Faculty and Staff


Arto Ohinmaa, PhD, MSc


Public Health, School of

About Me

My main research areas include economic evaluation of health care programs, health related quality of life measurement, health technology assessment, distribution of health and health care costs in the population, economic assessment of health promotion programs, mental health and vaccination and connection with health economic studies and policy decisions.

My special research interest has been assessment of the telemedicine and telehealth applications. My research often has a close link to decision making in government and health care organizations. 


PhD, Department of Economics, University of Oulu, 1997 
MSc, Department of Economics, University of Oulu, 1989


cost projections
economics of public health
health economics
health related quality of life
health technology assessment
telemedicine and telehealth


Research collaborations within the University of Alberta:

  • Institute of Health Economics, Canada
  • Faculty of Medicine, Canada
  • Department of Pediatrics, Canada

Research collaborations with other academic institutions:

  • University of Waterloo, Canada
Collaborations with non-governmental organizations:

  • EuroQol Research Foundation, The Netherlands

Collaborations with governmental organizations:

  • Alberta Health Services, Canada
  • Health Quality Council of Alberta, Canada