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. Pham, B, Bagheri, E, Rios, P, Pourmasoumi, A, Robson, RC, Hwee, J et al.. Improving the conduct of systematic reviews: a process mining perspective. J Clin Epidemiol. 2018;103 :101-111. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.06.011. PubMed PMID:30297037 .
  2. Tricco, AC, Moore, JE, Beben, N, Brownson, RC, Chambers, DA, Dolovich, LR et al.. Sustaining knowledge translation interventions for chronic disease management in older adults: protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Syst Rev. 2018;7 (1):140. doi: 10.1186/s13643-018-0808-4. PubMed PMID:30219107 PubMed Central PMC6138921.
  3. Persaud, N, Laupacis, A, Azarpazhooh, A, Birken, C, Hoch, JS, Isaranuwatchai, W et al.. Xylitol for the prevention of acute otitis media episodes in children aged 2-4 years: protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2018;8 (8):e020941. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020941. PubMed PMID:30082349 PubMed Central PMC6078241.
  4. Waserman, S, Avilla, E, Harada, L, Allen, M, Isaranuwatchai, W, Perdrizet, J et al.. To stock or not to stock? Implementation of epinephrine autoinjectors in food establishments. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2018; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2018.07.029. PubMed PMID:30077660 .
  5. Isaranuwatchai, W, Bayoumi, AM, Renahy, E, Cheff, R, O'Campo, P. Using decision methods to examine the potential impact of intersectoral action programs. BMC Res Notes. 2018;11 (1):506. doi: 10.1186/s13104-018-3609-x. PubMed PMID:30053829 PubMed Central PMC6062875.
  6. Djalalov, S, Masucci, L, Isaranuwatchai, W, Evans, W, Peter, A, Truscott, R et al.. Economic evaluation of smoking cessation in Ontario's regional cancer programs. Cancer Med. 2018;7 (9):4765-4772. doi: 10.1002/cam4.1495. PubMed PMID:30019421 PubMed Central PMC6144163.
  7. McMain, SF, Chapman, AL, Kuo, JR, Guimond, T, Streiner, DL, Dixon-Gordon, KL et al.. The effectiveness of 6 versus 12-months of dialectical behaviour therapy for borderline personality disorder: the feasibility of a shorter treatment and evaluating responses (FASTER) trial protocol. BMC Psychiatry. 2018;18 (1):230. doi: 10.1186/s12888-018-1802-z. PubMed PMID:30016935 PubMed Central PMC6050694.
  8. 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 .
  9. 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.
  10. 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;21 (7):639-648. doi: 10.1080/13696998.2018.1443112. PubMed PMID:29458282 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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