Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact


Julia Abelson

B.A.&Sc. (Hons) (McMaster) , MSc. (Harvard), PhD (Bath)

Professor, Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Associate Member, Department of Political Science

Member, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA)

905.525.9140 x22879
905.546.5211
abelsonj@mcmaster.ca

Faculty of Health Sciences
1280 Main Street West
CRL-203
Hamilton, ON, L8S 4K1

Office location: CRL-203

Administrative Assistant: Terry Martens (effective Sep 1, 2011)
905.525.9140 x22879
905.546.5211
marten@mcmaster.ca

Academic Interests

Dr. Abelson's research interests include the design and evaluation of public engagement processes to inform health system decision making; the analysis of the role of public values in health policy; and the analysis of the determinants of health policy decision-making. Through her research, education and service activities, Dr. Abelson works closely with decision makers in provincial, regional and local government levels.

Current HRM Graduate Students
Anson Tang (MSc)

Current Health Policy Graduate Students
Sarah Boesveld (PhD)
Kathy Li (PhD)
Stephanie Montesanti (PhD)

Recent HRM Graduate Students
Amina Jabbar (MSc)
Dorina Simeonov (MSc)

Selected Publications

  1. Bombard Y, Abelson J, Simeonov D, Gauvin F-P. Eliciting ethical and social values in health technology assessment: A participatory approach. Social Science and Medicine, 2011; 73(1): 135-144.
  2. Abelson J and Collins P. Media Hyping of Drug Policy in Canada and the UK: The Case of Herceptin. Healthcare Policy 2009; 4(3):113-128.
  3. Abelson J, Miller FA and Giacomini M. What does it mean to trust a health system: A Qualitative Study of Canadian Health Care Values. Health Policy 2009; 91:63-70.
  4. Abelson J,Forest P-G, Eyles J, Casebeer A, Martin E, Mackean G and the Effective Public Consultation Project Team. Examining the Role of Context in the Implementation of a Deliberative Public Participation
  5. Abelson J, Giacomini M and Lehoux P. Bringing 'The Public' into Health technology Assessment and Coverage Policy Decisions: From Principles to Practice. Health Policy 2007; 82:37-50.

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