PhD Student and Research Assistant, McMaster Health Forum’s Impact Lab
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McMaster Health Forum’s Impact Lab
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Michael is pursuing a PhD in Health Policy at McMaster University, supervised by Dr. John Lavis. He is passionate about health policy, population health, and health services enhancement, with a specific focus on primary care improvement for vulnerable populations who lack access to ‘upstream’ clinical and community-based care. Michael’s doctoral research interests focus on understanding how to support the use of empirical research evidence in health policymaking, studying the use of data-driven tools to improve health care services, and analyzing public engagement and values that inform health policy decisions. He is currently working on Health Systems Evidence at the McMaster Health Forum’s Impact Lab.
Michael has an Hon.B.Sc. in Life Sciences from the University of Toronto, an MPA in Health Policy from Queen’s University, and an M.Sc. in Global Health Management from McMaster University. Prior to beginning his PhD, he conducted research at the Hospital for Sick Children’s Centre for Global Child Health in order to investigate how critical maternal-child health services can be better delivered within humanitarian crisis settings. Michael also co-founded the ‘Intersections in Global Health Conference’ at McMaster University, an annual conference that aims to encourage cross-collaboration between researchers and industry leaders in the field of global health.
Michael is the Director of Finance for the McMaster chapter of the Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA). In this role, he carries out financial planning and analysis for the McMaster GMCA and governs the fiscal budget. Michael is interested in a career in management consulting across varied industries, and values the expertise he has gained in the governmental and health care sectors.