To develop a systematic approach or specific methodology for the assessment of nutrition in outcomes research.


Nutrition economics, as the name implies, is the merging of the nutrition and health economics disciplines to assess the impact of nutrition on health and disease and to illustrate the health and economic aspects of specific changes in the daily nutrition and nutrition recommendations through the lens of cost effectiveness. Nutrition economics is defined as "a discipline dedicated to researching and characterizing health and economic outcomes in nutrition for the benefit of society" [1].

This rising research field focuses on the interdependency between nutritional habits, health, and public expenses. It supports nutrition, health economics, and health policy development in an evidence- and health benefit-based manner [1]. It will increase the understanding of nutrition's impact on health outcomes and of its absolute and relative monetary effect.

(Excerpted from: Nutrition Economics: An Introduction published in ISPOR CONNECTIONS 2014;4:10-11.)



Tania Maria Beume, MBA, BA

PhD Candidate, University of State of Rio de Janeiro
Schleife - Rohne, SN, Germany


Tricia Johnson, MS, PhD

Rush University
Oak Park, IL, United States

Past Chair

Moreno Perugini, MS, MBA, BSc

Vice President, Marketing, Commercial and Sales Operations Pharmaceuticals, Aimmune Therapeutics
Brisbane, CA, United States

Working Groups:

Member Engagement

These activities allow for a variety of members to participate and also facilitates disseminating content.

Key Project

Comparing coverage and reimbursement policies for Medical Nutrition technologies in key markets: Are we ready for a new approach?


  • Moreno Perugini, MBA, MPH, Nestle Health Science, Oak Park, IL, USA

Questions or ideas? Please send an email to nutrition_econSIG@ispor.org
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