STATISTICAL SCIENCE

Statistics for Health Economic Evaluation

Group Profile

The Statistics for Health Economic Evaluation Group, led by Prof Gianluca Baio, is a research group based in the Department of Statistical Science at University College London. Our activity revolves around the development and application of Bayesian statistical methodology for health economic evaluation, e.g. cost-effectiveness or cost-utility analysis. In addition to research articles, we have produced two textbooks (see here and here) and several relevant pieces of software.

We work in close collaboration with academics both within UCL and at other institutions, including rhe MRC Biostatistics Unit Cambridge, the University of Sheffield and the University of Bristol in the UK, as well as the University of Toronto (Canada) and Politecnico di Milano (Italy) among others, internationally. We also collaborate closely with partners in the private sector. We have a long-standing relationship with ICON, a consultancy company working in the area of economic evaluation. Other close collaborators include Parexel and IQVIA. This creates exciting opportunities to develop new methodologies for problems that are relevant to real, practical applications.

We are directly involved in the organisation and management of UCL MSc Programme in Health Economics and Decision Science. We contribute in core teaching as well as in related research activities, thus providing close links with other UCL departments (e.g. the Institute for Global Health, the Priment Clinical Trial Unit and the Department of Economics).

Our activities include a series of seminars aimed at statisticians, health economists and clinicians working in economic evaluations. We also aim at seeking potential areas of commonality with other research groups within the department of Statistical Science and statisticians in general.

Projects

Past and current research projects

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Members

Academic members

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Gianluca Baio

Professor of Statistics and Health Economics

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Ioanna Manolopoulou

Associate Professor

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Anna Heath

Assistant Professor

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Alexina Mason

Assistant Professor

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Andrea Gabrio

Assistant Professor

Research Fellows

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Federico Ricciardi

Research Fellow

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Nathan Green

Research Fellow

PhD Students

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Antonio Remiro-Azócar

PhD researcher and consultant

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Mariam Adeleke

PhD student

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Zhaojing Che

PhD student

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Zejing Shao

PhD student

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Alberto Caron

PhD student

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Xiaoxiao Ling

PhD student

Honorary/External Collaborators

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Anthony Hatswell

Director and Analyst

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Andreas Karabis

Honorary Senior Research Associate

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Alessandro Capone

External collaborator

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Victoria Paly

Principal, Global HTA, Health Economics, Reimbursement & Outcomes

Alumni

Katrin Haeussler

Former PhD student

Spyros Poulimenous

Former PhD student

William Barcella

Former PhD student

Christina Ding

Research Fellow