CHEPA faculty member Emmanuel Guindon has received an Early Researcher Award from the Province of Ontario for his research project entitled Fiscal policy and population health: the case of tobacco control.
Guindon, a member of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA), who holds the CHEPA/Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Chair in Health Equity and is an assistant professor in McMaster’s department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI), has published extensively on the relationship between prices, taxes and tobacco use.
He is one of seven McMaster faculty members from a variety of disciplines to receive an ERA.
The awards are designed to help recently appointed researchers – those having held a full-time faculty appointment for less than five years – build their research teams of undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, associates, and technicians. The goal of the program is to improve Ontario’s ability to attract and retain the best and brightest research talent.
Each Early Researcher Award (ERA) garners $100,000 from the provincial government, and is matched by an additional $50,000 by the university. The government also provides up to $40,000 for indirect costs.