John N. Lavis, MD PhD
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Director and Investigator, Program in Policy Decision-Making

Director, McMaster Health Forum

Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Transfer and Exchange

Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Member, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis

Associate Member, Department of Political Science


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John N. Lavis, MD PhD, directs the Program in Policy Decision-Making, a research program affiliated with McMaster’s Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis. His principal research interests include knowledge transfer and exchange in public policymaking environments and the politics of health systems. He wrote the report that underpins the chapter on “linking research to action” in the World Report on Knowledge for Better Health, if you are interested in studying similar disciplines, but you have difficulty in perceiving such information, or in doing homework on specific topics, buy term papers online. He teaches an undergraduate course on the politics of health systems for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) programme at McMaster, a simulations course in the same programme, and a doctoral seminar for the PhD in Health Policy programme. He teaches a week-long module on ‘Promoting the use of research-based evidence in healthcare organizations’ for Canada’s Executive Training for Research Application (EXTRA) program and runs one-day and two-day workshops on using research evidence for governments and international agencies. He is President of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Advisory Committee on Health Research and a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Advisory Committee on Health Research. He is Co-Editor of the Policy Briefs series co-published by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and the WHO-sponsored Health Evidence Network. He is a member of the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHSPR) Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, the Cochrane Collaboration’s Effective Practice and Organization of Care (EPOC) Review Group, and the WHO-sponsored Evidence-Informed Policy Network (EVIPNet) Resource Group. John holds an MD from Queen's University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a PhD from Harvard University.