I am a health economist who is interested in assessing the mechanisms and impacts of upstream drivers or interventions and their potential downstream impacts on human health, in particular looking at cost-effectiveness.
- The role of the environment and environmental change in influencing infectious disease outcomes in humans (specifically agricultural land use, land use change and climate change).
- Impacts of global trade on local health
- Cost-effectiveness of dog vaccination for the prevention and control of human rabies.
- Determining environmental and anthropogenic factors that explain the global distribution of ill health.
- Cost-effectiveness of pharmaceutical products, cell and gene therapies, medical technologies and diagnostics.
- Cost effectiveness of upstream public health interventions.
- Cost-effectiveness analysis (Markov Chains or Decision Trees)
- Machine Learning (Random Forests or Boosted Regression Trees)
- Hierarchical Modelling and Regression Analysis
- Quantitative Research
- Input Output Analysis
Prior to Imperial College London, I was employed at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) within the Scientific Advice Programme. Here, I provided technical advice to pharmaceutical, medtech, cell therapy, gene therapy and diagnostic companies on their clinical development plans and economic evaluations. I have also contributed to and participated in delivering educational seminars and business development for NICE Scientific Advice.
Before joining NICE, I worked in the Zoonotic Disease Department for the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) based out of New Delhi. Here, I worked as a Health Economist & Program Consultant conducting a novel economic evaluation for rabies interventions in India in collaboration with the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA), Yale University. Prior to this, I worked with the Health Economics Team at the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit on the psychometric properties of patient reported outcomes measures. I have also previously worked for Bupa Health & Wellbeing as a lab technician and regional training facilitator.
I hold an MSc in Public Health (Health Economics) from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and a BSc in Applied Chemistry from Aston University.
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et al., One Health approach to cost-effective rabies control in India, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, ISSN:1091-6490
et al., 2016, Psychometric properties of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in patients diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, Vol:14, ISSN:1477-7525