Dr. Ellen Rafferty has a Master of Public Health and a PhD in epidemiology and health economics from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Rafferty’s research focuses on the epidemiologic and economic impact of public health policies, such as estimating the cost-effectiveness of immunization programs. She is interested in the incorporation of economics into immunization decision-making, and to that aim has worked with a variety of provincial and national organizations. Prior to working at IHE she was a CIHR Health System Impact and a Network of Alberta Health Economists fellow at the University of Alberta and Alberta Health. There she worked to develop an infectious disease model to evaluate the health and economic impact of respiratory syncytial virus.