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. 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.
  2. Waserman, S, Avilla, E, Harada, L, Isaranuwatchai, W, Perdrizet, J, Kastner, M 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 .
  3. 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.
  4. 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; :. doi: 10.1002/cam4.1495. PubMed PMID:30019421 .
  5. 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.
  6. 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 .
  7. 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.
  8. 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 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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