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

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. 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
July 2021

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

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
CONTRIBUTORS: Gillian Mary Mulvale, Ashleigh Miatello, Jenn Green, Maxwell Tran, Christina Roussakis, Alison Mulvale
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
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
July 2021

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

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
CONTRIBUTORS: Gillian Mary Mulvale, Glenn Robert
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
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
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