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December 2018 (Volume 96)
Julia Abelson, PhD, is a professor of health policy in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University. Her research program addresses questions about the role of broadly defined “publics” in health policy with a particular focus on the use of deliberative participatory methods to inform decision making in areas such as local health services priority setting and health technology assessment. Through her 20 years as an academic researcher, Abelson has led numerous competitively funded projects on the design, implementation, and evaluation of public involvement methods at the regional, provincial, and national level in Canada. She works closely with decision makers and publishes in social science, health policy, and health services research journals.
Steve Barnett, DHA, FACHE, has served as a hospital chief operating officer and chief executive officer over the past 17 years. Currently, Barnett is serving as the president and CEO of McKenzie Health System. Barnett is a member of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research Community Advisory Board and a member of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. Barnett serves on numerous health care–related boards and is an assistant professor at Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine. Barnett earned his doctorate in health care administration from Central Michigan University and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Diana M. Bongiorno, BS, BA, is an MD candidate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She graduated from the Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management at the University of Pennsylvania, from which she received her BA in biology from the College of Arts and Sciences and her BS in economics from the Wharton School. Her interest in health care outcomes and disparities research grew during her time at the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked at the Center for Outcomes Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and she continues to pursue her interest in health care disparities research as a medical student at Johns Hopkins.
Annette J. Browne, RN, PhD, is the nominated principal investigator of the study titled Equipping Primary Health Care for Equity (known as EQUIP). She is a professor at the University of British Columbia School of Nursing. Her research focuses on strategies for fostering health equity, with a particular emphasis on implications for Indigenous populations. Recent studies have addressed the impact of organizational interventions to improve health equity in primary care, health interventions with Indigenous women experiencing violence, and improving health care for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in emergency departments. Working in partnership with health and policy leaders and clinicians at the point of care, Browne conducts research aimed at enhancing health equity through improvements in health care delivery and polices.
Karen Calhoun, MA, is a community-engaged research program officer with the University of Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research.With a consortium funded by a National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award, she provides leadership locally and nationally to use diverse interpretations of lived experiences and collaboration to improve community and population health. Calhoun has expertise in developing and implementing community-based participatory research efforts and facilitating community-academic health partnerships to encourage equitable participation in research. During her career as a citizen scientist and practitioner, Calhoun has included diverse stakeholders, including individuals marginalized from decision making, and has shared their voice to develop and implement community problem-solving approaches addressing health disparities.
Eric G. Campbell, PhD, is a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and director of research at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado. Campbell is a survey methodologist whose work focuses on research questions at the intersection of health policy and bioethics.
Marion Danis, MD, is head of the Section on Ethics and Health Policy in the Department of Bioethics at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. She also serves as chief of the ethics consultation service at the Clinical Center. She has chaired the International Society on Priorities in Health Care and has served on the board of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Her most recent research has focused on finding strategies for fair rationing of limited health care resources through involvement of the public and on promoting strategies to address the social determinants of health to reduce health disparities. Her publications include Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy (Oxford University Press, 2005) and Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedside (Oxford University Press, 2014).
Thomas D’Aunno, PhD, is professor of management in the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, where he directs the health policy and management program. He is published in leading management and health journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, JAMA, Health Affairs, and the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. He served as editor-in-chief of Medical Care Research and Review from 2014 to 2018. He also is a past chair of the Academy of Management Division of Health Care Management and a recipient of its award for career distinguished service. D’Aunno received his PhD in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Douglas K. Eby, MD, MPH, is vice president of medical services at the Southcentral Foundation (SCF) and has served on the leadership teams of SCF and the Alaska Native Medical Center since 1995. He has played a key role in the development of SCF’s innovative primary care system and speaks nationally and internationally on health care system design and quality improvement.
Gayathri Embuldeniya, PhD, is a qualitative researcher at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation and the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is interested in understanding how people, processes, places, and things interact and inform one another, and has conducted research on integrated health care models, patient engagement, and the phenomenology of nostalgia and nationalism. She received her PhD (cultural anthropology) from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her MA (English language and literature) from the University of Oxford and was an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago.
