Santanu Kumar Datta, PhD
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
About the Speaker
BS, MBA, MS from Florida State University; PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After earning his undergraduate degree in chemistry, Dr. Datta went on to earn an MBA in finance and a masters degree in economics at Florida State University. He then went to the University of North Carolina— Chapel Hill School of Public Health to earn a doctorate in health policy and administration with a concentration in health economics. Dr. Datta began his research career as an Associate in Research at the Duke Center for Clinical Health Policy Research. Currently, he holds joint appointments as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Duke University and as a Health Services Research Scientist at the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care at the Durham VA. Dr. Datta’s areas of research include intervention and implementation cost analyses, cost-effectiveness analysis, decision analytic modeling, budget impact analysis, and utility/preference measurement. He has applied his research methods in a wide variety of disease areas including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, lung cancer, osteoarthritis, stroke, hip fracture prevention, ulcer prevention, smoking cessation, genomics, and various telemedicine interventions.
About the Event
Join us for an inaugural methods session hosted by DGHI’s Evidence Lab! There are several forms of economic analyses: cost analysis, cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, etc. In discussions or proposals, these terms are often used interchangeably. However, for health economists each of these terms have a specific meaning. In the first part of Dr. Datta’s talk, he will demystify economic analyses by explaining health economics terminology and providing examples of the most common forms of economic analysis, including his current collaborations with DGHI investigators. The goal of his talk is to leave you with a good conceptual understanding of health economics and how it may apply to your research and future proposals. In the second part of the talk, Dr. Datta will open the floor to questions and encourage you to apply the economic concepts he covered to your own current health studies, or to future studies. Whether a project coordinator, PI, researcher, or analyst, there will be useful take-aways to consider in your current or future work.