Ron is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University and Director of the Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH) Research Institute at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH). He is a member of the Centre for Evaluations of Medicines, also affiliated with SJHH. His main research interests are centered on health technology assessment (HTA), decision analytic modelling and economic evaluations. Ron teaches in the Health Research Methodology (HRM) Program, where he developed a course in advanced decision analytic modelling and founded the Field of Specialization for HTA in the HRM Program. Ron has also been actively involved in the development and teaching of several international workshops in HTA and economic modeling.
Ron is involved in numerous research projects with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Health Quality Ontario and the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). He also has a lot of experience as a consultant on research activities of government bodies, and with many other agencies and corporations. He has published extensively (over 375 books, chapters, articles and abstracts) in the HTA field. Ron is the 2012 recipient of the CADTH HTA Excellence Award for lifetime and sustained achievement and he is co-editor of Value in Health and sits on the editorial board of Medical Decision Making and Journal of Medical Economics. Ron received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from McMaster University.