Isaiah Luc

Mr Isaiah Luc

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Health Economist

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Isaiah Luc is a health economist at Adelaide Health Technology Assessment, possessing a strong background in epidemiology, biostatistics, and health informatics. In his role, he produces evaluations, and critical analyses of health economic models for medical services and pharmaceuticals, which are presented to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and Medical Services Advisory Committee to advise on federal government health expenditure.

Isaiah's expertise in epidemiological modeling, large-scale data management, manipulation, and statistical processing of health data is rooted in his academic and industry background, including his work with the SA Department of Health's Communicable Disease Control Branch. He also serves on a National Health and Medical Research Council grant assessment committee, where he evaluates Medical Research Future Fund grant applications concerning high-cost gene treatments and digital health interventions.

Isaiah is particularly interested in leveraging data to make informed, evidence-based decisions that improve health systems. Currently, he aims to develop new and innovative approaches for evaluating the safety, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of single pharmaceuticals that treat various medical conditions. To achieve this, he will utilise readily available data from the MBS and PBS, as well as local prescribing patterns to create an economic model that will serve as a foundation for future evaluations of multi-purpose pharmaceuticals.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Health Economist University of Adelaide
    2021 - 2022 Senior Public Health Officer SA Health
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2022 Award Academic Dux University of Adelaide Australia -
    2020 Award Chancellor's Letter of Commendation Flinders University Australia -
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Cantonese) Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2023 - 2027 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2021 - 2022 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Public Health
    2017 - 2020 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Medical Science
    2017 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts (Chinese Studies)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2022 Certified Health Informatician Australasia Australasian Institute of Digital Health Australia
  • Research Interests

  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2023 - ongoing Member Examination Development Advisory Committee Australasia Institute of Digital Health Australia
    2023 - ongoing Member Grant Assessment Committee, Medical Future Fund National Health and Medical Research Council Australia
  • Position: Health Economist
  • Phone: 83130343
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: 44-60 Rundle Mall - Rundle Mall Plaza, floor Level Four
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment

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