Patrick McLane, PhD, MA, BA (Hon.)

Pronouns: He Him His


Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Emergency Medicine


Area of Study / Keywords

Sociology; Health Equity; Anti-Racism


I am a sociologist with expertise in health systems research, program and policy evaluation, and health equity. Through Adjunct attachment to the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alberta, I have developed a mixed methods research program examining inequity in health care and health care access. This program addresses current issues impacting emergency departments (EDs), while drawing insights from ED data on health services issues including anti-Indigenous racism, support for persons who use opioids, and systemic healthcare inequities. Through my research, I aim to equip students, healthcare providers and administrators with tools for integrating considerations of politics, policy, health systems issues and social determinants of health into planning and delivery of care.