Wendy Ungar Profile
Wendy Ungar, MSc, PhD
Dr. Ungar is a Senior Scientist in Child Health Evaluative Sciences at the Hospital for Sick Children; an Associate Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto; and an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.
Dr. Ungar received her PhD from the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, an MSc in Pharmacology and Therapeutics from McGill University in Montreal and a BA cum laude from Brandeis University in Boston.
Dr. Ungar is the University of Toronto Program Director for the Masters degree in Health Technology Assessment & Management, part of the prestigious international Ulysses Program. Dr. Ungar held a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Career award and leads a program of research in the application of health economic methods to the paediatric population. Her work has a direct impact on clinical and allocation decision-making and health policies for children and has been published extensively in health economic and sub-specialty medical journals. Dr. Ungar and her research team created and maintain the PEDE database, a popular HTA tool for examining health economic evidence in children.
In 2007, Dr. Ungar launched TASK, Technology Assessment at Sick Kids, the first program of its kind world-wide to support economic and HTA methods research in children and to conduct high calibre HTAs to support decision-making at the Hospital for Sick Children. Webpage: http://www.sickkids.ca/AboutSickKids/Directory/People/U/Wendy-Ungar.html.