Uma Srinivasan

Dr Uma Srinivasan is a lead scientist in Health informatics at the CMCRC. Her experience in designing software solutions for hospitals and health departments has shaped her research focus on information solutions that enable efficient and high quality healthcare. Srinivasan holds a PhD in computer science from University of New South Wales.
Areas of expertise: Health Economics / Data Mining

Nicholas Graves

Nicholas Graves is Professor of Health Economics with a joint appointment in the Institute of Biomedical and Health Innovation, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology and the Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Control and Surveillance, Queensland Health, Australia. Research interests Applied economics work on:
  • nosocomial infection/healthcare-acquired-infection
  • screening for chronic and infectious disease
  • mental health and workplace productivity
  • changing health behaviour among high risk groups
  • the supply of blood products
  • complementary and alternative medicine
  • randomness and funding
  • the economics of bureaucracy
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Areas of expertise: Health Economics

Federico Girosi LinkedIn

Associate Professor

Federico Girosi is an Associate Professor in Population Health at the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University and the Head of Research of the Health Market Quality program of Capital Markets CRC. Dr. Girosi is a health economist and a data scientist whose interests span a wide range of topics.

He is currently working in collaboration with federal and state organizations, as well with the private sector, on projects that apply data analytics to the solution of problems of immediate interest. Examples of his current projects include the development of a microsimulation for the prediction of health and health care utilization under different policy scenarios, the detection of clusters and anomalies in health trajectories, the design of customizable catchment areas and the analysis of the role of chronic conditions in the DRG hospital payment system.

He is also a Chief Investigator in three NHMRC sponsored projects: two that studies ways to manage ear infections in urban Aboriginal children and one that looks at immediate versus delayed care for gestational diabetes diagnosed at booking.

Dr. Girosi is also involved in research in the burden of eating disorders and in the evaluation of labor and birth programs.

Dr. Girosi earned a Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University in 2003, and worked 8 years at the RAND Corporation (Santa Monica, U.S.A.). His best known RAND project was the development of the COMPARE microsimulation, which was used to evaluate the impact of health care reform commonly known as “Obamacare”. He also holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Genoa, Italy, and conducted research for 10 years at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the areas of machine learning and computer vision.

Dr. Girosi has published in a number of peer-reviewed international journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, Nature, Science and the Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is also the author of a book, published by Princeton University Press in 2008 and co-authored by Gary King, entitled “Demographic Forecasting”.

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Areas of expertise: Health Economics / Data Mining

Adam Elshaug

Professor Adam Elshaug is an internationally recognized researcher and policy advisor with expertise in reducing waste and optimizing value in health care. This involves: (i) defining appropriateness (low- versus high-value care), including from various stakeholder perspectives (patient, clinician, community members, policy); (ii) Measuring patient and provider level prevalence of low-value care within large healthcare datasets; (iii) Working closely with government (including Medicare Australia) and third party payers in health care to design and implement reforms aimed at reducing waste, optimizing heath care safety and value, including the design and evaluation of alternative payment models. Prof Elshaug was a 2010-11 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow based at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in Washington DC. From mid-2011 to mid-2013 he then served as NHMRC Sidney Sax Public Health Fellow in the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston. In parallel, Adam became The Commonwealth Fund’s Inaugural Visiting Fellow for 2012-13 in New York City. Prof Elshaug is recipient of numerous research awards and over 100 invitations to address conferences, government, academic, insurance and health technology assessment groups internationally. He serves as Associate Editor forBMC Health Services Research and has first-author publications in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, BMJ, Journal of the American Medical Association, Medical Journal of Australia, BMJ Quality & Safety. Supervisor Homepage
Areas of expertise: Health Policy / Disinvestment / Eradicating waste and optimizing value in health care / Health Technology Assessment / Health Services Research / Clinical Epidemiology / Health / Economics / Stakeholder engagement in health care policy reform

Jane Hall

Jane Hall is the Director of Strategy for the Centre and Professor of Health Economics in the UTS Business School. She was the founding Director of CHERE and held that position until 2012. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. In 2012 she was recognized with a UTS Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence in Research Leadership. In 2011 she was awarded the inaugural Professional Award made by the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand, for her outstanding contributions to research, developing the field and mentoring others. She is currently leading the APHCRI funded Centre of Research Excellence in the finance and economics of primary care. She is actively involved in policy analysis and critique, and is a regular commentator on health funding and organisational issues in Australia. Jane has represented Australia in many international health policy forums. Jane is a member of the Board of the Bureau of Health Information; and a member of the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority. She is the Australian representative of the Harkness Fellowship in Health Policy and Practice; and Director of the Australian-American Health Policy Program. She is an Associate Editor of Health Economics, and of Health Policy. Supervisor homepage
Areas of expertise:  Health Economics / Control