Orit Even-Shoshan, MA, MS, has a master’s degree in economics from theHebrewUniversity in Jerusalem, with an emphasis in public finance, and a master’s degree in health care financial management from Temple University. For the past 20 years, Even-Shoshan has served as the associate director of the Center for Outcomes Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and as a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her main research interests are the development, validation, and utilization of outcomes measures and the impact of income inequality on health disparities. Her expertise is primarily in using large national claims databases in outcomes research.
Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, PhD, RN, FAAN, is professor and women’s health research chair in rural health at the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University, Canada. For the past 2 decades, Ford-Gilboe has conducted research focused on the intersections of violence, gender, health inequities, and place. She currently coleads studies testing the impacts of trauma- and violence-informed health interventions for women experiencing intimate partner violence and people living in marginalized conditions, and developing and validating self-report measures of complex concepts, including equity-oriented health care and severity of partner violence. With a clinical background in public health, she is particularly interested in health care approaches that are appropriate for diverse groups of women, including those living in rural settings and Aboriginal women.
Kevin R. Fox, MD, is the MacDonald Professor of Medicine and medical director of the Rena Rowan Breast Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Richard G. Frank, PhD, is the Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the deputy assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), directing the Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy. From 2013 to 2014, he served as a special advisor to the Office of the Secretary and from 2014 to 2016 he served as assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at DHHS. His research is focused on the economics of mental health and substance abuse care, long-term care financing policy, health care competition, implementation of health reform, and disability policy. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 1997. He is coauthor with Sherry Glied of the book Better but Not Well (Johns Hopkins Press, 2006).
Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, a physician and an epidemiologist, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. Galea’s scholarship has been at the intersection of social and psychiatric epidemiology with a focus on the behavioral health consequences of trauma. He has published more than 700 scientific journal articles, 50 chapters, and 13 books, and his research has been featured extensively in current periodicals and newspapers. His latest book, Healthier: Fifty Thoughts on the Foundations of Population Health, was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto and graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University. He also holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.
Susan Dorr Goold, MD,MHSA,MA, is professor of internal medicine and health management and policy at the University of Michigan, where she studies the allocation of resources and justice issues in health, emphasizing the perspectives of underserved communities. Her CHAT (CHoosing All Together) research has received international recognition and awards. She leads the domain evaluating the impact of Medicaid expansion in Michigan from the perspective of enrollees. Goold has leadership roles in the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research’s Community Engagement program. She held leadership positions on the American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and the International Society on Health Priority Setting. She is a fellow of the Hastings Center and the American College of Physicians.
Adnan Hammad, PhD, is currently president and CEO of Global Health Research, Management & Solutions. In this capacity he oversees global health collaborations and research initiatives and establishes links between researchers and scientists in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region as well as their counterparts in countries with Arab immigrants, such as in North America and Europe. Hammad also serves as a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine and as a professor at the Michigan State University School of Medicine, Faculty of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, and the School of Family Medicine. He also consults at the University of Michigan. Hammad holds several degrees, including a master’s degree in applied clinical psychology, a high diploma in health economics, and a doctorate in health services policy and management. He has authored and coauthored more than 170 publications in the fields of behavior and epidemiological research, including ethnicity and disease special supplements on Arab American health and several chapters in books on Arab health psychology, Arab American health disparities, and substance abuse.
Carol Herbert,MD, is professor of family medicine at Western University in London, Canada, cross-appointed to the Department of Pathology, and is an affiliate member of theDepartment ofWomen’s Studies & Feminist Research and of McGill’s PRAM Centre (Participatory Research at McGill). She served as dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University ofWestern Ontario from 1999 to 2010 and was Royal Canadian Legion Professor and head of the University of British Columbia’s Department of Family Practice from 1988 to 1998. She was founding head of the Division of Behavioural Medicine in the UBC Department of Family Practice and a cofounder of the UBC Institute of Health Promotion Research. She is former editor of the international journal Patient Education and Counseling (1994-1999) and on the editorial boards of the Annals of Family Medicine, Healthcare Papers, and Patient Education and Counseling.
Alexander S. Hill is a research data analyst at the Center for Outcomes Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in health care management. He has worked at the Center for Outcomes Research for 8 years and performs data and statistical analysis for various projects related to disparities and outcomes research.
Lauren L. Hochman is a research coordinator at the Center for Outcomes Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.
