Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai


Affiliate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai is a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital.

She is an Interim Director and a Health Economist at the Centre for Excellence in Economic Analysis Research (CLEAR), a part of the HUB Health Research Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.

Dr. Isaranuwatchai has collaborated with researchers and decision-makers in various topics areas to help communicate the value of health programs/initiatives using economic evidence. She has experience conducting economic evaluations using person-level data and decision modeling. Dr. Isaranuwatchai’s research focuses on applied economic evaluation (e.g., how to make economic evaluation more useful to researchers, health providers, and decision-makers) and health economics methods.

Recent Publications

  1. Isaranuwatchai, W, Fazli, GS, Bierman, AS, Lipscombe, LL, Mitsakakis, N, Shah, BR et al.. Universal Drug Coverage and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Care Costs Among Persons With Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2020; :. doi: 10.2337/dc19-1536. PubMed PMID:32641377 .
  2. Pempa,, Luz, ACG, Luangasanatip, N, Kingkaew, P, Adhikari, D, Isaranuwatchai, W et al.. Economic evaluation of rotavirus vaccination in children of Bhutan. Vaccine. 2020;38 (32):5049-5059. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.05.035. PubMed PMID:32522415 PubMed Central PMC7327517.
  3. Archer, RA, Kapoor, R, Isaranuwatchai, W, Teerawattananon, Y, Giersing, B, Botwright, S et al.. 'It takes two to tango': Bridging the gap between country need and vaccine product innovation. PLoS ONE. 2020;15 (6):e0233950. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0233950. PubMed PMID:32520934 PubMed Central PMC7286512.
  4. Mighton, C, Carlsson, L, Clausen, M, Casalino, S, Shickh, S, McCuaig, L et al.. Quality of life drives patients' preferences for secondary findings from genomic sequencing. Eur. J. Hum. Genet. 2020; :. doi: 10.1038/s41431-020-0640-x. PubMed PMID:32424322 .
  5. Geri, G, Scales, DC, Koh, M, Wijeysundera, HC, Lin, S, Feldman, M et al.. Healthcare costs and resource utilization associated with treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2020;153 :234-242. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.04.032. PubMed PMID:32422247 .
  6. Panzer, AD, Emerson, JG, D'Cruz, B, Patel, A, Dabak, S, Isaranuwatchai, W et al.. Growth and capacity for cost-effectiveness analysis in Africa. Health Econ. 2020; :. doi: 10.1002/hec.4029. PubMed PMID:32412153 PubMed Central PMC7383734.
  7. Mendlowitz, A, Croxford, R, MacLagan, L, Ritcey, G, Isaranuwatchai, W. Usage of primary and administrative data to measure the economic impact of quality improvement projects. BMJ Open Qual. 2020;9 (2):. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2019-000712. PubMed PMID:32276970 PubMed Central PMC7170543.
  8. Mendlowitz, AB, Naimark, D, Wong, WWL, Capraru, C, Feld, JJ, Isaranuwatchai, W et al.. The emergency department as a setting-specific opportunity for population-based hepatitis C screening: An economic evaluation. Liver Int. 2020;40 (6):1282-1291. doi: 10.1111/liv.14458. PubMed PMID:32267604 .
  9. Benzies, KM, Shah, V, Aziz, K, Isaranuwatchai, W, Palacio-Derflingher, L, Scotland, J et al.. Correction to: Family Integrated Care (FICare) in Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Units: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2020;21 (1):282. doi: 10.1186/s13063-020-04246-w. PubMed PMID:32192515 PubMed Central PMC7081562.
  10. Perdrizet, J, D'Souza, D, Skliarenko, J, Ang, M, Barbera, L, Gutierrez, E et al.. A Cost-Utility Analysis of Magnetic Resonance (MR) Guided Brachytherapy Versus Two-Dimensional and Computed Tomography (CT) Guided Brachytherapy for Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2020;107 (3):512-521. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.03.004. PubMed PMID:32169410 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Scientist, Li Ka Shing Institute
  • Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto