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The IHE congratulates Mr. Nathan McClure as Network of Alberta Health Economists (NOAHE) Health Economics Graduate Award (Internship) recipient

Mr. Nathan McClure, doctoral student in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, is presented with a NOAHE Health Economics Graduate Award (Internship).

Nathan McClure profile pictureThe IHE is pleased to congratulate Mr. Nathan McClure as a recipient of the NOAHE Health Economics Graduate Award for 2019. This internship, 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.

Mr. McClure’s PhD research objective is to demonstrate if, and how, the concept of a minimally important difference (MID) in health utility score may be operationalized in a health economic analysis. He is investigating how the calculation of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) is impacted by the incorporation of the MID, and exploring how this relates to other methods for calculating QALYs from patient-level data to better support the transparency and interpretation of results from cost-effectiveness studies.

Mr. McClure has experience with the Alberta PROMs and EQ-5D Research and Support Unit, Alberta Health Services, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the World Health Organization, involving health status measurement, emergency medical services, communicable disease surveillance, and case management. He seeks to ensure replicable and meaningful study results using a combination of customized approaches and sound methodology.

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: 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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