CHEPA faculty member Jeremiah Hurley is McMaster’s new Dean of Social Sciences.
Hurley, a health economist, has been chair of McMaster’s Department of Economics since 2011; is an associate member of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and served in leadership positions at CHEPA for many years, including terms as acting director.
His appointment as Dean takes effect on Nov. 15.
Hurley's research includes public and private roles in health care financing, resource allocation in health care, equity in health care, and the application of experimental economic methods in health research.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio and his master’s and Ph.D. in economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He came to McMaster in 1988 as an assistant professor in the department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
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