Accessing Centre for Expertise


The Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation is located within the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the largest public health school in Canada and one of the largest in the world. The Accessing Centre for Expertise (ACE) is the School’s one-stop service for anyone wanting help accessing the breadth and depth of our multidisciplinary faculty and graduate student expertise, and the wide range of resources and products produced by our faculty and students. In addition to facilitating navigation of our expertise, we also provide a range of services including expert consultation, critical review, evidence review/synthesis, stakeholder deliberations, structured health systems guidance, and project/program evaluation.

What do you need help with?

Our faculty and students provide expertise across a wide range of health-related topic areas. For some topics, we provide links below to special topic-specific pages developed by faculty in the School. If you don’t find the topic you’re interested in, we welcome your queries on anything related to health, health care or health systems/policy.

  • Patient experience, involvement, partnerships
  • Health technology assessment
    Health technology assessment (HTA) is a critical step in the process for new health technologies to be reimbursed and adopted. This is a multidisciplinary endeavour that requires deep understanding of best practices in HTA, as well as local jurisdictional issues and stakeholders. Our faculty serve on HTA committees that provide recommendations to policy-makers at provincial and national levels, and have deep strategic insights from these experiences.
  • Health care funding/financing
  • Performance measurement/management
  • Economic evaluations
    Economic evaluations are of critical importance in an era of ongoing cost constraints. The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is home to the Canadian Centre for Health Economics (CCHE), among other leading experts in health economics. Health economists in the School can design, build or adapt economic models to support assessments of health interventions.
  • Evidence reviews/syntheses
    Evidence reviews and syntheses can range in scope from systematic reviews of thousands of articles, to critical appraisals of a handful of papers. In each case an in depth understanding of the appropriate review/synthesis methods to identify and appraise evidence is needed, whether that be rapid reviews, scoping reviews, formal systematic reviews, critical interpretive syntheses, realist reviews, or meta-narrative reviews among others. A variety of our research centres and individual faculty offer evidence review/synthesis services. The University of Toronto provides our faculty with access to expert librarians and one of the largest subscriptions to an extensive breadth of international academic journals in Canada.
  • Program/project evaluation methodologies

Use ACE resources to find what you’re looking for:

  • Faculty Expertise: Search our faculty databases
  • Research Centres: Visit our dedicated pages for our many research centres
  • Browse the ACE repository containing products created by our faculty, students and research centres
  • Contact an ACE Navigator: click here to find different ways to contact one of our ACE Navigators who can facilitate connecting you to the expertise you are seeking