Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Daria O'Reilly

MSc (Memorial), PhD (Memorial)

Associate Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Career Scientist Award Holder, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care

Faculty Director, Field Evaluation & Economic Assessment Program (FEEAP), Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH) Research Institute

Member, Centre for Evaluation of Medicines (CEM)

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Office location:
Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH)
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Hamilton ON L8N 1Y3

Administrative Assistant: Donna Wilcockson
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Academic Interests

Daria O'Reilly is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University and Faculty Director of the Field Evaluation and Economic Assessment Program (FEEAP) within the Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health PATH) Research Institute at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH). Dr. O'Reilly's main research interests include health technology assessment (HTA), health economic evaluation (modeling and trial-based), treatment of uncertainty in HTAs and health policy.

In her academic capacity, Daria has established a course entitled Introduction to Health Technology Assessment within the Health Research Methodology Program (HRM 741) at McMaster University. She is currently the coordinator and an instructor in the course. Daria has also been actively involved in the development and teaching of several workshops in HTA and economic modeling.

Daria leads a number of HTA research projects with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Health Quality Ontario to support health policy decisions in the provinces. She has been working with a diabetes economic model that simulates the long-term costs and health outcomes of diabetes management strategies in order to help inform decision-making in policy, planning and the delivery of diabetes care in Ontario. For her work in the area of diabetes, Daria was the recipient of a five-year Provincial Career Scientist Award under the Health Research Personnel Development (HRPD) Program within the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Additionally, she has extensive experience as a consultant on research activities of government bodies, and with many other agencies and corporations, and has published widely in the HTA field. Daria sits on the editorial board of Medical Decision Making. She has over 55 publications in peer-reviewed medical and HTA journals.

Current HRM Graduate Students
Anjori Pasricha
Julian Nam
Jeffrey Greenspoon

Selected Publications

  1. Pullenayegum EM, Tarride J-E, Xie F, Goeree R, Gerstein H, O'Reilly D. Analysis of health utility data when some subjects attain the upper bound of 1: Are tobit and clad models suitable for the analysis of health utility data? Value in Health 2010;13(4):487-94.
  2. O'Reilly D, Linden R, Fedorko L, Tarride J-E, Giffening JW, Bowen JM, Goeree R. A prospective, double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial comparing standard wound care with adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to standard wound care only for the treatment of chronic, non-healing ulcers of the lower limb in patients with diabetes mellitus: a study protocol. Trials 2011;12(1):69.
  3. O'Reilly DJ, Xie F, Pullenayegum E, Gerstein HC, Greb J, Blackhouse GK, Tarride JE, Bowen J, Goeree R. Estimation of the impact of diabetes-related complications on quality of life for patients with type 2 diabetes in Ontario, Canada. Quality of Life Research 2011;20(6):939-43.
  4. Xie F, Bowen JM, Sutherland CS, Burke N, Blackhouse G, Tarride JE, O'Reilly D, Goeree R. Using Health Technology Assessment to Support Evidence-Based Decision Making in Canada: An Academic Perspective. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research 2011;11(5):513-21.
  5. O'Reilly D, Gaebel K, Xie F, Tarride J-E, Goeree R.  Health economic evaluations help inform payers of the best use of scarce healthcare resources. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2011;70(4):419-27.
  6. O'Reilly D, Tarride J-E, Goeree R, Lokker C, McKibbon KA. The economics of health information technology on medication management: a systematic review of economic evaluations. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2011 (epub available Oct 7 doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000310 ).
  7. O'Reilly D, Holbrook A, Blackhouse G, Troyan S, Goeree R. Cost-effectiveness of a shared computerized decision support system for diabetes linked to electronic medical records. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2011 (epub available November 3 doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000371).
  8. Blackhouse G, Assasi N, Xie F, Marshall J, Irvine EJ, Gaebel K, Campbell K, Hopkins R, O'Reilly D, Tarride JE, Goeree R. Canadian cost-utility analysis of initiation and maintenance treatment with anti-TNF drugs for refractory Crohn's Disease. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis 2012;6(1):77-85.
  9. O'Reilly DJ, Hopkins RB, Healey JS, Dorian P, Tarride J-E, Burke N, Goeree RA. The burden of atrial fibrillation on the hospital sector in Canada. Canadian Journal of Cardiology 2012 (forthcoming).
  10. Greenspoon J, Birch S, O'Reilly D. Technology resource planning in radiation oncology: an application of a needs-based analytical framework to radiosurgery planning in Ontario. Journal of Oncology Practice 2012 (forthcoming).

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