Faculty and Staff

IMG_1873_web

Mike Paulden, PhD, MSc, MA (Cantab)

Assistant Professor

Public Health, School of

About Me

I am a health economist with an interest in health technology assessment. My research is focused upon developing appropriate methods for the economic evaluation of health technologies.

I hold an MA in economics conferred by the University of Cambridge, an MSc in health economics from the University of York and a PhD in medicine from the University of Alberta. 

Prior to joining the School of Public Health, I was a senior research associate within Christopher McCabe's health economics research group at the University of Alberta. I have also previously held research positions within the Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment Collaborative at the University of Toronto, and the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York.

My research interests are described in more detail under the Scholarly Activities tab above.


Teaching

Current teaching

During Winter 2017, I am teaching the following:

  • ECON 557: Health Economics
    This is a 3-credit course offered by the Department of Economics. I am co-instructing the course along with Christopher McCabe. I am teaching the following classes:
    - 18 Jan. 2017: "The Demand for Health and the Grossman Model"
    - 1 Feb. 2017: "Welfarism vs Extra-Welfarism: Alternative Perspectives for the Evaluation of Health Technologies"
    - Date to be determined: "Discounting and Time Preference"

  • SPH 673: Technology Assessment for Health Care
    This is a 3-credit course offered by the School of Public Health. The instructor is Tania Stafinski. I will be a guest lecturer for the following classes:
    - 8 March 2017: "Methods III - Economic evaluation of health technologies
    - 15 March 2017: "Methods V – Decision analysis in HTA and Budget Impact Assessment"

  • SPH 570: Introduction to Health Care Economics
    This is a 3-credit course offered by the School of Public Health. The instructor is Arto Ohinmaa. I will be a guest lecturer for the following class:
    - 31 Jan. 2017: "Introduction to Economic Evaluation"
  • Institute for Health Economics (IHE) "Evidence into Practice" Luncheon Series
    This is a series of health economics training sessions organized by the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) in partnership with Alberta Health. I am teaching the following sessions:
    - 16 Jan. 2017: "Advanced Methods in Economic Evaluation: Value of Perfect Information and Probabilistic Sensitivity Analysis" (slides available here; video available here)
    - 23 Jan. 2017: "Systematic Reviews of Economic Literature & Quality Assessment Instruments" (slides available here)
    - 10 Feb. 2017: "Outcome Measurement for Economic Evaluations" (slides will be posted following the session)


Future teaching

During Spring 2017, I will be teaching the following:

  • Cost Effectiveness Modelling for Health Technology Assessment
    This is a 5-day course in modelling methods for the economic evaluation of health technologies. The course will be held at the University of Alberta from 29 May to 2 June 2017. I will be a co-instructor for the course along with Christopher McCabe, Richard Edlin and Peter Hall. Further details will be provided closer to the date.

During Winter 2018, I will be teaching the following:

Recent teaching

During Fall 2016, I taught the following:

  • Introduction to Economic Evaluation
    I led an introductory workshop on economic evaluation at the 2nd Annual APERSU End-User Meeting, held in Edmonton on 10 Nov 2016. I developed the workshop materials in conjunction with Fatima Al Sayah.