Naghmeh Foroutan, PhD
Naghmeh is currently pursuing a PhD degree in the field of Health Technology Assessment in the Health research Methodology (HRM) program at McMaster University and working as a part-time academic research assistant at the Program for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH).
Naghmeh’s previous education includes a pharmacy doctorate degree, a master’s degree in International Healthcare Management, Economics and Policy, and a PhD in Pharmacoeconomics. Her research interests include bridging the gaps between research, policy and practice in Canada`s health care system by developing methodologies and guidelines to improve efficiency and sustainability in pharmaceutical public and private financial budgeting. Naghmeh is the winner of Drug Information Association (DIA) young professional fellowship, CIHR Drug Safety and Effectiveness cross-disciplinary (DSECT) program, Shazia Seyed Health Technology Assessment Training and McMaster University International Excellence awards.
Guowei Li, PhD, MSc, MBBS
Guowei is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Program for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH) (affiliated with both the Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton and McMaster University).
Guowei finished his PhD in the Health Research Methodology (HRM) program, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University in 2016. He received his bachelor degree of medicine (MBBS) and master degree of science (MSc), both from Peking University in China. As a health research methodologist, his areas of research cover a wide spectrum including cardiovascular diseases, intensive care, cancer prevention and treatment, musculoskeletal diseases, diabetes, community health and public health. His research interests include 1) the design, implementation, supervision and evaluation of observational studies and clinical trials; 2) the development and validation of prediction models as decision-making aids; 3) evidence-based medicine including systematic reviews and meta-analyses; and 4) the application of health research methodology.
Guowei is the winner of the HRM Student Publication Awards from McMaster University, Father Sean O'Sullivan Award from St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, DSECT Program Studentship from CIHR, China-Canada Scholarship from McMaster University, and the International Excellence Award from McMaster University.
Sergei is currently pursuing a PhD degree in the field of Health Technology Assessment in the Health Research Methodology (HRM) program at McMaster University under supervision of Dr. Jean-Eric Tarride. His previous education includes a degree in medicine and a master’s degree in Public Health. Sergei has a broad spectrum of research interests including evidence based policy making, patient reported outcomes and health services research, pharmaceutical policy. For his doctoral thesis, he explores the issue of high cost users (HCUs) in Ontario in the context of potentially preventable healthcare utilization that will assist with provincial health services and resource planning.
Sergei has been a recipient of the US Edward S. Muskie Fellowship for Graduate Studies, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Shazia Seyed Health Technology Assessment Training and McMaster University HRM Excellence awards. He was also a CIHR Drug Safety and Effectiveness cross-disciplinary (DSECT) program trainee.