Beth E. Jackson, PhD, is senior science advisor in the Centre for Chronic Disease and Health Equity at the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and an adjunct research professor in the Department of Sociology at Carleton University. From 2007 to 2017 she led a multidisciplinary team at PHAC focused on measuring and monitoring health inequalities in Canada through the Pan-Canadian Health Inequalities Reporting Initiative. Her team anchored collaboration with the Pan-Canadian Public Health Network, Statistics Canada, the Canadian Institute for Health Information, and the First Nations Information Governance Centre to produce Canada’s first online Pan-Canadian Health Inequalities Data Tool and the report Key Health Inequalities in Canada: A National Portrait. Her current research and policy work focus on health inequities experienced by LGBTQ2S and black Canadians.
Hyungjin Myra Kim, ScD, is a research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Center for Statistical Consulting & Research and an adjunct professor of biostatistics. Kim has extensive experience working as a collaborative biostatistical scientist in clinical trials and is currently a coinvestigator on several multinational and multicenter randomized clinical trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense, and Veterans Health Administration. Kim is also interested in the analyses of large health-related administrative datasets to learn about risk factors for medication use, diseases, service utilizations, and outcomes.
Maritt Kirst, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and codirector of the Centre for Community Research, Learning, and Action at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is also an assistant professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Kirst has extensive experience conducting evaluation research and community-based health research with socioeconomically marginalized populations. She has evaluated complex health interventions including integrated health and social care programs for individuals with complex health care needs, Housing First programs for individuals experiencing homelessness and serious mental health issues, mental health services, and tobacco control programs. Her research interests also pertain to social-contextual effects on substance use and mental health problems and health equity.
Lynnette LaHahnn is a naturopathic practitioner and proprietor of Cor de Holistic. She formerly served as a public health practitioner in both Oregon and Michigan, serving in a chief executive officer role. LaHahnn holds both a 4-year degree in public health and a doctorate in naturopathy. Her chief contribution in the field of public health was geographic and financial health district consolidation and expansion through federal grant acquisitions. Her tenure as a naturopathic practitioner is contributing to the field of medicine that incorporates the mind, body, and spiritual connection in the healing process.
Josée G. Lavoie is a professor with the Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Medicine and director of Ongomiizwin Research, which is part of the Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing at the University of Manitoba. Lavoie’s program of research is located at the interface of policy and Indigenous health services, with a focus on contracting, accountability, and responsiveness. She is particularly interested in how Western and Indigenous knowledge systems interface in the provision of health services in Indigenous communities. She maintains ongoing partnerships with Indigenous organizations across Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Colombia, and in circumpolar countries.
Valerie A. Lewis, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work examines how organizations respond to payment and delivery reform as well as the consequences of reform for disparities in outcomes. Francesca Marino, PhD, is a research associate at the University of Padua. She obtained her PhD from the University of Padua, and her main areas of specialization are population economics and applied statistics and econometrics.
John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA, is a professor of practice at the Harvard University TH Chan School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Between 2008 and 2010, he served as a senior advisor on national health reform to the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, where he worked on the writing and passage of the Affordable Care Act. Between 2003 and 2008, he was executive director of Health Care For All, a Massachusetts consumer health advocacy organization, where he played a leading role in the passage of the 2006 Massachusetts health reform law. From 1985 to 1997, he was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives where he cochaired the Joint Committee on Health Care. His articles have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, and other journals. He has written several books including Inside National Health Reform in 2011 and Experiencing Politics: A Legislator’s Stories of Government and Health Care in 2000, both by the University of California Press and the Milbank Memorial Fund. He holds a doctorate in public health from the University of Michigan and a master’s in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Genevra F. Murray is a research project director at The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice, where she studies organizational behavior and theory as well as racial and socioeconomic disparities in the context of health care delivery reform. Murray is ABD in medical anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania.Her dissertation focuses on the policy and practice of family planning in Turkey with particular attention to ongoing ethnopolitical conflict and the dynamics between national and multilateral reproductive health organizations.
C. Daniel Myers, PhD, is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. He received his PhD in politics from Princeton University and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Program. His research lies at the intersection of political psychology and political communication and focuses on the mechanisms of talk-based political persuasion. His work has appeared in the Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, the Journal of Public Deliberation, Health Service Research, and the Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology.
Bijan A. Niknam serves as clinical research project manager for the Center for Outcomes Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds a BS in economics with a concentration in health care management and a BA in international studies and business from the University of Pennsylvania.
