Kenneth Lam

Sessional Assistant Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

423 Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies - HNES
Keele Campus
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext. 22056
Fax: (416) 736-5227

Email address(es):

kennethl@yorku.ca

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Academia

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Health Policy & Management

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Health Services Research. - 2012
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Master of Studies in Law (MSL). - 2016
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Master of Public Administration (MPA). - 2004
School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Master of Arts (MA), Political Science. - 2001
School of Graduate Studies, McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Honours Bachelor of Arts (Hon BA) With Distinction, Specialist Program in Political Science. - 1999
University of Trinity College, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Biography

Dr. Kenneth Lam has an interdisciplinary background with expertise that span across various disciplines: Political Science, International Relations, Public Administration, Health Policy, and Law.  He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses that are aligned to health policy, health politics, health economics, public health, health law, health research methodologies, and global health.  His current research interest lies in high users/spenders of health care services.  In addition to having served as a peer-reviewer for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research, Canadian Scholars' Press Inc., Healthcare Policy, Oxford University Press Canada, and Women's Press as well as giving talks and lectures by invitation at the Toronto General Hospital, the University of British Columbia, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Toronto, he has also published in the Harvard Health Policy Review, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Palliative Care, Neuro-Oncology, Neurosurgery, The Spine Journal, and World Spine Journal as well as worked on reports that were commissioned by Health Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (OMHLTC).  Beyond academia, his experience in the health care industry include consulting with the OMHLTC and other meaningful positions with the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (now renamed Public Health Ontario), The Change Foundation, and the Ontario Hospital Association.

Selected Publications


(a) Chapters in Books


4. Kenneth Cheak Kwan Lam, Mark Rovere, and Raisa Deber, “Chapter 18: Everybody out of the pool: Financing health expenditures through medical savings accounts” in Case Studies in Canadian Health Policy and Management, 2nd edition, Volume 2: Teaching Notes.  R. Deber and C. Mah, eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014). Document available for download at http://www.utppublishing.com/pdf/DeberMah_Volume2_TeachingNotes.pdf


3. Brenda Gamble, Nancy Kraetschmer, Kenneth Cheak Kwan Lam, Catherine Mah, Caroline Rafferty, and Raisa Deber, “Chapter 5: Trouble on Tap” in Case Studies in Canadian Health Policy and Management, 2nd edition, Volume 2: Teaching Notes.  R. Deber and C. Mah, eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014). Document available for download at http://www.utppublishing.com/pdf/DeberMah_Volume2_TeachingNotes.pdf


2. Kenneth Cheak Kwan Lam, Mark Rovere, and Raisa Deber, “Chapter 18: Everybody out of the pool: Financing health expenditures through medical savings accounts” in Case Studies in Canadian Health Policy and Management, 2nd edition, Volume 1: Cases.  R. Deber and C. Mah, eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014). Details available at http://www.utppublishing.com/Case-Studies-in-Canadian-Health-Policy-and-Management-Second-Edition.html


1. Brenda Gamble, Nancy Kraetschmer, Kenneth Cheak Kwan Lam, Catherine Mah, Caroline Rafferty, and Raisa Deber, “Chapter 5: Trouble on Tap” in Case Studies in Canadian Health Policy and Management, 2nd edition, Volume 1: Cases.  R. Deber and C. Mah, eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014). Details available at http://www.utppublishing.com/Case-Studies-in-Canadian-Health-Policy-and-Management-Second-Edition.html


(b) Published Articles in Journals


4. Raisa Deber, Kenneth C. K. Lam, and Leslie L. Roos, “Four flavours of health expenditures: Implications of the distribution of health expenditures for financing health care” in Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de Politiques, Vol. 40, No. 4, 2014. Details available from the University of Toronto Press at http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/p12846656m182524/


