Graduate Supervisor, PhD Public Policy
Health economics; applied econometrics; applied microeconomics.
- FPA Research Productivity Award, Carleton University, 2018-2019
- Travel Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2015
- Start-up Grant, Faculty of Public Affairs at Carleton University, 2013
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2012-2013
- Doctoral Research Grant, LEG-CNRS, 2008
Monday, December 19, 2022
Prof. Mehdi Ammi Appointed to the IHEA Board of Directors as the CHEA Nominated Director
The International Health Economics Association (IHEA)’s Board of Directors includes directors elected by IHEA members and directors nominated by regional health economics associations. Elections for the Board, and for the new President, take place every two years; the next election will be held in late 2023. SPPA Prof. Mehdi Ammi will begin his...
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
SPPA Welcomes Postdoctoral Fellow Farzaneh Davarzani
The School of Public Policy and Administration is pleased to welcome Farzaneh Davarzani as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Davarzani joined in August 2022, working with Professor Mehdi Ammi on his CIHR grant on “Public Health Finance.” Her specialization is in quantitative economics, international economics, public health and applied econometrics....
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Mehdi Ammi is Looking into How Patients with Chronic Diseases were Affected by Health Resources Diverted to COVID-19 Care Instead
By Ellen Tsaprailis The multiple waves of COVID-19 has diverted considerable health-care resources away from patients who are dealing with chronic diseases since the spring of 2020. Canadians who are trying to overcome or manage diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes use a fair amount of health-care resources. The past two years...
Principal Investigator, Public health financing and structural transformation: evaluating the impacts of past changes and understanding policymakers’ preferences for the future (Canadain Institues of Health Research Catalyst Grant)
This project is aimed to advance knowledge on the positive, negative and unintended effects of transformations to the public health structure and the implications on resource allocation. The goal of the research is to provide quantitative and qualitative data about the impact of past changes and policymakers’ preferences, but also to provide a method for monitoring changes to public health at the provincial, territorial and local level in the future.
Co-Investigator, Establishing a platform to monitor the performance of public health systems across Canada
(Canadain Institues of Health Research Grant)
Strong public health systems are essential to improving population health and ensuring sustainable health systems. While there is robust evidence of effectiveness of public health interventions, there is little known about how performance of public health systems varies across the country. Our proposed project aims to fill this knowledge gap by examining and comparing changes to public health financing, governance and organization on health outcomes using case studies in Canada and by defining structure, process and outcome indicators to establish a platform for ongoing monitoring and evaluation research.
Principal Investigator, Improving Public Health Finance Capacity and Spending Data Monitoring and Reporting to Inform the COVID Recovery Period: An International, Sequential Mixed-Methods Investigation (Canadain Institues of Health Research Grant)
The COVID-19 pandemic has made clearer than ever the need for strong, resilient public health (PH) systems that are sufficiently well funded. PH scholars, practitioners, and decision-makers from across the globe are now calling for a rebuilding of and reinvestment in PH systems for the COVID recovery period. However, there are substantial discrepancies between levels of governments or health reporting agencies as to how much is spent on PH. Without precise estimates of the past and current PH investments, rebuilding strong PH systems will prove difficult. We propose a project dedicated to improving the PH financing/spending monitoring and reporting in Canada, with international implications and organized around three interrelated objectives.
- March 22, 2021
Impact of Delayed health Care for Non-Covid-19 Patients
- November 9, 2020
“Comment la pandémie affecte les patients non atteints de COVID” with Jonction 11-17 (Ici- Radio Canada)
- October 29, 2020
“The unmet health-care needs of non-COVID-19 patients” with The Morning News on 770 CHQR (Global News)
- October 26, 2020
Collateral Damage: The unmet health-care needs of non-Covid-19 patients
- October 7, 2020
CIHR Catalyst Grant 2020: Public Health Financing and Structural Transformation
- June 9, 2020
Carleton Researcher Receives Funding from CIHR to Investigate Impact of Changes to Canada’s Public Health System
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