M. Ruth Lavergne
- Assistant Professor, Health Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences
Office: Blusson Hall, Room 10502
PhD – Population and Public Health (University of British Columbia)
MSc – Community Health and Epidemiology (Dalhousie University)
BSc – Environment and Health (University of Toronto)
Ruth is a quantitative researcher who uses observational methods and large administrative datasets to examine health care delivery and evaluate policies. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Professor at SFU in July 2016 she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University. She completed her PhD at the University of British Columbia in 2015.
Ruth uses linked administrative data to study service use as patients move through the health care system. Her research at CARMHA examines system flow for people with mental illness and substance use disorders and service redesign for patients with complex needs. Ruth also leads research examining primary care reform and health human resources planning in British Columbia. Ruth seeks to generate evidence that can help inform health policy, and ultimately support better outcomes for patients, greater equity within populations, and more efficient use of society’s resources.
Ruth has methodological expertise in quasi-experimental research design and use of administrative data in health research.