• Health Law & Policy Forum

Financing Health Care: Why everyone is out of step except Uncle Sam

Hosted by Suffolk Law School
Director: Marc A. Rodwin
The Forum features lectures, meetings and other health law and policy activities.

October 6, 2009
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Function Room - 1st Floor

Robert G. Evans

Robert G. Evans is an internationally esteemed health economist, who serves as a University Killam Professor at the University of British Columbia.  He is an active professor, researcher and consultant with the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, of which he was a founding member, and the UBC Department of Economics.  Dr. Evans’ groundbreaking comparative studies of health care systems and funding strategies have shaped policy in Canada and provided insight to governments and health agencies worldwide.  A prolific author, his canonical works, Strained Mercy: The Economics of Canadian Health Care, and Why Are Some People Healthy and Others Not? The Determinants of Health of Populations, are considered classics in the field.  Dr. Evans is an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest honor for lifetime achievement; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; and an Institute Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, where he was director of the Population Health Program from 1987-1997.  He is also an honorary life member of both the Canadian College of Health Services Executives and the Canadian Health Economics Research Association, and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance in the U.S. In 2001, he became the first Canadian (and the second non-American) to win the Baxter International Foundation Prize for Health Services Research.  Dr. Evans received his undergraduate degree in political economy from the University of Toronto and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.

Please RSVP to Lisa Parker at lparker@suffolk.edu.

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