College of Pharmacy and Nutrition


Manny Papadimitropoulos graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Saskatchewan, and has worked in retail pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry and academia over the last 30 years. His pharmacy experience has been primarily in health economics, and clinical research. He has a Masters in pharmacy and a PhD in health economic evaluation from the University of Toronto.  Manny is currently the Senior Director, International Health Technology Assessment - Pediatric Immunology, at Eli Lilly and Company.


Manny Papadimitropoulos leads research focused on health outcomes evaluation. He is primarily engaged in the evaluation of clinical outcomes and quality of life data from various data sources to understand which interventions provide good value, and to aid policymakers in making decisions regarding the funding of new interventions. His areas of research expertise are in cost effectiveness analysis and health related quality of life.

Publications (Selected)

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Cancer. Toeama B, Papadimitropoulos E, Perlis N, Grootendorst P, Hamandi B.  Urol Res Pract. 2024 Jan;50(1):1-12. doi: 10.5152/tud.2024.23123. PMID: 38451125

The burden of illness of rheumatoid arthritis in Latin America-A systematic literature review.  Papadimitropoulos E, Brnabic A, Vorstenbosch E, Leonardi F, Moyano S, Gomez D.  Int J Rheum Dis. 2022 Apr;25(4):405-421. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.14295. Epub 2022 Jan 31. PMID: 35102697 Review.

Vitamin D Status among First-Generation Immigrants from Different Ethnic Groups and Origins: An Observational Study Using the Canadian Health Measures Survey.  Yousef S, Manuel D, Colman I, Papadimitropoulos M, Hossain A, Faris M, Wells GA. Nutrients. 2021 Aug 5;13(8):2702. doi: 10.3390/nu13082702. PMID: 34444863

Burden of Disease for Psoriasis in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.  Papadimitropoulos E, Romiti R, Haro JM, Brnabic A, Gómez-Martín D, Firmino Goncalves L, Burge R.  Value Health Reg Issues. 2021 Dec;26:126-134. doi: 10.1016/j.vhri.2021.05.004. Epub 2021 Jul 31. PMID: 34343848

Effects of Diabetes Prevention Education Program for Overweight and Obese Subjects with a Family History of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Pilot Study from the United Arab Emirates.   Alkaabi JM, Al-Maskari F, Afandi B, Yousef S, Shah SM, Heideman WH, Papadimitropoulos EA, Zoubeidi T, Souid AK, Paulo MS, Snoek FJ.  Oman Med J. 2021 May 31;36(3):e268. doi: 10.5001/omj.2021.67. eCollection 2021 May. PMID: 34164158

Clinical and economic burden of infections in hospitalized solid organ transplant recipients compared with the general population in Canada - a retrospective cohort study.  Hamandi B, Law N, Alghamdi A, Husain S, Papadimitropoulos EA.  Transpl Int. 2019 Oct;32(10):1095-1105. doi: 10.1111/tri.13467. Epub 2019 Jun 18. PMID: 31144787

Are milk and alternatives and fruit and vegetable intakes during adolescence associated with cortical and trabecular bone structure, density, and strength in adulthood?   Z Movassagh E, Kontulainen S, Baxter-Jones ADG, Whiting S, Szafron M, Papadimitropoulos M, Vatanparast H.  Osteoporos Int. 2017 Feb;28(2):609-619. doi: 10.1007/s00198-016-3775-4. Epub 2016 Oct 3. PMID: 27699440