The University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Aslam Anis as Director of the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences (CHÉOS), effective January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016.
Dr. Anis is a Professor, Program Director of the Master of Health Administration Program and Co-lead of the Health Care Services & Systems (HSS) in the School of Population and Public Health, UBC. He is also a Senior Scientist at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada and the National Co-Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Canadian HIV Trials Network.
Dr. Anis’s research activities are extensive and his work has been instrumental in shaping economic policies in Canada, notably those governing access to anti-retroviral therapy (ART) for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Anis was among the first scholars worldwide to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of ART and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals on health resource use and costs among HIV/AIDS patients treated and not treated with ART. Research by Dr. Anis in the area of pharmaceutical pricing policies in Canada has also attracted worldwide attention since the 1990s, and he continues to publish on the economic impact of changing drug price regulations.
Dr. Anis has published more than 170 peer-reviewed papers and garnered in excess of $110 million in peer-reviewed research funding. For his significant contributions in health economics, Dr. Anis was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
From 2006 to 2009, Dr. Anis served as a member of the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Advisory Committee, whose mandate is to make recommendations to the Institute of Infection and Immunity regarding research priorities for HIV/AIDS. Dr. Anis also served on the Public Health Agency of Canada and CIHR Special Planning Committee to review the Federal Initiative on HIV/AIDS in Canada from 2006 to 2007. Provincially, Dr. Anis has served in various capacities at the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, including its Research Advisory Council.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Anis to his appointment in the Faculty of Medicine.
Gavin C.E. Stuart, MD, FRCSC
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Vice Provost Health, UBC