3. Julio C. Furlan, Kelvin K.-W. Chan, Guillermo A. Sandoval, Kenneth C. K. Lam, Christopher A. Klinger, Roy A. Patchell, Audrey Laporte and Michael G. Fehlings, “The combined use of surgery and radiotherapy to treat patients with epidural cord compression due to metastatic disease: a cost-utility analysis” in Neuro-Oncology, Vol. 14, No. 5, May 2012, p. 631-640. Paper available for download at http://neuro-oncology.oxfordjournals.org/content/14/5/631


2. Raisa Deber and Kenneth Cheak Kwan Lam, “Handling the High Spenders: Implications of the Distribution of Health Expenditures for Financing Health Care,” 2009 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition Paper. Paper available for download on the Social Science Research Network: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1450788


1. Raisa B. Deber, Kenneth C. K. Lam, Noralou Roos, Randy Walld, Gregory S. Finlayson and Leslie L. Roos, “Canadian Healthcare: Need and Utilization in an Almost-Universal System” in Harvard Health Policy Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, Spring 2008, p. 78-87. Paper available for download at http://hhpronline.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/HHPRSpring2008_2.pdf


(c) Published Abstracts in Peer-Reviewed/Referred Journals


5. Julio Furlan, Chan Kelvin, Guillermo Sandoval, Christopher Klinger, Kenneth Lam, Audrey Laporte, Roy Patchell and Michael Fehlings, “Is surgical decompression followed by radiotherapy cost-effective compared to radiotherapy alone in the palliative care of patients with metastatic spinal cord compression”? World Spine Journal, 2007, Volume 2, Issue 3, World Spine IV Proceedings—WSJ Supplement, p. 58.


4. Klinger, C., Chan, K., Fehlings, M., Furlan, J., Lam, K., Laporte, A., Sandoval, G., and Patchell, R., “Direct Surgical Decompression with Post-operative Radiotherapy Versus Radiotherapy Alone in the Palliative Care of Patients with Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression (MESCC): An Economic Evaluation,” (Board 089, Abstract, 2007 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference), Journal of Palliative Care, Vol. 23, No. 3, Autumn 2007, p. 236.


3. Furlan, Julio C.; Chan, Kelvin; Sandoval, Guillermo; Klinger, Christopher A.; Lam, Kenneth; Patchell, Roy A.; Laporte, Audrey; Fehlings, Michael G., “A Cost-Utility Analysis of Surgery and Radiotherapy versus Radiotherapy Alone in the Management of Patients with Wetastatic Spinal Cord Compression,” Neurosurgery, 2007 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting Proceedings, July 2007, Volume 61, Issue 1, p. 217. Details available from Neurosurgery at http://journals.lww.com/neurosurgery/Citation/2007/07000/A_Cost_Utility_Analysis_of_Surgery_and.230.aspx


2. Furlan J.C., Chan K., Sandoval G., Lam K., Klinger C.A., Patchell R.A., Laporte A., and Fehlings M.G., “Surgical decompression with radiotherapy versus radiotherapy alone in the palliative care of patients with metastatic spinal cord compression: An economic evaluation using Ontario data,” The Spine Journal, Proceedings of the North American Spine Society 21st Annual Meeting, Volume 6, Issue 5, Supplement 1, September-October 2006, p. 118S. Abstract available for download at http://www.thespinejournalonline.com/article/S1529-9430%2806%2900539-0/abstract


1. K. K. Chan, J. Furlan, S. Guillermo, K. Lam, C. Klinger, M. G. Fehlings, R. A. Patchell and A. Laporte, “Direct decompressive surgery with post-operative radiotherapy (S+RT) versus radiotherapy (RT) alone for the treatment of metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC): A cost-utility analysis using Ontario health economic data,” Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2006 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings (Post-Meeting Edition), Vol. 24, No. 18S (June 20 Supplement), 2006: 8570. Abstract available for download at http://meeting.ascopubs.org/cgi/content/abstract/24/18_suppl/8570


(d) Published Abstracts in Conference Proceedings


10. Kenneth Lam, Leslie Roos, Evelyn Forget, Randy Walld, and Raisa Deber, “Health Care Utilization Trajectories Revisited: Implications for Insurance Markets” 2012 Annual Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada, May 29, 2012.  Abstract for oral presentation published in Book of Abstracts, p. 16.


