Who are we

Andrew F. Smith, PhD

Email: Andrew.Smith@MedMetricsinc.com


BA (Soc. Sci.) McGill University, Montreal, Canada

MSc (Health Economics) University of Aberdeen, Scotland

MSc (Eye Health) University of London, England

PhD (Public Health & Health Economics) University of London, England

The research team at MedMetrics Inc, is directed by Dr. Andrew F. Smith. Dr. Smith has over 25 years experience in health economics and epidemiological research in the USA, Canada and Europe as well as over 95 publications in a number of peer reviewed journals and scientific meetings. From 2001 to 2007, prior to establishing MedMetrics Inc., Dr. Smith was Regional Health Economics Manager for Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa for Alcon Laboratories Ltd., and was responsible for epidemiologic, health economics and outcomes research activities related to market access, market support, pricing and reimbursement issues across a wide range of both ocular pharmaceutical and medical device products.


A graduate of McGill University and the Faculty of Medicine, University of London, England. Dr. Smith is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at King’s College London, UK (2014-Present). During the academic year 2013-2014, Dr. Smith was a visiting Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at the University of Bath in England. Previously Dr. Smith has been an Adjunct Professor (Health Economics) at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (2008-2012). In addition, Dr. Smith has held appointments at the following academic centers: The Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, University of Oxford (1995-2009); University of Michigan (1998-1999); Wills Eye Hospital (1999-2001); Institute of Ophthalmology, University of London (1994-1995); and the Department of Economics, McGill University (1991-1992).


Dr. Smith has also been a consultant and instructor to a number of government and non-government bodies, medical research and/or education agencies and business organizations on topics related to epidemiology, health economics and health services research. Dr. Smith is a member of The Royal Statistical Society; Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology; Royal Economic Society; as well as the American and Canadian Economic Associations. 


Currently, Dr. Smith is an Adjunct Professor (Health Economics & Epidemiology) in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr. Mascaro uses the expertise developed during his mathematical and physics training in numerical simulations and data analysis to develop population-based statistical and health economic models for MedMetrics Inc. These models are used to determine the cost-effectiveness and outcomes of various healthcare technologies and/or policies. By implementing the health economic models with a concise, easy-to-use interface on a web-based platform, such health economic models are available for use by both private and public agencies to assist in long-term strategic planning, pricing and reimbursement activities in Canada and abroad. 


In addition to his role as an applied data scientist and research consultant, Dr. Mascaro obtained a PhD in Physics at McGill University in Montreal. Dr. Mascaro previously obtained a BSc in Physics and High Technology from the University of Windsor (Windsor, ON) and an MSc also in physics from McGill University (Montreal, QC).

Aaron Mascaro, PhD

Applied Data Scientist and Research Consultant


BSc (Physics) University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada
MSc (Physics) McGill University, Montreal, Canada
PhD (Physics) McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Aaqib Sadeq, BSS, MSS, MA

Health economics research consultant


BSS (Health Economics), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

MSS (Health Economics), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

MA, (Economics), Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada

Mr. Aaqib Sadeq, is a health economist currently based in Newfoundland and Labrador. Mr. Sadeq brings a range of health economics research expertise to help clients better understand the value of any given healthcare intervention or technology. Mr. Sadeq has particular experience in conducting literature reviews, conducting and interpreting quantitative statistical analysis and in preparing technical reports. Finally, Mr. Sadeq is highly skilled in a range of software such as Microsoft Excel, STATA, SQL, SAS, R, and Python.