Alumni, Ph.D. Program in Decision Sciences

PhD in Health Policy, Decision Science track alumni listed alphabetically below:


Sally Araki Aalfs
2003
Current Position: In transition
Last Employer
: Department of Medicine and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University
Thesis Title
: Shared Decision Making in the Treatment of Endometriosis Pain


Julia Aledort Gaebler
2004
Current Position: Senior Director, Global Medical Outcomes Strategy
Current Employer: Biogen Idec
Thesis Title
: Infectious Disease Policy in the Era of Antibiotic Drug Resistance: Decision Analytic and Historical Perspectives


Tanya G.K. Bentley
2006
Current Position
: Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research
Current Employer
: Partnership for Health Analytic Research, LLC, Beverly Hills, CA
Thesis Title
: U.S. Folic Acid Fortification Policy: Methods for Evaluating Folate Intake and Projecting Health Outcomes


Richard Chapman
2001
Current Position: Vice President, Data Analytics Practice
Current Employer: Avalere Health LLC, Washington DC
Thesis Title: Improving the Comparability of Cost-Effectiveness Analyses


Phaedra S. Corso
2000
Current Position
: UGA Foundation Professor of Human Health and Director of the Economic Evaluation Research Group
Current Employer
: University of Georgia, Athens
Thesis Title
: Evaluating Preferences for Health Risks


Elena Elkin
2003
Current Position: Assistant Attending Outcomes Research Scientist, Health Outcomes Group
Current Employer: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Thesis Title: Decision Analysis in the Evaluation of Breast Cancer Treatment


Scott Gazelle
1999
Current Position
: Professor, Radiology (HMS), Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management (HSPH), Associate Radiologist and Director, Institute for Technology Assessment (MGH)
Current Employer
: Harvard Medical School & Harvard School of Public Health & Massachusetts General Hospital
Thesis Title
: Cost-Effectiveness of Imaging and Surgery in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases


Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert
2008
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Current Employer: Stanford University School of Medicine
Thesis Title: Decision-Analytic Approaches to Evaluating Prevention Policy Alternatives


Dan Hogan
2011
Current Position: Technical Officer
Current Employer: World Health Organization
Thesis Title: Modeling health outcomes in resource-limited settings


Jane J. Kim
2005
Current Position
: Associate Professor of Health Decision Science, Department of Health Policy and Management
Current Employer
: Harvard School of Public Health
Thesis Title
: Using Mathematical Modeling to Evaluate the Public Health Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Cervical Cancer Screening Strategies in Different World Regions


Sun-Young Kim
2006
Current Position
: Assistant Professor, Division of Management, Policy and Community Health
Current Employer
: University of Texas School of Public Health, San Antonio Regional Campus
Thesis Title
: Economic Evaluation of vaccination Programs: Cost-effectiveness, Externalities, and Affordability of Hepatitis B Vaccination

April Kimmel 2010
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Healthcare Policy and Research
Current Employer: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Thesis Title: Efficiency and Equity Concerns for HIV Treatment Scale-up in Developing Countries


Amy Bird Knudsen
2005
Current Position
: Assistant Professor of Radiology
Current Employer
: Massachusetts General Hospital
Thesis Title
: Explaining Secular Trends in Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality with an Empirically-Calibrated Microsimulation Model


Joseph Ladapo
2008
Current Position
: Assistant Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine
Current Employer
: NYU Langone Medical Center
Thesis Title
: Cost-Effectiveness of 64-Slice Computed Tomography in Cardiac Care and an Analysis of the Adoption and Diffusion of a New Technology


Angela Man-Wei Cheung
1997
Current Position
: Professor and Director, Osteoporosis Program and Associate Director, Women's Health Program
Current Employer
: University of Toronto
Thesis Title
: The Economic Impact of Primary Prevention: Methods and Applications of Cost- Effectiveness Analysis


Pamela McMahon
2005
Current Position
: Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, HMS and Senior Scientist, ITA-MGH
Current Employer
: Department of Radiology (Harvard Medical School), Institute for Technology Assessment (Massachusetts General Hospital)
Thesis Title
: Policy Assessment of Medical Imaging Utilization: Methods and Applications


Jill M. Morris Ferdinands
2000
Current Position
: Epidemiologist, Lieutenant Commander, US Public Health Service, Air Pollution & Respiratory Branch, National Center for Environmental Health
Current Employer
: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Thesis Title
: Methods for Modeling and Valuing Life Expectancy Gains


Stephen Resch
2007
Current Position
: Deputy Director, Center for Health Decision Science
Current Employer
: Harvard School of Public Health
Thesis Title
: Policy Modeling and Economic Evaluation of Tuberculosis Control


Jennifer Prah Ruger
1998
Current Position
: Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Current Employer
: Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.
Thesis Title
: Aristotelian Justice and Health Policy: Capability and Incompletely Theorized Agreements


Lisa Alison Prosser
2000
Current Position
:Associate Professor, Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) unit, Division of General Pediatrics
Current Employer
:University of Michigan Medical School
Thesis Title
: Patient Preferences and Economic Considerations in Treatment Decisions for Multiple Sclerosis


Joshua Salomon
2001
Current Position
: Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population (HSPH)
Current Employer
: Harvard School of Public Health
Thesis Title
: Empirical Approaches to Modeling HIV and Hepatitis C


Eileen A. Sandberg
2008
Current Position:
Health Economics Researcher
Current Employer: 
Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health (CEVR); Tufts Medical Center
Thesis Title
: The Cost-Effectiveness of Treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


Bruce Schackman
2001
Current Position
: Associate Professor of Public Health
Current Employer
: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Thesis Title
: The Cost-Effectiveness of Early Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV-Infected Adults


Aaron A. Stinnett
1996
Current Position
: Lutheran Minister
Last Employer
: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, UAB Center for Outcomes Research and Education
Thesis Title
: Issues in the Economic Evaluation of Health Interventions


Edmond Toy
2002
Current Position
: Policy Analyst / Engineer
Current Employer
: The Analysis Group, Lakewood, CO
Thesis Title
: The Environmental and Safety Risks of Sport-Utility Vehicles, Vans, and Pickup Trucks


Fumie Yokota Griego
2003
Current Position
: Vice President, International Affairs
Last Employer
: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Thesis Title
: Improving Value of Information Analysis in Health Risk


Jennifer M. Yeh
2007
Current Position
: Research Scientist, Center for Health Decision Science
Current Employer
: Harvard School of Public Health
Thesis Title
: Gastric Cancer Prevention Policy: The Economic and Population Impacts of Helicobacter pylori Screening