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 / eHealth Program Coordinator

Dr. Barr holds a PhD in Health Policy (McMaster), an MSc in Kinesiology (McMaster), and a BA in Psychology (Western). He has several years of experience managing collaborative/interdisciplinary...

Jenna Evans

JENNA EVANS

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jenna Evans studies multiteam systems and inter-organizational networks in healthcare using qualitative methods. She leads three inter-related streams of research on teams and networks focused...

Maureen Hupfer

MAUREEN HUPFER

Associate Professor

Christopher Longo

CHRISTOPHER LONGO

Professor / Executive Commitee Member, MHM Program

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 / Chair, Health Policy & Management / Co-Director, Masters in Health Management

Amy Sommer

AMY SOMMER

Associate Professor

S. Amy Sommer completed a Post Doctoral Fellowship at Harvard University, and a PhD at Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Sommer specializes in teams and leadership in...

Manaf Zargoush

MANAF ZARGOUSH

Associate Professor

Dr. Manaf Zargoush is an associate 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

January 2023

A Resilient, Robust Transformation Of Healthcare Systems To Cope With Covid-19 Through Alternative Resources

JOURNAL : OMEGA (UNITED KINGDOM)
CONTRIBUTORS: E Shaker ardakani, N Gilani larimi, M Oveysi nejad, M Madani hosseini, Manaf Zargoush
April 2022

Exploring The Relationships Between Income And Emotional/practical Concerns And Help-seeking By Older Adult Cancer Survivors: A Secondary Analysis

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC ONCOLOGY
CONTRIBUTORS: Mi Fitch, I Nicoll, G Lockwood, Cg Loiselle, Christopher Longo, L Newton, Fj Strohschein
December 2022

The Effect Of Formal Time Allocations On Learning Trajectories And Performance

JOURNAL : SMALL GROUP RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Kt Goh, Cm Fisher, Amy Sommer
February 2022

Recovery College Features And Context: Advancing A Recovery And Well-being Policy Agenda

JOURNAL : MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL INCLUSION
CONTRIBUTORS: A Woolsey, Gillian mary Mulvale
April 2022

Designing As Negotiating Across Logic Multiplicity: The Case Of Mental Healthcare Transformation Toward Co-design And Co-production

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DESIGN
CONTRIBUTORS: D Sangiorgi, J Vink, M Farr, Gillian mary Mulvale, L Warwick
May 2022

Creative Processes In Co-designing A Co-design Hub: Towards System Change In Health And Social Services In Collaboration With Structurally Vulnerable Populations

JOURNAL : EVIDENCE AND POLICY
CONTRIBUTORS: Sk Micsinszki, A Buettgen, Gillian mary Mulvale, S Moll, M Wyndham-west, E Bruce, K Rogerson, L Murray-leung, , S Park,
April 2022

Is Vaccine Hesitancy Justified? Benchmarking Post-market Vaccine Risks With Five Commonly Used Medicinal Products In Canada

JOURNAL : CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
CONTRIBUTORS: T Maity, A Von schlegell, Christopher Longo
October 2022

Implementing Coordinated Care Networks: The Interplay Of Individual And Distributed Leadership Practices

JOURNAL : MEDICAL CARE RESEARCH AND REVIEW
CONTRIBUTORS: J Gutberg, Jenna Evans, S Khan, R Abdelhalim, Wp Wodchis, A Grudniewicz
June 2022

Impact Of Income On Physical Concerns, Help Seeking, And Unmet Needs Of Adult Cancer Survivors

JOURNAL : PHYSIOTHERAPY CANADA
CONTRIBUTORS: Irene Nicoll, Gina Lockwood, Lauren Fitch, Christopher Longo, Margaret i Fitch
July 2022

Out-of-pocket Costs Associated With Head And Neck Cancer Treatment

JOURNAL : CANCER REPORTS
CONTRIBUTORS: Mn Khan, K Hueniken, M Manojlovic-kolarski, L Eng, M Mirshams, K Khan, C Simpson, M Au, G Liu, W Xu, Christopher Longo, Dp Goldstein, J Ringash, R Martino, Ar Hansen, Jr De almeida
July 2022

Relationships Between Canadian Adult Cancer Survivors’ Annual Household Income And Emotional/practical Concerns, Help-seeking And Unmet Needs

JOURNAL : HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY
CONTRIBUTORS: I Nicoll, G Lockwood, Christopher Longo, Cg Loiselle, Mi Fitch
October 2022

Clinical Management Of Financial Toxicity–identifying Opportunities Through Experiential Insights Of Cancer Survivors, Caregivers, And Social Workers

JOURNAL : CURRENT ONCOLOGY
CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, Lg Gordon, Rl Nund, Nh Hart, L Teleni, C Thamm, O Hollingdrake, F Crawford-williams, B Koczwara, T Ownsworth, S Born, S Schoonbeek, L Stone, C Barrett, Rj Chan
January 2022

On The Same Page? A Qualitative Study Of Shared Mental Models In An Interprofessional, Inter-organizational Team Implementing Goal-oriented Care

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE
CONTRIBUTORS: J Im, Jenna Evans, A Grudniewicz, P Boeckxstaens, , C Steele gray
February 2022

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

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: H Marani, Jenna Evans, Ks Palmer, A Brown, D Martin, Nm Ivers
August 2022

On The Same Page? A Qualitative Study Protocol On Collaboration In A Multi-laboratory Preclinical Study

JOURNAL : PLOS ONE
CONTRIBUTORS: Jenna Evans, A Peever, A Grudniewicz, B Mcdonald, Aa Mendelson, Mm Lalu
September 2022

Centralization And Innovation: Competing Priorities For Health Systems?

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Ad Scarffe, A Coates, Jenna Evans, A Grudniewicz
January 2022

From Prediction To Decision: Optimizing Long-term Care Placements Among Older Delayed Discharge Patients

JOURNAL : PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Yt Chuang, Manaf Zargoush, S Ghazalbash, S Samiedaluie, K Kuluski, S Guilcher