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Dr. Nick Bansback

2016 Maurice McGregor Award

CADTH is pleased to announce that Dr. Nick Bansback has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Maurice McGregor Award, an award that recognizes rising stars in the field of health technology assessment early in their careers.

Dr. Bansback is an Assistant Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, and Scientist with the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences. He is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator, whose research aims to inform policies and practices in health through the application of health economics and decision theory.

Dr. Bansback has made major contributions to the health economics discipline in Canada and internationally. He developed a new approach to eliciting patient preferences that is rapidly replacing Time-Trade-Off and Standard Gamble approaches. His work is well known, widely published, and used to inform decision-making in many countries, including Canada.

In addition to his research, Dr. Bansback is Co-Lead for the Vancouver Health Economics group (www.vanhe.ca), which reflects his strong desire to mentor junior health economists and foster collaboration between researchers.

Dr. Bansback’s research focus is on bringing a patient preference lens to clinical decision-making in health care, and learning from advances in fields such as behavioural economics. This is a new and very exciting area of study, which could lead to significant changes in the way shared decision-making is conceptualized.