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. Dai, WF, Beca, J, Croxford, R, Isaranuwatchai, W, Menjak, IB, Petrella, TM et al.. Real-world, population-based cohort study of toxicity and resource utilization of second-line ipilimumab for metastatic melanoma in Ontario, Canada. Int J Cancer. 2020; :. doi: 10.1002/ijc.33357. PubMed PMID:33105030 .
  2. Lou, J, Kc, S, Toh, KY, Dabak, S, Adler, A, Ahn, J et al.. Real-world data for health technology assessment for reimbursement decisions in Asia: current landscape and a way forward. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2020; :1-7. doi: 10.1017/S0266462320000628. PubMed PMID:32928330 .
  3. Chen, C, Dieterich, AV, Koh, JJE, Akksilp, K, Tong, EH, Budtarad, N et al.. The physical activity at work (PAW) study protocol: a cluster randomised trial of a multicomponent short-break intervention to reduce sitting time and increase physical activity among office workers in Thailand. BMC Public Health. 2020;20 (1):1332. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09427-5. PubMed PMID:32873258 PubMed Central PMC7466487.
  4. Habbous, S, Guo, H, Beca, J, Dai, WF, Isaranuwatchai, W, Cheung, M et al.. The effectiveness of rituximab and HIV on the survival of Ontario patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Cancer Med. 2020; :. doi: 10.1002/cam4.3362. PubMed PMID:32794362 PubMed Central PMC7541135.
  5. 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;43 (9):2098-2105. doi: 10.2337/dc19-1536. PubMed PMID:32641377 .
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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;28 (9):1178-1186. doi: 10.1038/s41431-020-0640-x. PubMed PMID:32424322 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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;29 (8):945-954. doi: 10.1002/hec.4029. PubMed PMID:32412153 PubMed Central PMC7383734.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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