data –> evidence –> policy –> practice

The Irish Department of Health (DoH) is in the process of developing a national biosimilar medicines policy which aims to increase biosimilar use by creating a robust framework where biologicals and biosimilars can be used safely, cost-effectively, and confidently in the health service. In this example from an Irish teaching hospital, the introduction of the biosimilar first to new patients, along with a switching study executed in parallel, helped to raise prescriber confidence. Continue reading data –> evidence –> policy –> practice

Economic Impact of Comparative-Effectiveness Studies

@AcademyHealth #ARM2018 attendees: join me on Monday at 3:15 pm in room 605-606, where Anirban Basu will present our work in collaboration with the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to quantify the potential economic impact of the findings from comparative-effectiveness research studies. Goal Our goal was to understand the potential benefits of implementing comparative-effectiveness … Continue reading Economic Impact of Comparative-Effectiveness Studies

Roundup: tips and tricks to efficiently keep up with the evolving field of health economics

Teaching with the University of Washington’s online certificate program in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), students often ask us how to keep up with the constantly changing field after the course series ends. Here is a compilation of the ways that I try to efficiently monitor new research and stay alert to important events in … Continue reading Roundup: tips and tricks to efficiently keep up with the evolving field of health economics

Progress in viral suppression shifts distribution of metrics in US states

While preparing a review for the journal Current HIV/AIDS Reports, I uncovered some interesting longitudinal trends in the care cascade and heterogeneity in the progress of US states. The following visualizations describe CDC HIV surveillance data from 2010-2014. They didn’t make the cut for our review paper, and they are too beautiful and interesting to … Continue reading Progress in viral suppression shifts distribution of metrics in US states

Defended

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, I defended my doctoral dissertation research in The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute at the University of Washington and became a doctor. Mathematical Models Interrogation The priviledge to ask and answer my own scientific questions was only possible because of the dedicated professors and mentors who gifted … Continue reading Defended

BBC Interview

On Tuesday, April 17, the journal Nature Scientific Reports published our paper “Projected effectiveness and added value of HIV vaccination campaigns in South Africa: A modeling study.” A few hours later, a reporter from BBC World Service reached out to discuss the the results of our study. Live Interview You can listen to this clip with … Continue reading BBC Interview