At the 2018 International Conference on Health Policy Statistics (ICHPS) held in Charleston, South Carolina, Anirban Basu was awarded the Mid-Career Excellence Award from the American Statistical Association Section on Health Policy Statistics (HPSS). Anirban was exceptionally and uniquely qualified for this award. Highlights include his providing outstanding service to the HPSS, advancing statistical methodology, advancing methodology in other domains of health policy, and performing extensive and highly impactful applied work in medicine and health care. In this interview, we trace Anirban’s upbringing, schooling, early career, and mid-career phases to gain insights into his success. We also sought his opinions on salient topics or issues.
The Mid-Career Excellence Award is eligible to persons who are within 15 years of their most significant degree. Having obtained his Ph.D. in 2004, Anirban met the eligibility criteria for the 2018 award. Anirban transitioned from Ph.D. student in 2004 to full professor in 2014, subsequently receiving a named and endowed full professorship in 2015. His is currently the Professor and Stergachis Family Endowed Director of The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute at UWSOP.
Read more about his nomination and his career development in “A conversation including 39 questions with Anirban Basu” published by Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology.