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Patrick Fahr

DPhil MSc


Quantitative Researcher

Dr Patrick Fahr is a health economist and works as a quantitative researcher on the Oxford Martin Future of Cooling Programme and at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. His current research focuses on the impact of suboptimal temperature exposure on health and the associated economic impact on the healthcare system. For this, Patrick uses observational data from administrative primary and secondary healthcare records in England. 

Patrick completed his DPhil in Health Economics at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, as a Scholar of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. His thesis explored the challenges of using biomedical big data for health economic analyses in the context of rare genetic diseases and genome-based diagnostic technologies, working within the 100,000 Genomes Project. 

Before moving to Oxford, Patrick worked in the pharmaceutical industry in England and Mexico. He holds a double MSc in Public Policy with a focus on econometric analysis and social protection finance (Maastricht University and United Nations University) and a BSc in European Public Health (Maastricht University) with a focus on epidemiology. Patrick speaks English, German and Spanish.

Research focus

Health Impacts of Climate Change

Real-world data analysis

Health economics