Colleen Metge

Bio

Colleen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. She is also a research scientist with the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP). Colleen’s background in pharmacoepidemiology (McGill-trained) and economics (University of Maryland) has meant her lead or involvement in many MCHP projects using Manitoba’s Population Health Repository: Pharmaceuticals: Focusing on Appropriate Utilization and Therapeutic Interchange & Pricing Policy; Analysis of Patterns of Pharmaceutical Use; Patterns of Mental Illness Disorder Diagnosis & Service Use plus less pharmaceutically associated projects like Health Inequities in Manitoba and Composite Measures of Health & Health Performance. Colleen has worked as a researcher and evaluator for over 25 years in Manitoba, Canada and internationally (US, France). She directed the research & evaluation unit for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority for eight years. The position offered front-line collaboration with decision-makers and academic colleagues; during her tenure, over 150 research/ evaluation reports were produced. Colleen has served on CNODES Knowledge Translation Committee since its inception.