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Edgar Sydenstricker and the history of health economics

Black and white image of two people transporting a patient on a stretcher outdoors. Demonstration at the Red Cross Emergency Ambulance Station in Washington, D.C., during the influenza pandemic of 1918.
Author: Philip Clarke
Categories: Economic Evaluation, Public Health

An introduction to the work of Edgar Sydenstricker, a forgotten health economist who researched the 1918-20 influenza pandemic, the Great Depression, and inequalities in the impact of diseases such as pellagra.


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Health Economists’ Study Group Summer 2023 Meeting

The HESG Summer Meeting will take place at Keble College, Oxford, over three days from 10 a.m. on 21st June to lunchtime on 23rd June 2023. The meeting will include an additional session on Wednesday morning, which is open to all, entitled Improving Health Economics Communications.


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Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Health Economics

We are looking for an experienced post-doctoral researcher with evidence for high quality research and an ambition/ aptitude for an academic career in the area of health economics and precision medicine. Good grounding in health economics methodology and harnessing the value of health evidence and data is essential. The closing date for applications is 22 March 2023.

Health Economist

A post-graduate health economist with an ambition/ aptitude for evaluative data-driven research. Good knowledge of health economics methodology, including economic evaluation and decision analytic modelling, strong analytical skills, and effective team-working and communication skills are essential. The closing date for applications is 16 March 2023.
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