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IHE congratulates Dr. Ellen Rafferty as NOAHE Scholar Award (Fellowship) Recipient

Dr. Ellen Rafferty, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta, is presented with a NOAHE Health Economics Scholar Award (Fellowship).

Ellen Rafferty profile picThe Institute of Health Economics (IHE) is pleased to congratulate Dr. Ellen Rafferty, PhD, as a recipient of the Network of Alberta Health Economists (NOAHE) Health Economics Scholar Award for 2018-2019. This fellowship, funded through the Health Funding and Economics Capacity (HFEC) Grant supported by Alberta Health, and in partnership with the University of Alberta, supports the professional and educational development of some of Alberta’s most promising health economics researchers.

Dr. Rafferty received a Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Calgary, a Master of Public Health from the University of Saskatchewan, and recently defended her PhD thesis, titled "Economic evaluations of vaccines in Canada: Exploring the epidemiologic and economic impact of chickenpox vaccine strategies in Canada using an agent-based model." Dr. Rafferty’s field of research, and the focus of her NOAHE Fellowship project, is public health economics. The majority of her research to date has been dedicated to examining the economic impact of public health policies and problems, such as determining the cost-effectiveness of specific immunization programs, and estimating the national and global economic burden of a variety of public health issues.

The IHE has a valued and long-standing partnership with the University of Alberta, spanning over two decades. For more information on the IHE, its partners, and its history, please see the following link: www.ihe.ca/about/about-ihe.

The NOAHE Health Economics Graduate (Internship) and Scholar (Fellowship) Awards were made possible in partnership with Alberta Health and the Universities of Alberta and Calgary. Funding was provided through the Health Funding and Economics Capacity (HFEC) Grant, supported by Alberta Health.


Jasmine Brown
Director of Communications, Institute of Health Economics
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