Josh Carlson

Professor, Department of Pharmacy

CHOICE Faculty, Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Faculty, School Faculty

Telephone: (206) 543-9649


Office Location: H375-S

Website: PubMed


  • PhD in Public Health Genetics, University of Washington
  • Master of Public Health in Public Health Genetics, University of Washington

Research Interests

  • Economic Evaluation of Healthcare Interventions
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Precision Medicine
  • Preference Elicitation

Courses Taught

  • HEOR 533
  • PHRMCY 515


Dr. Carlson is a Professor in the The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington. He graduated with his PhD from the Institute for Public Health Genetics in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of Washington in 2007 and conducted his postdoctoral training in health economics and outcomes research in the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program (now the CHOICE Institute) at the University of Washington from 2007-2009. He was awarded the ISPOR Bernie J. O’Brien new investigator award in 2014.

Dr. Carlson’s research seeks to inform healthcare decision making using economic modeling, evidence synthesis, preference assessment, and health policy evaluation. This work spans many diseases, topics, and methodologies, but specific focus areas include economic analysis, precision medicine, and performance-based risk sharing arrangements. He has diverse formal training in decision modeling, discrete choice experiments, comparative effectiveness, outcomes research, and public health genetics.


Selected Publications