Luca Nunziata, PhD, is professor of economics at the University of Padua. He obtained his PhD from the University of Oxford, and his main areas of specialization are labor economics and applied statistics and econometrics. His scientific articles have been published in a number of refereed journals including the Economic Journal, the Journal of Economic Growth, the European Economics Review, the Journal of Population Economics, and the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. He is currently working on a number of topics including the social and economic effects of migration, the economic impact of labor market legislation, the cultural determinants of economic choices, and the health and socioeconomic consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Bernadette (Bernie) Pauly, RN, PhD, is professor at the University of Victoria (UVic) School of Nursing and a scientist at the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research. She is a UVic Community Engaged Scholar with a focus on public health approaches to preventing harms of substance use and homelessness and on promotion of health equity in health systems.
Nancy A. Perrin, PhD, is director of the biostatistics and methods core at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Nursing. Prior to joining JHU, she was a senior investigator and director of research, data, and analysis at the Center for Health Research Kaiser Permanente Northwest. Her focus is on the design and analysis of studies conducted in real-world settings including randomized trials and implementation research. She frequently works in the area of interpersonal violence both nationally and internationally including prevalence and intervention studies.
Joseph G. Reiter, MS, works at the Center for Outcomes Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as a statistician. He graduated from Villanova University with a master’s degree in applied statistics. His experience has focused on multivariate matching in observational studies and causal inference in health policy outcomes research. Other areas of interest include design of experiments, data visualization, and prediction algorithms.
Paul R. Rosenbaum, PhD, is the Robert G. Putzel Professor of Statistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of 3 books, Observation and Experiment: An Introduction to Causal Inference (Harvard, 2017), Design of Observational Studies (Springer, 2010), and Observational Studies (Springer, 1995, 2002). He received his PhD in statistics from Harvard University in 1980.
René Pérez Rosenbaum, PhD, is an associate professor in the School of Planning, Design, and Construction at Michigan State University. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Notre Dame. Rosenbaum’s current academic interests include community economic development, poverty and inequality in America, political economy, and Hispanic/Latino economic development, including business development, organizational capacity building, farmworker health, early education, and disaster preparedness issues.
Sara Rosenbaum, JD, is the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy and founding chair of the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. She also holds professorships in the Schools of Law and Medicine and Health Sciences. A graduate of Wesleyan University and Boston University Law School, Rosenbaum has devoted her career to issues of health justice for populations that are medically underserved as a result of race, poverty, disability, or cultural exclusion. Between 1993 and 1994, Rosenbaum worked for the Clinton administration, where she directed the drafting of the Health Security Act and designed the Vaccines for Children program, which today provides near-universal immunization coverage to low-income and medically underserved children. Rosenbaum is the lead author of Law and the American Health Care System (Foundation Press, 2012) and has received many national awards for her work in public health policy. She is past chair of AcademyHealth and a member of the Institute of Medicine. Rosenbaum also has served on the CDC Director’s Advisory Committee and as a commissioner on the congressional Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), which she chaired from January 2016 through the expiration of her term in April 2017.
Richard N. Ross, MSc, is a statistician/data analyst at the Center for Outcomes Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds an MSc in biostatistics from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. For nearly 40 years, Ross has worked in various fields of research, such as environmental impacts, trauma medicine, and health services. He has had extensive experience with matching methodology in his current position.
Zachary E. Rowe, BBA, is the executive director of Friends of Parkside, a grassroots community-based organization on Detroit’s east side, which provides supportive services to residents of the local public housing community. He has been involved with various community-based participatory research projects for more than 23 years. He is a founding member of the Detroit Urban Research Center Board, the Healthy Environments Partnership Steering Committee, Community Action Against Asthma Steering Committee, and REACH Detroit Partnership Steering Committee. Rowe served on the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research Community Engagement Coordinating Council and the Community Advisory Board Design Team. During the past 10 years, he has served as a coprincipal investigator, a coinvestigator, a community research associate, and a consultant on numerous funded projects including the DECIDERS project.
