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Elizabeth D. Brouwer, PhC, MPH

Elizabeth is a PhD candidate in the Comparative Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute at University of Washington. She is finishing my dissertation on the application of value-based insurance design to specialty medication in the face of copayment coupons. Elizabeth’s primary research interests include national and international health policy issues related to pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement, as well as economic evaluations of medical technologies. She has experience in methods such as literature review, micro-costing, cost-effectiveness evaluation, budget impact analysis, cost-of-illness analysis, claims data analysis, econometric analysis, and policy analysis, as well in policy topics such as value-based insurance design, budget prioritization, and population-level cardiovascular disease control. She has worked with an array of domestic and international health research organizations, such as PATH, RTI International, Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute, the World Health Organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the University of Washington Department of Global Health.

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Kritee Gujral, PhD

Kritee Gujral, Ph.D. is a post-doctoral fellow at the Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute. She completed her PhD in Economics at the University of Florida (UF), and holds undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Economics, with minors in Statistics and Religion. Kritee is passionate about using her educational training to contribute to societal improvements and real-world policy impact.

Her primary research interests are Health Economics, Public Economics, and Applied Microeconomics. Her Health Economics research identifies channels of improvement in healthcare service delivery, with an emphasis on hospital closures and mergers and on rural health. Her recent paper showed that rural hospital closures in California increased inpatient mortality by 5.9%, whereas urban closures had no measurable impact.[1] She also conducts research on racial disparities in health outcomes. Additionally, her future projects include seeking to prevent and end homelessness, to improve health care outcomes for the homeless, and to reduce potential tradeoffs between fertility and labor market decisions for women and families.

She has prior experience working in diverse academic, industry, and non-profit settings. She was instructor of Public Economics and Intermediate Economics at UF. She worked as a transfer pricing tax analyst for Ernst & Young in San Jose, California, and as a researcher at the Institute of Child Health Policy in Gainesville, Florida. Prior to her Ph.D., she worked in India for eight months, where her work showed system-wide inefficiencies and estimated corruption-related leakages in the food subsidy system in Karnataka, India, adding to the anti-corruption momentum in India at the time.[2] She also recently worked with One Light Global (OLG), a non-profit in Arizona focused on global humanitarian crises. At OLG, she founded, designed, and managed a remote/online internship program, connecting North American students with OLG’s projects in Uganda and Bolivia. Her research at OLG focused on South Sudanese refugees in Uganda and on child labor practices in the Bolivian mining industry.

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[1] Press coverage of this work: NBC news, The Daily Yonder, The Brookings Institution, and Center for American Progress.

[2] Press coverage of this work: NDTV(1), NDTV(2), and Deccan Herald.

 

Nathaniel Hendrix, PhC, PharmD

Nathaniel is a fifth-year PhD candidate at The CHOICE Institute, which he joined after completing a PharmD at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. His dissertation is on using the tools of health economics such as outcomes modeling, discrete choice experiments to solve translational issues around the integration of artificial intelligence-based tools into clinical practice, and using big data to estimate resource use. Nathaniel’s other research interests include attitudes toward uncertainty in diagnostics and personalized medicine and improving the cost-effectiveness of cancer screening. He has organized and taught trainings for junior students in cost-effectiveness modeling and claims analysis, and has been awarded two T32 training grants, a pre-doctoral fellowship in outcomes research from The PhRMA Foundation, and the UW School of Pharmacy’s Outstanding Student Leadership award. In addition to his studies, he has worked as a health economics consultant for the pharmaceutical industry, professional organizations, and global health non-profits.

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Edward Neuberger, PharmD, MS

Edward Neuberger, PharmD, MS, MBA Eddie earned his Master’s degree at the University of Washington Comparative Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute during the first year of his 2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship. He is currently completing his second year at Genentech in their Neuroscience & Rare Disease HEOR group. During his graduate studies, Eddie focused on projects in economic and predictive modeling. Working on various molecules at Genentech, he has fortified his technical expertise as well as gained experience in PRO research and vendor management. He develops and executes HEOR tactics in alignment with broader molecule strategy, and works with medical, commercial, and other colleagues to ensure appropriate and impactful pull-through of his research projects.

Prior to joining the fellowship, Eddie practiced as a community pharmacist in Baltimore, Maryland, where he developed a deeper understanding of the patient-provider-payor dynamic, as well as an appreciation for patient-centricity. What Eddie has enjoyed most about the fellowship has been the stimulating learning and strong relationships he’s built at both UW and Genentech, as well as the ability to explore new cities.”

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Lauren Strand, MPH

Lauren is a fourth-year PhD Student at the CHOICE Institute, and previously got her MS in epidemiology within the UW School of Public Health. She is working on a dissertation that explores cannabis as a substitute for prescription drugs in the era of legal cannabis. Her main research interests center around drug policy, mental health, and therapeutics used in neurology, and her work draws methods from pharmacoepidemiology, econometrics, economic evaluation, and policy evaluation. She has served as a teaching assistant for courses in health economics, economic evaluation and health technology assessment, programming, and epidemiology. Lauren is completing a Fellowship with the Washington Research Foundation focusing on early phase health technology assessment, and she was awarded the 2019-2020 Magnuson Scholarship for the School of Pharmacy. Prior to graduate school, she worked on a number of systematic literature reviews, network meta-analyses, and economic models as a consultant in health economics and outcomes research.

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