Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Fern Terris-Prestholt, a visiting professor and health economist from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, will be presenting:
“Discrete Choice Experiments: Incorporating user preference for HIV prevention to inform optimal study design and economic evaluation models”
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room HS 574
This presentation will draw from her research on using choice experiments to design delivery RCT of a demand creation intervention to promote Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision among mature men in Tanzania and the use of discrete choice experiments to parameterise uptake of new HIV prevention products in economic evaluation models.
Terris-Prestholt is part of the SaME (Social and Mathematical Epidemiology) – HIV modelling and Economics subgroup in the Department of Global Health and Development, which is a group of economists and mathematical modellers who use modelling and economic analysis to inform HIV/AIDS policy.
Her work focuses on the economics of new technology introduction for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV and related conditions (such as STIs and TB), primarily in low and middle income countries. She completed her PhD on Introduction and Distribution of New Barrier Methods for HIV prevention, which focussed primarily on women’s demand for microbicides in South Africa. She is currently involved in a number of HIV prevention research projects where uptake is critical for intervention effectiveness, including distribution of oral HIV self tests, and optimal placement of point-of care HIV monitoring and diagnostic tests.
She holds a MSc in Development Economics from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, and a B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. She previously worked at the Institute for Medical Technology Assessment in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.