Meet the Instructors

Lou Garrison

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

Lou Garrison is professor emeritus in The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics (CHOICE) Institute in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington, which he joined in 2004, as well as visiting senior fellow at the Office of Health Economics in London. Prior to UW, he worked in non-profit policy research for 13 years and then the pharmaceutical industry for 12 years.

Dr. Garrison received a B.A. in economics from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. He has more than 170 publications in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include national and international health policy issues and the economic evaluation of pharmaceuticals and other technologies. Dr. Garrison was elected as ISPOR President from July 2016 to June 2017. He recently co-chaired the ISPOR Special Task Force on U.S. Value Frameworks. He is currently serving as co-chair of ISPOR’s Policy Outlook Committee for the Health Science Policy Council.

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