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Anirban Basu

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Professor, Health Services
Professor, Pharmacy (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor, Economics

Education

PhD   University of Chicago, 2004   (Health Economics, Public Policy)
MS   University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), 1999   (Biostatistics)
MS   University of Toledo, 1997   (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
BS   Jadavpur University, 1995   (Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Contact Info

email:   basua@uw.edu
web site:   http://faculty.washington.edu/basua/

office:   H-375Q, Health Sciences Building

address:
Magnuson Health Sciences Center
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195-7630

campus box:   357630
voice:   206-616-2986
fax:   206-543-3964

About

Anirban Basu'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.

Currently the Stergachis Family Endowed Professor and Director of the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program at the University of Washington, Basu also serves as faculty member in the Department of Health Services and as an adjunct in the Department of Economics. Previously, Basu taught on the faculty of the University of Chicago Department of Medicine, where he remains an external affiliate of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences.

In addition to his position as a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Basu is as an associate editor for Health Economics, Journal of Health Economics, and Observational Studies, and has served as panelist or speaker at many economics and health studies conferences, nationally and abroad.


Health econometrics; cost-effectiveness; comparative effectiveness and value of information analyses; quality of life; spill-over effects; substantive focus on cancer, mental health and diabetes

  • HSERV 525
    Advanced Health Services Research Methods III - Causal Inference Using Observational Data


Yeung K, Basu A, Hansen RN, Watkins JB, Sullivan SD. Impact of a Value-based Formulary on Medication Utilization, Health Services Utilization, and Expenditures. Med Care. 2017 Feb;55(2):191-198. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000630.  PMID: 27579915
  


Walton SM, Basu A, Mullahy J, Hong S, Schumock GT. Measuring the Value of Pharmaceuticals in the US Health System. Pharmacoeconomics. 2017 Jan;35(1):1-4. doi: 10.1007/s40273-016-0463-3.  PMID: 27785770
  


Wang WJ, Robertson JC, Basu A. Burden of illness and research investments in translational sciences for pharmaceuticals in metastatic cancers. J Comp Eff Res. 2017 Jan;6(1):15-24. doi: 10.2217/cer-2016-0021.  PMID: 27934549
  


Basu A, Axelsen K, Grabowski DC, Meltzer DO, Polsky D, Ridley DB, Wiederkehr D, Philipson TJ. Real-World Data: Policy Issues Regarding their Access and Use. Med Care. 2016 Dec;54(12):1038-1044.  PMID: 27489028
  


Basu A, Axelsen K, Grabowski DC, Meltzer DO, Polsky D, Ridley DB, Wiederkehr D, Philipson TJ. Real-World Data: Responses to Zito and Doshi. Med Care. 2016 Dec;54(12):1048-1049.  PMID: 27676401
  


2016
Member, dissertation committee for Sarah Beth Barnett
Economic evaluations of state and local policies: Depression and related outcomes in populations of vulnerable adults

2016
Chair, dissertation committee for David Kim
Loss relative to Efficient Diffusion (LED) – A novel metric for economic evaluation of medical technology and its application to the evaluation of bariatric surgery

2015
Chair, thesis committee for Wei-Jhih Wang
What guides research investments in translational sciences? The case for pharmaceuticals in metastatic cancers

Comparative Effectiveness of Dynamic Patterns of Glucose Lowering Therapies
University of Chicago
PI:   Basu           Dates:    6/1/2016 - 5/30/2017

Innovative Methods for Modeling Lognitudinal Medical Costs
Northwestern University
PI:   Basu           Dates:    9/1/2015 - 8/31/2016

Personalized Medicine Economics Research PriMER
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
PI:   Veenstra           Dates:    7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016

Current and Future Costs of Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Coe           Dates:    7/1/2015 - 6/30/2019

Comparative Effectiveness of Dynamic Patterns of Glucose Lowering Therapies
University of Chicago
PI:   Basu           Dates:    6/1/2015 - 5/31/2016

WWAMI Practice Transformation Network
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
PI:   Flum           Dates:    5/1/2015 - 4/30/2019

Innovative Methods for Modeling Lognitudinal Medical Costs
Northwestern University
PI:   Basu           Dates:    9/1/2014 - 8/31/2015

Personalized Medicine Economics Research PriMER
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
PI:   Veenstra           Dates:    7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015

A Policy Relevant US Trauma Care System Pragmatic Trial for PTSD and Comorbidity
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Zatzick           Dates:    7/1/2014 - 6/30/2019

Comparative Effectiveness of Dynamic Patterns of Glucose Lowering Therapies
University of Chicago
PI:   Basu           Dates:    6/1/2014 - 5/31/2015

Personalized Medicine Economics Research (PriMER)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
PI:   Veenstra           Dates:    10/1/2013 - 9/30/2018

Innovative Methods for Modeling Lognitudinal Medical Costs
Northwestern University
PI:   Basu           Dates:    9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014

A randomized trial of a structured method for prioritizing cancer research
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
PI:   Carlson           Dates:    6/1/2013 - 11/30/2015

Comparative Effectiveness of Dynamic Patterns of Glucose Lowering Therapies
University of Chicago
PI:   Basu           Dates:    6/1/2013 - 5/31/2014

Instrumental Variable Methods for Censored Cost Data and an Application in Prostate Cancer
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:   Basu           Dates:    4/1/2013 - 3/31/2014

Innovative Methods for Modeling Longitudinal Medical Costs
Northwestern University
PI:   Basu           Dates:    12/28/2011 - 8/31/2016

Comparative Effectiveness of Dynamic Patterns of Glucose Lowering Therapies
University of Chicago
PI:   Kessler           Dates:    7/1/2011 - 6/30/2015

Instrumental Variable Methods for Censored Cost Data and an Application in Prostate Cancer
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:   Basu           Dates:    6/1/2011 - 5/31/2014

Graduate Certificate in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Comparative effectiveness research is a growing field that aims to generate evidence to improve health care decisions for patients and providers. It examines the benefits and risks of different medical or healthcare interventions, including drugs and medical technology. The results of these comparison studies are used by medical professionals to make better informed healthcare decisions and thereby improve patient care.