Greg Stoddart is one of the pioneers of the field of health economics in Canada. He co-founded CHEPA with Jonathan Lomas and served as its inaugural Coordinator from 1988 to 1990. He has made numerous significant contributions to the field of health policy, including research that contributed to the formulation of the 1984 Canada Health Act. He was also one of the founders of the Population Health Program (1987-2002) of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, which gave rise to the modern field of “population health”. He joined McMaster University in 1976 and retired in 2008.