Jennifer Davis

Canada Research Chair in Applied Health Economics

Tier 2 - 2021-09-01
The University of British Columbia
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Research summary

The number of seniors in the world is increasing at a rate that has no precedent in human history-and many of them will eventually face significant challenges when it comes to maintaining their independence due to mobility problems, cognitive impairments and chronic health conditions, such as diabetes.

Dr. Jennifer Davis, Canada Research Chair in Applied Health Economics, is using ground-breaking health economics methods to examine the value for money of health interventions involving physical activity that could add quality years to seniors’ lives for reasonably low costs. More specifically, she and her research team are using an innovative approach that incorporates patient perspectives for both health and cost outcomes.