Erin Strumpf

Associate Professor

Department of Economics / Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
McGill University
Stephen Leacock Building, Room 418
855 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T7

Tel.: 514-398-2880
E-Mail: erin.strumpf [at] (Erin C. Strumpf)


Departmental Profile

Dr. Strumpf’s research in health economics focuses on measuring the impacts of policies designed to improve the delivery of health care services and improve health outcomes. She examines the effects on health care spending and health outcomes overall, and on inequalities across groups. She has presented her work to provincial ministries of health and of finance in Canada, and to policymakers in France and the United States. Dr. Strumpf’s current research agenda focuses on the impacts of preventive and primary care practice. In one project, she is evaluating the costs and benefits of population-based cancer screening based on U.S. and Canadian guidelines. In a second, she is measuring the health care system impacts of integrated primary care delivery in Quebec in terms of service utilization, system costs, and population health outcomes. In addition to leading these projects, she is also involved in research evaluating the impacts of population health interventions on health inequalities and in the Canadian Institute of Health Research’s Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network. Her research is primarily aligned with the CPD’s Social and Economic Determinants of Health research axis, and is also related to the Ageing axis.


Smith LM*, Lévesque LE, Kaufman JS, Strumpf EC, 2016. “Strategies for Evaluating the Assumptions of the Regression Discontinuity Design: A Case Study Using a Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Program,” International Journal of Epidemiology, in press.

Charters TJ, Harper S, Strumpf EC, Subramanian SV, Arcaya M, Nandi A, 2016. “The effect of metropolitan-area mortgage delinquency on health behaviors, access to health services, and self-rated health in the United States, 2003-2010” Social Science & Medicine, in press.

Riddell CA*, Kaufman JS, Strumpf EC, Abenhaim HA, Hutcheon JA, 2016. “Cervical dilation at time of cesarean delivery in nulliparous women: a population-based cohort study” BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, in press.

Austin N*, Harper S, Strumpf E, 2016. “Does segregation lead to lower birth weight? An instrumental variable approach”, Epidemiology, in press. McCusker J, Lambert S, Cole M, Ciampi A, Strumpf E, Freeman E, Belzile E, 2016. “Activation and self-efficacy in a randomized trial of a depression self-care intervention”, Health Education and Behavior, in press.

Sussman T, McCusker J, Yaffe M, Belzile E, Sewitch M, Cole M, Strumpf E, 2016. “Family members or friends involvement in self-care for patients with depressive symptoms and comorbid chronic conditions symptoms and co-morbid chronic conditions”, Chronic Illness, online first March 2.