The Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH) was established in 2003, led by the world renowned Bernie O’Brien.  PATH is based at The Research Institute at St. Joe's Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and has strong affiliations with McMaster University as well. 


PATH conducts and promotes evidence-based evaluations of the effectiveness and efficiency of new and existing health care technologies.  PATH has extensive expertise in conducting literature reviews, evidence synthesis, biostatistics, economic evaluation, costing, budget impact analysis, decision analytic modelling, policy analysis, health systems impact analysis, and techniques of research translation and knowledge uptake for new policy formation.  PATH contributes extensively to policy decision-making and is very active in collaborative research with academia, government, clinicians and industry at the national and international level.

The PATH team is led by director, Dr. Mitchell Levine and associate directors Dr. Daria O'Reilly and Dr. Jean-Eric Tarride.  The team consists of 9 research and administrative staff as well as numerous post-graduate and graduate students.  In addition, PATH enjoys close collaborate relationships with an extensive network of researchers, administrators, decision makers, health care professionals and students locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.