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-670G, Health Sciences Building

address:
Magnuson Health Sciences Center
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195-7660

campus box:   357660
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


Basu A, Carlson JJ, Veenstra DL. A Framework for Prioritizing Research Investments in Precision Medicine. Med Decis Making. 2016 Jul;36(5):567-80. doi: 10.1177/0272989X15610780. Epub 2015 Oct 26.  PMID: 26502985
  


Bennette CS, Veenstra DL, Basu A, Baker LH, Ramsey SD, Carlson JJ. Development and Evaluation of an Approach to Using Value of Information Analyses for Real-Time Prioritization Decisions Within SWOG, a Large Cancer Clinical Trials Cooperative Group. Med Decis Making. 2016 Jul;36(5):641-51. doi: 10.1177/0272989X16636847. Epub 2016 Mar 24.  PMID: 27012232
  


Elliott K, W Klein J, Basu A, Sabbatini AK. Transitional care clinics for follow-up and primary care linkage for patients discharged from the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Mar 15. pii: S0735-6757(16)00211-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.03.029. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 27066931
  


Shepherd-Banigan M, Bell JF, Basu A, Booth-LaForce C, Harris JR. Mothers' Employment Attributes and Use of Preventive Child Health Services. Med Care Res Rev. 2016 Feb 28. pii: 1077558716634555. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26928958
  


Sabbatini AK, Kocher KE, Basu A, Hsia RY. In-Hospital Outcomes and Costs Among Patients Hospitalized During a Return Visit to the Emergency Department. JAMA. 2016 Feb 16;315(7):663-71. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.0649.  PMID: 26881369
  


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

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

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

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

A Comprehensive Probabilistic-Micro-Simulation Model to Assess Cost-Effectiveness
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
PI:   Basu           Dates:    12/1/2012 - 11/30/2013

Monoclonal Antibodies in Cancer Care: Is Underinsurance An Access Barrier?
University of Chicago
PI:   Basu           Dates:    8/1/2012 - 7/31/2013

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

Monoclonal Antibodies in Cancer Care: Is Underinsurance An Access Barrier?
University of Chicago
PI:   Basu           Dates:    3/6/2011 - 7/31/2013

Advancing Instrumental Variable Methods in Comparative Effectiveness Research
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
PI:   Basu           Dates:    1/1/2011 - 8/31/2013

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.