Jeremy Petch & Irfan Dhalla

Dr. Jeremy Petch is a research coordinator at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael's Hospital.  He holds a PhD in Philosophy from York University and a graduate diploma from the Ontario Training Centre in Health Service and Policy Research, specializing in biomedial ethics and health policy.  His doctoral work focused on the intersection of ethics, law and public policy in the regulation of genetic screening technologies.  Jeremy was previously a research associate at the Institute for Work and Health, where he researched the health of the Long Term Care workforce, geographical variation in workplace injury, and the health of very young workers.  Follow Jeremy on Twitter @JeremyPetch Dr. Irfan Dhalla is a general internist and scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, as Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. He received a Commonwealth Scholarship, which he used to complete a master's degree in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His research focuses on health care policy and  the design and evaluation of new models of care for individuals with chronic diseases. He serves on the Committee to Evaluate Drugs, an advisory committee to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and on the board of Canadian Doctors for Medicare. Follow him on Twitter @IrfanDhalla

Articles and Opinion Pieces by this author

Why doesn’t Ontario report complete data on wait times?

Jane’s story Jane is a 60 year old woman living in Waterloo, Ontario (a number of details of Jane’s case have been changed to protect her confidentiality). For several years she has been experiencing worsening back pain, which was recently diagnosed as spinal osteoarthritis (a degenerative condition that can cause severe back pain). The pain has grown…

Can Canada pay less for generic drugs?

Generic drugs may seem cheap, at least in comparison to brand name drugs. But Canadians pay more for generic drugs than people who live in many other countries. Last summer, the premiers of several provinces announced that they would attempt to take advantage of competition between generic manufacturers to drive down prices. The generic manufacturers’…