CHEPA welcomes Emmanuel Guindon as the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis/Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Chair in Health Equity.
The appointment, offered to a “dynamic early- or mid-career scholar who will lead an innovative research program focused on the production and communication of policy-relevant research that addresses issues of equity and efficiency in health and health-care, at the individual or systemic levels,” is for a five-year renewable term.
As Chair in Health Equity, Guindon holds a full-time appointment in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CE&B), is a member of CHEPA and contributes to the Health Policy PhD program (http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/hpphd/).
Guindon was previously an assistant professor in the Département d’administration de la santé at Université de Montréal, and Chercheur régulier, Institut de recherche en santé publique de l’Université de Montréal (IRSPUM).
Before joining the Université de Montréal, Guindon spent seven years at the World Health Organization where he conducted quantitative analyses in the areas of the economics of tobacco control and knowledge transfer and exchange. He has collaborated with many national and international organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the World Health Organization-Vietnam Office, the Pan American Health Organization and Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada.
Guindon has a PhD in health research methodology from McMaster, an MA in economics from the University of Victoria and a BA in economics from McGill University. His research interests include the economics of health behaviours, such as the effects of price and tax policies on tobacco and alcohol use, as well as equity in health and health care; health services research and empirical health economics and policy.
The faculty appointment is secured by an endowment jointly funded by CHEPA, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.