9. Kenneth C. K. Lam, Leslie L. Roos, Evelyn Forget, Randy Walld, and Raisa Deber, “Who are the High Users of Health Care Services in the Chronic Disease Population?” 2010 Annual Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 11, 2010.  Abstract for oral presentation published in Conference Program, p. 32.


8. Kenneth C. K. Lam, Leslie L. Roos, Evelyn L. Forget, Randy Walld, Gregory S. Finlayson, and Raisa B. Deber, “Health Care Utilization Trajectories in Manitoba,” HPME Research Day 2010, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 5, 2010. Abstract for oral presentation published in conference proceedings, p. 7.


7. Kenneth C. K. Lam, Leslie L. Roos, Evelyn L. Forget, Randy Walld, Gregory S. Finlayson, and Raisa B. Deber, “The Impact of Chronic Disease Among High Users of Health Care Services,” HPME Research Day 2009, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 6, 2009. Abstract for oral presentation published in conference proceedings, p. 6.


6. Kenneth C. K. Lam, Leslie L. Roos, Evelyn L. Forget, Randy Walld, Gregory S. Finlayson, and Raisa B. Deber, “Spending Beyond Your Means: Implications of the distribution of health expenditures,” HPME Research Day 2008, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 7, 2008. Abstract for oral presentation published in conference proceedings, p. 6.


5. Kenneth C. K. Lam, Leslie L. Roos, Evelyn L. Forget, Randy Walld, Gregory S. Finlayson, and Raisa B. Deber, “Who Are the High Spenders”? HPME Research Day 2008, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 7, 2008. Abstract for poster presentation published in conference proceedings, p. 20.


4. Kenneth C. K. Lam, Leslie L. Roos, Evelyn L. Forget, Randy Walld, Gregory S. Finlayson, and Raisa B. Deber, “Spending Beyond Your Means: Implications of the distribution of health expenditures,” HPME Research Day 2008, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 7, 2008. Abstract for poster presentation published in conference proceedings, p. 20.


3. Kenneth C. K. Lam, Kelvin K.W. Chan, Julio C. Furlan, Guillermo A. Sandoval, Christopher A. Klinger, Roy A. Patchell, Michael G. Fehlings, and Audrey Laporte, “A cost-utility analysis of direct decompressive spine surgery for the treatment of metastatic epidural spinal cord compression using two approaches,” 2007 Annual Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 12-14, 2007. Abstract for oral presentation published in conference proceedings, p. 46.


2. Raisa Berlin Deber, Nibal Lubbad, Monica Aggarwal, Liisa Jaakkimainen, Alan Katz, Kenneth C. K. Lam, Leslie Roos, A. Paul Williams, and Eugene Vayda, “How Realistic Are Expectations for the Impact of Primary Health Care Renewal?” 2007 Annual Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 12-14, 2007. Abstract for oral presentation published in conference proceedings, p. 54.


1. Kenneth Lam, Julio C. Furlan, Kelvin K.W. Chan, Guillermo A. Sandoval, Christopher A. Klinger, Roy A. Patchell, Michael G. Fehlings, and Audrey Laporte, “A cost-utility analysis of direct decompressive surgery for the treatment of metastatic epidural spinal cord compression,” 2006 Annual Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, September 18, 2006. Abstract for oral presentation published in conference proceedings, p. 25-26.


