Deborah Marshall Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Health Research

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Dr. Deborah Marshall, ABJHI’s Director of Health Technology Assessment and Research, has been recognized by the O’Brien Institute for Public Health for her outstanding contributions to health research.

Deborah received the O’Brien Institute’s 2017 Research Excellence Award for her far-reaching and award-winning work on methods to improve patient outcomes and health system performance through innovative health service delivery models. Precision medicine, patient preferences and cost-effectiveness in health care, and simulation modeling, which can simulate the impact of contemplated changes in complex health systems, are areas of special focus in her research.

Deborah has been recognized as a leader in her field with honours and awards at the university, national and international levels, including a Top Achievements in Canadian Health Research Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Medical Association Journal, a CIHR Celebration of Excellence in Health Research Knowledge Translation Prize, and the Faculty of Medicine Cochrane Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Research.

She is a member of the O’Brien Institute and the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, a professor in the University of Calgary’s Department of Community Health Sciences, Canada Research Chair of Health Systems and Services Research, and the Arthur J.E. Child Chair in Rheumatology Outcomes Research.

“The O’Brien Institute Awards are an important opportunity to honour the outstanding achievements of our members, whose dedication and passion continue to inform and shape health policy and practice in meaningful ways,” Dr. William Ghali, O’Brien Institute Scientific Director, said.