Health Equity & Policy (HEP) Research Group

Team Leader - Mohammad Hajizadeh


Improving health outcomes and reducing health inequalities require evidence-based policies that address the broad social determinants of health.

Current Projects

  • The dynamics of health inequalities faced by Indigenous populations in Canada: What factors account for the inequalities?
  • Equity in primary health care utilization among elderly frail Canadian
  • Spatial and socioeconomic inequalities in cancer incidence and mortality in Canada
  • Measuring within countries inequalities in progress toward Universal Health Coverage

Latest News/Publications

Morriscey, C. and Hajizadeh, M. “Income and education inequalities in cervical cancer incidence in Canada, 1992-2010”, Journal of Public Health, Forthcoming

Anthes, L.E. and Hajizadeh, M. “Socioeconomic inequalities in pancreatic cancer incidence in Canada: Evidence from Cancer Registry Data”, Journal of Public Health (Berl.), Forthcoming

Hajizadeh, M., Johnston, G.M. and Manos, D. (2020) "Socio-economic inequalities in lung cancer incidence in Canada, 1992 - 2010: Results from the Canadian Cancer Registry", Public Health, 185, 189-195.

Willis, K. and Hajizadeh, M.Socioeconomic inequalities in gastric cancer incidence in Canada: 1992–2010", Acta Oncologica, Forthcoming

Pulok, M.H., van Gool, K., Hajizadeh, M., Allin, S. and Hall, J. (2020) “Measuring horizontal equity in healthcare utilisation: A review of methodological developments and debates”, The European Journal of Health Economics, 21(2), 171-180.

Charles, M. and Hajizadeh, M.Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in the incidence of cutaneous melanoma in Canada from 1992-2010”, Journal of Public Health (Berl.), Forthcoming

Hajizadeh, M. and Edmonds, S. (2020) “Universal pharmacare in Canada: A prescription for equity in health care”, International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 9(3), 91-95.

Team Member Profiles

Master's Students - Supervisor

  • Benjamin Keefe - MSc in Community Health & Epiemiology, Supervisor 2018
  • Laura Cole - Master of Health Administration (MHA), Supervisor 2018
  • Caudia Cote - Master of Health Administration (MHA), Supervisor 2019

Research in Medicine Project - Supervisor

  • Livia Anthes, 2018 - Present
  • Perrine Tami, 2018 - Present
  • Kurt Willis, 2018 - Present
  • Carol Morriscey, 2018 - Present
  • Marie Charles, 2018 - Present
  • Ashley Whelan, 2018 - Present
  • Melanie Campbell, 2018 - Present