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The IHE congratulates Dr. Jian Wang as Network of Alberta Health Economists (NOAHE) Health Economics Scholar Award (Fellowship) recipient

Dr. Jian Wang, recent PhD recipient at the University of Alberta, is presented with a NOAHE Health Economics Scholar Award (Fellowship).

Jian Wang profile pictureThe IHE is pleased to congratulate Dr. Jian Wang, PhD, as a recipient of the NOAHE Health Economics Scholar Award for 2019. This fellowship, funded through the Health Funding and Economics Capacity (HFEC) Grant supported by Alberta Health, and in partnership with the University of Alberta, supports the professional and educational development of some of Alberta’s most promising health economics researchers.

Dr. Wang recently completed her PhD in Health Services and Policy Research at the School of Public Health, University of Alberta. Dr. Wang’s PhD thesis focused on mental health services and economics. Dr. Wang has presented abstracts at international conferences in health economics, including presentations at the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) World Congress, and at the Thirteenth Workshop on Costs and Assessment in Psychiatry. The focus of her NOAHE Fellowship project will be to examine the supply-side effect of financing psychotherapy services for children and youth in Alberta.

Dr. Wang received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, her Master of Arts in Health Economics from the University of Alberta, and her PhD in Public Health Sciences from the University of Alberta.

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

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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