Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics
Andrew Mirelman is a Research Fellow in the Global Health Economics group at the University of York’s Centre for Health Economics (CHE). His research deals with economic issues of policy evaluation and decision-making in low and middle-income countries. He has several years of experience conducting cost-effectiveness analyses in many different settings, and he has a current interest in developing equity methods for integration in economic evaluation.
His current projects include: evaluating a sugar tax in Chile, examining the health impacts of conflict in Colombia, assessing the cost-effectiveness of a lung health intervention in three countries (Peru, Nepal, and Uganda), and estimating opportunity cost thresholds in Indonesia as part of the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI). He is also actively involved in a recent NIHR Global Health Group to develop state of the art evaluation of population and system level interventions. Finally, as part of a Newton Fund Travel Fellowship, he was a fellow at the University of Cape Town’s Health Economics Unit to examine the impact of cash transfers on childhood obesity.
In his past experience, Andrew has been a part of the Decade of Vaccines economics working group through Johns Hopkins’ International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) and has contributed to work on valuing the benefits of childhood immunization in low and middle-income countries. He has ample experience working in consulting for multinational organisations and non-profit organisations such as the World Bank, World Health Organisation, Save the Children and the Center for Global Development.
He obtained his PhD from the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2014 where his dissertation looked at the economics of chronic disease in rural Bangladesh. Prior to that, he completed his MPH at Johns Hopkins in 2009 with a concentration in comparative health systems. He also has a BSc in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia.