Announcing Healthcare Paper's New Editors-in-Chief
Longwoods officially welcomes new Editors-in-Chief – Audrey Laporte, Professor and Director, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto and Arjumand Siddiqi, Professor and Division Head, Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. We are excited to collaborate with Audrey and Arjumand as they take us on their journey of exploring topics and issues relevant to Canadian policy and decision makers.
Longwoods would also like to offer our deepest thanks to Dr. Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown, Dean, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Steini joined Longwoods in October, 2013 as Editor-in-Chief for Healthcare Papers. It has been a wonderful experience working with him over these years. We wish Steini all the best and look forward to working on future ventures with him.
Please join us in welcoming both Audrey and Arjumand in their new roles with Longwoods.
CEO, Longwoods Publishing
Professor and Director, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Professor Laporte’s research focusses in general on the development of micro-economic theory and the application of micro-econometric methods to address questions of policy interest to health and health care. More specifically her work has centred on a set of themes: modelling of individual health capital accumulation and addictive behaviours; health human resource modelling, e.g. nurse, physician and personal support labour markets; and modelling the impact of policy changes on the performance of health care organizations, e.g. institutional long-term care, hospitals. Her more recent work in collaboration with her students has focused on the impact of health conditions and socio-economic circumstance in early life on later life outcomes. Professor Laporte is President-Elect of the International Health Economics Association and Director of the Canadian Centre for Health Economics.
Professor and Division Head, Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Professor Siddiqi is a Social Epidemiologist. She holds cross appointments in Public Policy and Sociology at the University of Toronto, as well as an adjunct appointment at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Dr. Siddiqi’s research centers on understanding why health inequalities are so pervasive and persistent, and what can be done about this, with an emphasis on the role of societal conditions. In recent years, she has focused on (a) evaluating of the impact of specific social policies on population health and health inequalities, (b) examining the causes of contemporary trends in population health and health inequalities, and, (c) reflections on concepts and methods used in health inequalities research. Dr. Siddiqi also engages with governmental and non-governmental entities, including the Government of Ontario, the Government of Canada, and the World Health Organization.