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Deborah Marshall

Deborah Marshall

Canada Research Chair Health Services and Systems Research

Arthur J.E. Child Chair Rheumatology Outcomes Research

Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences

Director, Health Technology Assessment, Alberta Bone Joint Health Institute


Deborah Marshall holds a Canada Research Chair, Health Services and Systems Research as an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary and Arthur J.E. Child Chair of Rheumatology Outcomes Research in the McCaig Institute of Bone and Joint Health. She is the Director of Health Technology Assessment at the Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute, a Senior Scientist of the Arthritis Research Center of Canada, and a member of the Institute of Public Health.

She has experience in technology assessment agencies, academia and pharmaceutical and diagnostics industry research settings in Canada, the United States, and Europe.  Her health technology assessment and health services research program focuses on patient preferences and patient engagement research, cost-effectiveness analysis, and dynamic simulation modeling of health services delivery to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of health care services.

Dr. Marshall is an active member of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) as the Past President of the Board of Directors and various Task Forces, and a member Board of Directors for Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi).  

Key Publications

Research Funding

  • Optimizing centralized intake to improve arthritis care in Albertans, Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, PRIHS Grant
  • Towards better surgical outcomes through improved decision making about appropriateness for total knee arthroplasty in patients with knee osteoarthritis, CIHR
  • A post-policy implementation review of the Winnipeg Central Intake Service (WCIS): a single-entry model to manage referral and waiting times for hip and knee replacement, CIHR Health Renewal Policy Analysis Grant 
  • Developing an innovative evidence-based decision support tool to improve osteoarthritis care planning and health service management for diverse patients populations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, CIHR
  • Weighing risks and benefits of cancer treatment decisions in the genomic era, NIH R01
  • Enhanced CARE for RARE genetic diseases in Canada, Ontario Genomics Institute
  • Engaging patients as collaborators to improve osteoarthritis (OA) care in Alberta, CHSRF (Canadian Health Services Research Foundation) Patient Engagement Project