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Title: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
Presenter: Beth Devine, PhD, PharmD, MBA; University of Washington
Date: Monday, July 27, 2020
About the Speaker
Beth Devine, PhD, PharmD, MBA, is Professor in the University of Washington School of Pharmacy’s Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute. She is a health services research scientist and health economist who employs methods from the overlapping disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, decision sciences, and clinical informatics. The framework for her work is comparative effectiveness research. Her foremost area of research is evidence synthesis, wherein she has conducted over 25 systematic reviews and network meta-analyses in both the frequentist and Bayesian frameworks. Dr. Devine is the Assistant Director and site-principal investigator of the AHRQ-funded Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) V, which brings together the strengths of faculty and staff from UW, Oregon Health & Science University, and Aggregate Analytics, Inc. She is an elected member of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology and was a key contributor to the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Task Force that developed the Good Research Practices for Conducting Indirect Treatment Comparisons, considered a tool for conducting CER. Dr. Devine also has expertise in the conduct of prospective studies, retrospective database analyses, and cost-effectiveness analyses. She employs these study designs to investigate issues of pharmacogenomic-guided medication safety, healthcare resource use, costs and value of healthcare interventions.