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David Rudoler

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Rudoler is an applied health services researcher with an active program of research focused on the delivery of primary care and community-based mental health and addiction services.

Contact information

Science Building - Room 3024
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4


Research topics

  • health services
  • health policy
  • health economics
  • econometrics
  • primary care
  • mental health and addictions
  • data science

Research and expertise

  • Background and interests

    Dr. Rudoler in an applied health services researcher with expertise in health policy, health economics, econometrics, health economic evaluation, administrative data analysis, mixed methods, and health policy analysis.

    His current program of research focuses on:

    • Health human resources, including the supply of community-based primary and mental health and addiction services.
    • The impact of incentives on provider behaviour.
    • Access to care for persons with severe mental illness.
    • The impacts of pharmacotherapy.
    • The evaluation of community-based interventions for persons with severe mental illness.
  • Publications

    For a comprehensive list of publications, visit Google Scholar.

    Allin, S., Rudoler, D., & Laporte, A. (2017). Does Increased Medication Use among Seniors Increase Risk of Hospitalization and Emergency Department Visits? Health Services Research, 52(4), 1550–1569.

    Rudoler, D., de Oliveira, C., Cheng, J., & Kurdyak, P. (2017). Payment incentives for community-based psychiatric care in Ontario, Canada. CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, 189(49), E1509–E1516.

    Rudoler, D., Deber, R., Barnsley, J., Glazier, R. H., Dass, A. R., & Laporte, A. (2015). Paying for Primary Care: The Factors Associated with Physician Self-selection into Payment Models. Health Economics, 24(9), 1229–1242.

    Rudoler, D., Laporte, A., Barnsley, J., Glazier, R. H., & Deber, R. B. (2015). Paying for primary care: a cross-sectional analysis of cost and morbidity distributions across primary care payment models in Ontario Canada. Social Science & Medicine, 124, 18–28.

  • Research collaborators
    • Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
    • Canadian Centre for Health Economics
    • Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Courses taught
    • Introduction to Health Econometrics (University of Toronto)
    • Tools and Approaches for Public Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation (University of Toronto)
  • Grants
    • CIHR: Project Grant. Rudoler D (Co-PI), Allin S, Grudniewicz A, Martin E, Strumpf E. Primary care reform and medication appropriateness for seniors: A comparative study of two provinces
      • 2018 to 2021, $501,075
    • CIHR: Project Grant. Lavergne MR., Goldsmith LJ, Grudniewicz A, Marshall EG, Rudoler D (Co-PI). Practice patterns among early-career primary care physicians and workforce planning implications: a mixed-methods study.
      • 2018 to 2022, $1.24 million
  • Education
    • PhD: University of Toronto
    • Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law: York University
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