Audrey Laporte

Faculty Member

Director IHPME

Audrey Laporte is a Professor of Health Economics and the Director of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Professor Laporte is Director of the Canadian Centre for Health Economics which is based at IHPME and which aims to be a focal point for health economics research in Canada. Professor Laporte is also the President of the International Health Economics Association, Member of the Scientific Board of the Annual Health Econometrics Workshop, Adjunct Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, and Treasurer of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research. She is an Associate Editor of Health Economics, one of the top journals in the field of health economics, and co-Editor of Healthcare Papers, a national journal which bridges the worlds of academia and policymaking.

Prof. Laporte has published extensively in the health economics and health services research literatures. Her research focuses 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 (including child health) and addictive behaviours; health human resource modelling, e.g. nurse, nurse practitioner, physician and personal support worker labour markets; and modelling the impact of policy changes on the performance of health care organizations, e.g. institutional long-term care, hospitals.

Essays on Immigrant Mental Health: A Look at Health Reporting, Model Identification, and Policy Changes

Published: 2021

Obesity and Health Service Utilization in Canada

Published: 2007

Performance Evaluation in Home and Community Care

Published: 2006