BHE’s team grew considerably over the past few months. Here’s a look at three of our new team members:
Robert I. Griffiths, MS, ScD: Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Griffiths has over 25 years of experience in outcomes research, including evaluating the comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of medical technologies and practice in clinical trials, and in electronic health record and insurance claims databases. He has contributed to more than 70 peer-reviewed articles published in medical journals that include the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Cancer, and Blood. Prior to joining BHE, he was a Senior Research Fellow in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at Oxford University, United Kingdom. Dr. Griffiths received a master’s degree in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Doctor of Science in Health Policy and Management (concentration health finance) from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is currently completing a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Evidence-Based Health Care at Oxford University, where he is also a member of Balliol College. In addition, Dr. Griffiths holds a part-time faculty appointment at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
Gary Schneider, MSPH, ScD: Director of Analytics
Dr. Schneider has more than 20 years of experience as an epidemiologist, with extensive expertise in biostatistics and analyses of retrospective databases that include medical and pharmacy claims data, electronic medical record [EMR] data, hospital charge-master data, and adverse event/injury data. Although he has focused in epidemiology and health-related outcomes research, Dr. Schneider is also well versed in econometrics studies including time-series forecasting, loss modeling, intervention/post-program and regulatory compliance/impact evaluations. Dr. Schneider has a master’s degree in biostatistics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he also served as adjunct faculty.
Rahul Jain, PhD: Senior Manager
Dr. Jain’s primary research experience is applied health economics using advanced econometric techniques and he has specialized in pharmacoeconomics, health outcomes research and health policy research. Dr. Jain’s research has also focused on using novel data analytic techniques that address non-random treatment assignment reflecting “real world” treatments patterns within large administrative claims and other databases. Prior to joining Boston Health Economics, Dr. Jain was Research Manager at HealthCore, Inc. and an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Dr. Jain has a master’s degree from the Indian Statistical Institute and a PhD in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed his Post-Doctoral fellowship from Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Pharmacy.