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Dennis is a Professor in the Centre for Health Economics, Monash University. He has published extensively on the economics of illicit drugs and alcohol, disability, cancer, the longitudinal measurement and evaluation of health inequalities and has lead a large number of economic evaluations of healthcare interventions including alongside RCTs. He has consistently published in the leading health economics journals, with multiple papers in the Journal of Health Economics (4), Health Economics (6), Social Science & Medicine (5) and also high impact medical journals including JAMA, BMJ, PLOS Medicine, Addiction (2), Diabetologia, Diabetes Care (2), Clinical Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology (2). He specialises in analysing large and complex data sets to improve health policy decisions with a focus on reducing health inequities. 

Research interests

Health Inequalities

Health Economics

Applied Econometrics

Economic Evaluations

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Inequalities in Health
  • Health Economics
  • Econometrics
  • risk and uncertainty
  • Alcohol
  • Cancer
  • Drugs - illicit
  • Disability
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Economic Evaluation

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