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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 is also a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester.

Erin has expertise in the use of routinely collected administrative data to inform public policy, with over ten years of experience working directly with administrative data from Alberta’s health system. She has led cost-effectiveness analyses to support decision-making for immunization programs such as COVID-19, human papillomavirus, and herpes zoster vaccine. Her peer-reviewed work includes cost of illness analyses, economic evaluations, as well as mathematical modelling of mitigation strategies for pandemic influenza and COVID-19. Her PhD research focuses on theoretic and applied methods for the economic evaluation of interventions with very broad health system impacts.

Erin has previously held memberships on the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System Economic Working Group, the APERSU Scientific Advisory Committee, and the Canadian Immunization Research Network. She is currently a member of the Network of Alberta Health Economists (NOAHE).