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.
Past and current research projects
Workshops, seminars and other events organised by our research group
A complete list of relevant publications can be found here