Why research in statistics and health economics is so cool
The new year is finally taking off for me and I have a couple of updates. First, I would like to remind everyone about the exciting new course “understanding health economics in clinical trials” that me and the rest of our research team HEART have put together to support the dissemination of health economics among all people involved in the design and analysis of clinical trials.
After the terrible start of this year, things are going ok now and I am quite busy with different projects that I left a bit behind. First, I can confirm that me and my colleagues from the HEART group are going to give an introductory course to health economic evaluations next month for different groups of people from academia and clinical trial units.
After some nice holiday break, I came back to work ready for an exciting 2020 … or so I thought. Unfortunately, I have recently been caught by a terrible flu which forced me to postpone my flight back to London of a week.
I did not have much time to post anything this month until now as it has been a quite busy period. I have been involved in many different works and I have also involved other people in what I think could be some very interesting new projects.
Finally the time of ISPOR Europe 2019 has arrived and I will depart in a few days for Copenhagen, where the conference is held this year. I am actually looking forward to this as I am curious to see what type of conference ISPOR is, that is, whether I will be able to find some interesting works and have some “applied statistics”-related discussions or the attention is more placed on “economics and clinical” matters.
Just a quick update about some talks I gave/am about to give to advertise my research work. The one in Brighton, which I gave a couple of weeks a go at ICTMC, went really well and I was glad to hear that some people were very interested in what I presented.
I have got two news coming up. First, the paper I wrote with Michael and Gianluca on Bayesian methdos for longitudinal data in trial-based economic evaluations has finally been published as early view on JRSSA.
I have finally found some time to update the version for my R package missingHE, for which version 1.2.1 is now available on CRAN. I included two main features to the previous version of the package.
I have been kindly invited by the amazing person Chris Sampson to talk about the work I inlcuded in my PhD thesis for his monthly rubric entitled “Thesis Thursday” on the The Academic Health Economists blog.