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

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

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,
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
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

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
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
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
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
September 2022

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

JOURNAL : OMEGA
CONTRIBUTORS: Elham Shaker ardakani, Niloofar Gilani larimi, Maryam Oveysi nejad, Mahsa Madani hosseini, Manaf Zargoush
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
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
December 2021

Examining The Predictability And Prognostication Of Multimorbidity Among Older Delayed-discharge Patients: A Machine Learning Analytics

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS
CONTRIBUTORS: S Ghazalbash, Manaf Zargoush, F Mowbray,
January 2021

A Compass For Navigating Relationships In Co-production Processes Involving Vulnerable Populations

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
CONTRIBUTORS: Gillian mary Mulvale, A Miatello, J Green, M Tran, C Roussakis, A Mulvale
January 2021

Special Issue- Engaging Vulnerable Populations In The Co-production Of Public Services

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
CONTRIBUTORS: Gillian mary Mulvale, G Robert
May 2021

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

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
CONTRIBUTORS: Dv Oberoi, Christopher Longo, En Reed, J Landmann, Kal Piedalue, Le Carlson
June 2021

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

JOURNAL : SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER
CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, Mi Fitch, Jm Loree, Le Carlson, D Turner, Wy Cheung, D Gopaul, J Ellis, J Ringash, M Mathews, J Wright, C Stevens, D D’souza, R Urquhart, T Maity, F Balderrama, E Haddad
June 2021

Correction To: Patient And Family Financial Burden Associated With Cancer Treatment In Canada: A National Study (supportive Care In Cancer, (2021), 29, 6, (3377-3386), 10.1007/s00520-020-05907-x)

JOURNAL : SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER
CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, Mi Fitch, Jm Loree, Le Carlson, D Turner, Wy Cheung, D Gopaul, J Ellis, J Ringash, M Mathews, J Wright, C Stevens, D D’souza, R Urquhart, T Maity, F Balderrama, E Haddad
September 2021

Unequal Distribution Of Financial Toxicity Among People With Cancer And Its Impact On Access To Care: A Rapid Review

JOURNAL : CURRENT OPINION IN SUPPORTIVE AND PALLIATIVE CARE
CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, Mi Fitch
January 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, Sm Wheeler, S Sati, S Gradin, M Mackinnon, Pg Blake
April 2021

Building Capacity For Palliative Care Delivery In Primary Care Settings Mixed-methods Evaluation Of The Integrate Project

JOURNAL : CANADIAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
CONTRIBUTORS: Jenna Evans, M Mackinnon, , Cc Earle, B Gagnon, E Arthurs, S Gradin, T Walton, F Wright,
December 2021

What Do End-users Want To Know About Managing The Performance Of Healthcare Delivery Systems? Co-designing A Context-specific And Practice-relevant Research Agenda

JOURNAL : HEALTH RESEARCH POLICY AND SYSTEMS
CONTRIBUTORS: Jenna Evans, Je Gilbert, J Bacola, V Hagens, V Simanovski, P Holm, R Harvey, Pg Blake, G Matheson
December 2021

The Impact Of Recency And Adequacy Of Historical Information On Sepsis Predictions Using Machine Learning

JOURNAL : SCIENTIFIC REPORTS
CONTRIBUTORS: Manaf Zargoush, A Sameh, M Javadi, S Shabani, S Ghazalbash,

OTHER PUBLICATIONS