Christopher Longo

Dr. Christopher Longo

Professor

Health Policy and Management

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BIO

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 of therapeutic areas including: cancer, diabetes, sepsis, and mental health disorders. He teaches courses in health economics and population health at McMaster, as well as a 5-week module on health economics in public health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto (2009-2016). Longo’s research has examined the economics of cancer and diabetes, economic evaluation of pharmaceuticals, global pharmaceutical pricing strategies, the public/private mix in the financing of healthcare, and the evaluation of factors influencing patients’ financial burden for health care services. Although still interested in these issues and how they relate to the healthcare system and its end users, he has refocused his research agenda. His current research examines the costs and economic evaluation of interventions/programs throughout the cancer journey, with the intent of informing policy decision making.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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, Mi Fitch, L Banfield, P Hanly, Kr Yabroff, L Sharp
June 2020

When Are Pharmaceuticals Priced Fairly? An Alternative Risk-sharing Model For Pharmaceutical Pricing

JOURNAL : HEALTH CARE ANALYSIS

CONTRIBUTORS: F Balderrama, Lj Schwartz, Christopher Longo
April 2020

Adverse Drug Reactions In Canada (2009-2018): Insights From The Canada Vigilance Database

JOURNAL : HEALTHCARE QUARTERLY (TORONTO, ONT.)

CONTRIBUTORS: Ts Maity, Christopher Longo
January 2020

Unrecognized Assets Created By Public-sector Investments In Health And Social Services

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF PUBLIC BUDGETING, ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

CONTRIBUTORS: D Milinkovic, , , , JÉ Tarride, Christopher Longo, Susan McCracken
January 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 (SWITZERLAND)

CONTRIBUTORS: D Tremblay, Tg Poder, Hm Vasiliadis, N Touati, B Fortin, L Lévesque, Christopher Longo
December 2018

Elective Repeat Caesarean Section In Low-risk Women—economic Evaluation Comparing Births Before Vs. After 39 Weeks Gestation In Ontario, Canada

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY CANADA

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, Ja Harrold, S Dunn, G Smith
September 2018

Exploring The Impact Of Out-of-pocket Costs On The Quality Of Life Of Canadian Cancer Patients

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOCIAL ONCOLOGY

CONTRIBUTORS: M Fitch, Christopher Longo
March 2018

The Economic Burden Of Bladder Cancer Due To Occupational Exposure

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE

CONTRIBUTORS: Yl Jung, , Christopher Longo, C Kalcevich, J Kim, C Song, P Demers
November 2017

Design Of Effective Interventions For Smoking Cessation Through Financial And Non-financial Incentives

JOURNAL : HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT FORUM

CONTRIBUTORS: F Balderrama, Christopher Longo
September 2017

Differences In Growth Of Canadian Children Compared To The Who 2006 Child Growth Standards

JOURNAL : PAEDIATRIC AND PERINATAL EPIDEMIOLOGY

CONTRIBUTORS: Al Park, K Tu, Jg Ray, K Babaran-henfrey, E Bartsch, H Berger, D Campbell, M Chiu, Lr De souza, A Guttmann, M Handa, Christopher Longo, J Maguire, J Meloche, N Melamed, P Mousmanis, H Roukema, J Roy, M Sgro, Gn Smith, M Urquia, P Vanderkooy, W Watson, N Watts, J Young
February 2017

A Tale Of Two Health-care Systems: Cost-utility Analysis Of Open Carpal Tunnel Release In Canada And The United States

JOURNAL : PLASTIC SURGERY

CONTRIBUTORS: K Cheung, Mn Kaur, T Tolliver, Christopher Longo, Nh Naam,
January 2017

Public Health Policy In Support Of Insurance Coverage For Smoking Cessation Treatments

JOURNAL : HEALTHCARE POLICY

CONTRIBUTORS: R Schwartz, F Haji, A Babayan, Christopher Longo, R Ferrence
November 2016

Understanding The Full Breadth Of Cancer-related Patient Costs In Ontario: A Qualitative Exploration

JOURNAL : SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, M Fitch, , A Mcandrew
June 2016

Comparative Effectiveness Of Phosphate Binders In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review And Network Meta-analysis

