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Award Background

The ISPOR Health Economics and Outcomes Research Excellence - Methodology Award was established in 1997 to recognize outstanding research in the field of health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) methodology.


  • This award is given to a distinguished paper that advances the field of outcomes research and is expected to have a substantial impact on the field with anticipated wide acceptance and application by others.
  • The recipient is selected from nominated publications that have appeared in print or epublication in peer-review journals during the preceding calendar year (the epublication must be listed in Medline) and other communication venues (eg, books, reports).
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and accepted for consideration.
  • A candidate may only be nominated for 1 major ISPOR award in a year.


Nature of the Award:

The recipient will receive the award at the Awards Ceremony at the ISPOR Conference. The recipient will receive the following: 

  • A complimentary registration to the ISPOR Conference
  • Travel and Accommodation expenses to the ISPOR Conference, per the ISPOR Travel Reimbursement policy




Health Economics and Outcomes Research Excellence - Methodology Award Lead

Emma Hawe, MSc

Recipients of the Health Economics Outcomes and Research - Methodology Award

Associate Professor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

2023 - Shirley V Wang, PhD

For the paper, “Reproducibility of real-world evidence studies using clinical practice data to inform regulatory and coverage decisions” .

Dr. Wang is an Associate Professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Lead Epidemiologist for the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Sentinel Innovation Center. She leads the Meta-Research in Pharmacoepidemiology program, with recent projects aimed at improving the transparency, reproducibility and robustness of evidence from healthcare databases ( and informing when and how real-world evidence studies can draw causal conclusions to inform regulatory or other healthcare decision-making (

She is currently PI on multiple NIH R01s and is also funded by FDA. She has previously received 3 awards from international societies for her methods work  (Reuel A. Stallones, Stanley A. Edlavitch, and Ronald D. Mann Awards).

Associate Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

2022 - Roee Gutman, PhD

For the paper, “A Multiple Imputation Procedure for Record Linkage And Causal Inference to Estimate The Effects of Home-Delivered Meals” .

Dr. Roee Gutman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Brown University. His areas of research and expertise are causal inference, file linkage, missing data, Bayesian data analysis and their application to large data sources in health services research. Dr. Gutman has been involved in many comparative effectiveness studies where he contributed both in terms of the statistical theory and its implementation. He has vast experience in analyzing many types of secondary datasets from various sources (e.g. claims data, registries, VA health data), and data collected through large pragmatic randomized trials.

Dr. Gutman has received three PCORI methods awards relating to causal inference with multiple treatments, inference with linked datasets, and analyzing proxy responses of health outcomes. He received a Brown University School of Public Health award for Excellence in Research Collaboration, and he was recently awarded an ASA/NSF/BLS Senior Research fellowship.

Quintiles Professor in Pharmaceutical Development and Regulatory Innovation, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

2021 - Darius Lakdawalla, PhD

For the paper, “Health technology assessment with risk aversion in health” .

Darius Lakdawalla is an award-winning researcher and a leading authority on health economics and health policy. He holds the Quintiles Chair in Pharmaceutical Development and Regulatory Innovation at the University of Southern California, where he sits on the faculties of the School of Pharmacy, the Sol Price School of Public Policy, and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.

His research has focused primarily on the economics of risks to health, the value and determinants of medical innovation, and the economics of health insurance markets.  His work has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals, and in prominent popular press outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the New York Times. Dr. Lakdawalla has also received the PhRMA Foundation Value Assessment Challenge Award, designed to encourage innovative approaches to defining and measuring value in health care, in 2019 (third place) and 2020 (first place).

Ivey Business School, Ontario, Canada

2020 - Gregory S. Zaric, PhD & Gregory J. Critchley

For the paper, “The impact of pharmaceutical marketing on market access, treatment coverage, pricing and social welfare.”

2019 - HEOR Excellence—Methodology Award Winner - James O'Malley

Professor of Biostatistics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH, USA

2019 - A. James O'Malley, MS, PhD

For the paper, "Modeling a Bivariate Residential-Workplace Neighborhood Effect When Estimating the Effect of Proximity to Fast-Food Establishments on Body Mass Index,” [published ahead of print November 20, 2018]. Stat Med 2019;38(6):1-13-1035. doi:10.1002/sim.8039.

A. James O’Malley, MS, PhD, is Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Biomedical Data Science and The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. In 1999, he received his PhD in Statistics from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and an MS degree along with the LJ Cote award for excellence in Applied Statistics from Purdue University. His methodological interests encompass multivariate hierarchical models, causal inference, using instrumental variables, Bayesian inference and social network analysis. Much of his work is motivated by problems in health services research. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed research papers, was chair of the Health Policy Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association in 2008, and cochaired its International Conference in 2011. In 2011, he received the HPSS Mid-Career Excellence award and in 2012 was elected to be a fellow of the ASA.


Associate Professor at the Department of Health Care Policy,
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

2018 - Laura Hatfield, PhD

For the paper, "Regulator Loss Functions and Hierarchical Modeling for Safety Decision Making" Medical Decision Making, July 2017;38: 512-522

Laura Hatfield, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Health Care Policy (Biostatistics). Her research focuses on trade-offs and relationships among health outcomes. She develops statistical methods that incorporate multiple sources of information, relationships among outcomes, and loss functions to improve decision making. Dr. Hatfield has expertise in Bayesian hierarchical and multiple outcome modeling. In applied research, Dr. Hatfield has evaluated interventions ranging from price transparency initiatives to home care, and from accountable care organizations to patient-centered medical homes. She has modeled temporal and geographic variation in medical device use and outcomes. Inspired by this applied work, Dr. Hatfield is currently working to improve methods for causal inference using difference-in-differences designs. With Dr. Sherri Rose, she co-leads the Health Policy Data Science Lab. Dr. Hatfield received her BS in genetics from Iowa State University and her MS and PhD in biostatistics from the University of Minnesota.


Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK

2017 - Claire Rothery, PhD

For the paper, "A Comprehensive Algorithm for Approval of Health Technologies With, Without, or Only in Research: The Key Principles for Informing Coverage Decisions" Value In Health, 2016;19: 885-891

Claire Rothery, PhD, is a senior research fellow at the Centre for Health Economics (CHE), University of York, UK. She joined CHE in 2006 after completing her MSc in Health Economics at York. She holds a MSci in Mathematics, a PhD in Theoretical Physics, and an MPhil in Medical Statistics, all awarded by Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. Claire’s research interests focus on the development and application of decision analytic modelling methods and Bayesian approaches to Health Technology Assessment. She has specific interests in the use of constrained optimization methods in economic evaluation, and value of information analysis for informing research prioritization decisions. She is currently co-chairing the ISPOR Task Force on Emerging Good Practices for Value of Information analysis. Claire has led an extensive number of health technology appraisals for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK. She also served on the NICE Technology Appraisal Committee from 2013 to 2016, and is currently a member of the NICE Decision Support Unit. Claire serves as a co-editor for ISPOR’s scientific journal, Value in Health.


Stergachis Family Endowed Professor and Director of the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program at the University of Washington

2016 - Anirban Basu, PhD

For the paper, "A Framework for Prioritizing Research Investments in Precision Medicine,” Med Decis Making 2016;36:567–80.

Dr Basu is a Stergachis Family Endowed Professor and Director of the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program at the University of Washington, with additional appointments in the Department of Health Services, the Department of Economics, and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Anirban’s work sits at the intersection of microeconomics, statistics, and health policy. His research focuses on comparative and cost effectiveness analyses, causal inference methods, program evaluation, and outcomes research. Anirban is as an Associate Editor for Health Economics and Observational Studies. He is one of the panelists updating the Gold et al. book, Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine. He is a past recipient of the ISPOR Bernie O’Brien New Investigator Award.

Anirban has a Bachelor’s degree from India, a Masters in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a PhD in Public Policy with a concentration in health economics from the University of Chicago.


Associate Professor and Interim Director, Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

2015 - Lisa A. Prosser, PhD

For the paper, "Measuring Family HRQoL Spillover Effects Using Direct Health Utility Assessment" Med Decis Making 2015;35:81–93.

Dr Prosser is an Associate Professor and Interim Director of the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on measuring the comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of childhood health interventions using methods of decision sciences and economics. Current research topics include: evaluating long-term health and economic outcomes for newborn screening programs using simulation modeling, measuring public values for screening programs, and developing new methods for valuing family spillover effects of childhood illness. Dr Prosser's research on the economic impact of influenza vaccination and using decision modeling to project health outcomes for newborn screening has been used in setting national policy recommendations. Dr Prosser received her PhD in health policy from Harvard University. She also holds a MS degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a MS from the Technology and Policy Program at MIT. Her undergraduate degree is in mathematics from Cornell University.


Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

2014 - Richard Norman, PhD

For the paper, “Efficiency and Equity: A Stated Preference Approach” Health Econ. 22: 568–581 (2013).

Richard Norman, PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), at the University of Technology, Sydney. He joined CHERE in 2006, and holds a PhD from UTS in addition to an MSc in Health Economics, and a BA(Hons) in Philosophy and Economics, both from the University of York. He currently holds an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Researcher Fellowship, in addition to project funding from the NHMRC and Australian Research Council (ARC). His interests are in the fields of economic evaluation, discrete choice experiments, and health-related quality of life. He is a co-author on a range of methodological and applied studies in each of these areas, combining all three to answer questions relating to valuing health profiles for use in economic evaluation. Prior to working at UTS, he worked at Queen Mary, University of London developing economic analyses as part of NICE clinical guidelines.


Ping Wang, PhD

Senior Biostatistician, Global Medical Affairs, Biogen Idec, Weston, MA, USA


Susan C. Griffin, PhD

Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, York, UK


Martin Hoyle, PhD

PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK


Mara Airoldi BSc, MSc

Research Officer, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK


Mandy Ryan, PhD

Professor in Health Economics and Director of the Valuation and Implementation Programme Health Economics Research Unit


Andrea Manca, MSc, PhD

Centre for Health Economics, The University of York, UK


Anirban Basu, PhD

Associate Professor, Dept of Health Services,
School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, USA


Maiwenn Al, PhD

Institute for Medical Technology Assessment, Erasmus MC – University Medical Center Rotterdam


Joshua A Salomon, PhD

Assistant Professor of International Health, Harvard School of Public Health


Andrew H Briggs, BA, MSc, DPhil

Health Economics Research Centre, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford


Jeffrey S. Hoch, PhD

Assistant Professor of Health Economics, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada


Bernie O'Brien, BA, MSc, PhD

Research Officer, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK


Richard D. Miller, PhD


Andrew R. Willan, PhD


Joel W. Hay, PhD


Gerry Oster, PhD


Daniel B. Mark, MD, MPH

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