Devidas Menon, MHSA, PhD,BSc

Professor, School of Public Health


Professor, School of Public Health
(780) 492-9080
3-0032 Research Transition Facility
8410 - 114 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2V2



My interests centre around health technologies in health systems.

This includes methodologies for the assessment of technologies, conduct of comprehensive health technology assessments (HTA), the study of processes for decision making on the coverage and reimbursement of new technologies and technology-based health services, and the role of public or social values in resource allocation decision-making.

The methods I use include both qualitative and quantitative techniques, and cover both primary and secondary data collection and synthesis. For me, it is essential that such research be conducted in close collaboration with decision making bodies, and therefore I have established good relationships with governments, government agencies and health delivery bodies across Canada.




MHSA, University of Alberta, 1990

PhD, University of Alberta, 1975

BSc (Honours), University of Singapore, 1968






health technology assessment

social values in health care

resource allocation decision-making

technology adoption






Health technology assessment

Health policy


Instructor, SPH 600 (Health Policy Development)

Director, Fellowship in Health System Improvement



Currently not accepting new graduate students 

Scholarly Activities

Research - Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process Capacity Building Grant

201808 to 202103

Co-principal Investigator 
funded by Alberta Health

Featured Publications

Young A, Stafinski, Street J, Al-Hertani W, Menon D

The Patient: Patient-centred Outcomes Research. 2018 January; 11 (1):3535-359

Stafinski T, Menon D

Journal of Cancer Policy. 2017 January; 14

Young A, Stafinski, Street J, Al-Hertani W, Menon D

Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 2017 January; 12 (1)

Menon D, Stafinski T

Expert Opinion on Orphan Drugs. 2017 January;

Boadu NY, Amuasi J, Ansong D, Einsiedel E, Menon D, Yanow SK

Malaria Journal. 2016 January; Feb 27 (15):126

Menon D, Stafinski T, Dunn A, Wong-Rieger D

The Patient: Patient-centred Outcomes Research. 2015 January; 8 (1):103-117

Stafinski, Menon D, Nardelli A, Bakal J, Ezekowitz J, Tymchak W, Welsh R, Gyenes G, Armstrong PW

American Heart Journal. 2015 January; 169 (1):122-131

Young A, Stafinski, Street J, Al-Hertani W, Menon D

Health Expectations.

Short H, Stafinski T, Menon D

Healthcare Policy. 10 (4):24-46

Menon D, Clark D, Stafinski T

Healthcare Policy. 11 (1):15-32