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Pilgrim Health Care
Project Description: The goal of this research was to enhance our understanding of how to incorporate patient preferences and advanced modeling methods in evaluating the cost effectiveness of interventions against infections. This project had four specific aims:
Career Goals: Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor of Population Medicine and Pediatrics at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. She received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia and did her residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center. She later earned her MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Lee will continue her career as a health services researcher bringing her expertise in pediatric infectious diseases to the field
Progress to Date: This grant has been completed. The research found the societal cost per case of GAS pharyngitis was $205/case. Parents reported greater willingness-to-pay and days traded to avoid GAS disease compared to minor vaccine adverse events. Vaccinating children at four years of age was preferred to vaccinating children at one year, due to waning immunity.
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