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.)



Kirk Kerr

Senior Manager, Abbott
Columbus, OH, United States


Tania Maria Beume, MBA, BA

Independent Consultant, University of State of Rio de Janeiro
Schleife - Rohne, SN, Germany

Past Chair

Tricia Johnson, MS, PhD

Professor, Rush University
Oak Park, IL, United States

Operational Lead

Aditi Aggarwal

Manager, IQVIA
Gurgaon, DL, India

Working Group:

Member Engagement

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

Aditi Aggarwal

Manager, IQVIA
Gurgaon, DL, India

Amarsinh Desai, MS, PhD, D.Pharm, B.Pharm

Lead, Health Economics & Market Access, Nestle Health Science
Bridgewater Township, NJ, United States

Mark Nuijten, MBA, PhD, MD

CEO, A2M - Minerva
bergen op zoom, NH, Netherlands

Teck Cheng Alvin Wong, MSc, BSc

The University of Queensland
Singapore, 02, Singapore
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