University of Calgary

Donald Juzwishin

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Part Time Faculty


Dr. Don Juzwishin is the Director of Health Technology Assessment and Innovation at Alberta Health Services.  Don leads a team to situate AHS at the forefront in the use of evidence to inform health care decisions and policy with a particular emphasis on innovating and transforming the Alberta health care system to achieve improved patient outcomes.  
Dr. Juzwishin is an adjunct associate professor at the Universities of Victoria, Alberta and Calgary. He has over one hundred publications to his credit and speaks extensively on contemporary issues in health care transformation.   

He is a member of the Alberta Advisory Committee on Health Technologies that assists the government in the review of health technologies and services.  Dr. Juzwishin was CEO of the Health Council of Canada reporting on the progress of health care reform in Canada.  Before this, he was the Director of HTA at the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research where he led a team of researchers responding to HTA requests from government, health authorities and provider organizations. Don serves as treasurer on the Board of Directors of Health Technology Assessment International as well as serving on the CCHL Fellows Council and on the Editorial Board of Canadian Healthcare Management.  He is a co-investigator on two national research projects PACEOMICS examining social, ethical and legal issues of genomic medicine and the AGEWELL examining policy barriers to innovation with assistive technologies for the elderly.  Dr. Juzwishin has extensive experience in leadership with health authorities as well as government, private sector, and universities.  

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