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KATHERINE BOOTHE, PhD

RESEARCH

& PUBLICATIONS

Katherine Boothe’s broad research interest is in the qualitative study of variation in health and social policies: why do jurisdictions choose different responses to similar policy problems, and what opportunities and challenges do these different policies present for reform?

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TEACHING

& GRADUATE SUPERVISION

Dr. Boothe is an associate professor at McMaster University and supervises PhD and MA students in Political Science, and PhD students in the Health Policy PhD program.

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IDEAS & THE PACE OF CHANGE

NATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL INSURANCE IN CANADA, AUSTRALIA & THE UNITED KINGDOM

Canada is the only OECD country that has universal, comprehensive public hospital and medical insurance but lacks equivalent pharmaceutical coverage. In Ideas and the Pace of Change, Katherine Boothe explains the reasons for this unique situation.

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IN THE NEWS

As an expert in Public Policy on pharmaceuticals, Dr. Boothe has appeared on a National Post Roundtable on pharmacare and published several articles.