Dr. Steve Morgan
Steve Morgan, Professor, UBC School of Population and Public Health, has received the 2016 CIHR-IHSPR Article of the Year
Award. This award recognizes published research that has significantly contributed to the advancement of the field of health services and policy research in Canada.
The CIHR-IHSPR Article of the Year Review Committee selected Dr. Morgan’s article, entitled “Estimated cost of universal public coverage of prescription drugs in Canada”, for its relevance to health services and policy research, as well as for the extent to which the article shows a clear impact (or potential impact) on policy, practice, or health outcomes.
Dr. Morgan is a leader of Canada’s Pharmaceutical Policy Research Collaboration and founder of Pharmacare 2020, a campaign to promote evidence-informed conversation about the future of prescription drug coverage in Canada. Published over 150 peer-reviewed research papers, book chapters, and reports on a wide range of pharmaceutical policies, his work aims to help governments balance three (sometimes competing) goals: providing equitable access to necessary medicines, managing health care spending responsibly, and providing incentive for valued innovation.
In addition to receiving an award of $10,000, Dr. Morgan was honoured at the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) conference, held in Toronto in May 2016.