Brian C.F. Chan, PhD, is an Affiliate Scientist with the Neural Engineering and Therapeutics Team at KITE - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Pharmacology at the University of Toronto in 2001 and 2003, respectively. Brian was then a research assistant at the Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomics Research Centre. He returned to the University of Toronto to pursue his Doctor of Philosophy, which he completed in 2017. His doctoral work examined the "Economic burden of chronic ulcers". During his doctoral studies, Brian was employed as a Health Economist for Health Quality Ontario. He recently completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at KITE – Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.
As a researcher trained in conducting economic evaluations, I am interested in understanding how economic analyses and health technology assessment can enhance the wellbeing of individuals requiring rehabilitation. Specifically, how can these analyses help inform the development of technologies that can improve health? Currently, I am involved in studies examining the cost-effectiveness of health care interventions for individuals with spinal cord injury and other functional disabilities. The methods I commonly employ for my studies include decision analytical modeling, Markov modeling, microsimulations and discrete event simulation. I have experience working with both clinical trial data, as well as health care administrative data.
Assistant Professor (Status-only), Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Associate Member, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto