- 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
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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