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Anirban Basu Elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association

PORPP Dir & Prof Anirban Basu
PORPP Dir & Prof Anirban Basu

UW School of Pharmacy and UW Department of Economics congratulate Anirban Basu on his election as a 2016 Fellow of the American Statistical Association in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the statistical profession. For more than 100 years, the ASA has recognized exemplary statisticians, quantitative scientists, and users of statistics by granting Fellowship to no more than one-third of one percent of the ASA membership in a given year.

Anirban is the Stergachis Family Endowed Professor and Director of the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program at the UW with additional appointments in the Department of Health Services, the Department of Economics and the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is regarded as a leading international expert on methods to study heterogeneity in clinical and economic outcomes in order to establish the realized and potential values of medical technologies and public health interventions and of individualized care.

Anirban’s research, which marries microeconomic and statistical analysis to health policy, has resulted in the development of innovative methods to study heterogeneity in clinical and economic outcomes in order to establish the value of individualized care. His research focuses on comparative and cost effectiveness analyses, causal inference methods, program evaluation, and outcomes research. He teaches courses at UW on health economics, decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis and health services research methods.

He is an Associate Editor for Health Economics, the Journal of Health Economics and Observational Studies. Additionally, he is one of the panelists working to update the seminal Gold et al. book Cost-effectiveness in Health and Medicine. Anirban earned his Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Technology from Jadavpur University (India), his Master’s in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his PhD in Public Policy with a concentration in health economics from the University of Chicago.

The American Statistical Association (ASA) is the world’s largest community of statisticians, promoting excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science. The second-oldest continuously operating professional association in the U.S., the ASA was founded in Boston in 1839 and boasts Andrew Carnegie, Florence Nightingale, and Martin Van Buren as early members. Read more about the organization’s history at ASA: The first 160 Years.

Story authored by Nicole Johns, Department of Economics, UW College of Arts and Sciences and shared with permission.

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