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Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University, Hamilton

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Founded in 1987, CHEPA at McMaster University is a world-class interdisciplinary health research centre that is home to the largest concentration of health economists and health policy analysts in Canada. CHEPA researchers bring together a rich set of intellectual resources to tackle complex health and health care problems from a variety of perspectives such as economics, political science, ethics and sociology. It has earned international and national recognition for its significant contributions to research, education and policy, and is known for its work in the fields of knowledge transfer, economic evaluation, health technology assessment, health human resources, and needs-based and primary care funding models.

Development of new methods and the evaluation of health, health care and health systems are prominent features of CHEPA research. CHEPA researchers lead research programs in the following areas:

  • Determinants of health and health inequalities
  • Equity in health systems
  • Health care financing and funding
  • Health human resources and health professions
  • Health technology assessment
  • Knowledge transfer and exchange
  • Public and community engagement
  • Patient-centred care and shared decision-making
  • Values and ethics in health policy

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Michel Grignon

McMaster University
1280 Main Street West,
Kenneth Taylor Hall 232
Hamilton, ON 
L8S 4M4

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