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Erin Kirwin, BA (Hon), MA Economics

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Health Economist

Phone: +1 780 448 4881 (282)

Erin Kirwin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and International Development Studies from McGill University and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Alberta. Prior to joining the IHE in July 2019, Erin was the Manager of Advanced Analytics at Alberta Health and held the position of Public Health Economist with Alberta Health since 2011.

Erin has expertise in the use of routinely collected administrative data to inform public policy, with over eight years of experience working directly with administrative data from Alberta’s health system. She has led cost-effectiveness analyses to support provincial decision-making for immunization programs such as human papillomavirus and herpes zoster vaccine. Her peer-reviewed work includes health technology assessments of diagnostic tools and treatments for gastrointestinal diseases, as well as mathematical modelling of mitigation strategies for pandemic influenza and healthcare associated infections. Erin previously held memberships on the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System Economic Working Group, the APERSU Scientific Advisory Committee, and the Canadian Immunization Research Network.

Erin Kirwin is a member of the Network of Alberta Health Economists (NOAHE).