Fern Terris-Prestholt, a researcher and lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, will present CHEPA’s final seminar of the academic year on June 17.
Her presentation, Discrete Choice Experiments: Incorporating user preference to inform optimal study design and economic evaluation models, will draw from her research on stimulating demand for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Tanzania and the use of use of discrete choice experiments to inform intervention design.
Terris-Prestholt is part of the SaME (Social and Mathematical Epidemioloty) _ HIV modelling and Economics subgroup in the Department of Global Health and Development, which is a group of economists and mathematical modellers who use modelling and economic analysis to inform HIV/AIDS policy.
Her work focuses on the economics of new technology introduction for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV and related conditions (such as STIs and TB), primarily in low and middle income countries.She completed her PhD on Introduction and Distribution of New Barrier Methods for HIV prevention, which focussed primarily on women's demand for microbicide in South Africa.
She holds a MSc in Development Economics from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, and a B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.
She previously worked at the Institute for Medical Technology Assessment in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
The seminar will be held on Weds June 17 in CRLB-119 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The seminar will be available remotely for those unable to attend.