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

Dr. Yewande Ogundeji, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Calgary, is presented with a NOAHE Health Economics Scholar Award (Fellowship).

Yewande Ogundeji profile pictureThe IHE is pleased to congratulate Dr. Yewande Ogundeji, 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 Calgary, supports the professional and educational development of some of Alberta’s most promising health economics researchers.

Dr. Ogundeji’s research interests include health system policies and the role rigorous evidence plays to improve decisions towards better health outcomes. She is particularly interested in how health financing decisions can lead to better quality and equitable health care. Dr. Ogundeji has also investigated the impact of performance-based payment in health care in the United Kingdom, other European countries, Nigeria, and low- and middle-income countries. Her fellowship research will focus on factors that influence specialist physicians’ choice of payment model and the association with quality and utilization.

Dr. Ogundeji received her Master of Public Health in Health Sciences and her PhD in Health Services Research from the University of York, in the United Kingdom.

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: 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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