I am currently a Research Associate in the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Ottawa. I am primarily interested in health policy analysis and research, with a specific interest in the role of ethics in health policy. In addition, I am interested broadly in the areas of health resource allocation and 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 for over a decade, 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