Fiona A. Miller (PhD) is a Professor of Health Policy and holds the Chair in Health Management Strategies at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Her program of research focuses on health technology and innovation policy and sustainable development (environmental, social, political economic) in health systems. Fiona is interested in how health technologies are developed and their adoption is governed, with particular attention to the role of institutions such as health system procurement and health technology assessment. She is affiliated with the JCB, THETA, IHPME’s Committee on the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability, and the SBEPA Network.
A healthcare policy perspective on health technology innovation. Through research and policy engagement on the commercialization of academic health research, the mobilization of the ‘entrepreneurial hospital’ and the regulation and acquisition of health innovations, my work engages questions about the role of health systems in political economies and opportunities for sustainable development.
Supporting good governance of emerging genetic and genomic technologies and population screening systems. Through longstanding engagement with multiple governance arrangements related to genetic and genomic technologies and maternal-child screening systems, as well as related health services and policy research, my work seeks to advance and translate knowledge about the complexities of developments in these areas.
Thesis Supervision (2011+)
- Renata Emily Axler. Commercialization, Collaboration and Conflict of Interest: An Institutional Work Analysis of Academic Entrepreneurship in Canada (2015)
- Rayzel Malka Shulman. An Evaluation of a Universal Funding Program_for Insulin Pumps for Children and Teens with Type 1 Diabetes (2015)
- Diana Ann An. Nurses’ Experiences with Providing Newborn Screening Education to Mothers in the Hospital: An Exploratory, Qualitative Research Study (2014)
- Elaine Goh. Genetic Counsellors’ Preferences for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: A Discrete Choice Experiment (2017)
- Laura Kathleen Easty. Primary Care Provider’s Perspectives on Physical Activity Counseling (2018)
- Juliana Young Yi. The Influence of Organizational and Health System Arrangements on Priority-setting for Health Technology Assessment: A Comparative Case Study of Canada and the United Kingdom (2019)