CCHE Seminar Series 20/21

Fall 2020

*Please note that in 2020-2021, all seminars will be provided via Zoom. Please email us at for registration details.

Date: Friday, September 18 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Adrian Rohit Dass (University of Toronto)
Student Workshop: Introduction to R

Date: Friday, September 25 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Adrian Rohit Dass (University of Toronto)
Student Workshop: Introduction to STATA

Date: Friday, October 2 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Vivek Goel, Laura C. Rosella, Kevin Bryan (University of Toronto)
Topic: Estimating the Economic and Health Consequences of Public Health Measures

Date: Friday, October 9 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Jill Furzer (University of Toronto)
Topic: Why are child mental health treatment effects so mixed? Understanding the role of treatment selection and latent risk

Date: Friday, October 16 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Mofakhar Hussain (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care)
Topic: Impact of lock down relaxation on the COVID-19 epidemic trajectory in Bangladesh

Date: Friday, October 23 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Dan Werb (University of Toronto)
Topic: Preventing injection drug use: The state of the evidence, the promise, and the perils

Date: Friday, October 30 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Boriana Miloucheva (University of Toronto)
Topic: Pharmaceutical Promotion, Physician Response, and Opioid Abuse: Identifying the Role of Physicians in the Opioid Crisis

Date: Friday, November 6 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Bianca K. Frogner (University of Washington)
Topic: Health Workforce Challenges During the COVID-19 Crisis

Date: Friday, November 13 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Wissam Haj-Ali (University of Toronto)
Topic: Interprofessional Teams in the Context of Primary Care Reform in Ontario, Canada: Selection Factors and Association with Access to Care and Health Services Utilization

Date: Friday, November 20: There will be no seminar on this date so that students may attend IHPME’s Virtual Research Day

Date: Friday, November 27 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Mark Stabile (INSEAD, University of Toronto)
Topic: Evaluating the Canadian Child Benefit and Universal Child Care Benefit

Date: Friday, December 4 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Lauren Jones (The Ohio State University)
Topic: The Affordable Care Act, marriage penalties and marital status 


Winter 2021

Date: Friday, January 22 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Jeff Hoch (UC Davis)
Topic: Negative cost-effectiveness ratios: problems, prevalence, and potential solutions

Date: Friday, January 29 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Mike Paulden (University of Alberta)
Topic: Are the Equal Value of Life Years Gained’ and ‘Health Years in Total’ Approaches Viable Alternatives to the QALY? Matters of Logic and Matters of Value

Date: Friday, February 5 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Biaka Imeah (University of Saskatchewan)
Topic: A retrospective cost-effectiveness analysis of mifepristone-misoprostol medical abortions in the first year at the Regina General Hospital

Date: Friday, February 12 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)
Topic: The health data landscape in Canada: a brave new(ish) world for researchers

Date: Friday, February 19: No seminar this week (Reading Week)

Date: Friday, February 26 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Maripier Isabelle (l’Université Laval)
Topic: Health consequences of shocks to absolute and relative income

Date: Friday, March 5 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Etienne Gaudette (Patented Medicines Pricing Review Board, University of Toronto)
Topic: Tracking Canadian drug shortages and their impact on public insurance plans

Date: Friday, March 12 (***Time: 12 PM-1 PM***)
Speaker: Steve Morgan (UBC) 
Topic: The economics and politics of national pharmacare

***Please note the change in time for Friday March 12th’s seminar***

Date: Friday, March 19 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Beverley Essue (University of Toronto)
Topic: The economic burden of cancer that falls outside of health systems: What is known? What are the gaps?  What are the key research directions?

Date: Friday, March 26 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Rebecca Hancock-Howard (University of Toronto)
Topic: Building back better from COVID-19: A case study of face filtering respirators in Canada

Date: Friday, April 2: No seminar this week (Good Friday)

Date: Friday, April 9 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Greg Zaric (Western University)
Topic: How Risky is that Risk Sharing Agreement? Potential Unintended Consequences of Six Common Pharmaceutical Risk Sharing Agreements

Date: Friday, April 16 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Mohsen Sadatsafavi (University of British Columbia)
Topic: Creating a reference policy model and making it accessible to the world: a difficult but rewarding process

Date: Friday, April 23 (Time: 10 AM – 12 PM)
Speaker: Pierre-Thomas Léger (University of Illinois, Chicago)
Topic: Physician Practice Style and Health Costs: Evidence from Emergency Departments