As Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Global Health, I have established a program of research that attempts to rigorously examine macro-level determinants of population health and health inequality, including the effects of social interventions, in a global context. My primary interest is in using experimental and quasi-experimental designs to evaluate the impact of policies and programs on population health. I am the principal investigator of the PROSPERED project, which evaluates the health impact of public policies using quasi-experimental methods, and a founding member of the McGill Public Policy & Population Health Observatory (3PO). I am an Associate Professor jointly appointed at the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health. A former Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at Harvard University, I received a PhD from the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Research interests: (1) assessing multilevel associations between economic characteristics and population health; (2) investigating the relation between social and economic policies and population health and health disparities in a global context; and (3) estimating causal effects of economic interventions on mental health.
Keywords: causal inference, methods for impact evaluation, population-level interventions, social epidemiology