CHEPA’s newest faculty member has a familiar face.
Kaelan Moat, one of the first graduates of McMaster’s PhD in Health Policy program, joined the faculty this summer.
He is Lead, Health Systems Evidence, at the McMaster Health Forum where he heads the maintenance and ongoing content development of Health Systems Evidence, the world’s most comprehensive, free access point for high-quality evidence about how to strengthen or reform health systems, and how to get cost-effective programs, services and drugs to those who need them. He was involved in the development of, and is the current lead for, Health Systems Learning, an online learning resource for health system policymakers and stakeholders who are committed to making evidence-informed decisions.
His research focuses on how to support the use of research evidence in health systems policymaking, with a particular focus on both the evaluation of innovative mechanisms designed to increase the likelihood that research will be used to inform policy decisions, and on better understanding the influence that political factors have on these mechanisms and their use in both low- and middle-income countries, and in high-income settings like Canada.
In addition to his PhD, Moat holds a MSc from the London School of Economics (UK) and a BHSc from Western University.