Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Hsien Seow

BS (Yale), PhD (Johns Hopkins)

Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology

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

Cancer Care Ontario Research Chair in Health Services Research

905-387-9711, Ext. 67175

Supportive Cancer Care Research Unit,
Juravinski Cancer Centre
699 Concession Street, Rm. 4-204
Hamilton, Ontario, L8V 5C2

Administrative Assistant: Wanda Oldfield
905-387-9711, Ext. 64509

Academic Interests

Hsien Seow holds McMaster's Cancer Care Ontario Research Chair in Health Services Research in the Department of Oncology. His PhD is from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, with a concentration in health services research and a certificate in Gerontology. His research interests involve examining ways to better coordinate, organize and deliver healthcare services and improve quality for those with serious, chronic illness. He has worked with RAND Health in Washington DC, where he led health policy research, quality improvement, and health advocacy initiatives. He earned a B.Sc from Yale University.

Selected Publications

  1. Seow H, Snyder CF, Shugarman LR, Mularski RA, Kutner JS, Lorenz KA, Wu AW, Dy SM. Developing Quality Indicators for Cancer End-of-Life Care: Proceedings from a National Symposium. Cancer. 2009 [Accepted In Press].
  2. Seow H, Piet L, Kenworthy C, Jones S, Fagan P, Dy S. Evaluating a Palliative Care Case Management Program for Cancer Patients: The Omega Life Program. J Palliat Med. 2008 Dec; 11(10):1314-1318.
  3. Seow H, King S, Vaitonis V. The Impact of Ontario's End-of-Life Care Strategy on End-
    of-Life Care in the Community. Healthcare Quarterly. 2008; 11(1): 56-62.
  4. Dudgeon D, Vaitonis V, Seow H, King S, Angus H, Sawka C. Ontario, Canada: Using Networks to Integrate Palliative Care Province-Wide. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007 May;33(5):640-644.
  5. Seow H, Phillips CO, Rich MW, Spertus JA, Krumholz HM, Lynn J. Isolation of Health Services Research from Practice and Policy: The Example of Chronic Heart Failure Disease Management. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Mar;54(3):535-40.

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