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Gatien de Broucker, MHS

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Baltimore, Maryland 21231


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MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2015
MA, University of Ottawa, 2014
BS, University of Ottawa, 2012


Gatien's work focuses on improving our understanding of universal health coverage and access to healthcare through an economic and policy approach to health. Currently, he is looking at the cost of pneumonia, diarrhea and measles (3 vaccine-preventable diseases) in Bangladesh and Uganda to understand the economic burden on both the households and the healthcare system.

His previous work at WHO (2013) and at the University of Ottawa (2010 – 2014) focused on the cognitive access to healthcare, rather than financial, through health literacy and patient empowerment. At the WHO Centre for Health Development (Kobe, Japan), he prepared a case study on medication use by older adults to illustrate the relationship between health literacy and healthy ageing, and provide ground for intervention.

Honors and Awards

- Best poster award - IHEA Congress - July 2019

- Government of Ontario Graduate Scholarship - July 2013

- University of Ottawa Academic Excellence Scholarship - September 2012

- Finalist French for the future essay competition with scholarship - September 2006

  • economic burden of illness
  • health literacy
  • cost of illness
  • vaccine economics
  • science communication
  • point-of-care interventions cost and impact modeling

Most recent publications

  • de Broucker, G., Sim, S.Y., Brenzel, L. et al. (2020). Cost of Nine Pediatric Infectious Illnesses in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review of Cost-of-Illness Studies. PharmacoEconomics, 38(10), pp. 1071-1094. DOI: 10.1007/s40273-020-00940-4
  • de Broucker, G., Ssebagereka, A., Apolot, R.R., Mutebi, A., Ekirapa Kiracho, E., Patenaude, B., Constenla, D. (2020). The economic burden of measles in children under five in Uganda. Vaccine X, 6, p. 100077. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvacx.2020.100077
  • de Broucker, G., Ahmed, S., Hasan, M.Z., Mehdi, G.G., Martin del Campo, J., Ali, M.W., Uddin, M.J., Constenla, D., Patenaude, B. (2020). The economic burden of measles in children under five in Bangladesh. BMC Health Service Research, 20(1), p. 1026. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-020-05880-5
  • Leila A. Haidari, Shawn T. Brown, Dagna Constenla, Eli Zenkov, Marie Ferguson, Gatien de Broucker, Sachiko Ozawa, Samantha Clark, Allison Portnoy, Bruce Y. Lee. (2017). Geospatial Planning and the Resulting Economic Impact of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Introduction in Mozambique. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 44(4), pp. 222-226, DOI: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000574
  • Gatien de Broucker. (August 16, 2013). Health Literacy and Ageing — The role of health literacy in health care for the elderly: an illustration through medication use [scoping paper]. WHO Centre for Health Development - Kobe, Japan.