Can we create a more equitable health system?

Shehzad Ali, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Public Health Economics, measures inequality in access, utilization and outcomes of health care systems across specific geographic service areas. By identifying how different interventions and resource allocation can mitigate these inequalities and optimize patient outcomes, he dares to ask: can we create a more equitable health system?



Dr. Shehzad Ali is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. Prior to joining Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, he undertook similar research studying systemic inequalities within the National Health Service in the United Kingdom. His research takes an intervenional approach, identifying factors which contribute to inquality in patients' outcomes and avoidable moralities, and drawing conclusions as to what is causing the inequality within the health system. He has developed an interactive tool that allows health organizations to measure levels of inequality in their services and care, and quantify how different resource allocations or interventions could help mitigate inequality and improve patient outcomes.

Daring to Ask profiles Canada Research Chairs and Endowed Chairs at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. These researchers are advancing knowledge in their respective fields, asking and answering questions that challenge the status quo, and seeking to improve patient care. It is essential research made possible by generous donors and the investment of funding agencies.


Daring to Ask is a series that profiles Canada Research Chairs and Endowed Research Chairs at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. These researchers are advancing knowledge in their respective fields, asking and answering questions that challenge that status quo and seeking to improve patient care. It is essential research made possible by generous donors and the investment of funding agencies.