News Release: The IHE congratulates Dr. Amity Quinn as Network of Alberta Health Economists (NOAHE) Health Economics Scholar Award (Fellowship) recipient

Dr. Amity Quinn, Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Economics in the Department of Community Health Sciences at University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine, is presented with a NOAHE Health Economics Scholar Award (Fellowship).

The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) is pleased to congratulate Dr. Amity Quinn, PhD, as a recipient of the Network of Alberta Health Economists (NOAHE) Health Economics Scholar Award for 2017-2018. This fellowship, funded through the Health Funding and Economics Capacity (HFEC) Grant supported by Alberta Health, and in partnership with the University of Calgary, supports the professional and educational development of some of Alberta’s most promising health economics researchers.

Dr. Quinn’s research focuses on the design and impact of different provider payment, delivery, and management approaches in health care. Her fellowship project addresses the association of the physician payment model and the frequency of visits and quality and costs of care for Albertans with chronic diseases. She has also been involved in policy efforts to improve the uptake of screening and brief intervention for risky alcohol use in primary care and training efforts to advance the integration of behavioural health and medical care. Dr. Quinn has expertise in administrative data and mixed methods, and has contributed 14 publications to her field, to date, as well as several government and policy reports on healthcare financing, organization, and quality.

Dr. Quinn received a Bachelor of Arts in Community Health from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and a PhD in Social Policy, specializing in health policy and health services research, from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

The IHE has a valued and long-standing partnership with the University of Calgary, spanning over two decades. For more information on the IHE, its partners, and its history, please see the following link:

The NOAHE Health Economics Graduate (Internship) and Scholar (Fellowship) Awards were made possible in partnership with Alberta Health and the Universities of Alberta and Calgary. Funding was provided through the Health Funding and Economics Capacity (HFEC) Grant, supported by Alberta Health.


Jasmine Brown
Director of Communications, Institute of Health Economics
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