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CHEPA Seminar Series Archive

2008-2009 Speakers

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Gavin Andrews
Chair, Department of Health, Aging and Society
McMaster University
Topic: Clinical Geography: Nursing practice and the remaking of institutional space

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Cynthia Mara
Associate Professor of Health Care Administration and Policy
Penn State University, Harrisburg
Visiting Fulbright Scholar, based in the Department of Health, Aging and Society
McMaster University
Topic: An American in Canada: The journey to a study of long-term care policy and administration in Ontario

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Paul Dourgnon
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Research and Information in Health Economics
Paris, France
Visiting reseacher at CHEPA, McMaster University
Topic: Did the 2004/06 French Gate keeping reform lead patients to reduce their use of specialist care for economic reasons? An assessment of the reform using self assessed unmet need
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Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Kathryn McDade
Director General, Health Care Policy Directorate, Health Canada
Topic: Research Evidence in the Federal Policy Process: A Wait Times Case Study
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Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Fadi El-Jardali, PhD
Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut
Topic: Policy Relevant Research Priorities as identified by Policy-Makers, Researchers and Representatives of the Non-State Sector: The Outcomes and Lessons Learned from a Nine-Country Study in The Middle East and North Africa Region.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
John Cawley, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, N.Y.
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Topic: The effect of deceptive advertising on consumption: The case of over-the-counter weight loss products
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Willard G. Manning, PhD
Professor, Department of Health Studies, The Harris School, University of Chicago
Topic: Estimating Lifetime or Episode-of-Illness Costs
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Christina Sinding, PhD
Asssociate Professor, School of Social Work and Department of Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University
Topic: Qualitative Research on Health Care Disparities: Contributions from Institutional Ethnography

Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Chantale Lessard, Visiting PhD in Public Health student from University of Montreal
Topic: Toward a better understanding of the role of health economic evaluation in family practice: philosophical, theoretical and methodological innovations, and empirical findings. To listen to and view the full presentation click here.

2007-2008 Speakers

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Topic: A Systematic Review of Comprehensive Primary Health Care Models
Julie McDonald
Research Fellow
Research Centre on Primary Health Care and Equity
University of South Wales

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Topic: Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Early Retirees:
Impacts on Retirement, Health and Health Care
Erin Strumpf, PhD
Assistant Professor, Health Economics
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
McGill University
This seminar is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics and CHEPA

Thursday, November 1, 2007
MDCL 3022
Topic: Bounded Rationality and the Conceptual Foundations of Health Policy
Mark Schlesinger, PhD
Professor, Health Policy and Administration

Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Topic: Tackling a Failing Health Service: Taking Performance Measurement Seriously
Gwyn Bevan, PhD
Professor of Management Science
Department of Management
London School of Economics

Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Topic: Where Would You Turn for Help? Older Adults' Knowledge and Awareness of Community Support Services.
Jenny Ploeg, PhD
Asssociate Professor, School of Nursing
McMaster University

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Topic: Waiting for Care in Canada
Claudia Sanmartin, PhD
Health Analysis and Measurement Group
Statistics Canada

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
HSC- 3E26
Topic: Lessons from trial-based cost-effectiveness analyses of mental health interventions: Why uncertainty about the outcome, estimate and willingness to pay matters.Jeffrey Hoch, PhD
Research Scientist ,
Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
Associate Professor,
Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Topic: Have the Effects of Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertising Been Oversold: Four Controlled Natural Experiments.
Michael Law
Research Fellow,
Harvard University Medical School

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Topic: How should we pay for pharmaceutical innovation?
Paul Grootendorst
Associate Professor,
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
Associate Member, Centre for Evaluation of Medicines, Hamilton

Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Topic: Return to Education on Mortality: Evidence from World War II
Laurent Lequien
Economist, National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies, France
Affiliated Researcher, Centre for Research in Economics and Statistics, France

Monday, July 14, 2008, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Adam Elshaug, PhD
Hanson Fellow, Adelaide Health Technology Assessment, Australia
Lecturer, Discipline of Public Health, University of Adelaide
Topic: Disinvestment is the buzz word, but what about it is new or different within EBM and HSPR?

2006-2007 Speakers

Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Re-thinking 'Neighbourhood Effects' in Research on Health and Childhood Development
Jim Dunn
Research Scientist, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
Associate Professor, Departments of Geography, Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto

Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Ethics, Drugs and the Developing World: What Should We Expect of the Pharmaceutical Industry
Joel Lexchin, MD
Professor, School of Health Policy and Management, York University, Toronto
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Emergency Physician, University Health Network, Toronto

Wednesday, January 17, 2007
A Strategy to Improve Priority Setting Within and Between Health Systems
Douglas Martin, PhD, B.Sc.
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto

Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Topic: 'Embodied trust' meets 'scientific evidence': Exploring the dynamics in health care systems.
Ellen Kuhlmann, PhD
Senior Researcher, Centre for Social Policy Research, University of Bremen, Germany

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Topic: Surviving SARS, Preparing for Pandemics: Ethics, Infectious Diseases and Modern Health Care Organizations
Ross Upshur, MD, M.Sc.
Director, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Public Health Sciences
Canada Research Chair, Primary Care Research

Thursday, April 19, 2007
Topic: Evidence-based lies: Estimating health care spending
François Béland, PhD, M.Sc.
Professor, Health Administration Department, University of Montreal
Associate Professor, Division of Gerontology, McGill University
Co-director, SOLIDAGE Research Group, Jewish General Hospital

Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Topic: Purchasing health services in a regionalized health system: some tales from the Antipodes
Toni Ashton, PhD
Associate Professor in health economics
Centre for Health Services Research and Policy
School of Population Health
University of Auckland

Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Topic: Taking policy ethnography abroad: Methodological challenges in a study of Thailand’s universal coverage health reforms
David Hughes, PhD
Professor, Institute of Health Research, Swansea University
Fellow of the National Centre for Public Policy

2005-2006 Speakers

Thursday, May 18, 2006
U.K. Primary Care: Sitting at the Crossroads
Stephen Peckham
Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England
Academic Lead, NHS Service Delivery and Organization

April 19
An Explanatory Framework for Municipal Policy-Making: Tobacco Control as a Case Study
Sharon Campbell, PhD
Associate Professor, Research,
University of Waterloo
Director, Centre for Behavioural Research and Program Evaluation

March 15
Equity in Health Status and Health Care Services Use in British Columbia, 1992 and 2002
Kim McGrail, PhD Candidate
Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
University of British Columbia
Post-doctoral Fellow, StatsCanada

February 15

Canada's Natural Health Products Regulations: How are they affecting Canadians?
Heather Boon, PhD
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto

January 18
Prenatal HIV Testing In Ontario: Challenges in Practice and Ethics in Ontario and Abroad
Dr. Dale Guenter
Department of Family Medicine
McMaster University

December 7, 2005
It's About Time: Women Defined Quality of Care
Pat Armstrong, PhD
Department of Sociology
York University

December 5
How Far to the Hospital? The Effect of Hospital Closures on Access to Care
Thomas C. Buchmueller
Professor of Economics and Public Policy
University of California's Paul Merage School of Business

November 17
More Questions Than Answers: The Complexity of Professional Behaviour Change
Jeremy Grimshaw, MBChB, PhD, FRCGP
Director, Clinical Epidemiology Programme
Ottawa Health Research Institute
University of Ottawa

October 19
Are Canadians 'Free Riders' on American Research and Consumers?
Donald W, Light, PhD
Professor of Comparative Health Care Systems
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

October 13
The Individual and Social Valuation of Health
Paul Dolan, DPhil
Professor of Economics
Director, Centre for Well-being in Public Policy
University of Sheffield, UK

October 5
Men, Masculinities and Health
Blye Frank, PhD
Professor, Division of Medical Education
Director, Faculty Development
Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

September 28
Knowledge Transfer and Exchange in Health System Reform: An Insider's View of the US Veteran Health Administration
Carol Ashton, MD, MPH
Director, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Houston, Texas

2004-2005 Speakers

September 15, 2004
A System Of Integrated Care For Older Persons With Disabilities In Canada: Results From A Randomized Controlled Trial
Dr. François Béland
Department of Health Administration, University of Montreal

October 27, 2004
Using Discrete Choice Experiments to Value the Benefits from Health Care: An Application to Prenatal Diagnosis
Dr. Mandy Ryan University of Aberdeen, UK

November 17, 2004
Efficient Reward System for Pharmaceutical Innovation
Dr. Aidan Hollis, Associate Professor
Institute of Health Economics,University of Calgary

December 15, 2004
The Impact of Up-Front Payment on Drug Expenditures: Evidence from France
Dr.Michel Grignon
Departments of Gerontology and Economics, McMaster University

February 2, 2005
The Health Council of Canada: Can It Make A Difference?
Cathy Fooks, Executive Director
Health Council of Canada

February 23, 2005
Private Decisions and Public Priorities - An Exploratory Study of Routine Prenatal Testing
Dr. Brenda Wilson
Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa

March 16, 2005
What Shapes Innovative Health Care Delivery Models?:
The Design and Implementation of Satellite and
Mobile Dialysis Units
Dr. Pascale Lehoux
Department of Health Administration, University of Montreal

April 20, 2005
Steering Health Policy: Lessons from the New Zealand Experience Since 1990
Dr. Tim Tenbensel
Centre for Health Services Research and Policy
University of Auckland, New Zealand

May 25, 2005
Power, Incentives and Trust. Policy Instruments for Regional and Local Action in the Health Field
Dr. Pierre-Gerlier Forest
GDW Cameron Visiting Chair, Health Canada
Department of Political Science, Laval University

2003-2004 Speakers

September 17, 2003
Health Care, Entitlement and Citizenship
Dr. Candace Johnson of the Department of Political Science, University of Guelph

November 19, 2003
Does Income Matter: The Interprovincial Migration of Canadian Physicians
Hugh Grant of the Department of Economics, University of Winnipeg

December 17, 2003
The Delicate Art of Dancing With Porcupines: Learning to Appreciate the Finer Points of BC PharmaCare Policy
Steve Morgan, PhD.

January 21, 2004
The Political Economy of Underservice
Thomas C. Ricketts, III, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

February 25, 2004
No Such Thing As Government: Public Officials and the Making of Health Policy
Pierre-Gerlier Forest, Ph.D., the new G.D.W. Cameron Visiting Chair with Health Canada

April 21, 2004
Ruses, Ploys and Stratagems: When Implementation and Uncertainty Meet
Barbara W. Carroll, McMaster University’s Department of Political Science

June 16, 2004
Doing Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Research: Preliminary Observations
Dr. William Coleman, Department of Political Science, McMaster University

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