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. 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

Associate 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...

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 Ph.D. in Healthcare Operations and Information...

Publications

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

December 2019

Out Of Sync: A Shared Mental Models Perspective On Policy Implementation In Healthcare

JOURNAL : HEALTH RESEARCH POLICY AND SYSTEMS
CONTRIBUTORS: Jenna M Evans, Karen S Palmer, Adalsteinn D Brown, Husayn Marani, Kirstie K Russell, Danielle Martin, Noah M Ivers
June 2019

Integrating Early Palliative Care Into Routine Practice For Patients With Cancer: A Mixed Methods Evaluation Of The INTEGRATE Project

JOURNAL : PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY
CONTRIBUTORS: Jenna M Evans, Marnie Mackinnon, Jose Pereira, Craig C Earle, Bruno Gagnon, Erin Arthurs, Sharon Gradin, Sandy Buchman, Frances C Wright
June 2019

Codesigning Health And Other Public Services With Vulnerable And Disadvantaged Populations: Insights From An International Collaboration

JOURNAL : HEALTH EXPECTATIONS
CONTRIBUTORS: Gillian Mulvale, Sandra Moll, Ashleigh Miatello, Glenn Robert, Michael Larkin, Victoria J Palmer, Alicia Powell, Chelsea Gable, Melissa Girling
March 2019

Integrating Mental Health Peer Support In Clinical Settings: Lessons From Canada And Norway

JOURNAL : HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT FORUM
CONTRIBUTORS: Gillian Mulvale, Fiona Wilson, Shaleen Jones, Jenn Green, Karl-johan Johansen, Ian Arnold, Nick Kates
January 2019

Co-designing Services For Youth With Mental Health Issues: Novel Elicitation Approaches

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS
CONTRIBUTORS: Gillian Mulvale, Sandra Moll, Ashleigh Miatello, Louise Murray-leung, Karlie Rogerson, Roberto B Sassi

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

April 2019

Designing In Highly Contentious Areas: Perspectives On A Way Forward For Mental Healthcare Transformation

CONFERENCE : THE DESIGN JOURNAL
CONTRIBUTORS: Daniela Sangiorgi, Michelle Farr, Sarah Mcallister, Gillian Mulvale, Martha Sneyd, Josina Elizabeth Vink, Laura Warwick