Meghan McMahon

PhD (University of Toronto)
MSc (University of Toronto)
BA (University of British Columbia)

Research Interests

Health services research; health economics; performance measurement; comparative health systems and policy; Long-term care; Training modernization; Research impact; Knowledge translation

Professional Interests

Health services research; health economics; performance measurement; comparative health systems and policy; Long-term care; Training modernization; Research impact; Knowledge translation

Impact

I have worked with CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research for the last decade to develop, implement and evaluate innovative funding programs designed to support research that makes an impact and strengthen the capacity of the health services research workforce. A recent example is the Health System Impact Fellowship program, which has supported 146 PhD and post-doctoral fellows to complete embedded fellowships within more than 80 health system organizations across the country, where they work alongside senior-level decision makers and apply their research skills to help tackle high-priority impact goals of the organization. The program’s ultimate goals are to increase the preparedness of PhD graduates to lead impactful careers in academic, hybrid and non-academic settings, and to increase demand and capacity for PhD-trained individuals working within health system organizations.  Evaluations of this program have been published in Healthcare Policy and the International Journal of Health Policy and Management.

My academic research focuses on the determinants of quality in long-term care (LTC), including the relationship between LTC home organizational structure (e.g., ownership type, chain status, size) and quality and the impact of regulation on quality.


Publications

PubMed