Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai


Director, Centre for Excellence in Economic Analysis Research


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. Isaac, M, Isaranuwatchai, W, Tehrani, N. Cost analysis of remote telemedicine screening for retinopathy of prematurity. Can. J. Ophthalmol. 2018;53 (2):162-167. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2017.08.018. PubMed PMID:29631829 .
  2. Kaur, A, Isaranuwatchai, W, Jaffer, A, Ferguson, G, Abi-Jaoude, A, Johnson, A et al.. A Web- and Mobile-Based Map of Mental Health Resources for Postsecondary Students (Thought Spot): Protocol for an Economic Evaluation. JMIR Res Protoc. 2018;7 (3):e83. doi: 10.2196/resprot.9478. PubMed PMID:29599106 PubMed Central PMC5897622.
  3. Welk, B, Isaranuwatchai, W, Krassioukov, A, Husted Torp, L, Elterman, D. Cost-effectiveness of hydrophilic-coated intermittent catheters compared with uncoated catheters in Canada: a public payer perspective. J Med Econ. 2018; :1-10. doi: 10.1080/13696998.2018.1443112. PubMed PMID:29458282 .
  4. Fu, LW, Song, C, Isaranuwatchai, W, Betschel, S. Home-based subcutaneous immunoglobulin therapy vs hospital-based intravenous immunoglobulin therapy: A prospective economic analysis. Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018;120 (2):195-199. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2017.11.002. PubMed PMID:29413344 .
  5. Geri, G, Gilgan, J, Ziegler, C, Isaranuwatchai, W, Morrison, LJ. Costs related to cardiac arrest management: a systematic review protocol. Syst Rev. 2017;6 (1):205. doi: 10.1186/s13643-017-0599-z. PubMed PMID:29041982 PubMed Central PMC5646160.
  6. Benzies, KM, Shah, V, Aziz, K, Isaranuwatchai, W, Palacio-Derflingher, L, Scotland, J et al.. Family Integrated Care (FICare) in Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Units: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2017;18 (1):467. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2181-3. PubMed PMID:29017578 PubMed Central PMC5634877.
  7. Isaranuwatchai, W, Perdrizet, J, Markle-Reid, M, Hoch, JS. Cost-effectiveness analysis of a multifactorial fall prevention intervention in older home care clients at risk for falling. BMC Geriatr. 2017;17 (1):199. doi: 10.1186/s12877-017-0599-9. PubMed PMID:28863774 PubMed Central PMC5580442.
  8. Thein, HH, Isaranuwatchai, W, Qiao, Y, Wong, K, Sapisochin, G, Chan, KKW et al.. Cost-effectiveness analysis of potentially curative and combination treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma with person-level data in a Canadian setting. Cancer Med. 2017;6 (9):2017-2033. doi: 10.1002/cam4.1119. PubMed PMID:28791798 PubMed Central PMC5603843.
  9. Ivers, N, Schwalm, JD, Witteman, HO, Presseau, J, Taljaard, M, McCready, T et al.. Interventions Supporting Long-term Adherence aNd Decreasing cardiovascular events (ISLAND): Pragmatic randomized trial protocol. Am. Heart J. 2017;190 :64-75. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2017.05.007. PubMed PMID:28760215 .
  10. Moghei, M, Turk-Adawi, K, Isaranuwatchai, W, Sarrafzadegan, N, Oh, P, Chessex, C et al.. Cardiac rehabilitation costs. Int. J. Cardiol. 2017;244 :322-328. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.06.030. PubMed PMID:28622943 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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