Dr Sophy Shih joined the SERP Program at the Kirby Institute and the NPESU at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health as a Senior Research Fellow/Health Economist in 2019. Sophy has a background in health economics, public health and biomedical science and was previously working at Deakin University and The University of Melbourne.
Sophy is a health economist with demonstrated expertise in economic evaluation and health service research. She has extensive knowledge of designing and implementing trial-based economic assessments, performing economic evaluations and building economic models. She has worked on a broad range of topics including cancer, diabetes, psycho-oncology and disability with a focus on intervention research of prevention and screening.
Dr Shih is working on a number of studies led by A/Professor Virginia Wiseman and other health economics projects within the Kirby Institute and UNSW. She is currently working on the TEMPO study, an RCT investigating HCV point of care testing to improve treatment uptake, and a cost-effectiveness analyses in conjunction with the Centre for Big Data Research in Health.