Luciano is a PhD Candidate in Health Economics at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), and a Decision Scientist at Cancer Care Ontario (in time Ontario Health). He is currently conducting research in the area of health system decision-making under budgetary constraints using mixed methods. He is interviewing key decision-makers in the cancer care system regarding their views on making trade-off’s between health services, programs or technologies (HSPTs) within fixed budgets. The quantitative econometrics analysis of his thesis will estimate the shadow price of budget constraints in the Ontario cancer system and the spending elasticity of demand for health services.
Luciano’s work experience is diverse and covers a wide range of analytics used to solve health agency business and research questions. This includes predictive modelling, machine learning, micro-simulation, cost-effectiveness and budget impact analyses, return on investment, and scenario analysis. He has previously worked in positions leading teams and engagement with a variety of stakeholders at Health Quality Ontario (HQO), the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), ICES (previously the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences), the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).
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His educational background is in mathematics and statistics with a Combined Honours BSc degree from Brock University and MSc degree from McGill University; and currently a part-time PhD student in Health Economics at the University of Toronto.