Dr. Deborah Marshall – Director, Health Technology Assessment and Research
Deborah advises activity at the Institute regarding the assessment of and research on health interventions to provide evidence that can be used to improve or develop bone and joint health care services.
Her research team at the University of Calgary identifies gaps in evidence for bone and joint health care and undertakes research to fill the gaps. The team’s research findings and assessment results provide new evidence that ABJHI’s Design and Information-sharing groups can use in designing safe, effective and efficient service delivery models.
Deborah also coordinates ABJHI’s efforts to share its research findings with the broader medical community through publication in peer-reviewed journals and other credible scientific forums.
In addition to her work with ABJHI, Deborah is the Canada Research Chair of Health Services and Systems Research, Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary, and Arthur J.E. Child Chair in Rheumatology Outcomes Research.
Deborah has held executive research positions in private industry heading up numerous global health economics projects including prospective studies and cost-effectiveness models for products to treat osteoarthritis, infectious and cardiac disease, and cancer, and for blood screening products. Her research in health technology and health economics, funded by grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the U.S. National Institute of Health, has been widely published in leading journals.