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Paulos Teckle

Senior Health Economist

P Teckle


Telephone: 604-675-8000 x 7062
Fax: 604-675-8180
675 W 10th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3

Research Roles:



  • PhD (Health Economics / Health Services Research), University of Aberdeen UK, 2006
  • MSc (Agricultural Economics), University of Gottingen, Germany, 2002
  • BA (Economics and Finance), University of Asmara, Eritrea, 1994


Research Interests:

  • Health Economics
  • Health Econometrics
  • Measurement of health-related quality of life in cancer patients
  • Determinants of income and employment in cancer survivors
  • The social value of a Quality Adjusted Life Year (QALY): equity weights for QALYS
  • Equity of care in primary and secondary health services
  • Urban-rural differences in health and health-care
  • Methodology: Quantitative methods, cross-sectional research, panel/longitudinal research, multivariate analysis, secondary data analysis, survey/questionnaire


 Dr. Teckle is a Health Economist at the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC), British Columbia Cancer Agency and an Assistant Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Previously he held positions at Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen UK. Whilst at the University of Aberdeen, Dr. Teckle was part of a research team that was commissioned by the Scottish Executive Health Department in 2005 to improve and refine the Arbuthnott Resources Allocation Formula used in Scotland.

Since he joined the ARCC in 2006, Dr. Teckle has been working as a co-investigator in three projects: “Health-related quality of life in cancer patients”; “Long-term income and employment outcomes in cancer-survivors”, and “Phase-specific and lifetime costs of cancer in British Columbia and Ontario”. The objective of the first project is to evaluate the reliability and validity of cancer-specific measures of health related-quality of life in patients with cancer in BC. The objective of the second project is to estimate the effect of socio-demographic and clinical factors on cancer survivors’ income, and their ability to participate in the labor force using cross-sectional and longitudinal models; and the objective of the last project is to estimate costs for eighteen most common types of cancer in British Columbia. Over the course of his academic career, Dr. Teckle has published a number of scientific papers.

His research interests include economics of cancer, applied econometrics, health-related quality of life in cancer patients, health services research, primary/secondary data quantitative analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal data.

Dr. Teckle is a member of national and international scholarly societies including Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR), International Health Economics Association (iHEA), Health Economists Study Group (HESG -UK), Association of African Health Economists (AAHE), American Society of Health Economists (ASHE), and International Society for Quality of life (ISOQOL).

 PI:   Stuart Peacock