Dr. Braden Manns

Svare Professor in Health Economics


Braden Manns is the Svare Professor in Health Economics and a Nephrologist at the University of Calgary in the Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences. He is the Associate Chief Medical Officer of the Alberta Health Services Strategic Clinical Networks https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/scns/scn.aspx.

The mission of the Svare Chair is to develop a world-class Health Economics research and academic program that focuses on evaluating the clinical and economic impact of health care technologies and health care policies of relevance to health care policy makers.

Dr. Manns is the Past-President of the Canadian Society of Nephrology and co-principal investigator of the Canadians Seeking Solutions and Innovations to Overcome Chronic Kidney Disease, a national CIHR funded patient-oriented research network in chronic disease. He is also the co-lead of an Alberta Innovates funded inter-disciplinary team grant investigating chronic disease. He has experience in pharmaceutical priority setting, having served on provincial and national committees for drug evaluation, including a term as Chair of Canadian Expert Drug Advisory Committee from 2006-2008.

Education and Training

Dr. Manns has a medical degree from the University of Toronto, and specialty training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology from the University of Calgary. He also has a Master’s in Health Economics from York University.

Research Interests and Expertise

Dr. Manns current research interests include examining the implications of patient-borne costs on care and outcomes in chronic disease, examining the cost effectiveness of strategies and health care policies for managing patients with chronic disease, and assessing the implications of different ways to pay physicians, among other projects. He has expertise in Applied Health Economics.