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Esa Chen is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics, Monash University. She has used a range of quantitative research methodologies and has experience collecting and using clinical trial data, as well as using large healthcare administrative datasets. Esa’s publications, in scientific and practice journals, have focused on medication safety and health services interventions.

Esa’s research interests include health services, health outcomes and health equity. Esa evaluates the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of health technologies to inform recommendations for public funding from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) and Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC).

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 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours

Doctor of Philosophy

Research area keywords

  • Health services research
  • Medication Safety and Effectiveness
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Health economics
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Primary care
  • Health care evaluation

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