Dr Stirling Bryan is Director of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation, and full professor in the Department of Medicine at UBC. He is also honorary professor at the University of Birmingham (UK), and an Associate of the UBC Centre for Health Services & Policy Research. In 2005/06 Stirling was a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy, based at Stanford. He sits on the UK Medical Research Council's College of Experts, the Scientific Committee of the International Health Economics Association and the Editorial Board of Health Economics, a journal for which he is also an Associate Editor. Dr Bryan's research interests span the areas of economic evaluation and health technology assessment from applied and methodological perspectives, including preference elicitation and outcome measurement, and the use of economic analyses in decision-making.