Methodological aspects of health economic evaluation in public health: A visit of Jeffrey Hoch, Professor and Chief, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Califonia

Time period: 2018-12-01 to 2019-11-30

Project leader: Inna Feldman

Other personnel: Anna Sarkadi, Anna Sarkadi Kristiansson, Filipa Sampaio

Funder: Forte

Type of award: International cooperation

Total fundning: 102 000 SEK

Research group CHAP - Child Health and Parenting, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, invites Professor Jeffrey Hoch, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis, USA.As an award-winning teacher, Professor Hoch has taught Health Economics and Economic Evaluation classes throughout the world, giving over 200 invited presentations in 15 countries. With over 160 publications in the scientific literature, 20 book chapters and editorials (h index=30), Professor Hoch is a highly sought after expert in the area of using health economics to understand problems and frame solutionsA health economics perspective is taken in many of the projects currently ongoing at CHAP, because of the importance of informed decision-making when allocating health care resources. During his two weeks visit Professor Hoch will supervise two PhD students and give a series of three seminars: 1) Collection and analysis of costs of interventions targeting public health; 2) Instruments suitable in health economic evaluation of mental health interventions; 3) Long-term health economic evaluations of preventive interventions in public health. We plan a lecture to present application of health economic methods for the evaluation of preventive interventions aimed at promoting mental health and working ability. Researchers and students from departments at Uppsala University, such as Public Health and Caring Sciences, Women and Children´s Health, Psychology and Economics will be invited to the seminars and the lecture. We will discuss the possibility of the exchange of doctoral students to build new and exchange existing competencies.A visit by Professor Hoch can be a unique opportunity for our PhD students and researchers to benefit from his expertise concerning economic evaluations of interventions that aim to improve health and well-being. It would be a major step towards expanding our network and establishing an important collaboration.