Colleen Flood

Dr. Colleen M. Flood is a Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Ottawa. She is the former Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Health Services and Policy Research. She is also an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Toronto and is cross-appointed into the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the School of Public Policy.

Professor Flood obtained her B.A. and LL.B. (Honours) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and her LL.M. and SJD from the University of Toronto, Canada. Her primary area of scholarship is in comparative health care policy, public/private financing of health care systems, health care reform, and accountability and governance issues more broadly. She has been consulted on comparative health policy and governance issues by both the Senate Social Affairs Committee studying health care in Canada and by the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (the Romanow Commission).

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Commentaries by Colleen Flood:

When it comes to prescription drug coverage, our health system has plenty in common with the United States — and that’s not a good thing
Canadians should modernize not privatize medicare
 // Modernisons le régime de santé public, au lieu de le privatiser
Four things you should know about the pending Charter challenge against medicare

Federal government moves to strip power from top public health scientist // Le gouvernement fédéral s’apprête à dépouiller de ses pouvoirs l’administrateur en chef de la santé publique 
Why Canada shouldn’t compete with the U.S. for the worse performing health system in the developed world // Pourquoi le Canada devrait éviter de faire concurrence aux États-Unis pour le pire système de santé de tous les pays développés
Why medical tourism is not the answer // Plutôt qu’une vache à lait, une hydre à plusieurs têtes
Time for Canada to improve its healthcare performance
Wrestling with Big Pharma

Podcast with Colleen Flood:

Audio Podcast: A Supreme Court Case that Could Change the Face of the Canadian Health Care System, with Colleen Flood 

 

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