Julie POLISENA, Canada
Julie Polisena is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Marketed Health Products Directorate at Health Canada. She has a Master of Science in Health Services Research from the University of Toronto and earned her doctorate in Epidemiology at the University of Ottawa. Julie also completed a PhD Fellowship in HTA at the Society for Medical Decision Making. Prior to joining Health Canada, she was a Clinical Research Manager at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health. Julie was initially exposed to health technology assessment as a research assistant at Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic in Rome, Italy. Furthermore, she co-founded the Cochrane Rapid Review Methods Group and the International Collaborative for Medical Device Assessments, and has co-authored over 30 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals.