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Incorporating equity into health care performance measurement

17 May 2015

Health economist Richard Cookson from the University of York, UK, will give a special CHEPA seminar on Weds. May 20 on Incorporating equity into health care performance measurement - a framework and application.

Cookson is a Reader and NIHR Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York. His research focuses on equity in health and health care, and he is conducting a five-year fellowship research program on health equity impacts.
While most of his research involves applied econometric analysis of large datasets, he also draws upon methods of economic evaluation, behavioural economics and philosophy.

Please note the special time for this seminar: 11 a.m. to 12 noon, on Weds. May 20, in room CRL-B119.

Cookson is a member of the NHS Outcomes Framework Technical Advisory Group (OFTAG). He served on the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Technology Appraisal Committee from 2002-7; the Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee from 2007-9, and was seconded to the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit in the Treasury in 2010.
He helped set up the UK Health Equity Network in 1999, organized a University of York Health Strategy Forum for senior health executives in 2010, and co-chaired the economics sub-group for the Marmot review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European region from 2010-12.
He edited the public health section of the Elsevier On-Line Encyclopedia of Health Economics from 2012-14, and from 2011-13 edited the collected works of Tony Culyer and Jonathan Bradshaw and published them in free e-book editions.

Cookson holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a DPhil in Economics from the University of York, and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford.
After completing his doctorate, he worked at the Centre for Health Economics (1997-8), the London School of Economics Health and Social Care (1998-2000), the University of East Anglia School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice (2000-6) and the University of York Department of Social Policy and Social Work (2006-10).

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