Dr. Jennifer Davis' career goal is to improve the health of Canadians through outcomes research. She plans to apply novel economic analysis techniques to assess health system performance in chronic and acute conditions.
Davis anticipates that her post-doctoral fellowship will demonstrate the benefit of using patient-centered and outcomes-based performance metrics in health care. In turn, her post-doctoral work will provide the impetus for implementation of such metrics in additional clinical settings in Canada. This understanding will help reveal opportunities to improve the Canadian health care system.
University: University of British Columbia
Department: School of Population and Public Health
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Davis JC, Bryan S, McLeod R, Rogers J, Liu-Ambrose T (2012). Exploration of the association between quality of life, assessed by the EQ-5D and ICECAP-O, and falls risk, cognitive function and daily function, in older adults with mobility impairments. BMC Geriatrics Oct 24;12(1):65.
Davis JC, Liu-Ambrose T, Richardson C, Bryan S (2012). A Comparison of the ICECAP-O and EQ-5D in a Falls Prevention Clinical Setting: Are they complements or substitutes? Quality of Life Research Jun 22 PMID:22723152.
Davis JC, Liu-Ambrose T, Khan KM, Robertson MC, Marra CA (2012). SF-6D and EQ-5D result in widely divergent incremental cost effectiveness ratios in a clinical trial of older women: Implications for health policy decisions. Osteoporosis International Jul;23(7):1849-57.
Davis JC, Robertson MC, Comans T, Scuffham P (2011). Guidelines for Reporting and Conducting Economics Evaluation of Falls Prevention Strategies. Osteoporosis International Sep;22(9):2449-59.
Davis JC, Marra CA, Beattie L, Robertson MC, Najafzadeh M, Graf P, Nagamatsu L, Liu-Ambrose T (2010). Are the cognitive and economic benefits of resistance training sustained among community-dwelling senior women? A one-year follow-up study of the Brain Power study. Archives of Internal Medicine 2010;170(22):2036-2038.