McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of
Health Sciences

Announcement — Director, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis

Michel Grignon

Michel Grignon, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Department of Health, Aging and Society

Dated: September 1, 2011

From: John G. Kelton, MD, Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Michel Grignon as the Director, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA) effective September 1, 2011.

Dr. Grignon is currently an associate professor in the Department of Economics and in the Department of Health, Aging and Society. He has been a member of CHEPA since 2004, and served as the acting associate director of the centre from January 2009 to June 2010.

Dr. Grignon received a PhD in economic history from École de Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France (1993), and a Master’s Equivalent from École Nationale de Statistiques et d'Administration Economique (ENSA), also in Paris (1985).

Before coming to McMaster University in 2004, Dr.Grignon worked as a researcher in France at the Institut National d’Études Demographiques and at the Institut de Recherche et de Documentation en Economie de la Santé (IRDES, previously CREDES). He continues to serve as an adjunct scientist at IRDES.

Dr. Grignon's research focuses on the financing and funding of health care, determinants of health and health inequalities, and equity in health systems. His current research projects include the relationship between aging and health care in Canada and France, inequities in health care utilization and health policy in Canada, and equity and efficiency using experimental economic methods for financing health care.

Through his role overseeing the ongoing and new activities undertaken by CHEPA, Dr. Grignon will work towards enhancing the centre’s role as a key source of information for health policymakers, and plans to lead CHEPA towards becoming a Canadian centre of reference for health economics and policy analysis, by working collaboratively with other Canadian and international institutions.

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