Dr. Brian Chan, PhD
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Dr. Brian Chan is an Affiliate Scientist with the Neural Engineering and Therapeutics Team at KITE - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on economic analyses and health technology assessment for individuals requiring rehabilitation including spinal cord injury. One of Dr. Chan’s doctoral thesis projects focused on the long-term cost of illness of chronic ulcers in an Ontario population. He has published studies on the cost of pressure injury management in the community for individuals with spinal cord injury, the cost of hospital-acquired pressure injuries and the cost-effectiveness of electrical stimulation therapy for spinal cord injured individuals with pressure injuries. In a previous role, Dr. Chan was a Health Economist at Health Quality Ontario where he developed economic evidence for government funding recommendations. This included evaluating the cost effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for individuals with diabetic foot ulcers.