Research Team Profiles

Glen Randall

randalg@mcmaster.ca

_0004_Glenn RandallGlen is the Principal Investigator on the project. He is an associate professor and Chair of the Health Policy and Management Area at the DeGroote School of Business and member of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA) at McMaster University. He has more than twenty years of experience working with leaders in government, regulatory agencies, and health care organizations.

His research interests include the impact of health care restructuring on health professionals and the privatization of health care services.

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Neil Barr

barrn@mcmaster.ca

_0006_Neil BarrNeil is a PhD student in the Health Policy program at McMaster University. His research interests include the role of health information technology in improving access and quality of care, as well as the relationship between health policy and social organization (e.g., professional roles and organizational behaviour/culture).

Neil’s previous research and work experience have been in paediatric oncology, spinal cord injury, and cardiology, with a focus on health/exercise psychology and quality of life.

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Briano DiRezze

direzzbm@mcmaster.ca

_0009_Briano DiRizzeBriano is an occupational therapist, Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science and CanChild Scientist at McMaster University. Briano has worked clinically with children and youth with disabilities (and their families) for over 10 years.

Briano continues to work with families and other community members to facilitate community-based approaches to developing and evaluating programs aimed at increasing the participation of transition-aged youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

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Mark Embrett

embretmg@mcmaster.ca

_0001_Mark EmbrettMark is a PhD student in the Health Policy PhD program at McMaster University. His primary research interest lies in the exploration of government health policy tools to improve health system efficiency, particularly in resource withdraw from inappropriate medical services.

Mark also has conducted research in other areas of interests including drug policy, mental health, and health equity in the social determinants of health.

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Christopher J. Longo

cjlongo@mcmaster.ca

_0000_chris longoChristopher is an associate professor in Health Policy and Management at the DeGroote School of Business and member of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA) at McMaster University. He is also the Director of the Health Services Management specialization of the MBA program. He has over 20 years of industry experience in clinical research, economic evaluation, and market access strategies for pharmaceuticals.

His research interests include the economic evaluation of pharmaceuticals, the public/private mix in the financing of healthcare, and the evaluation of factors influencing patients’ financial burden for health care services, particularly in the area of cancer.

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Ashleigh Miatello

miatelam@mcmaster.ca

_0010_Ashleigh MiatelloAshleigh is a PhD student in the Health Policy program at McMaster University. Her research interests include healthcare transitions, mental health care and trauma and healing. These interests emerge from her volunteer roles with mental health organizations and hospital committees.

Her previous research investigated the use of leisure in healing from trauma.

Gillian Mulvale

mulvale@mcmaster.ca

_0007_Gillian MulvaleGillian is an assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at the DeGroote School of Business and member of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA) at McMaster University.

Gillian researches issues in mental health policy and service delivery, through the lens of health policy analysis and health economics, to support the development of coordinated, person-centred, and recovery-oriented care.

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Tram Nguyen

nguyetd3@mcmaster.ca

_0002_Tram NguyenTram is a PhD Candidate in the Rehabilitation Science program at McMaster University. She has an interest in the transition of youth with disabilities as they move from pediatric to adult-oriented health care through studies with integrated knowledge translation design.

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Patricia Wakefield

wakefie@mcmaster.ca

_0005_Pat WakefieldPatricia is an associate professor of Health Policy and Management at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. She is also the Director and one of the cofounders of McMaster’s Master of Health Management program.

Her research interests include: consumer information search; decision making and coping; marketing and service delivery in health care; supportive care for patients; teams and their use in healthcare and academia. She has particular interests in health service delivery systems in mental health services and in addressing the needs of long term cancer survivors.

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Diana Vania

_0008_Diana VaniaDiana was a Research Assistant and Research Coordinator for the Youth to Adult Transitions in Mental Health Care project from 2013-2015. Diana has a Master of Science in Global Health from McMaster University.

Her research interests include health policy analysis and health system strengthening in low- and middle-income countries.

Samantha McRae

Sam McRae (2)66Samantha is the current Research Coordinator for the Youth to Adult Transitions in Mental Health Care project. She holds an MSc as a recent graduate of the Global Health Program at McMaster University.

This project was funded by the Government of Ontario through a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Health System Research Fund grant entitled 'Harnessing Evidence and Values for Health System Excellence.' The views expressed on this website are the views of the research team and should not be taken to represent the views of the Government of Ontario.

 

Contact Information

Glen E. Randall CHE, BA, MA, MBA, PhD
Health Policy and Management
DeGroote School of Business
McMaster University 1280 Main Street West,
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M4

Phone: (905)525-9140 x26191
E-mail: randalg@mcmaster.ca