Health Policy and Management

This multi-disciplinary area within the business school brings together faculty from divergent backgrounds ranging from economics and marketing to political science and business strategy. These faculty members all have interest and experience in management issues as they pertain to policy, funding, and organization and delivery of health care services. Faculty expertise includes: health policy analysis; design, delivery and economic evaluation of health services and programs; consumer behaviour; marketing; governance; and strategic management in for profit and not for profit organizations in the health sector.

Courses offered by area faculty provide support to a wide range of academic programs in addition to the MBA program, including several collaborative graduate programs (e.g. Global Health, eHealth, and Health Management). Courses typically blend theoretical rigor and practical application as our faculty has extensive real world experience in working for government, non-profit organizations, and private sector industries.

Faculty

Neil Barr

NEIL BARR

Assistant Professor

Jenna Evans

JENNA EVANS

Assistant Professor

Dr. Evans uses qualitative and mixed methods to examine the determinants of health system performance and integrated care delivery. In particular, her work draws from multiple disciplines to...

Maureen Hupfer

MAUREEN HUPFER

Associate Professor

Dr. Hupfer’s research interests include gender, self-concept and information processing, visual imagery in advertising, and marketing history. She teaches courses in Consumer Behaviour and...

Christopher Longo

CHRISTOPHER LONGO

Associate Professor

Dr. Longo has over 25 years’ experience in clinical research, economic evaluation and access strategies for pharmaceuticals. He has published clinical, economic, and policy research in a number...

Gillian Mary Mulvale

GILLIAN MARY MULVALE

Associate Professor

Dr. Gillian Mulvale is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. She is a member of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy...

Glen Randall

GLEN RANDALL

Professor

Professor Randall specializes in health policy and strategic management. He has more than twenty years of experience working with leaders in government, regulatory agencies and health care...

Patricia Wakefield

PATRICIA WAKEFIELD

Associate Professor

Professor Wakefield’s research interests include: consumer information search; decision making and coping; marketing and service delivery in health care; supportive care for patients; teams and...

Abdolmanaf Zargoush

ABDOLMANAF ZARGOUSH

Assistant Professor

Dr. Manaf Zargoush is an assistant professor of Health Policy & Management at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. He holds a Ph.D. in Healthcare Operations and Information...

Publications

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

February 2021

Machine Learning–based Early Warning Systems For Clinical Deterioration: Systematic Scoping Review

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Sankavi Muralitharan, Walter Nelson, Shuang Di, , , Neil Barr, Jeremy Petch
January 2021

Divergent Notions Of “quality” In Healthcare Policy Implementation: A Framing Perspective

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Husayn Marani, Jenna Evans, Karen S Palmer, Adalsteinn Brown, Danielle Martin, Noah M Ivers
February 2021

Correction To: Patient And Family Financial Burden Associated With Cancer Treatment In Canada: A National Study

JOURNAL : SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER
CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, Margaret I Fitch, Jonathan M Loree, Linda E Carlson, Donna Turner, Winson Y Cheung, Darin Gopaul, Janet Ellis, Jolie Ringash, Maria Mathews, Jim Wright, Christiaan Stevens, David D’souza, Robin Urquhart, Tuhin Maity, Fanor Balderrama, Evette Haddad
January 2021

Patient And Family Financial Burden Associated With Cancer Treatment In Canada: A National Study

JOURNAL : SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER
CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, Margaret I Fitch, Jonathan M Loree, Linda E Carlson, Donna Turner, Winson Y Cheung, Darin Gopaul, Janet Ellis, Jolie Ringash, Maria Mathews, Jim Wright, Christiaan Stevens, David D’souza, Robin Urquhart, Tuhin Maity, Fanor Balderrama, Evette Haddad
April 2020

From Measurement To Improvement In Ontario’s Cancer System: Analyzing The Performance Of 28 Provincial Indicators Over 15 years

JOURNAL : HEALTHCARE QUARTERLY
CONTRIBUTORS: Victoria Hagens, Cristina Tassone, Jenna Evans, Diane Burns, Vicky Simanovski, Garth Matheson
October 2020

Financial Toxicity Associated With A Cancer Diagnosis In Publicly Funded Healthcare Countries: A Systematic Review

JOURNAL : SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER
CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, Margaret I Fitch, Laura Banfield, Paul Hanly, K Robin Yabroff, Linda Sharp

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

December 2021

Understanding The Implementation Of Evidence-informed Policies And Practices From A Policy Perspective: A Critical Interpretive Synthesis

CONFERENCE : IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE
CONTRIBUTORS: Heather L Bullock, , Michael G Wilson, Gillian Mary Mulvale, Ashleigh Miatello