Greg Stoddart retired from McMaster University in 2008 after a 31-year career in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, and the Department of Economics. Stoddart's published work includes books, monographs, articles, and edited works on health-care financing, utilization analysis, human resource planning, alternative delivery modalities, methods and applications of economic evaluation of health services, social and economic determinants of health, cross-sectoral resource allocation for health, and the uptake of research evidence by policy decision-makers. He taught health economics to undergraduate, graduate and post-professional students from the Faculties of Health Sciences and Social Sciences, and developed several new courses and programs during his teaching career at McMaster. He has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and several Canadian Ministries of Health and task forces at both the federal and provincial levels on a wide variety of health policy issues. He has held visiting research appointments at Odense University (Denmark), the University of British Columbia, and the Ontario Premier’s Council on Health, Well-Being and Social Justice. He was the founding Coordinator of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA) at McMaster and a founding member of the Population Health Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of British Columbia, and has received a number of academic awards including fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Health and Welfare Canada, and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.