Dr. Gillian Currie is a health economist at the University of Calgary. Her PhD in Economics from Yale University was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She was recruited as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Economics to the University of Calgary in 1999 by the inaugural Svare Chair in Health Economics (Dr. Cam Donaldson).
Gillian was the Section Lead for the Research Methods Team, an academic section within the Department of Paediatrics, from 2006-2016. She is a member of Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute for Child and Maternal Health (ACHRI). She served on the Graduate Education Committee in the Department of Community Health Sciences as the Health Services Research representative and Health Economics specialization representative between 2009-2016.
Research Interests and Expertise
Dr. Currie’s research interests are in economic evaluation, particularly of interventions and treatments that impact the health of children. Specifically, she is interested in methods to understand how we value the benefits of those interventions via stated preference elicitation methods. Dr. Currie is a member of International Academy of Health Preferences Research (IAHPR) and a member of the Editorial board of the society journal for IAHPR “The Patient”.