May 19, 2015

Lou Garrison voted President-elect of ISPOR

We congratulate Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy Program (PORPP) Professor Lou Garrison who was voted President-elect for the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). He will serve a three year term.

PORPP Interim Director Lou Garrison, Ph.D.

PORPP Professor Lou Garrison, Ph.D.

“The growth in numbers and the geographic and disciplinary diversity of ISPOR over the past 20 years has been phenomenal, owing to the vision and energy of our founding executive Dr. Marilyn Dix Smith, who is leaving ISPOR with strong new leadership, a superb staff, and a solid financial foundation,” said Garrison. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunities that ISPOR has given me over the past 20 years.  I am highly honored to serve as ISPOR President.”

Dr. Garrison joined the School of Pharmacy faculty in 2004. During 2012 to 2013, he is on sabbatical as visiting senior research fellow at the Office of Health Economics in London. In the 12 years before joining UW, he worked as an economist in the pharmaceutical industry. From 2002 to 2004, he was vice president and head of health economics and strategic pricing at Roche Pharmaceuticals in Basel, Switzerland. He oversaw the development of the economic and pricing strategies, and research plans for all Roche compounds. Prior to this, he was director of the Project HOPE Center for Health Affairs, where he worked on a wide variety of health policy issues, including studies of healthcare reform in the U.S. and overseas. Before this, he worked at the Battelle Human Affairs Research Centers in Seattle, where he carried out studies of the adequacy of physician manpower supply and the cost-effectiveness of kidney and heart transplantation.

Dr. Garrison’s research interests include national and international health policy issues related to pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine, regulatory benefit-risk analysis, insurance, pricing, reimbursement and risk-sharing agreements, as well as the economic evaluation of pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, devices, surgical procedures, and vaccines, particularly as related to organ transplantation, renal disease, influenza, measles, obesity and cancer. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). He currently chairs the ISPOR Health Science Policy Council.

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