HOPE Research Centre
Established in 1998, the Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic (HOPE) Research Centre is an academic research group that focuses on the design, development and execution of economic analyses.
Under the direction of Dr. Nicole Mittmann, members of the HOPE Research Centre work with regional, national and international clinical experts to provide expertise on disease management, drug utilization and disease content. Some activities include the following:
- developing formal economic evaluations and addressing methodological questions for disease areas such as oncology, infectious diseases and cardiovascular illness;
- developing decision-analytic models, conducting comprehensive sensitivity analyses and executing health preference evaluations using transparent methods and guidance documents; and
- conducting economic evaluations for different types of interventions, including medications, devices and programs.
The HOPE Research Centre also trains undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in internship and studentship mentoring programs.