Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impacts

Vic Neufeld

BA (Saskatchewan), MD (Saskatshewan), MA (MIchigan), FRCPC

Professor Emeritus, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impacts







Academic Interests

Dr. Neufeld is a physician, educator and international consultant based in Hamilton, Canada. Over a period of more than 25 years, he held various academic leadership positions at McMaster University, the last of which was as Director, Centre for International Health. He has served as a consultant and advisor to many international agencies, organizations and institutions. Currently he is the National Coordinator of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research. [See: ]. His interests include: 

  • capacity development for health system reform with a special interest in strengthening national health research systems and leadership development
  • promoting a stronger role for Canada in investing and becoming involved in health research in low and middle-income countries;
  • mobilizing global action on important social problems, in particular the impact of armed conflict on health and social development.

Selected Publications

  1. Cordero C, Delino R, Jeyaseelan L, Lansang ML, Lozano JM, Kumar S, Moreno S, Pietersen M, Quirino J, Thamlikitkul V, Welch VA, Tetroe J, ter Kuile A, Graham ID, Grimshaw J, Neufeld V, Wells G, Tugwell P. “Funding agencies in low and middle-income countries: support for knowledge translation”. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2008;86:524-534
  2. The Working Group on Priority Setting (Council on Health Research for Development): "Priority setting for health research: lessons from developing countries." Health Policy and Planning, 2000, 15 (2):130-136
  3. Neufeld VR, MacLeod SM, Tugwell P, Zakus D, Zarowsky C: "The rich-poor gap in health research: challenges for Canada". Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2001, 164, 1158-59
  4. Neufeld VR and Johnson N (Eds): "Forging Links for Health Research: Perspectives from the Council on Health Research for Development". IDRC Publishing, Ottawa, Canada, 2001 MacQueen G, Santa-Barbara J, Neufeld VR, Yusuf S: "Health and peace: time for a new discipline". The Lancet, 2001, 357, 1460-61

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