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CPC Grand Rounds - Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Screening Strategies: Analytical Considerations and Policy Implications

CPC Grand Rounds - Evaluating the Cost-Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Screening Strategies: Analytical Considerations and Policy Implications

 The Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Cancer Prevention & Control Grand Rounds presents Dr. Tina Shih from Health Services Research Clinical Cancer Prevention on October 20, 2017.

Date: 10/20/17, 12pm to 1pm
Time: 10/20/17, 12pm to 1pm
Location: Mays Clinic, ACB, 1.2325ABC First Floor
Format: Grand Rounds
CME: 1 CME & 1 CHES/MCHES Credit
Speaker: Dr. Ya-Chen Tina Shih
Speaker Bio: Ya-Chen Tina Shih, Ph.D., is Professor of Health Economics and Chief of the Section of Cancer Economics and Policy at the Department of Health Services Research, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Shih received her Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, with a concentration on labor/health economics and econometrics. She has served as Principal Investigators on research grants related to various economic aspects of cancer funded by the National Cancer Institute, National Human Genome Research Institute, Agency for Healthcare and Quality, American Cancer Society, and Lance Armstrong Foundation. Dr. Shih has close to 20 years of experience with economic evaluation, health services, and comparative effectiveness research, using both modeling approach and econometric techniques applied to observational as well as trial data. Her research concentrates on the application of quantitative methods to examine the economic aspect of cancer care. Major themes in her work include studying the diffusion of new medical technologies among various patient and provider subgroups and/or geographic areas; examining the impact of new technologies on the outcomes and costs of cancer care; estimating disease burden of cancer and cancer-related complications; and exploring the effect, especially the unintended consequences, of technology diffusion, health policies and regulations on cancer patients. Other research interests are assessing the cost-effectiveness of medical as well as behavioral interventions. Dr. Shih has over 150 publications, serves as a co-editor for Value in Health, and is on the editorial board of PharmacoEconomics. She was a member of the National Cancer Policy Forum at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine) and is currently serving on the American Cancer Society Guidelines Development Workgroup.
Contact: Jennifer Tijerina - (832) 750-1629 - jmcastillo1@mdanderson.org