ARCC is pleased to congratulate our Health Economist, Adam Raymakers, on his recent award of a 2019 Research Trainee Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.
“Improving The Methods Of Economic Evaluation To Support Decision-Making: CAR-T, Uncertainty, And Real-World Evidence”
Supervisor: Stuart Peacock (ARCC Co-Director)
Adam’s research investigates how economic evaluation can be used to inform decision-making in health care. Specifically, he is interested in the evaluation of evidence and broadening the scope of economic evaluations to include components such as equity, in order to provide a comprehensive assessment of the technology under consideration.
Other than being costly, there is limited evidence on the effectiveness and longevity of various therapies, such as CAR-T. Therefore, it is important to conduct comprehensive economic evaluations that acknowledge both the evidence and the uncertainty around the evidence that can inform decision-making.
Raymakers credits SFU’s strong health economics team in helping his development as a researcher.
“FHS brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers with a variety of perspectives that, for me, is really valuable to appreciating the broad spectrum of health care needs of individuals and populations.”