About Us

Konrad Fassbender PhD

Dr. Fassbender is an assistant professor in the Division of Palliative Care Medicine, an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Public Health and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Economics at the University of Alberta. He is cross-appointed as the first scientist for the Integrated Centre for Care Advancement through Research (iCARE), a joint venture of the University of Alberta and Capital Health and as research associate with the Sociobehavioural Research Centre (BC Cancer Agency). Dr. Fassbender supervises graduate students and teaches health economics, health finance and econometrics. His program of research is to study the effects of health reform and technological change on health and economic outcomes of dying patients and their families. He works with clinicians, administrators and policy makers to measure cost and performance associated with the financing and delivery of health and social services.