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Dr Andrew Tan is a Research Fellow at Monash University Health Economics Group (MUHEG), based at School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Formally trained as an economist, Dr Tan has a Masters in International Economics and Finance (University of Queensland) and a PhD in Economics (University of Otago), in the areas of economic development and population health. He has extensive academic and research experience in economic evaluations of childhood obesity and eating disorder interventions, with a strong focus on modelling techniques. He currently provides support with the design, conduct and analysis of economic evaluations alongside clinical trials across various health conditions. 

Supervision interests

Health Economics, Economic evaluation

Research interests

Health Economics, Economic evaluation, Modelling, Outcome measurement, Burden of disease, Priority Setting 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, Doctor of Philosophy, Climate and the Aggregate Economy: Empirical Evidence from Cross-Sectional, Panel and Time-Series Analyses, University of Otago

International Economics and Finance (Advanced), Master, University of Queensland

Research area keywords

  • Mental Health
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Health Economics
  • Modelling
  • Public Health
  • Childhood obesity

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