Anirban Basu’s (MS UNC-Chapel Hill, PhD University of Chicago) 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. He is considered a leading international expert on methods to study heterogeneity in clinical and economic outcomes in order to establish the realized and potential value of medical technologies and of individualized care.
Currently the Stergachis Family Endowed Professor and Director of the Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute 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, he is a Fellow at the American Statistical Association. Basu was as an Associate Editor for Health Economics and Journal of Health Economics, and currently serves as an Assoc. Editor for Observational Studies. He has served as panelist or speaker at many economics and health studies conferences, nationally and abroad.
He has taught courses on health economics, decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis and health services research methods. He was one of the panelist on the Second Panel to update the Gold et al. book on recommendations for cost-effectiveness analysis in Health and Medicine.