ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR)— recently announced its annual round of award winners, and three faculty members from The CHOICE Institute – Anirban Basu, Beth Devine and Aasthaa Bansal – have been named recipients for 2021.
Basu, Stergachis Family Endowed Director of The CHOICE Institute, was recognized for his paper, “Health Years in Total: A New Health Objective Function for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis” (published in January 2020) and was bestowed the Value in Health Paper of the Year Award. This paper was co-authored by CHOICE faculty Josh Carlson and Dave Veenstra.
Devine, a Shirley and Herb Bridge Endowed Professor and CHOICE’s Graduate Program Director, was selected as the recipient of the HEOR Excellence-Application Award for her paper, “Online tools to synthesis: real-world evidence of comparative effectiveness research to enhance formulary decision making.” The award recognizes outstanding practical application of health economics and outcomes research in health care decision-making.
Bansal, an Associate Professor at The CHOICE Institute, was named winner of the 2020 Bernie J. O’Brien Award, which recognizes a new investigator who has shown exceptional promise.
The recipients will be officially honored during the virtual ISPOR Awards Ceremony, scheduled to take place December 7, 2021.