Andrea Manca, MSc, PhD
Professor of Health Economics
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, York, UK
Andrea Manca is an applied health economist with more than 20 years’ experience in the area of economic evaluation for healthcare decision-making.  He has evaluated a wide range of technologies (therapeutic medical devices, drugs, diagnostics and non-pharmaceutical interventions) in a number of different clinical areas, including oncology, cardiology and respiratory diseases, diabetes, chronic pain, surgical interventions, obstetrics and gynecology. His research interests focus on developing methodological solutions to address the issues that arise when analyzing and interpreting health economics and outcomes research data to inform person-centered healthcare decision-making.  This involves the use of advanced statistical and decision modelling techniques for the analysis of cost‑effectiveness and outcomes data, including quantitative evidence synthesis and health econometrics methods.   Andrea received the ISPOR Award for Excellence in Methodology in Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research (2008), and a number of other national scholarships and awards from the BackCare Society (2004), the Wellcome Trust (2007), and the UK National Institute of Health Research (2009).  He is a former co-Editor (currently serving on the EAB) of the scientific journal Value in Health and member of the ISPOR Bernie O'Brien New Investigator Award panel.  Andrea is Deputy Chair of the UK NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship scheme and member of the Technology Appraisal Committee of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for England and Wales.   Andrea holds a MSc in Health Economics (1998) and a PhD in Economics (2005), both by the University of York, UK.  His full CV can be found here: https://www.york.ac.uk/che/staff/research/andrea-manca/