JOURNAL : PLOS ONE

CONTRIBUTORS: , , Jp Díaz martínez, G Nesrallah, Christopher Longo, , , A Agarwal, R Al-khalifah, ,
March 2016

Effectiveness Of Health System Services And Programs For Youth To Adult Transitions In Mental Health Care: A Systematic Review Of Academic Literature

JOURNAL : ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY IN MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Mg Embrett, Glen Randall, Christopher Longo, T Nguyen, Gillian mary Mulvale
January 2015

Cost-sharing For Health Care Services: An Alternative Strategy For Pharmaceutical Reimbursement In Ontario

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF POPULATION THERAPEUTICS AND CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo
January 2015

Risk Of Adverse Outcomes Among Infants Of Immigrant Women According To Birth-weight Curves Tailored To Maternal World Region Of Origin

JOURNAL : CMAJ. CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL

CONTRIBUTORS: Ml Urquia, H Berger, Jg Ray, K Babaran-henfrey, S Bismilla, A Bocking, M Booth, D Campbell, M Chiu, L Colizza, M De groh, L De souza, R Glazier, A Guttmann, M Handa, R Hilliard, Christopher Longo, J Maguire, P Mousmanis, A Park, H Roukema, J Roy, M Sgro, Gn Smith, K Tu, P Vanderkooy, M Urquia, W Watson, N Watts
January 2013

Do Canadian Researchers And The Lay Public Prioritize Biomedical Research Outcomes Equally? A Choice Experiment

JOURNAL : ACADEMIC MEDICINE

CONTRIBUTORS: Fa Miller, E Mentzakis, R Axler, P Lehoux, M French, , Wp Wodchis, Bj Wilson, Christopher Longo, Jp Bytautas, B Slater
May 2012

Guidelines For Health Technologies: Specific Guidance For Oncology Products In Canada

JOURNAL : VALUE IN HEALTH

CONTRIBUTORS: N Mittmann, Wk Evans, A Rocchi, Christopher Longo, Hj Au, D Husereau, Nb Leighl, Pk Isogai, Md Krahn, S Peacock, D Marshall, D Coyle, Sc Malfair taylor, P Jacobs, Pi Oh
April 2011

Encouraging Pharmaceutical Innovation To Meet The Needs Of Both Developed And Developing Countries

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT ISSUES

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo
January 2011

Cost-effectiveness Of Transdermal Nitroglycerin Use For Preterm Labor

JOURNAL : VALUE IN HEALTH

CONTRIBUTORS: Y Guo, Christopher Longo, R Xie, Sw Wen, Mc Walker, Gn Smith
January 2010

Estimating The National Wage Loss From Cancer In Canada

JOURNAL : CURRENT ONCOLOGY

CONTRIBUTORS: , , Christopher Longo
2010

Global Pharmaceutical Pricing Strategies: Profit Implications Of Price Discounting

JOURNAL : INT. J. OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo
January 2009

A Prospective, Observational Registry Of Patients With Severe Sepsis: The Canadian Sepsis Treatment And Response Registry

JOURNAL : CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

CONTRIBUTORS: Cm Martin, F Priestap, H Fisher, Ra Fowler, Dk Heyland, Sp Keenan, Christopher Longo, T Morrison, D Bentley, N Antman
January 2008

Universal Or Targeted Screening For Fetal Alcohol Exposure: A Cost-effectiveness Analysis

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF STUDIES ON ALCOHOL AND DRUGS

CONTRIBUTORS: , J Paradis, T Roshankar, , , , M Lim, , , Christopher Longo
November 2007

An Examination Of Cancer Patients' Monthly 'out-of-pocket' Costs In Ontario, Canada

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, R Deber, M Fitch, Ap Williams, D D'souza
November 2006

Financial And Family Burden Associated With Cancer Treatment In Ontario, Canada

JOURNAL : SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, M Fitch, Rb Deber, Ap Williams
April 2004

Economic Benefits Of Pioglitazone For Treating Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

JOURNAL : EXPERT REVIEW OF PHARMACOECONOMICS AND OUTCOMES RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Ld Grossman, Christopher Longo
January 2002

Patient Characteristics And Costs Of Severe Sepsis And Septic Shock In Quebec

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE

CONTRIBUTORS: J Letarte, Christopher Longo, J Pelletier, B Nabonne, Hn Fisher
January 1999