Cengiz Salman, MA, is a PhD student in the Department of American Culture at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on the way scientific objectivity and the subjective dispositions of investors and technologists together guide venture capital investments in Silicon Valley innovation projects. He holds an MA in social science from the University of Chicago (2013) and a BA in anthropology with a specialization in Muslim studies from Michigan State University (2011). Salman is a recipient of a Fulbright IIE Award, which he used to conduct research on urban transformation projects in Turkey from 2011 to 2012.
Shivani A. Shah, BA, is currently an MD candidate at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She developed an interest in health outcomes research through her health care management classes as an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests led her to work under Dr. Jeffrey Silber at the Center for Outcomes Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her current interests include analyzing the impact of health policy and interventions on health outcomes.
Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, is associate dean for public health practice and training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He served as secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2011 to 2014, as principal deputy commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration from 2009 to 2011, and as the commissioner of health in Baltimore, Maryland, from December 2005 to March 2009. From July 2001 to December 2005, Sharfstein served on the minority staff of the Committee on Government Reform of the US House of Representatives, working for Congressman Henry A.Waxman. He serves on the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice of the Institute of Medicine and the editorial board of JAMA. He is a 1991 graduate of Harvard College, a 1996 graduate of Harvard Medical School, a 1999 graduate of the combined residency program in pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital, and a 2001 graduate of the fellowship program in general pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine.
Jeffrey H. Silber, MD, PhD, is the Nancy Abramson Wolfson Professor of Health Services Research and director of the Center for Outcomes Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and professor of Health Care Management at the Wharton School.
Victoria Smye, RN, PhD, is an associate professor in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing at Western University. Her clinical background is in mental health and addictions. Her research is located at the intersections of mental health, addictions, gender, violence, and inequity with a focus in the area of Indigenous health. Her completed research includes studies focused on Indigenous mental health and equity-oriented care in an urban context. Smye’s current research includes a focus on the promotion of health equity within mental health and addictions systems of care (anti-stigma, cultural safety, harm reduction, trauma- and violence-informed care, and recovery-oriented approaches), including a project to create and evaluate pathways to Indigenous mental health and wellness within health care.
Lisa Szymecko, PhD, JD, is a research associate with the System ex-Change at Michigan State University working on systems change. She has expertise in multiple research methodologies, including community-based participatory research and qualitative data collection and analyses. Szymecko has participated in large interdisciplinary and community teams to evaluate health policy, including Michigan’s expanded Medicaid program. She has worked extensively in efforts to engage the voice and perspective of vulnerable populations related to the local conditions perpetuating poor health.
Colleen Varcoe, RN, PhD, is a professor in the University of British Columbia School of Nursing. Her clinical background is in emergency care, critical care, and primary health care. Her research focuses on violence and inequity, with an emphasis on both structural and interpersonal violence. Her completed research includes studies of the risks and health effects of violence, including for rural and Indigenous women. Her current research includes studies to promote equity (including cultural safety, harm reduction, and trauma- and violence-informed care) in primary health care and emergency care and studies of health interventions for women who have experienced violence, most recently for Indigenous women.
Kevin Walker, MSc, is a senior research associate with the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.
Bruce Wallace, MSW, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Victoria’s School of Social Work and a collaborating scientist with the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research. He conducts research focused on substance use and harm reduction, drawing on his more than 20 years of experience with nonprofit agencies, often in collaboration with consumer-led agencies focused on poverty, homelessness, mental health, and substance use.
C. Nadine Wathen, PhD, is a full professor at Western University (London, Canada), a research scholar at Western’s Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, and a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada. Her research examines the health and social service sector response to violence against women and children, interventions to reduce health inequities, and the science of knowledge mobilization, with a focus on partnerships to enhance the use of research in policy and practice.
Walter P. Wodchis, PhD, is professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and research chair in implementation and evaluation science at the Institute for Better Health, Trillium Health Partners. His main research interests are health economics and financing and health care policy evaluation. Through his research programs, which have included more than 30 collaborating researchers and as many trainees, Wodchis has led several studies examining complex needs of high-cost patient groups, the implementation of integrated care programs to address those needs, and evaluations for a number of integrated care programs in Ontario.
Sabrina T. Wong, RN, PhD, is a professor at the University of British Columbia. Her clinical background is in primary health care. Her research focuses on the inequitable service delivery and organization of primary health care services and evaluation of policy implementation meant to transform primary health care. She currently cochairs the pan-Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network and the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network.
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