Grant-Funded Researcher (B)
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Dr. Shuhong Wang is a Team Leader within AHTA who are responsible for evaluation of pharmaceutical industry submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. She has a PhD in Public Health (major in Health Economics) from the University of Adelaide. She also has a medical degree as well as a Masters in Medical Sciences from China. She is a Health Economist by training, with a background in epidemiology and experiences in economic modelling.
Areas of Research Interest
Economic evaluation of health technologies and interventions, evidence-based policy making, health insurance scheme, and essential medicine and pharmaceuticals policies.
Date Position Institution name 2007 - ongoing Team Leader, Pharmaceutical Evaluation University of Adelaide 2004 - 2007 Senior Research Officer, Adelaide Health Technology Assessment University of Adelaide 2003 - 2004 Tutor University of Adelaide 1997 - 2002 Lecturer Shandong University 1995 - 1997 Associate Lecturer Shandong Medical University
Date Institution name Country Title University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Public Health (Epidemiology and Health Economics) Shandong Medical University China Masters of Medical Sciences (Social Medicine and Health Economics) Shandong Medical University China Bachelor of Medicine (Public Health)
Year Citation 2013 Newton, S., Wang, S., Schubert, C., & Merlin, T. (2013). One small step for an individual, one giant leap for their family: considerations required for assessing the cost effectiveness of genetic tests. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 10th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Seoul, South Korea. 2010 Buckley, E., Wang, S., Merlin, T. L., & Hiller, J. E. (2010). Use of disease prevalence when estimating the positive predictive value of a test can mislead: the spectrum effect. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 7th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Dublin, Ireland. 2009 Wang, S., Gum, D., Merlin, T. L., & Hiller, J. E. (2009). Predictors of vaccination uptake and course completion: A systematic review. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 6th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Singapore. 2008 Wang, S., Merlin, T. L., Kreisz, F., Craft, P., & Hiller, J. E. (2008). Cost-effectiveness of digital mammography compared with film-screen mammography in Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Population Health Congress. Brisbane, QLD. 2008 Merlin, T. L., Newton, S., Wang, S., & Hiller, J. E. (2008). Technology assessment in the context of workforce shortages and changing supply: digital mammography. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 5th Annual Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Conference. Montreal, Canada.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2012 Morona, J. K., Newton, S., Wang, S., Tamblyn, D., Ellery, B., & Merlin, T. (2012). Genetic testing for hereditary mutations in the VHL gene that cause von Hippel-Lindau syndrome (MSAC Application number 1153,). Canberra, ACT.: Commonwealth of Australia. 2012 Docter, S., Newton, S., Wang, S., Merlin, T. L., Ellery, B., Milverton, J., & Ma, N. (2012). Genetic testing for the diagnosis or prediction of long QT syndrome. Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, ACT, 2012. ISSN (online) 1443-7139. [on hold at applicant’s request].
Competitive Research Funding
National Competitive Schemes
|2012 - 2016||Pharmaceutical Benefits Branch, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. External evaluation of industry submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.||Merlin T, Moss J, Wang S, Schubert C.||$5,455,151.|
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Co-Supervisor Advancing the Health Technology Assessment of Complex Interventions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Abdolvahab Baghbanian
Date Role Membership Country 2016 - ongoing Member Member of International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 2014 - ongoing Member Member of Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand
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