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Dr Thao Thai is a Research Fellow at the Health Economics Division in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Her research interests fall into three main areas: (1) Health preferences involving the use of stated preference methods such as discrete choice experiments, (2) Outcome measurement including qualitative and quantitative research on the psychometric performance of Health-related Quality of Life instruments, and (3) Economic evaluations and burden of disease. She is currently working on the Indigenous Youth Mental Health project with a focus on outcome measurement in Indigenous settings and economic evaluations of mental healthcare.


Dr Thai holds a PhD degree in Health Economics from Monash University, a Master of Health Economics (Advanced) from the University of Queensland, and a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Prior to her current position, Dr Thai was a Research Fellow at Deakin Health Economics, Deakin University. She is a member of the International Academy of Health Preference Research.

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

Research area keywords

  • Health Economics
  • Health Preference
  • Discrete Choice Experiments
  • Quality of life
  • Health policy


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