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

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...

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...

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

June 2021

Assessing The Delivery Of Coordinated Care To Patients With Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease In Ontario, Canada: A Survey Of Patients And Healthcare Professionals

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE
CONTRIBUTORS: Jenna Evans, Sarah m Wheeler, Saurabh Sati, Sharon Gradin, Marnie Mackinnon, Peter g Blake
May 2021

Cost–utility Of Group Versus Individual Acupuncture For Cancer-related Pain Using Quality-adjusted Life Years In A Noninferiority Trial

JOURNAL : THE JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
CONTRIBUTORS: Devesh v Oberoi, Christopher Longo, Erica nicole Reed, Jessa Landmann, Katherine-ann laura Piedalue, Linda e Carlson
August 2021

Re-engaging In Aging And Mobility Research In The Covid-19 Era: Early Lessons From Pivoting A Large-scale, Interdisciplinary Study Amidst A Pandemic

JOURNAL : CANADIAN JOURNAL ON AGING / LA REVUE CANADIENNE DU VIEILLISSEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: , , Paula Gardner, Qiyin Fang, , Paul d Mcnicholas, K bruce Newbold, , , Manaf Zargoush, Vincenza Gruppuso
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
June 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
June 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
August 2021

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

JOURNAL : CANCER REPORTS
CONTRIBUTORS: Mohemmed n Khan, Katrina Hueniken, Mirko Manojlovic?kolarski, Lawson Eng, Maryam Mirshams, Khaleeq Khan, Colleen Simpson, Michael Au, Geoffrey Liu, Wei Xu, Christopher Longo, David p Goldstein, Jolie Ringash, Rosemary Martino, Aaron r Hansen, John r De almeida
August 2021

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

JOURNAL : HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY
CONTRIBUTORS: Irene Nicoll, Gina Lockwood, Christopher Longo, Carmen g Loiselle, Margaret i Fitch
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
September 2020

Translation And Cultural Adaptation Of The Patient Self-administered Financial Effects (p-safe) Questionnaire To Assess The Financial Burden Of Cancer In French-speaking Patients

JOURNAL : HEALTHCARE
CONTRIBUTORS: Dominique Tremblay, Thomas g Poder, Helen-maria Vasiliadis, Nassera Touati, Béatrice Fortin, Lise Lévesque, Christopher Longo
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
December 2020

Leveraging Machine Learning And Big Data For Optimizing Medication Prescriptions In Complex Diseases: A Case Study In Diabetes Management

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF BIG DATA
CONTRIBUTORS: Mahsa madani Hosseini, Manaf Zargoush, Farrokh Alemi, Raya elfadel Kheirbek

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

August 2020

Managing The Performance Of Health Systems: An Agency-stewardship Dance

CONFERENCE : ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT PROCEEDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS: Jenna Evans, Jennifer Im, Agnes Grudniewicz, Greg Richards, Jeremy Veillard