Professor Jason Pole

Professor- Health Services Research

Centre for Health Services Research
Faculty of Medicine
j.pole@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 65347

Overview

Jason D. Pole is a Professor in the Centre for Health Services Research (CHSR) within the Faculty of Medicine. Relocating from Toronto, Canada in early 2020, Jason is building a program of research that utilizes clinical and surveillance data linked with administrative data to answer health questions in several areas.

Jason has a background in epidemiology and health services research with an emphasis in the use of administrative data and complex survey instruments.

Currently, Jason has research interests in the areas of health care utilization among childhood cancer survivors, the effects of childhood cancer treatment specifically on the development of second cancers and education achievement and has interests in the financial impact of a childhood cancer diagnosis on the family and the long-term financial health of the survivor. More recently, Jason has developed an interest in adolescent and young adult oncology (AYA) survivors and the specific long-term needs of this unique cancer population.

Jason also maintains appointments as an Associate Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto and an Adjunct Scientist with the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute and an Adjunct Senior Scientist with ICES, Toronto.

Research Interests

  • Pediatric & Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
    Program of research examining health service utilization and survivorship among pediatric and adolescent and young adult oncology patients. This includes educational and economic outcomes.
  • Data Linkage / Administrative Data
    Experience in linking detailed clinical / surveillance data to administrative data to answer population based research questions.

Research Impacts

The primary research driver is to improve the lives of survivors and families who experience childhood or AYA cancer. This is achieved by examining health outcomes of and treatment consequences for survivors of childhood and AYA cancer, and the resultant health service use and diverse needs of this growing population. My research program focuses not only on traditional health outcomes such as subsequent morbidity, but expands this concept to create a model of burden of illness using such quality of life-limiting outcomes as educational attainment and economic status, which are directly linked to the cancer survivors’ health-related quality of life. This work improves the quality of life for current survivors and protects the quality of life for future survivors through effective surveillance and screening, together with patient education focused on health promotion and preventative action. Describing the patterns of healthcare utilization by various diagnosis and treatment-related elements has the potential to identify specific groups of survivors at highest risk and allow for targeted interventions and related policy development.

Qualifications

  • Master of Science, Queen's University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toronto

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