(e) Reports and Background Papers


5. Raisa B. Deber with the assistance of Kenneth C. K. Lam, “Experience with Medical Savings Accounts in Selected Jurisdictions—CHSRF Series of Reports on Financing Models: Paper 4,” research report commissioned by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, July 2011. Report available for download on the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation: http://www.chsrf.ca/Libraries/Commissioned_Research_Reports/RAISA4_Experience_in_MSA_EN.sflb.ashx


4. Raisa B. Deber with the assistance of Kenneth C. K. Lam, “Medical Savings Accounts in Financing Healthcare—CHSRF Series of Reports on Financing Models: Paper 3,” research report commissioned by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, July 2011. Report available for download on the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation: http://www.chsrf.ca/Libraries/Commissioned_Research_Reports/RAISA3-MedicalSAcc_EN.sflb.ashx


3. Raisa Deber, Pat Dolan, Erik Hellsten, Tai Huynh, and Gilbert Sharpe with Anna Dayan, Laura Fetter, Kenneth C. K. Lam, Paul Holyoke, Ryan Mapa, Ida Martin, Dave Mueller, Hadiya Roderique, Michael Shour, and Sarah Vokey, “Paying Providers: Policy implications of risk bearing for access, costs, and quality,” report commissioned by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Government of Ontario, September 16, 2009.


2. “Research Paper 1: Healthy Responsible Consumers,” research paper commissioned by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Government of Ontario, August, 2006. Role: As a member of the editorial board—comprised of Ministry staff, academics, researchers and health care experts, I researched and synthesized material.


1. Raisa Deber, Nibal Lubbad, Monical Aggarwal, Myrna Dyck, Liisa Jaakkimainen, Alan Katz, Kenneth C. K. Lam, Leslie Roos, Eugene Vayda, and Paul Williams, “Impact of Primary Health Care (PHC) and/or its renewal on the acute care sector – reviewing the literature and assessing the Canadian experience,” report commissioned by Health Canada, Government of Canada, June, 2006.


(f) Oral Presentations in Conferences


16. Julio Furlan, Kevin Chan, Guillermo Sandoval, Kenneth Lam, Christopher Klinger, Roy Patchell, Audrey Laporte, Michael Fehlings, “Palliative Care of Patients with Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer: A Cost-Utility Analysis Comparing the Standard of Care with Direct Decompressive Surgical Resection Followed by Radiotherapy,” 64th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, U.S.A., April 21-28, 2012. Abstract available for download from Neurology at: http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/meeting_abstract/78/1_MeetingAbstracts/S38.004


15. Raisa Deber, Leslie Roos, Evelyn Forget, Randy Walld, and Kenneth Cheak Kwan Lam, “The persistence of health expenditures over time,” International Health Economics Association’s 8th World Congress on Health Economics: Transforming Health & Economics, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 10-13, 2011.


14. Raisa Deber with the assistance of Kenneth Cheak Kwan Lam, “What if: Medical saving accounts were established?” Health Care Financing, Innovation and Transformation Pre-Congress Sessions at the International Health Economics Association’s 8th World Congress on Health Economics: Transforming Health & Economics, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 10-13, 2011. Presentation available for download on http://www.slideshare.net/CHSRF/what-if-medical-saving-accounts-were-established


13. Kenneth C. K. Lam, Leslie Roos, Evelyn Forget, Randy Walld, and Raisa Deber, “Health Care Utilization Trajectories in Manitoba,” 2011 Annual Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 10, 2011.


12. Raisa Deber and Kenneth C. K. Lam, “Handling the High Spenders: Implications of the Distribution of Health Expenditures for Financing Health Care,” 2009 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Toronto, ON, Canada, September 3-6, 2009.


11. Raisa Deber, Kenneth C. K. Lam, Evelyn Forget, Randy Walld, and Leslie L. Roos, “Four flavours of health expenditures: Implications of their distribution for financing,” 2009 Annual Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Calgary, AB, Canada, May 11-14, 2009.


10. Kenneth C. K. Lam, Robyn Hastie, Brenda J. Gamble, Michel Landry, Audrey Laporte, Susan Rappolt, Molly Verrier, Paul Williams, and Raisa B. Deber, “Comparison of Ontario Physiotherapists who work full-time versus ones who work equivalent to full-time,” Health Human Resources Conference 2007, Ottawa, ON, Canada, December 4-6, 2007.