Choices Of Methodology In Pharmacoeconomic Studies

JOURNAL : MEDICAL CARE

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo
January 1996

Mri Of The Glenoid Labrum With Gross Anatomic Correlation

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF COMPUTER ASSISTED TOMOGRAPHY

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, R Loredo, J Yu, D Salonen, P Haghighi, D Trudell, P Clopton, D Resnick
January 1993

Hepatic Extraction Of Insulin After Stimulation Of Secretion With Oral Glucose Or Parenteral Nutrients

JOURNAL : METABOLISM

CONTRIBUTORS: J Dupré, Mt Behme, Im Hramiak, Christopher Longo

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

June 2018

A Systematic Review Of Non-interventional Studies Reporting On Humanistic And Economic Burden Of Cognitive Decline In Multiple Sclerosis Patients Regardless Of Study Design

CONFERENCE : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY

CONTRIBUTORS: C Wakeford, Bg Bereza, Christopher Longo, Tr Einarson
March 2015

Competency Development To Meet Rural And Remote Mental Health Needs: A Case Study Of Child And Youth Mental Health Policy In Yukon, Canada

CONFERENCE : JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH POLICY AND ECONOMICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Gillian mary Mulvale, S Kutcher, M Fast, J Winkup, Glen Randall, Patricia Wakefield, Christopher Longo,
March 2015

An Analysis Of Mental Health Program Funding For Child And Youth In The Canadian Yukon Territory

CONFERENCE : JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH POLICY AND ECONOMICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, Gillian mary Mulvale, S Kutcher, M Fast, J Winkup
December 2014

Caregiver Self-administered Financial Expenditures (c-safe) For Pediatric Cancer: Adapting An Established Instrument

CONFERENCE : PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER

CONTRIBUTORS: J Pole, Christopher Longo, A Zuk, L Sung
April 2014

Ask Your Doctor Direct-to-consumer Advertising Of Prescription Medicines

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo
April 2014

At Any Price? Paying For New Cancer Drugs

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo
April 2014

Long-term Care Reform In Ontario “the Long Delivery”

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo
November 2013

Myth Or Reality: Are Head And Neck Cancer Patients At Increased Risk For Suicidal Thoughts And Gestures? Preliminary Results

CONFERENCE : PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY

CONTRIBUTORS: Melissa Henry, Zeev Rosberger, Christopher Longo, Saul Frenkiel, Michael Hier, Martin Black, Anthony Zeitouni, Karen Kost, Alex Mlynarek, Christina Macdonald, Juli Atherton, Michael Meaney
October 2013

Myth Or Reality: Are Head And Neck Cancer Patients At Increased Risk For Suicidal Thoughts And Gestures?: Preliminary Results

CONFERENCE : QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Melissa Henry, Zeev Rosberger, Christopher Longo, Saul Frenkiel, Michael Hier, Martin Black, Karen Kost, Alex Mlynarek, Christina Macdonald
November 2010

Pdb35 Cost-consequence Analysis Of Csii Vs. Mdi:a Canadian Perspective

CONFERENCE : VALUE IN HEALTH

CONTRIBUTORS: H Sadri, Cj Bereza, Christopher Longo
May 2009

Economic Guidelines For Oncology Products: Adaptation Of The Canadian Agency For Drugs And Technologies In Health (cadth) Technology Assessment Guidance Document

CONFERENCE : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY

CONTRIBUTORS: N Mittmann, Wk Evans, A Rocchi, Christopher Longo, Hj Au, D Husereau, Pk Isogai, M Krahn, D Coyle
2009

The Value Of Fixed-reimbursement Healthcare Insurance- Evidence From Cancer Patients In Ontario, Canada

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo,
July 2004

Characteristics Of Out-of-pocket Costs For Cancer Patients In Ontario, Canada

CONFERENCE : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, R Deber, M Fitch, Ap Williams
October 2003

P.1.190 Prevalence And Management Of Depression With Painful Physical Symptoms In A Canadian Claims Database

CONFERENCE : EUROPEAN NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

CONTRIBUTORS: J Hopkins, Aw Gilsenan, P Corey-lisle, Christopher Longo, J Raskin