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Corneliu Bolbocean

Ph.D., M.A., M.P.P.M, B.A.

Senior Researcher in Health Economics

I am a Senior Researcher in Health Economics and I earned a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Economics from Simon Fraser University. I have experience of managing a range of applied economics and health economic studies, including policy evaluation, applied health economic evaluations, preference elicitation studies, and analyses of cross-sectional, trial, and cohort data using econometric techniques. I produced over 20 publications in leading health economics, health services research journals and clinical journals. I have recently published as a first author several studies in the PharmacoEconomics, Food Policy, Autism Research, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

My studies have directly advanced health care delivery areas related to neurodevelopmental outcomes, oncology, and mental health. Based on research I produced as an economist for the Epilepsy Genomics study, the British Columbia Ministry of Health (Canada) approved the medical service reimbursement plan for a new clinical service through Neurocode Labs Inc. (effective March 2017).

I am currently conducting a funded research to study the impact of preterm birth on health-related quality of life outcomes in adulthood. I have recently developed a work-stream to study the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on health-related quality of life in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disability. Currently, I am implementing a study to measure the impact of miscarriage on mental health outcomes across primary and secondary care settings. I conduct collaborative research with NDORMS, the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences.

I am happy to supervise prospective DPhil students, especially those interested in developing economics and health services research based on routine primary care systems or those who want to study methodological issues related to health-related quality of life outcomes.