David Feeny
Professor Emeritus, Economics

Professor Emeritus | Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes

Faculty, McMaster Decision Science Laboratory (McDSL)

Adjunct Professor of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Institute of
Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, McMaster University
Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta

Founding Member, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA)

Dr. Feeny's research has included the development of multi-attribute health status classification systems and he was among the collaborators who developed the landmark Health Utilities Index Mark 2 (HUI2) system, used to evaluate outcomes resulting from treatments for childhood cancer. A new index based on HUI2, the HUI3, was created for use in the assessment of population health status in many important surveys, including the Ontario Health Survey, the 1994-2011 National Population Health Survey and a number of cycles of the Canadian Community Health Survey. Most recently a comprehensive health status classification system based on HUI2 and HUI3 suitable for assessing the health of pre-school children, the Health Status Classification System - Pre-School, was developed, and work is underway to provide a preference-based scoring system for it.

He received the 2010 President’s Award from International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL). Feeny was one of 17 scholars who served on the Second Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine (Neumann et al. 2017).
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