The MACHEquity Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that provides a unique learning environment for graduate and post-doctoral students to investigate the relations between social policy and health equity. Fellows are mentored by a team with extensive experience both in comparative policy analysis and in epidemiologic and econometric approaches to estimating the effects of policies on health.
Early in the program, on-site training at the Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP) provides fellows with analytic tools to enable them to combine policy data with household health data and estimate causal policy effects. Throughout the two-year program, fellows work with mentors from around the world to complete projects, including doctoral theses, post-doctoral studies and research leading to publishable papers. This training prepares fellows for job opportunities in the many sectors that rely on advanced analyses of global data including academia, federal and provincial governments, national and global nongovernmental organizations, and intergovernmental organizations.