Donna Rowen BA, MSc, PhD (Sheffield)
I joined HEDS as a health economist in September 2006. Prior to joining HEDS I worked as a teaching assistant in Economics at the University of Sheffield whilst undertaking a PhD in Economics.
My research interests are:
- Measuring and valuing health and quality of life
- Modelling preference data
- Mapping between measures of health
- Methodology of developing preference-based measures of health from existing measures
My teaching interests lie in health economics, in particular QALYs, utilities and outcome measurement.
I am interested in supervising research students in topics/areas related to measuring and valuing health, in particular deriving, estimating and using utility data for health technology assessment.
Since joining ScHARR I have worked on a variety of projects including an MRC methodology project on using ordinal methods of preference elicitation to map between EQ-5D, HUI2, SF-6D, AQL-5D, OPUS and ICECAP. I also completed an MRC-NIHR Methodology Programme project on developing and testing methods for deriving condition-specific measures of health from existing condition-specific measures to estimate QALYs. I have also undertaken NICE DSU technical support documents for estimating utilities focussing on mapping and alternative measures to EQ-5D. I have worked on several projects mapping between outcome measures of health and deriving condition-specific preference-based measures from existing measures. I have also estimated societal values for burden of illness and end of life as part of EEPRU, the Policy Research Unit in Economic Evaluation of Health and Care Interventions.
I am currently working on literature reviews about the societal monetary value of a QALY as part of EEPRU. I am also working on a project funded by the Health Foundation on valuing aspects of self-management for people with diabetes for use in economic evaluation.
- Rowen D, Brazier J, Mukuria C, Keetharuth A, Risa Hole A, Tsuchiya A, Whyte S & Shackley P (2016) Eliciting Societal Preferences for Weighting QALYs for Burden of Illness and End of Life. Medical Decision Making, 36(2), 210-222.
- Rowen D, Brazier J, Keetharuth A, Tsuchiya A & Mukuria C (2016) Comparison of Modes of Administration and Alternative Formats for Eliciting Societal Preferences for Burden of Illness. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 14(1), 89-104. View this article in WRRO
- Rowen D, Dixon S, Hernández-Alava M & Mukuria C (2016) Estimating informal care inputs associated with EQ-5D for use in economic evaluation. The European Journal of Health Economics, 17(6), 733-744. View this article in WRRO
- Rowen D, Brazier J & Van Hout B (2015) A Comparison of Methods for Converting DCE Values onto the Full Health-Dead QALY Scale. Medical Decision Making, 35(3), 328-340. View this article in WRRO
- Rowen D, Mulhern B, Banerjee S, Tait R, Watchurst C, Smith SC, Young TA, Knapp M & Brazier JE (2015) Comparison of General Population, Patient, and Carer Utility Values for Dementia Health States. Medical Decision Making, 35(1), 68-80.
- Longworth L & Rowen D (2013) Mapping to obtain EQ-5D utility values for use in NICE health technology assessments.. Value Health, 16(1), 202-210.
- Rowen D, Young T, Brazier J & Gaugris S (2012) Comparison of generic, condition-specific, and mapped health state utility values for multiple myeloma cancer.. Value Health, 15(8), 1059-1068.
- Rowen D, Brazier J, Young T, Gaugris S, Craig BM, King MT & Velikova G (2011) Deriving a preference-based measure for cancer using the EORTC QLQ-C30.. Value Health, 14(5), 721-731. View this article in WRRO
- Brazier JE, Yang Y, Tsuchiya A & Rowen DL (2010) A review of studies mapping (or cross walking) non-preference based measures of health to generic preference-based measures.. Eur J Health Econ, 11(2), 215-225.
- Rowen D, Brazier J & Roberts J (2009) Mapping SF-36 onto the EQ-5D index: how reliable is the relationship?. Health Qual Life Outcomes, 7, 27.