PPRC Membership

Our members are experts in pharmaceutical policy, based at universities across Canada. We strive to maintain a representative team of collaborators who are committed to conducting research in the public interest.

Lead

Steve Morgan

Professor

School of Population and Public Health

University of British Columbia

604-822-7012

Research Interests

  • Prescription drug utilization and spending
  • Assessment of equity in access to medicines
  • Public drug coverage policy / “pharmacare”
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Co-Lead

Paul Grootendorst

Associate Professor

Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

University of Toronto

416-946-3994

Research Interests

  • Insurance and reimbursement
  • Innovation
  • Industrial organization
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Joel Lexchin

Professor

School of Health Policy and Management

York University

416-736-2100 Ext. 22119

Research Interests

  • Promotion of pharmaceutical products
  • Regulatory approval system
  • Population access to pharmaceutical products
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Barbara Mintzes

Assistant Professor

Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics

University of British Columbia

Research Interests

  • Drug promotion
  • Drug regulation
  • Women and pharmaceuticals
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Senior Advisor

David Henry

President & CEO

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto

416-480-4297

Research Interests

  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharmaco-economics
  • Clinical pharmacology
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Ingrid S. Sketris

Professor

College of Pharmacy

Dalhousie University

902-494-3755

Research Interests

  • Drug Use Evaluation
  • Health Services Utilization
  • Population Drug Use
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Robyn Tamblyn

Professor

Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics

McGill University

514-934-1934 Ext. 32997

Research Interests

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Team Member

Régis Blais

Professor and Director

Department of Health Administration

University of Montreal

514-343-5907

Research Interests

  • Optimal use of medications
  • Access to medications
  • Strategies to improve prescribing practices
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Irfan Dhalla

Lecturer

Department of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation

University of Toronto

416-864-6060 ext. 7113

Research Interests

  • New models of care for individuals with complex chronic illness
  • Opioid prescribing and opioid-related harm
  • Health care financing
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Marc-André Gagnon

Assistant Professor

School of Public Policy and Administration

Carleton University

613-520-2600 Ext.1690

Research Interests

  • Pharmaceutical business model
  • Corporate influence over medical practice and research
  • Public drug coverage policy / “pharmacare”
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Janice E. Graham

Professor & Canada Research Chair

Faculty of Medicine

Dalhousie University

902-494-1897

Research Interests

  • anthropology of science, technology and medicine
  • regulation of biologics (including vaccines) and pharmaceuticals
  • international and public health
  • integration of qualitative and quantitative methods
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Anne Holbrook

Professor

Department of Medicine

McMaster University

Research Interests

  • Impact of drug reimbursement policy on clinical practice and drug utilization
  • Methods of rigorously studying policy initiatives
  • Interventions to reinforce cost-effective prescribing (i.e., prescribing in line with aims of policy)
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Aidan Hollis

Professor

Department of Economics

University of Calgary

403-220-5861

Research Interests

  • Competition in pharmaceutical markets
  • Innovation policy for pharmaceutical markets
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Jillian Clare Kohler

Associate Professor

Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

University of Toronto

416-978-8708

Research Interests

  • Corruption in the pharmaceutical sector
  • Social, ethical and legal issues surrounding drug access
  • Pharmaceutical supply chain management and drug regulation
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Michael Law

Assistant Professor

School of Population and Public Health

University of British Columbia

604-822-3514

Research Interests

  • Pharmaceutical policy evaluation
  • Medication adherence
  • Marketing of prescription drugs
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Marie-Pascale Pomey

Associate Professor

IRSC/CIHR New Investigator

University of Montreal

514-343-6111 Ext. 11364

Research Interests

  • Public drug coverage policy / “pharmacare”
  • Assessment of drug side effects
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Colette Raymond

Clinical Pharmacist

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

University of Manitoba

204-787-1232

Research Interests

  • Prescription drug utilization
  • Optimal use of medications in a population
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Tania Stafinski

Director

Health Technology & Policy Unit, School of Public Health

University of Alberta

780-492-4791

Research Interests

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Greg Zaric

Associate Professor

Richard Ivey School of Business

University of Western Ontario

519-661-3415

Research Interests

  • Health care management science
  • Cost effectiveness analysis
  • Risk sharing agreements
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