Professor Deber’s current research centers on Canadian health policy. Current projects, conducted with colleagues and students, include: implications of the distribution of health expenditures and public/private roles for financing and delivery of health services (including primary care); examination of where nurses and other health professionals work and the factors associated with differential “stickiness” across sub-sectors; issues associated with the movement of care from hospitals to home and community; approaches to accountability; and factors affecting patient engagement.
Health policy is inherently interdisciplinary. Working with colleagues and students, I have conducted research on a variety of issues that have had a direct influence on Canadian health policy. This includes my work on the distribution of health expenditures, which helped cast attention on the 1% who account for a significant proportion of health expenditures. My work on preferred roles in medical decision making continues to be highly cited. In 2009, I received one of Canada’s most prestigious lectureships, the Emmett Hall Memorial Lectureship; it recognizes outstanding contributions to the health ideals articulated by Justice Hall: equity, fairness, justice and efficiency.
- Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, Inducted November 2018
- Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), Elected 2012.
- Emmett Hall Memorial Lectureship, Justice Emmett M. Hall Memorial Foundation, 2009
- Professor, (Cross-appointed): Public Health Policy, Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, http://
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- Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, http://
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Who are the High Users of Health Care Services? Determinants and Stabilityof Health Care Expenditure Trajectories in Manitoba
Where do Nurses Work? Employment Patterns of Ontario Nurses by Sub-Sector, 1993-2003
Autonomy and Aids: Preferred Role in Decision-Making Among Individuals Registered with HIV/AIDS Observational Database
Characteristics of Cancer Patients Out-of-Pocket Costs in Ontario
Decision-Making Structures in Healthcare: A Case Study of Four Provinces in Canada
Physical Therapy Services in Ontario: Assessing A Changing Public / Private Mix
The Grassroots Ceiling: The Impact of State Policy Change on Home Support Nonprofits in Ontario and in Waterloo Region – Wellington-Dufferin (1958 – 2001). A Case Study