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  • Dr. Mohammad Hajizadeh, PhD


Canada Research Chair & Associate Professor in Health Economics, School of Health Administration; Healthy Populations Institute (HPI), Flagship Project Co-Lead: Developing Population Health and Health Equity Indicators


Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University

Research Interests:

Equity in health and healthcare, Spatial inequalities, Health policy, Cancer incidence and mortality, Cancer treatment, Cancer survival

There is a significant emphasis on reducing inequalities in the cancer continuum from incidence to mortality in Canada. The refreshed Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (2019-2029) and its action plans acknowledge variations in the risk of people getting cancer and strive to promote equity in cancer care for all Canadians. Building on my studies on inequalities in health and the recent availability of national administrative and linked administrative data, my cancer research program aims to provide a comprehensive picture of spatial/socioeconomic inequalities in cancer incidence, cancer mortality, treatment, and survival in Canada.

What brought you to your current institution?: I joined Dalhousie in 2014 as a faculty member in the School of Health Administration.

Hometown: Iran

Why are you interested in your area of research? As a health economist, with further training in health administration and policy, and social epidemiology, I have a long-standing interest in how social determinants of health shape population health and health equity. My long-term research vision is to bring health equity to the forefront of decision-making by producing new consequentialist evidence that can inform policies and programs on how to reduce inequities in health and healthcare.

Learn More about my research:

Follow me on Twitter @mhajizadehm

Involvement with BHCRI to date:

I am a Scientist member of BHCRI since 2021.

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