9. Robyn Hastie, Kenneth C. K. Lam, Brenda J. Gamble, Michel Landry, Audrey Laporte, Susan Rappolt, Molly Verrier, Paul Williams, and Raisa B. Deber, “Comparison of Ontario Occupational Therapists who work full-time versus ones who work equivalent to full-time,” Health Human Resources Conference 2007, Ottawa, ON, Canada, December 4-6, 2007.


8. Furlan JC, Chan K, Sandoval G., Lam K, Klinger CA, Patchell RA, Laporte A, Fehlings MG., “A Cost-Utility Analysis Comparing Surgical Decompression and Postoperative Radiotherapy with Radiotherapy Alone in the Palliative Care of Patients with Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression,” 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Spinal Injury Association, Tampa Bay, FL, U.S.A., May 30-June 2, 2007.


7. Furlan JC, Chan K, Sandoval G., Lam K, Klinger CA, Patchell RA, Laporte A, Fehlings MG., “An Economic Evaluation Comparing Surgical Decompression and Postoperative Radiotherapy with Radiotherapy Alone in the Palliative Care of Patients with Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression,” 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/CNS Section on Tumors, Washington, DC, April 14-19, 2007. Abstract available for download from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons at on http://www.aans.org/Media/Article.aspx?ArticleId=42852


6. Furlan J.C., Chan K., Sandoval G., Lam K., Klinger C.A., Patchell R.A., Laporte A., Fehlings M.G., “Surgical decompression with postoperative radiotherapy versus radiotherapy alone in the palliative care of patients with metastatic spinal cord compression: A cost-utility analysis,” 2nd National Spinal Cord injury Conference: The Evolving Architecture of Research, Patient Care and Education, Toronto, ON, Canada, October 26-28, 2006 (N.B.: First Place Award for the highest ranked abstract on Research in this conference).


5. Furlan J.C., Chan K., Sandoval G., Lam K., Klinger C.A., Patchell R.A., Laporte A., and Fehlings M.G., “Surgical decompression with postoperative radiotherapy versus radiotherapy alone in the palliative care of patients with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC): A cost-effectiveness analysis using Ontario-based health economic data,” 41st meeting of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, June 13-17, 2006.


4. Furlan J.C., Chan K., Sandoval G., Lam K., Klinger C.A., Patchell R.A., Laporte A., Fehlings M.G., “Surgical decompression and postoperative radiotherapy compared to radiotherapy alone in the palliative care of patients with metastatic spinal cord compression: An Economic Evaluation,” 2006 Toronto Western Hospital Clinical Studies Resource Centre Clinical Research Half-Day, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 31, 2006.


3. Chan K., Furlan J.C., Sandoval G., Lam K., Klinger C.A., Patchell R.A., Laporte A., and Fehlings M.G., “Direct Decompressive Surgical Resection and Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC): A Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Utility Analysis,” 2nd Annual HPME GSU Student Research Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 3, 2006.


2. Kenneth Lam, “Medical Savings Accounts: An integral part of Disease Management Strategies”? 2nd Annual HPME GSU Student Research Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 3, 2006.


1. Kenneth Lam, “Disease Management: Does the model have merits for policymakers in Ontario”? 2nd Annual HPME GSU Student Research Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 3, 2006.


(g) Poster Presentations in Conferences


7. Kenneth Lam, Leslie L. Roos, Evelyn L. Forget, Randy Walld, Gregory S. Finlayson and Raisa B. Deber, “Who Are the High Spenders?” 2008 Annual Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Gatineau, QC, Canada, May 26-28, 2008.


6. Raisa Deber, Kenneth Lam, Evelyn L. Forget, Randy Walld, Gregory S. Finlayson and Leslie L. Roos, “Spending Beyond Your Means: Implications of the distribution of health expenditures,” 2008 Annual Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Gatineau, QC, Canada, May 26-28, 2008.


