Professor; Adjunct Scientist

Brief Bio:

Professor Deber’s current research centers on Canadian health policy. Current projects, conducted with colleagues and students, include: implications of the distribution of health expenditures and public/private roles for financing and delivery of health services (including primary care); examination of where nurses and other health professionals work and the factors associated with differential “stickiness” across sub-sectors; issues associated with the movement of care from hospitals to home and community; approaches to accountability; and factors affecting patient engagement.

Research Interests:

Professor Deber’s current research centers on Canadian health policy, other areas of interest include health economics, health policy and health services research with respect to the following subject matter: Distribution of Health Expenditures Health Human Resources: Identifying factors that influence leaving, staying, and sector switching among nurses, occupational therapists, lab technicians, and other health providers Understanding and Implementing Best Practices in Accountability: Strengths and Challenges of Different Approaches Across Settings Advanced Theoretical Methods Innovations in Health Research – Longitudinal Studies Aging. “Development of a Microsimulation Tool to Inform Finance Decision-Making in Healthcare” Paying for Primary Care: Relationship Between Incentives and Patient/Provider Characteristics


Professor, Public Health Policy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto|



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