Medical School and Year of Graduation
|2004||MD, McMaster University Medical Centre, Doctor of Medicine|
Postgraduate Training and Years of Training
|2001||SM, Harvard University School of Public Health, Health Policy and Management|
|2009||FRCPC, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Internal Medicine.|
|2010||FRCPC, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Respirology.|
|2013||MSc, University of York, Health Economics.|
|2013||Post-doctorate, The University of Calgary, Post Doctoral Fellowship, Health Economics.|
Appointments and Roles
|2020-07 to current||Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.|
|2013-09 to 2020-06||Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.|
|2015 to current||Examiner - Internal Medicine. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.|
Roles in the Respirology Division
Program Director for the Respirology Fellowship Training Program at the University of Saskatchewan. Member, Division of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
My research training and expertise is in health economics and health policy, specifically cost-effectiveness analysis alongside clinical trials, use of decision analytic models in cost-effectiveness studies, and use of large administrative databases to understand health outcomes at a population level. I self-identify as a ‘Burdenologist’. Specifically my program of research relates to studying the burden of disease in our society in order to understand: 1) the personal impact that chronic disease has on individuals in terms of quality of life, productivity, and mortality; 2) the health care system impact in terms of health service utilization, costs, overall budget and system capacity; and 3) how therapeutic interventions can improve health system outcomes in a cost-effective way. I also have a particular interest in smoking cessation and the interaction of vaping and smoking among youth.
I co-founded the Youth4Change advocacy group along with my colleague, Jennifer May (Vice President Community Engagement with the Lung Association Saskatchewan) to educate and advocate for regulation of vaping products in Saskatchewan.
- General Respirology
- Smoking Cessation