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Additional Affiliations

Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

Research Interests
  • Productivity loss measurement and valuation
  • Economic evaluation
  • Pharmaceutical policy
  • Health economics
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Dr. Wei Zhang’s research aim is to integrate theoretical and empirical findings with health policies, services, and practices. She has a strong background in economics and is focused on applying economic theories and methods to address health research questions. Her primary research interests include measurement and valuation of work productivity loss due to illness, economic evaluation of health care interventions, and pharmaceutical policy.

Dr. Zhang joined CHÉOS in 2006. Prior to that, she worked as a health economist at Elizabeth Bruyère Research Institute in Ottawa. She earned her master’s degree in Economics from the University of Ottawa in 2003. After completing her PhD in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2013, Dr. Zhang started her postdoctoral training at CHÉOS and UBC and, in 2017, became a CHÉOS Scientist and an Assistant Professor at SPPH.


Scholar Award, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Doctoral Research Award in Public Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Graduate Training Award, Canadian Arthritis Network

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