Mon., Apr. 12 | Online Event

S2BN Virtual Career Cafe - In Focus: Health Economics and Outcomes Research

The S2BN Virtual Career Café is an interactive, 1.5 hour-long virtual conference call where highly qualified personnel across Canada will have the chance to engage with industry professionals. Bring your questions to this ask-me-anything event featuring experts in health economics.
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Apr. 12, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. MDT
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Join the S2BN for an exciting webinar discussing careers in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR). 

Session Objectives:

  • Discuss the overarching and day-to-day roles of HEOR professionals
  • Discuss the career paths to a career in HEOR
  • Introduce the current events and challenges impacting the HEOR space

Our panelists:

Dr. Kate Harback, Associate Director of Economics, Institute of Health Economics

Dr. Harback is an applied microeconomist with over 15 years working on applied economics questions, including economic valuation of the impacts of policy and investments, forecasting, and cost-benefit analysis. Dr. Harback received her PhD in Economics from the University of Delaware, where she received the University’s sole dissertation prize in the social sciences. In addition to health economics, her work has focused on the fields of applied microeconomics, transportation, computable general equilibrium, and environmental economics.

Dr. Ellen Rafferty, Vaccine Health Economics, Institute of Health Economics

Dr. Ellen Rafferty has a Master of Public Health and a PhD in epidemiology and health economics from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Rafferty’s research focuses on the epidemiologic and economic impact of public health policies, such as estimating the cost-effectiveness of immunization programs. She is interested in the incorporation of economics into immunization decision-making, and to that aim has worked with a variety of provincial and national organizations. Prior to working at IHE she was a CIHR Health System Impact and a Network of Alberta Health Economists fellow at the University of Alberta and Alberta Health. There she worked to develop an infectious disease model to evaluate the health and economic impact of respiratory syncytial virus.

Dr. Anderson Chuck, Senior Program Officer, Financial Planning, Alberta Health Sciences

Dr. Anderson Chuck received a MPH in Health Policy and Management and a PhD in Public Health Sciences from the University of Alberta. He is currently the senior program officer of financial planning with Alberta Health Services. Dr. Chuck specializes in policy impact evaluation, economic evaluation, econometrics, experimental economics, Markov modelling, discrete event simulation and budget impact analysis. He has extensive experience in leading evaluation initiatives including health technology assessments for provincial ministries, health authorities, health technology assessment agencies and private industry to inform and guide health policy as well as to inform strategies for optimizing implementation of innovations into the health system. He is also a co-founder of the Network of Alberta Health Economists (NOAHE), a group that aims to increase collaboration between health economics researchers and policy makers.

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