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. 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...

Gillian Mary Mulvale

GILLIAN MARY MULVALE

Associate Dean

Dr. Gillian Mulvale is Associate Dean Graduate Studies and Research and Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. She is a...

Manaf Zargoush

MANAF 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 2022

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
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: Margaret i Fitch, Irene Nicoll, Gina Lockwood, Carmen g Loiselle, Christopher Longo, Lorelei Newton, Fay j Strohschein
February 2022

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

JOURNAL : MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL INCLUSION
CONTRIBUTORS: Amadene Woolsey, Gillian mary Mulvale
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
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
April 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
April 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
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
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
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
July 2021

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

JOURNAL : CURRENT OPINION IN SUPPORTIVE & PALLIATIVE CARE
CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, Margaret i Fitch
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
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
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, Julie e Gilbert, Jasmine Bacola, Victoria Hagens, Vicky Simanovski, Philip Holm, Rebecca Harvey, Peter g Blake, Garth Matheson
December 2021

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

JOURNAL : MEDICAL CARE RESEARCH AND REVIEW
CONTRIBUTORS: Jennifer Gutberg, Jenna Evans, Sobia Khan, Reham Abdelhalim, Walter p Wodchis, Agnes Grudniewicz
December 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: , , , , , , , , , Manaf Zargoush, Vincenza Gruppuso

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