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As a leader of independent, policy relevant research and graduate training, UBC’s Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) is dedicated to fostering visionary research within a collaborative and innovative research environment. Our work engages and informs health policy on issues that matter to Canadians.

Featured Publication

A Problem of Money and Health: The Need for Value in Healthcare

CHSPR faculty member Jason Sutherland penned an editorial for a special issue of Healthcare Policy focused on value in healthcare. The articles in the issue describe current efforts, successes and failures to improve value from healthcare, and several are authored by speakers from the 2023 CHSPR Conference.

Sutherland JM. A Problem of Money and Health: The Need for Value in Healthcare. 2023 May;18(4):8-17. doi:10.12927/hcpol.2023.27097. Read more

Recent Publications

Lavoie JG, Clark W, McDonnell L, Nickel N, Dutton R, Kanayok J, Fowler-Woods M, Anawak J, Brown N, Voisey Clark G, Evaluardjuk-Palmer T, Wong ST, Sanguins J, Mudryj A, Mullins N, Ford M, Clark J. Cross-jurisdictional pandemic management: providers speaking on the experience of Nunavut Inuit accessing services in Manitoba during the COVID-19 pandemic. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2023 Dec;82(1):2259122. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2023.2259122. Epub 2023 Sep 20. Read more

Paprica PA, Crichlow M, Maillet DC, Kesselring S, Pow C, Scarnecchia TP, Schull MJ, Cartagena RG, Cumyn A, Dostmohammad S, Elliston KO, Greiver M, Nelson AH, Hill SL, Isaranuwatchai W, Loukipoudis E, McDonald JT, McLaughlin JR, Rabinowitz A, Razak F, Verhulst SG, Verma AA, Victor JC, Young A, Yu J, McGrail K. Essential requirements for the governance and management of data trusts, data repositories, and other data collaborations. International Journal of Population Data Science. 20 Sep 2023. Published online.Read more

Zeitouny S, Cheung DC, Bremner KE, Pataky RE, Pequeno P, Matelski J, Peacock S, Del Giudice ME, Lapointe-Shaw L, Tomlinson G, Mendlowitz AB, Mulder C, Tsui TCO, Perlis N, Walker JD, Sander B, Wong WWL, Krahn MD, Kulkarni GS. The impact of the early COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare system resource use and costs in two provinces in Canada: An interrupted time series analysis. PLoS One. 2023 Sep 8;18(9):e0290646. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0290646. eCollection 2023. Read more

Lavergne R, Peterson S, Rudoler D, Scott I, McCracken R, Mitra G, Katz A. Productivity Decline or Administrative Avalanche? Examining Factors That Shape Changing Workloads in Primary Care. Healthcare Policy. 2023 Aug;19(1):114-129. doi:10.12927/hcpol.2023.27152. Read more

Sutherland JM. Reversing the Stigma around Canada’s Poor-Performing Healthcare Systems. Healthcare Policy. 2023 Aug;19(1):8-22. doi:10.12927/hcpol.2023.27162. Read more

Dev R, Behlouli H, Parry M, Raparelli V, Norris CM, Pilote L; GOING-FWD Consortium. The impact of sex and gender on metabolic syndrome in adults: a retrospective cohort study from the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN). Can J Diabetes. 2023 Sep 1:S1499-2671(23)00216-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2023.08.008. Online ahead of print. Read more

Wallace A, Martin A, Bédard A, Pitre C, Lemieux S, Randall Simpson JA, Kirkpatrick SI, Hutchinson JM, Williams TE, Westaway AM, Lamarche B, Day M, Guenther PM, Jessri M, L'Abbé MR, Louzada ML, Olstad DL, Prowse R, Reedy J, Vatanparast H, Vena JE, Haines J. Development of the Canadian Eating Practices Screener to assess eating practices based on 2019 Canada's Food Guide recommendations. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2023 Aug 30. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2023-0081. Online ahead of print. Read more

Hedden L, Spencer S, Allin S, Contandriopoulos D, Gavin F, Grudniewicz A, Lavergne MR, Leaver C, Lexchin J, McKay M, Mathews M, McCracken RK, McGrail K, Palmer KS, Poitras ME, Rudoler D, Spithoff S, Vanstone M. For health or for profit? Understanding how private financing and for-profit delivery operate within Canadian healthcare (4H|4P): protocol for a multimethod knowledge mobilisation research project. BMJ Open. 2023 Aug 21;13(8):e077783. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-077783. Read more

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Recruiting for Faculty Position in Translational Medicine

July 2023: The UBC Faculty of Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Translational Medicine in the School of Population and Public Health. The successful candidate will be eligible to hold a full-time appointment at the rank of Professor (tenure) and will be affiliated with CHSPR.

Upcoming Events

CHSPR Seminar | Introducing Indigenist Critical Policy Analysis

Natalie Bryant, Australian National University
Sept 26, 2023, 12-1 pm PT

PharmaWhere? Exploring the Future of Drug Coverage in Canada

2024 CHSPR Health Policy Conference
March 5, 2024
Vancouver or Virtual

Past Events

Inaugural Crichton Lecture: A Health Economist’s Perspective on Value-Based Health Care in Canada

Fiona Clement
March 10, 2023
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