Dr Elisabeth Huynh


Dr Elisabeth Huynh is a health economist and econometrician at the Department of Health Services Research and Policy at the Australian National University (ANU). Her research focuses on methodological and applied economics research predominantly in understanding and modelling choice, preferences and behaviour of key decision-makers in the health sector, particularly, though not exclusively, through discrete choice experiments, and the use of such outcomes in economic evaluation. 

Patients and consumers play an important role in Elisabeth’s research. Much of her research is focused on understanding the preferences and underlying motivations of patients and consumers, to improve decision-making and society’s well-being. Further, Elisabeth’s research has engaged with international industry and government bodies in medical decision-making and policy on a broad range of topics.

Substantive areas of interest include valuing quality of life and end-of-life decision making; health services research; ageing; health and development; and the labour markets of health care professionals, including participation decisions of patient and health service providers. In the development and valuation of quality of life measures specifically, Elisabeth’s contributions include the valuation of the health-related quality of life instrument among adolescents (Child Health Utility‐ 9D, CHU-9D); valuation of quality of life (capability measures ICECAP-A and ICECAP-O for the UK and Australian populations, respectively); and valuation of the end-of-life supportive care measure (ICECAP-SCM) to capture benefits from health and social care provision for use in economic evaluation.