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Prof Andrew Palmer


Prof Andrew Palmer

Professor Andrew Palmer


Head of Health Economics Research Unit, University of Tasmania


Professor Palmer has over 15 years experience in the area of health economics and outcomes research, and is a widely published, well-known and respected health economist.

He studied medicine at the University of Tasmania before working in general practice in Sydney, Australia. In 1994 he moved to Switzerland where he was researcher and Medical Director of the Institute for Medical Informatics and Biostatistics (IMIB) from 1994 until 2000.

Professor Palmer co-founded CORE, Center for Outcomes Research, in July 2000 and was medical director and CEO until 2005. In October 2005, CORE merged with IMS, with Andrew taking up the position of Principal in the newly formed Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) department of IMS Health. He was a key member of the HEOR steering committee.

Professor Palmer moved to Australia and founded Critical Health Research in November 2008.

He was appointed Honorary Fellow and Member of the Menzies Research Institute, the medical research department of the University of Tasmania, in December 2008.

Professor Palmer has conducted research and published extensively in the area of health economics and the modelling of diseases including diabetes, nephropathy, osteoporosis, alcoholism, growth hormone deficiency, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, end-stage renal failure and oncology.