovery and Well-being, which laid out the foundational goals upon which the Mental Health Strategy for Canada is based.

Mulvale has experience in developing and researching interdisciplinary models of primary health care delivery, which she gained as an embedded researcher from CHEPA within the Primary Care Team at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.  She teaches health policy analysis.


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