Dr. Brandon Maser, MD, is a resident physician in General Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), and a PhD candidate through the University of Toronto Clinician Investigator Program. He is completing his PhD in Health Systems Research through the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), and is also a trainee in the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health. Dr. Maser’s supervisory team consists of co-supervisors Dr. Mark Dobrow (IHPME) and Dr. Avram Denburg (SickKids) and dissertation committee members Dr. Sumit Gupta (SickKids) and Dr. Jillian Kohler (Faculty of Pharmacy). Dr. Maser’s research interests are focused on access to palliative care, global child health, health policy and politics, and access to essential opioids and other controlled medicines. His doctoral research aims to better understand the mechanisms through which opioid policies impact access to and safe use of opioid medicines in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). He is also exploring how political and contextual factors influence policy reforms in LMICs for improving access to essential opioid medicines for palliative care and opioid dependence treatment.