Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai is the Director and a Senior Researcher at the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP). HITAP is a semi-autonomous research institute of Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health in Bangkok, Thailand. She is also an Affiliated Scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, at the University of Toronto, in Canada.
Her research focuses on how to apply health economics and health technology assessment (HTA) in the real-world setting as well as how to advance methods in economic evaluation. She has experience conducting economic evaluations using various methods with specific interest in the potential of big data (also person-level data from sources such as administrative databases, registries, and clinical trials) in health economics and HTA to support evidence generation and policy-making process.
Dr. Isaranuwatchai has collaborated with researchers, health professionals, and policy-makers in various areas to help communicate the value of health initiatives using economic evidence around the world (for example, Bhutan, Kenya, and Canada). She has contributed to the training on HTA to support universal health coverage (UHC) and health systems in Asia, Africa, and North America. Dr. Isaranuwatchai is dedicated to the creation and use of evidence in health-care decision making.