Professor
Associate Director, SPPH
ScD (The Johns Hopkins University)
MD (University of Manitoba)
 
2206 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
phone: 6048226030
fax: 6048225690

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

Health services research

Population health

Quality, effectivenes and outcomes of health care

Health information systems

Knowledge translation

Research and policy

Courses
SPPH 507 MSc Research in Progress
SPPH 607 PhD Research in Progress
SPPH 521 Approaches to Enquiry
SPPH 548 (Previously) Health Services Research Methods

Supervision:

Ellen Randall, PhD student
Brenda Sawatzky-Girling, PhD student
Muhammad Ali Abid, MHA student
Committee Membership:
Beverley Biggs, PhD student
Ian Cromwell, PhD student
Scally Chu, MSc student

In Pursuit of Quality: Opportunities to Improve Patient Experiences in British Columbia Emergency Departments. Watson D, Peterson S, Black C. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; January 2009.

Understanding British Columbians’ Experiences with Primary Health Care: Developing a Sector-Specific Survey. Wong ST, Peterson S, Regan S, Watson DE, Black C. Vancouver (BC): Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; September 2007.

Measuring the Performance of Primary Health Care: Existing Capacity and Future Information Needs. Broemeling A-M, Watson DE, Black C, Reid RJ. Vancouver (BC): Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; October 2006.

Income-Based Drug Coverage in British Columbia: Lessons for BC and the Rest of Canada. Morgan S, Evans RG, Hanley GE, Caetano PA, Black C. Healthcare Policy. 2006 November;2(2):115-127.

Who are the Primary Health Care Physicians in British Columbia (1996/97 to 2004/05)? Watson DE, Black C, Peterson S, Mooney D, Reid RJ. Vancouver (BC): Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; August 2006.

The Research Collective: A Model for Developing Timely, Contextually Relevant and Dynamic Approaches to Research Synthesis? Black C. Healthcare Policy [Commentary]. 2006 May;1(4):76-81.

From Health Statistics to Health Information Systems: A New Path for the 21st Century. Black C, Roos LL, Roos N. In: Friedman DJ, Hunter EL, Parrish RG, editors. Health Statistics: Shaping Policy and Practice to Improve the Population’s Health. New York, NY: Oxford University Press UK; 2005. pp. 443-461.

Linking and Combining Data to Develop Statistics for Understanding the Population’s Health. Black C, Roos LL. In: Friedman DJ, Hunter EL, Parrish RG, editors. Health Statistics: Shaping Policy and Practice to Improve the Population’s Health. New York, NY: Oxford University Press UK; 2005. pp. 214-240.

Breakthrough Drugs and Growth in Expenditure on Prescription Drugs in Canada. Morgan S, Bassett KL, Wright JM, Evans R, Barer ML, Caetano P, Black C. British Medical Journal. 2005 October 8;331:815-816, doi:10.1136/bmj.38582.703866.AE (Epub 2005 September 2).

Access to Data in Health Information Systems. McGrail KM, Black C. Bulletin of the World Health Organization [Editorial]. 2005 August;83(8):563.

Data, Data, Everywhere: Improving Access to Population Health and Health Services Research Data in Canada. Final Report. Black C, McGrail K, Fooks C, Baranek P, Maslove L. Vancouver (BC): Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; April 2005.

Chronic Conditions and Co-morbidity Among Residents of British Columbia. Broemeling A-M, Watson DE, Black C. Vancouver (BC): Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; February 2005. (46 pages)

Planning for Renewal: Mapping Primary Health Care in British Columbia. Watson DE, Kruegar H, Mooney D, Black C. Vancouver (BC): Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; January 2005. (144 pages, 79 MB)

Results-Based Logic Model for Primary Health Care. Watson D, Broemeling A-M, Reid RJ, Black C. Laying an Evidence-Based Foundation to Guide Performance Measurement, Monitoring and Evaluation. Vancouver (BC): Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; September 2004. (34 pages)

The British Columbia Health Atlas. 2nd Edition. McGrail KM, Schaub P, Black C. Vancouver (BC): Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; May 2004. (147 pages)

Assessing Population Health Care Need Using a Claims-based ACG Morbidity Measure: A Validation Analysis in Manitoba. Reid RJ, Roos NP, MacWilliam L, Frohlich N, Black C. Health Services Research. 2002 October;37(5):1345-64.

Measuring Morbidity in Populations: Performance of the Johns Hopkins Adjusted Clinical Group (ACG) Case-mix Adjustment System. Reid RJ, MacWilliam L, Roos NP, Bogdanovich B, Black C. This discussion paper was simultaneously released by CHSPR and the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation. Vancouver (BC): Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; June 1999.

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Health information for planning in health authorities

Approaches to developing population-based information systems