Nominations are Open!

Nominations for the LMIC Health Economics and Outcomes Research Excellence Award require a letter of recommendation for the nominee and nominee's CV.
Submission Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2022

About the Award

The ISPOR LMIC (Low- and Middle-Income Countries) Health Economics and Outcomes Research Excellence Award recognizes individuals with demonstrated outstanding research achievements in the area of health economics and outcomes research in LMICs (as defined by the World Bank). 


Evidence of research excellence will be assessed by evaluating the nominee’s body of work in the fields of health economics and outcomes research. Applications should provide a summary of the significant research contributions of the nominee in the methods or applications of health economics or outcomes research in LMICs. If applicable, the applications should also include specific examples of the impact of the nominee’s work on healthcare decision making or health outcomes in LMICs. 

Academicians, decision makers, industry professionals, economists, researchers and others who meet these criteria are eligible. ISPOR promotes the application of professionals newer to HEOR.

• It is strongly encouraged that the recipient be an ISPOR member in good standing for at least 2 consecutive years.
• Evidence of excellence to be assessed by evaluating the nominee's body of technical and scholarly work in the fields of health economics and outcomes research.
• The body of work may include research publications, technical reports and papers, books and book chapters, and other scholarly activities that establish the importance of the nominee's contributions. At least one paper should be published in a peer-reviewed journal indexed in MEDLINE or EMBASE.
• Academicians, decision makers, industry professionals, economists, researchers, and others who meet these criteria are eligible.
• Self-nominations are encouraged.
• A candidate may only be nominated for 1 major ISPOR award in a year.
• An individual may only receive this award once in a lifetime.


Nomination Process:

Nominators or those self-nominating must submit an application, a letter of recommendation by an ISPOR member indicating why the nominee should receive this award, and the nominee’s current curriculum vitae. Applications must be received by the deadline specified above. 


Nature of the Award:

Recipients will receive the award at an awards ceremony presented at an ISPOR in-person conference or virtually. The recipient will receive the following: 

  • A complimentary registration to an ISPOR conference.
  • Travel and accommodation expenses to an ISPOR conference as per ISPOR’s Travel Reimbursement Policy if the ceremony is held as an in-person event.
  • A complimentary ISPOR membership for a year.
  • An unrestricted grant of $5000 USD.

LMIC Health Economics and Outcomes Research Excellence Award Lead

Federico Augustovski, MD, MSc, PhD

Recipients of the LMIC Health Economics Outcomes Research Excellence Award

Associate Professor, Biostatistics, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

2021 - Samer Kharroubi, PhD

Samer Kharroubi, PhD is currently a Tenured Associate Professor of Biostatistics and the Director of the Statistics Support Clinic in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut since Spring 2016. He is also an Honorary Reader of Medical Statistics in the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield, UK. Further, he is a Chartered Statistician, which is a qualification administered by the Royal Statistical Society that recognizes his expertise as a practicing statistician.

His research and academic career started as Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Centre for Bayesian Statistics in Health Economics at Sheffield University in 2002, moving to the University of York (UK) as Lecturer in Statistics in 2006, then becoming a Senior Lecturer in 2011.

His research is in the theory and applications of “Bayesian Statistics”. On the methodological side, his main research area is in the computational aspects of Bayesian statistics and in Bayesian modelling generally.  On the application side, his most significant research advances is in the application of Bayesian Statistics in Health Economics, focusing mainly on two areas: (1) the development of methods for estimating health utility algorithms in a Bayesian framework; and (2) the development of methods for the implementation of value of partial and sample information in decision analytic cost effectiveness models.
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