5. Robyn Hastie, Brenda Gamble, Kenneth Lam, Audrey Laporte, Paul Williams, Janet Lum, Molly Verrier, Mike Landry, Susan Rappolt, Raisa Deber, “Characteristics of Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Physiotherapists (PTs) who work in Different Sectors Health Service Delivery,” 2008 Annual Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Gatineau, QC, Canada, May 26-28, 2008.


4. Furlan J.C., Chan K., Sandoval G., Lam K., Klinger C.A., Patchell R.A., Laporte A., Fehlings M.G., “An Economic Evaluation Comparing Surgical Decompression and Postoperative Radiotherapy with Radiotherapy Alone in the Palliative Care of Patients with Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression: A Cost-Utility Analysis Using Ontario-Based Health Costing Data,” 34th Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society, Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A., November 30-December 2, 2006.


3. Furlan JC, Chan K, Sandoval G., Lam K, Klinger CA, Patchell RA, Laporte A, Fehlings MG., “Surgical decompression and postoperative radiotherapy versus radiotherapy alone in the palliative care of patients with metastatic spinal cord compression: A cost-utility analysis using Ontario-based health costing data,” University Health Network Research Day 2006, Toronto, ON, Canada, November 20, 2006.


2. Furlan JC, Chan K, Sandoval G., Lam K, Klinger CA, Patchell RA, Laporte A, Fehlings MG., “A cost-utility analysis comparing the surgical decompression and postoperative radiotherapy with radiotherapy alone in the palliative care of patients with metastatic spinal cord compression,” 5th Annual Gallie-Bateman Poster Session and Competition, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, May 5, 2006.


1. Julio C. Furlan, Kelvin K. W. Chan, Guillermo Sandoval, Kenneth C. K. Lam, Christopher A. Klinger, Roy A. Patchell, Audrey Laporte, and Michael G. Fehlings, “A cost-utility analysis comparing the surgical decompression and postoperative radiotherapy with radiotherapy alone in the palliative care of patients with metastatic spinal cord compression,” 2nd Annual HPME GSU Student Research Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 3, 2006.


Other Research Outputs

Media Interviews

2. Interviewed by Paul Rocca, “Antibiotics: overuse is dangerous,” Humber Et Cetera, March 22, 2013. Story accessible at http://humberetc.com/2013/03/22/antibiotics-overuse-is-dangerous/

1. Interviewed by Ann Silversides in Ann Silversides and Mike Tierney, “Changes called for as 1% of population accounts for 1/3 of health care spending,” healthydebate.ca, December 6, 2012. Story accessible at http://healthydebate.ca/2012/12/topic/managing-chronic-diseases/managing-chronic-disease

Affiliations

Obiter Dicta: The Official Student Newspaper of Osgoode Hall Law School
Sports and Entertainment Section Editor

University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review
Associate Editor

Journal of Law and Social Policy
Junior Editor

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Reviewer

Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Book Proposal Reviewer

Women's Press
Book Proposal Reviewer

Oxford University Press Canada
Book Proposal Reviewer

Massey College in the University of Toronto
Alumnus and Former Junior Fellow

Healthcare Policy
Peer-Reviewer

Golden Key International Honour Society
Lifetime Member

The Sports Lawyers Association
Law Student Member

Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society
Associate Member

American Political Science Association
Student Member

Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy Research
Abstract Reviewer

Awards

University of Toronto Fellowship, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. - 2013

Financial Assistance Fund, Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3902, University of Toronto Education Workers. - 2010

Doctoral Thesis Completion Grant, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto. - 2009

Travel Grant, Massey College, University of Toronto. - 2009

HPME Student Union Poster Award: Second Prize – Health Services Research PhD Poster, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. - 2008

University of Toronto Open Fellowship, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto. - 2007

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Government of Ontario. - 2005

University of Toronto Open Fellowship, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto. - 2005

Queen’s Graduate Award, School of Graduate Studies and Research, Queen’s University. - 2003

Supervision

Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes

Current Research

Dr. Lam's current research interest lies in high users/spenders of health care services.

Curriculum Vitae (C.V. file):

CV of Kenneth C.K. Lam