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Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis
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McMaster Health Forum
1280 Main Street West, MML-417
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4L6

Mike Wilson is the assistant director of the McMaster Health Forum, an associate professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI), and a member of CHEPA. He leads the McMaster Health Forum’s Rapid Response and Citizen Panels programs, and is conducting evaluations of both. His research focuses on supporting the use of research evidence by health system decision-makers, including policymakers and stakeholders such as community-based organizations. He holds a BHSc. (Honours) from McMaster University, studied political science at the University of Toronto, and completed a PhD in the Health Research Methodology Program as well as a diploma in Health Services and Policy Research at McMaster University.


  • knowledge translation
  • citizen engagement methods and evaluation
  • politics of health systems


Wilson MG, Mattison CA, Lavis JN, 2016. Reforms. In Lavis JN (ed.), Ontario’s health system: Key insights for citizens, professionals and policymakers. Hamilton: McMaster Health Forum.

Oliver S, Wilson MG, Melendez-Torres GJ, Bangpan M, Dickson K, Vigurs C, 2017. How can we select review methods for complex questions related to health policy and system improvements? In Tricco A, Langlois E and Straus S (eds.), Guide to Rapid Reviews of Health Policy & Systems Research.

Wilson MG, Lavis JN, Gauvin FP. Designing Integrated Approaches to Support People with Multimorbidity: Key Messages from Systematic Reviews, Health System Leaders and Citizens. Healthcare Policy. 2016; 12(2): e91-104.

Wilson MG, Grimshaw JM, Haynes RB, Hanna S, Raina P, Gruen R, Ouimet M, Lavis JN. A process evaluation accompanying an attempted randomized controlled trial of an evidence service for health-system policy makers. Health Research Policy & Systems. 2015; 13: 78.

Wilson MG, Lavis JN, Ellen ME. Supporting chronic pain management across provincial and territorial health systems in Canada: Findings from two stakeholder dialogues. Pain Research & Management. 2015; 20(5): 269-79.

Wilson MG, Lavis JN, Gauvin FP. Developing a rapid response program for health system decision-makers in Canada: Findings from an issue brief and stakeholder dialogue. Systematic Reviews. 2015; 4: 25.

Lavis JN, Wilson MG, Hammill AC, Moat KA, Boyko JA, Grimshaw JM, Flottorp S. Developing and Refining the Methods for a ‘One-stop Shop’ for Research Evidence about Health Systems. Health Research Policy and Systems. 2015; 12:10.

Wilson MG, Moat K, Lavis JN. The global stock of systematic reviews relevant to health systems policymaking. Health Research Policy & Systems. 2013; 11: 32.

Wilson MG, Lavis JN, Grimshaw J. Supporting the use of research evidence in the Canadian health sector. Healthcare Quarterly. 2012; 15(special issue): 58-62.

Wilson MG, Lavis JN, Guta A. Community-based organizations in the health sector: A scoping review. Health Research Policy & Systems. 2012; 10(1): 36.

Wilson MG, Lavis JN.  Community-based organizations and how to support their use of systematic reviews:  A qualitative study.  Evidence & Policy. 2011; 7(4): 449-469.


  • health systems and health policy
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