I am currently a Research Associate in the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Ottawa. My main interest lies at the nexus of the fields of applied ethics and health policy analysis. I have over a decade of experience developing research-based approaches for addressing social values in health technology policy analysis, particularly the use of qualitative evidence syntheses to inform health technology assessment.
I hold a B.A (English Literature) from McGill University as well as a BSc (Psychology) and MSc and PhD (Health Research Methodology) from McMaster University. As a research assistant at the Centre of Health Economics and Policy Analysis, I participated at the level of co-investigator and co-author on several projects (e.g., ethics of case reporting, life support decision-making, ethical frameworks in health policy, cross-border assisted reproductive services, paradigms of health technology assessment). My dissertation research explored the construct of ambulance services from patient and provider perspectives. In particular, I examined the economic and ethical implications of the Ontario ambulance billing policy, which varies depending on the perceived appropriateness of the ambulance use.
I can be reached at Deirdre.DeJean (at) uOttawa.ca