Erin Strumpf

Associate Professor

Department of Economics / Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
McGill University
Stephen Leacock Building, Room 418
855 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T7

Tel.: 514-398-2880
E-Mail: erin.strumpf [at] (Erin C. Strumpf)


Departmental Profile

Dr. Strumpf is an associate professor in the Department of Economics and the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health. She is also a founding member of McGill's Public Policy and Population Health Observatory. Her research in health economics focuses on measuring the impacts of policies designed to improve the delivery of health care services and improve health outcomes. She examines the effects on health care spending and health outcomes overall, and on inequalities across groups. She has presented her work to provincial ministries of health and of finance in Canada, and to policymakers in France and the United States. 

Dr. Strumpf’s current research agenda focuses on the impacts of preventive and primary care practice. In one project, she is evaluating the costs and benefits of population-based cancer screening based on U.S. and Canadian guidelines. In a second, she is measuring the health care system impacts of integrated primary care delivery in Quebec in terms of service utilization, system costs, and population health outcomes. In addition to leading these projects, she is also involved in research evaluating the impacts of population health interventions on health inequalities and in the Canadian Institute of Health Research’s Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network. Her research is primarily aligned with the CPD’s Social and Economic Determinants of Health research axis, and is also related to the Ageing axis.



  • Health Economics

  • Health Policy

  • Aging

  • Causal Inference

  • Epidemiologic Methods



PhD in Health Policy and Economics (2007): Harvard University


Recent Publications 

Ammi M, Diop M, Strumpf E. Explaining primary care physicians’ decision to quit patient‐centered medical homes: Evidence from Quebec, CanadaHealth Serv Res. 2019;00:1–12.

Saeed, S., Moodie, E.E.M., Strumpf, E.C. et al. Evaluating the impact of health policies: using a difference-in-differences approach. Int J Public Health (2019).

Gusmano, M., Strumpf, E., Fiset-Laniel, J., Weisz, D., & Rodwin, V. (2019). Comparative analysis of health system performance in Montreal and New York: The importance of context for interpreting indicators. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 14(1), 101-118. doi:10.1017/S1744133118000166

Saeed S, Moodie EEM, Strumpf E, et al. Real‐world impact of direct acting antiviral therapy on health‐related quality of life in HIV/Hepatitis C co‐infected individualsJ Viral Hepat. 2018;25:1507–1514.

Riverin, B. D., Strumpf, E. C., Naimi, A. I. and Li, P. (2018), Optimal Timing of Physician Visits after Hospital Discharge to Reduce Readmission. Health Serv Res, 53: 4682-4703. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12976