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 DeJeanD (at) McMaster.ca