Beate Sander

RN, MBA, MEcDec, PhD

Co-Chair Canada Research Chair in Economics of Infectious Diseases; Scientist & Director, Population Health Economics Research (PHER), University Health Network; Director, Health Modeling & Health Economics, Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment (THETA) collaborative; Associate Professor & Faculty Co-Lead Health Technology Assessment program, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto; Adjunct Scientist, Public Health Ontario; Adjunct Scientist, ICES

Beate Sander, RN MBA MEcDev PhD, is an internationally recognized leader in infectious disease economics with extensive expertise in health economics and simulation modeling. Dr. Sander holds a Canada Research Chair in Economics of Infectious Diseases and is principal investigator of several multidisciplinary projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and other funders, including an evaluation of Zika virus Рand recently COVID-19 Рinterventions using computer simulation. She has developed novel approaches to evaluate intersectoral interventions and pioneered research on the burden of infectious diseases in Canada using linked population-based data. Dr. Sander has received several awards for research excellence. She contributes substantively to federal/provincial policy decision-making, serving as an expert to national and international advisory bodies, including Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), where she also chairs the Economics Task Group and co-chairs the Economic Guidelines Task Group. Dr. Sander is the Faculty Co-Lead for the Health Technology Assessment emphasis at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, and teaches a popular graduate course on decision-analytic modeling and cost-effectiveness.