Health Services and Policy


The Division of Health Services and Policy encompasses a range of disciplines and fields including health services research, health policy, health economics, health systems and health ethics. Almost all areas of health care fall under scope and in many cases an applied lens contributes to collaboration with clinicians, health care managers and policy makers. The Division welcomes inquiry about the full range of public policies as they relate to social determinants of health, as encapsulated in the “Health in All Policies”.

Activities within the Division address the organization, regulation, accessibility and utilization of health care resources, and the resulting costs and effects. Topics of interest include large data administration, health and pharmaceutical policy, health reform, organizational change, health care financing, cost-effectiveness, health technologies, program evaluation, priority setting, quality and outcomes of health care, health information, social determinants, health disparities and knowledge translation.

Faculty within the Division contribute to teaching in all of the graduate programs within the School and are actively engaged with graduate students in both supervisory and advisory capacities. Prospective students are encouraged to read the faculty bios to get a sense of individual research interests. The Division is also home to the Health Economics concentration within the MSc program.

A number of research centres also are associated with the Division, including the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR), the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences (CHEOS), the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation (C2E2), the Centre for Applied Ethics (CAE), the Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), and the National Core for Neuroethics.

SPPH Faculty

Aslam Anis
Nick Bansback
Charlyn Black
Stirling Bryan
Mike Burgess
Wei Zhang
Arminee Kazanjian
Michael Law
Chris Lovato
Kim McGrail
Craig Mitton
Steve Morgan
Dean Regier
David Silver
Boris Sobolev
Daniel Steel
Jason Sutherland
Anita Ho

Clinical Faculty

Allan Best
Kenneth Fung
Mary McBride
Sue Mills
Brian Schmidt
Victoria Scott
Paulos Teckle

Adjunct Faculty

Bev Holmes
Christina Krause
Mark Chase
David Birnbaum
Hans Krueger
Marcus Hollander
Marla Steinberg
Robert Reid
Timothy Foggin

Emeritus Faculty

Sam Sheps
Morris Barer

Associate UBC Faculty

Ronald Abrahams
Mark Ansermino
Bruce Carleton
Quynh Doan
Robert Evans
Julio Montaner
Mark Fitzgerald
Corinne Hohl
Judy Illes
Larry Lynd
Michael MacEntee
Tonia Nichols
Wendy Norman
Eric Skasgard
Sabrina Wong
Evan Wood