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Nick Bansback

Nick Bansback

Professor, MSc, PhD

Director, Master of Health Administration



2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


My research focuses on maximizing the value we obtain from health care. Not only the value that patients derive from their own care and treatment options, but the value the whole population derives from the public investment in healthcare.

To this end, I study and apply a field called decision science. Where most fields of health research focus on producing new knowledge – through better evidence and new treatments and technologies – decision science studies how people (patients, clinicians, policy makers…) make choices and how they can make better choices with current knowledge recognizing the presence of uncertainty, complexity, cognitive biases and competing values.

I have previously completed a Postdoc at UBC, and a PhD at the University of Sheffield in Health Economics and Decision Sciences.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator (2014)

Maurice McGregor Award (2016)

Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences

Scientist, Arthritis Research Canada

Associate, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation

Associate, Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control

Former co lead, Health Economics and Simulation Methods Cluster at the BC SUPPORT UNIT

My publications can be found at here (pubmed) or here (google scholar)

I am particularly interested in: Economic evaluation, Valuation of health, Network meta-analysis, Shared decision-making and Work productivity

SPPH 514 – Decision Analysis in Health Care