Congratulations to CHEPA director Jean-Éric Tarride, who has been named the inaugural McMaster Chair in Health Technology Management.
His five-year appointment was effective on July 1, 2018.
The new research chair was created as McMaster University looks to cement its place as a leader in health technology management.
As chair, he is responsible for helping lead the establishment of a world-class program in health technology management; contributing to the body of scholarship in the field through teaching or research; and participating in the education programs of the school of medicine.
Jean-Éric says one of his priorities is to build partnerships inside and outside of McMaster to foster further collaboration among such partners as academics, physicians, industry, patient groups, regulatory and reimbursement authorities, payers and decision-makers. “We tend to work in silos, and there is significant value to bringing everyone together.”
Paul O’Byrne, dean and vice-president of McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences, said health technology management is an area of strength in the Faculty which will be strengthened through the new position.
“Dr. Tarride is an experienced leader and researcher who will establish a tradition of excellence as chair,” he said.
Holger Schünemann, chair of the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, (HEI) added: “We are pleased that this chair has been established in HEI to support our strong work and history in health technology assessment and that Dr. Tarride has been selected for this role.”
Jean-Éric is an associate professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI); the director of the Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH) at The Research Institute at St. Joe’s Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, and an associate member of the Department of Economics at McMaster. He is also the health technology assessment field leader within the Health Research Methodology (HRM) graduate program. He has been the director of CHEPA since May 1, 2017.