Christopher Longo

Dr. Christopher Longo

Associate Professor

Health Policy and Management

Faculty

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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

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
October 2020

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

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF PUBLIC BUDGETING, ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

CONTRIBUTORS: Deborah Milinkovic, , , David Feeny, Jean-Éric Tarride, Christopher Longo, Susan Mccracken
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
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
March 2018

The Economic Burden Of Bladder Cancer Due To Occupational Exposure

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE

CONTRIBUTORS: Young Long Jung, , Christopher Longo, Christina Kalcevich, Joanne Kim, Chaojie Song, Paul Demers
November 2017

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

JOURNAL : HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT FORUM

CONTRIBUTORS: Fanor Balderrama, Christopher Longo
May 2017

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

JOURNAL : HEALTHCARE POLICY | POLITIQUES DE SANTé

CONTRIBUTORS: Robert Schwartz, Farzana Haji, Alexey Babayan, Christopher Longo, Roberta Ferrence
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: Kevin Cheung, Manraj N Kaur, Tyson Tolliver, Christopher Longo, Nash H Naam,
November 2016

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

JOURNAL : SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, Margaret Fitch, , Alison 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: , , Juan Pablo Díaz Martínez, Gihad Nesrallah, Christopher Longo, , , Arnav Agarwal, Reem Al-khalifah, ,
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
April 2013

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

JOURNAL : ACADEMIC MEDICINE

CONTRIBUTORS: Fiona A Miller, Emmanouil Mentzakis, Renata Axler, Pascale Lehoux, Martin French, , Walter P Wodchis, Brenda J Wilson, Christopher Longo, Jessica P Bytautas, Barbara Slater
May 2012

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

JOURNAL : VALUE IN HEALTH

CONTRIBUTORS: Nicole Mittmann, William K Evans, Angela Rocchi, Christopher Longo, Heather-jane Au, Don Husereau, Natasha B Leighl, Pierre K Isogai, Murray D Krahn, Stuart Peacock, Deborah Marshall, Doug Coyle, Suzanne C Malfair Taylor, Philip Jacobs, Paul I Oh
March 2011

Cost-effectiveness Of Transdermal Nitroglycerin Use For Preterm Labor

JOURNAL : VALUE IN HEALTH

CONTRIBUTORS: Yanfang Guo, Christopher Longo, Rihua Xie, Shi Wu Wen, Mark C Walker, Graeme N Smith
April 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: Claudio M Martin, Fran Priestap, Harold Fisher, Robert A Fowler, Daren K Heyland, Sean P Keenan, Christopher Longo, Teresa Morrison, Diane Bentley, Neil Antman
July 2008

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

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF STUDIES ON ALCOHOL AND DRUGS

CONTRIBUTORS: , Jon Paradis, Tozheg Roshankar, , , , Morgan 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
October 2006

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

JOURNAL : SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, Margaret Fitch, Raisa B Deber, A Paul Williams
April 2004

Economic Benefits Of Pioglitazone For Treating Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

JOURNAL : EXPERT REVIEW OF PHARMACOECONOMICS & OUTCOMES RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Loren D Grossman, Christopher Longo
March 2002

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

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE

CONTRIBUTORS: Jacques Letarte, Christopher Longo, Johanne Pelletier, Bruno Nabonne, Harold N Fisher
September 2000

The Economic Value Of A New Insulin Preparation, Humalog?? Mix 25???

JOURNAL : PHARMACOECONOMICS

CONTRIBUTORS: George Dranitsaris, Christopher Longo, Loren D Grossman
May 1996

Pictorial Essay. Mri Of The Glenoid Labrum With Gross Anatomic Correlation

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF COMPUTER ASSISTED TOMOGRAPHY

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo, Rebecca Loredo, Joseph Yu, David Salonen, Parviz Haghighi, Debra Trudell, Paul Clopton, Donald Resnick

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
March 2015

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

CONFERENCE : JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH POLICY AND ECONOMICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Mark G Embrett, Glen Randall, Christopher Longo, Nguyen Tram, Gillian Mary Mulvale
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

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

CONTRIBUTORS: Christopher Longo
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
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, Bg 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