Davene Wright, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Dr. Wright is a 2012 PhD graduate in Health Policy and Decision Sciences from Harvard University and now an Acting Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Washington and a Health Economist in the Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Currently, Dr. Wright is working with STRIPED trainees Yushan Jiang and Hyungi LeAnn Noh to carry out what may be the first-ever U.S. cost-effectiveness study of eating disorders screening. Dr. Wright is broadly interested in evaluating the cost and efficiency of service use in pediatric medical settings. Her research agenda primarily focuses on evaluating the cost and cost-effectiveness of childhood obesity interventions.
Mihail Samnaliev, PhD
Instructor in Pediatrics, Department of General Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Health Economist, Clinical Research Center, Boston Children’s Hospital
Mihail Samnaliev, PhD, is a senior health economist in the Clinical Research Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Instructor at the Department of General Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. He is interested in applied economic evaluations that can be used to improve the economic efficiency of the healthcare system. Over the past decade he has been a co-investigator on numerous research grants involving cost, cost-effectiveness, and cost-benefit analysis of health programs and interventions. Dr Samnaliev regularly consults researchers on matters related to collection and analysis of cost data, cost-effectiveness, and cost-benefit analysis, and research design of observational studies. He is currently mentoring STRIPED trainee LeAnn Noh on a new economic pilot study to estimate the cost of eating disorders to our nation’s healthcare system and society.