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

S. Amy Sommer

S. 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. She 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

April 2024

Advancing A Collective Vision For Equity?based Cocreation Through Prototyping At An International Forum

JOURNAL : HEALTH EXPECTATIONS
CONTRIBUTORS: , , Alexa Vrzovski, Le?tien Bhaskar, Samantha Micsinszki, Emma Bruce, Lulwama Mulalu, Puspita Hossain, , Gillian mary Mulvale, Copro Consortium
April 2024

Adopting, Implementing And Assimilating Coproduced Health And Social Care Innovations Involving Structurally Vulnerable Populations: Findings From A Longitudinal, Multiple Case Study Design In Canada, Scotland And Sweden

JOURNAL : HEALTH RESEARCH POLICY AND SYSTEMS
CONTRIBUTORS: Gillian mary Mulvale, Jenn Green, Glenn Robert, Michael Larkin, Nicoline Vackerberg, Sofia Kjellström, Puspita Hossain, Sandra Moll, Esther Lim, Shioma-lei Craythorne
April 2024

Decoding The Persistence Of Delayed Hospital Discharge: An In?depth Scoping Review And Insights From Two Decades

JOURNAL : HEALTH EXPECTATIONS
CONTRIBUTORS: Alyaa Abdelhalim, Manaf Zargoush, Norm Archer, Mehrdad Roham
April 2024

Climate Crisis Risks To Elderly Health: Strategies For Effective Promotion And Response

JOURNAL : HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL
CONTRIBUTORS: Mahsa madani Hosseini, Manaf Zargoush, Somayeh Ghazalbash
March 2024

Exploring Trajectories Of Functional Decline And Recovery Among Older Adults: A Data-driven Approach

JOURNAL : SCIENTIFIC REPORTS
CONTRIBUTORS: Ghazal Khalili, Manaf Zargoush, Kai Huang, Somayeh Ghazalbash
2024

Two Nearest Means Method: Regression Through Searching In The Data

JOURNAL : FORTUNE JOURNAL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
CONTRIBUTORS: Farrokh Alemi, Madhukar Reddy vongala, Sri surya krishna rama Taraka naren durbha, Manaf Zargoush
October 2023

Managing The Performance Of Healthcare Networks: A ‘dance’ Between Control And Collaboration

JOURNAL : PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW
CONTRIBUTORS: Jenna Evans, Elana Commisso, Agnes Grudniewicz, Jennifer Im, Jeremy Veillard, Gregory Richards
November 2023

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

JOURNAL : PHYSIOTHERAPY CANADA
CONTRIBUTORS: Irene Nicoli, Gina Lockwood, Lauren Fitch, Christopher Longo, Margaret i Fitch
August 2023

The Association Of Cancer-related Fatigue On The Social, Vocational And Healthcare-related Dimensions Of Cancer Survivorship

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF CANCER SURVIVORSHIP
CONTRIBUTORS: Jennifer m Jones, Doris Howell, Christopher Longo, Karin Olson, Philippe Bedard, Eitan Amir, Shiyu Zheng, Brittany Chow, Lisa Avery
March 2023

Relationship Between Income And Concerns About Physical Changes And Help-seeking By Older Adult Cancer Survivors: A Secondary Analysis

JOURNAL : BMC GERIATRICS
CONTRIBUTORS: Irene Nicoll, Gina Lockwood, Fay j Strohschein, Lauren Fitch, Christopher Longo, Lorelei Newton, Margaret i Fitch
December 2023

Understanding Why Oral Health Professionals Migrate: A Qualitative Investigation Of Iranian Dentists Who Have Moved To Canada (oral Health Professionals’ Migration)

JOURNAL : GLOBAL HEALTH ACTION
CONTRIBUTORS: Sara Hajian, Mohammad-pooyan Jadidfard, Shahram Yazdani, Glen Randall, Mohammad-hossein Khoshnevisan
December 2023

Monitoring Mobility In Older Adults Using A Global Positioning System (gps) Smartwatch And Accelerometer: A Validation Study

JOURNAL : PLOS ONE
CONTRIBUTORS: , Renata Kirkwood, Cody Cooper, Matthew Brown, K bruce Newbold, ,
April 2023

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

JOURNAL : PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Ya?tang Chuang, Manaf Zargoush, Somayeh Ghazalbash, Saied Samiedaluie, Kerry Kuluski, Sara Guilcher
January 2023

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