Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Scientist health economics and outcomes research, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center
Associate Member, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Research, McGill University
Associate Professor at University of Montreal, Faculty of Pharmacy
health economics • outcomes research • disease modeling • prostate cancer • cost-effectiveness evaluation
My research focuses on improving the manner in which healthcare is delivered to patients, particularly for those with prostate cancer or other urological cancers, and for finding ways to optimize cost allocation for services. Specifically, significant advances have been made in the field of prostate cancer, including new health technologies for surgery and radiation therapies for localized prostate cancers, and many innovative drugs and chemotherapies for advanced stage. Furthermore, new tests have demonstrated clinical utility and benefits in the screening, diagnosis or treatment phase of prostate cancer. Due to economic consideration or lack of cost-effectiveness evidence, many of these advances are not accessible to the general population. My research program focuses on the analysis of health service utilization and associated costs vs. benefits (clinical outcomes) from diagnosis and over the entire course of the disease in real-life settings, using administrative databases or simulation models, such as Markov models with Monte-Carlo microsimulations.
Current Funding: MUHC-Research Institute Prostate Cancer Canada / Movember
CIHR Undergraduate Studies: (1997) BSc in economics and statistics, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Graduate Studies: (2004) MSc in Statistics, University of Montreal, Department of Mathematics and Statistics;
(2011) PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (pharmacoeconomics/pharmacoepidemiology), University of Montreal, Faculty of Pharmacy. Mention d’honneur, Dean's Honour List of Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
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