Wendy J. Ungar

Faculty Member


Paediatric Economic Database Evaluation (PEDE) Project

Accepting Students

The PEDE Project provides tools and promotes research to advance the field of child health economic evaluation. The PEDE database contains detailed information on over 4,000 paediatric economic evaluations published over the past 40 years

Lead: Wendy J. Ungar

Wendy J. Ungar is a Senior Scientist in Child Health Evaluative Sciences at the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute. She holds appointments as Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and as an affiliate Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Sunnybrook Hospital. Dr. Ungar has a BA cum laude from Brandeis University, a Masters degree in Pharmacology and Therapeutics from McGill University, and a PhD in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation from the University of Toronto. Dr. Ungar holds the tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Economic Evaluation and Technology Assessment in Child Health. She founded TASK (Technology Assessment at Sick Kids) in 2007 where her team conducts research applying health economic methods to child health with a focus on genomics and neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Ungar and her team maintain the PEDE database, a user-friendly searchable online database of pediatric economic evaluations published since 1980 used by HTA agencies around the world. In 2017 Dr. Ungar was appointed Chair of the Ontario Genetic Testing Advisory Committee which makes funding recommendations on emerging genetic testing technologies for Ontario and in 2020 she was awarded the Dr. Jill M. Sanders Award of Excellence in Health Technology Assessment from the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health. Her book, Economic Evaluation in Child Health was published by Oxford University Press in 2010.