I am an applied social scientist specializing in health economics and health policy research.
Motivated by the conviction that technological innovation has a crucial role to play in improving human health and wellness, my goal is to use social scientific tools to support the development of new healthcare technologies and services, as well as their sustainable and equitable implementation within health systems.
My work to date has focused on helping innovators, health system administrators, and policymakers to manage the uncertainty surrounding innovative health technologies, particularly in the areas of genomic medicine and rare diseases.
Initially as a postdoctoral fellow and subsequently as a Research Associate in the Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, since 2013 I have led and contributed to a range of health policy, health economics, and health services research projects in these areas.
Of note, I am a co-investigator and member of the health economics team for GenCOUNSEL, a large scale Genome Canada-funded project that is exploring strategies to ensure adequate decision support and genetic counseling is available for patients and healthcare providers as genomic technologies become more integrated into routine healthcare delivery.
Prior to joining CORE as a CIHR– and MSFHR-funded postdoctoral fellow in 2013, I completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Calgary (2011-2013) and UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues (2010-2011). I hold a Ph.D. (2010) and M.A. (2004) in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, and a B.A. from Yale University (2003).
Areas of Expertise
Patient and Stakeholder Preferences
Health Technology Assessment