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Steve Morgan



Steve Morgan

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Faculty, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
(604) 822-7012


PhD, Economics, University of British Columbia
MA, Economics, Queen’s University
BA (Honours), Economics, University of Western Ontario

Research Interests

Research Interest: 
Design and impact of pharmaceutical insurance programs
Equity in access to necessary medicines
Causes and consequences of drug expenditure growth
Appraisal and funding of new health care technologies
Identifying policies that achieve balance between three often-competing goals: providing equitable access to necessary care, managing health expenditures, and promoting valued innovation


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Current Research Projects

  • Equity in PharmaCare: measuring access to and financing of prescription drugs within and across population subgroups
  • Return on investment from pharmaceutical care: measuring population-based causes and consequences of prescription drug utilization and expenditure
  • Best practices in pharmaceutical policy: lessons from abroad
  • Incentives for valued health innovation: can we have our cake and eat it too?

Currently Recruiting Graduate Students Interested in the Following Areas

  • Political and economic aspects of health and pharmaceutical policies
  • Equity in access to health services and medicines
  • Ethnic variation in use of medicines
  • Processes for making health care funding decisions
  • Pricing and reimbursement of patented and non-patented medicines
  • Measuring drug safety, effectiveness and value-for-money in the ‘real world’
  • Research syntheses (systematic reviews) on key pharmaceutical policy questions

Affiliations and Awards

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health, York University
  • Associate member, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, University of Manitoba
  • Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research
  • Labelle Lectureship in Health Services Research (2007)
  • New Investigator award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2004)
  • Career Investigator award, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (2004)
  • Inaugural Canadian Associate of the Commonwealth Fund's Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy (2001)

Current Graduate Students

Understanding the role of the medico-scientific community in translational biomedical research

  • Bryn Lander, PhD Student, Interdisciplinary Studies

Courses Currently Taught