Newswise — Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—April 15, 2019—ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), announced today the honorees for its 2019 HEOR Scientific and Leadership Awards. ISPOR Scientific Awards are designed to foster and recognize excellence and outstanding technical achievement in HEOR and its Leadership Awards recognize excellence and outstanding leadership in the field. 

Avedis Donabedian Lifetime Achievement Award
Marc L. Berger, MD is s recognized for his outstanding, life-long contribution to the improvement of health outcomes. Dr Berger is a consultant in New York, NY, USA and has had a long career in senior executive roles. 

Marilyn Dix Smith Leadership Award
Josephine Mauskopf, PhD is recognized for her extraordinary leadership to the Society. Dr Mauskopf is vice president, health economics at RTI Health Solutions, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. 

Bernie O’Brien New Investigator Award
Zirui Song, MD, PhD is recognized as an investigator of exceptional promise. Dr Song is an associate professor of healthcare policy and medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. 

Value in Health Paper of the Year Award
Mónica Hérnandez, MSc, PhD received this award for her outstanding research paper, “EQ-5D-5L versus EQ-5D-3L: The Impact on Cost Effectiveness in the United Kingdom,” that was published in Value in Health in 2018. Dr Hernandez is with the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England, UK. 

Value in Health Regional Issues Award (Latin America)
José Miguel Uribe-Restrepo, MD, MPH received this award for his outstanding research paper, “Presenteeism, Absenteeism, and Lost Work Productivity among Depressive Patients from Five Cities of Colombia,” that was published in Value in Health Regional Issues in 2018. Dr Uribe-Restrepo is with Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia. 

Value in Health Regional Issues Award (Central and Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and Africa)
Alexandra Beletsi, PharmD, PhD received this award for her outstanding research paper, “Comparing Use of Health Technology Assessment in Pharmaceutical Policy among Earlier and More Recent,” that was published in Value in Health Regional Issues in 2018. Dr Beletsi is with Servier Hellas Pharmaceuticals EPE, Athens, Greece. 

Award for Excellence in Health Economics and Outcomes Research Methodology
A. James O’Malley, MS, PhD is recognized for his outstanding research in the field of health economics and outcomes research methodology for the paper, “Modeling a Bivariate Residential-Workplace Neighborhood Effect when Estimating the Effect of Proximity to Fast-Food Establishments on Body Mass Index,” [published ahead of print November 20, 2018]. Stat Med 2019;38(6):1-13-1035. doi:10.1002/sim.8039. Dr O’Malley is with Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH, USA. 

Award for Excellence in Health Economics and Outcomes Research Application
William V. Padula, PhD, MS is recognized for his outstanding practical application of health economics and outcomes research in healthcare decision making for the paper, “Value of Hospital Resources for Effective Pressure Injury Prevention: A Cost-effectiveness Analysis,” [published ahead of print July 16, 2018]. BMJ Qual Safe 2019;28:132–141. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2017-007505. Dr Padula is with the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. USA. 

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ABOUT VALUE IN HEALTH
Value in Health (ISSN 1098-3015) is an international, indexed journal that publishes original research and health policy articles that advance the field of health economics and outcomes research to help healthcare leaders make evidence-based decisions. The journal’s 2017 impact factor score is 5.494. Value in Health is ranked 3rd among 94 journals in healthcare sciences and services, 3rd among 79 journals in health policy and services, and 6th among 353 journals in economics. Value in Health is a monthly publication that circulates to more than 10,000 readers around the world.
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ABOUT VALUE IN HEALTH REGIONAL ISSUES
Value in Health Regional Issues (ISSN 2212-1099) is ISPOR’s online, MEDLINE®-indexed journal that publishes articles on health-related topics that impact the health policies and populations in the following regions: 1) Asia; 2) Central and Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and Africa; and 3) Latin America.
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