Meet the Instructors

Anirban Basu

Director, The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, University of Washington

Along with his role as director of the UW Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, Anirban Basu is a professor in the UW Departments of Health Services and Pharmacy and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He’s taught courses on decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis and health services research methods. He’s also an associate editor for Health Economics and the Journal of Health Economics.

Basu’s research interests lie in revealing heterogeneity in clinical and economic outcomes in order to establish the value of individualized care. His work has focused on translating such information for public policy using innovative methods in comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness research. He has developed methods dealing with issues related to modeling health expenditure data, which is renowned for its idiosyncrasies and the difficulties it poses for applied health services researchers. He has also worked on methods used for making causal inferences using observational data. His applied work spans many dimensions. Basu has a Ph.D. in health economics, public policy, from the University of Chicago.

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