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Past Events

October 1 to 4, 2018
Held at UC Merced
Cost Effectiveness and Decision Analysis Training

We offered a 4-day course on cost-effectiveness and decision modeling using Excel and TreeAge (statistical software for decision analysis) from October 1 to 4, 2018 at the University of California, Merced. Co-instructors Professor Jorge Diaz, Alex Moreno, Carolina Sarmiento, and Dr. Jorge Medina (National University of Colombia) covered the principles of cost-effectiveness analysis and decision analytic modeling and guide participants in implementing decision trees, Markov models, and microsimulation models using Excel and TreeAge. The workshop will also covered more advanced topics, such as probabilistic sensitivity analysis and model calibration.

September 24 and 25, 2018
Held at UC Merced
Cost Analysis and Return on Investment of Healthcare Interventions Workshop

Being able to quantify the cost and benefits from health care interventions is critically important for making decisions in today’s healthcare environment. In order to help healthcare providers, Public Health Departments, and researchers understand how to measure and incorporate costs and health outcomes into their decision making, Paul Brown (Professor of Health Economics and Public Health) and Van Do-Reynoso (Director of Public Health, Santa Barbara County) offered a two-day workshop on September 24th and 25th, 2018:

  • Day 1: Cost Analysis and Budget Impact Analysis in Healthcare
  • Day 2: Return on Investment and Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Healthcare Decision Making The workshop covered:
    • Approaches and techniques for conducting a cost of illness or budget impact analysis
    • Approaches and techniques for quantifying outcomes from healthcare interventions
    • How to combine this information into healthcare decision making using Return on Investment or Cost Effectiveness analysis

March 27, 2018
Held at Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Cost Effectiveness, Return on Investment, and Social Return on Investment for Assessing Healthcare Interventions and Services

This one-day workshop for health researchers at the Auckland University of Technology provided an overview and examples of ROI, the complexities of conducting a Social ROI, and the situations where it is more appropriate to conduct a cost effectiveness study. The workshop involves graduate students from UC Merced assisting the researchers in designing projects.

April 21 and 22, 2016
Held at Redwood Lodge, Wawona, Yosemite National Park
Using Return on Investment in Public Health Departments

This two-day workshop for staff from Public Health Departments in the San Joaquin Valley and the California Department of Public Health focusing on using return on investment (ROI) analysis for public health services.

October 24 and 25, 2015
Held at National University of Colombia, Bogota
Using Behavioral Economics to reduce medical errors and promote patient safety in hospitals

This two day workshop for medical professionals in Bogota, Colombia focused on how to use behavioral economics to develop interventions for reducing medical errors in hospitals.

August 20 and 21, 2015
Held at Redwood Lodge, Wawona, Yosemite National Park
Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Priority Setting in Mexicali

This two-day workshop in conjunction with the Society of Public Health in Baja California. The workshop provided researchers and public health officials from Baja region of Mexico with training in topics relevant to public health practice.

March 24, 2014
Held at Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Using Behavioral Economics to Develop Behavioral Interventions

Day-long long workshop for researchers and students at Auckland University of Technology focused on how to use behavioral economics to develop behavioral interventions. .