Jen-Yu (Amy) Chang

BSc (Pharm), MSc (ClinPharm)

School of Health and Related Research

PhD student

Jen-Yu (Amy) Chang
jy.a.chang@sheffield.ac.uk

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Jen-Yu (Amy) Chang
School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I am a PhD student based in the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre in Public Health, Economics and Decision Science (PHEDS). In the first year of my programme, I have undertaken several diverse research attachments. These included (1) looking at appropriate response options in preference-based outcome measures, (2) exploring the impact of uncertainty in health economic decision models and (3) investigating the relationship between runner characteristics and sustained participation in Parkrun events.

Prior to joining ScHARR, I obtained a BSc in Pharmacy and a MSc in Clinical Pharmacy at the National Taiwan University, for which I received health research and bed-side clinical training. My master thesis focused on evaluating the cost-effectiveness of a pharmacist-led anticoagulation service. For public sector experience, I undertook an internship at the health technology assessment body in Taiwan (i.e. Center for Drug Evaluation) whilst my study.

Upon completion of my master’s study, I worked as a Research Assistant at the School of Pharmacy, National Taiwan University. Within this post, I was predominantly responsible for the modelling elements of oncology economic evaluation projects. I also performed analyses in other collaboration projects covering a wide range of topics using survey and nationwide claims databases. These included EQ-5D-5Lvaluation and health care utilization/epidemiology studies in oncology and maternal health. I have also worked as a part-time pharmacist at a community pharmacy from time to time

Research interests

My current research interests lie in health economic modelling and related research methodologies with an emphasis on the comparison of treatment sequences. From a wider perspective, I am interested in applying causal inference methods and using real-world data to inform economic evaluation. 

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I am an active learner and keen on having exposure to innovative analytical methods and interdisciplinary research.

Teaching interests

I have led tutorials for an MBChB module about medical research design, and critical appraisals of RCTs and systematic reviews. I am also a peer mentor for incoming PhD students.

Supervisors

Dr. Nicholas Latimer

Prof. Jim Chilcott

Dr. Duncan Gillespie