Health Economics Lead – MS

Budget Impact and Cost-Effectiveness Modeling Expert

Russell Becker is a senior health economist and joined CCHO in 2016 as consultant and in 2021 as a senior partner. Russell began his HEOR consulting career in 1995. Since then, he has developed a broad portfolio of HEOR skills. He has a strong, recognized capability in developing various types of health economics models, including budget impact and cost-effectiveness models, from design through final application and/or publication. He also manages projects such as observational studies, national patient surveys, cost-effectiveness analyses, and publication development.
Russell occupied many positions in academia and consultancy firms, he was the Director of Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) for Dymaxium, Inc., where he led a group of 13 project managers, analysts, programmers, and graphic artists. The group specialized in developing economic models and interfaces for models and other HEOR tools. Prior to joining Dymaxium, he was a Senior Manager with IMS Consulting. While there, he worked on key modeling and patient survey studies within the areas of cardiology, asthma, and overactive bladder. He also spent several years as a Senior Manager with Ovation Research Group (currently ICON), a health economics consulting firm. At Ovation, he specialized in developing various types of health economic modeling and a variety of projects in the areas of cancer, HIV/AIDS, urology, and osteoarthritis, including Phase IV and registry studies. He also lectured in economics for three years at George Mason University. Russel is a graduate from GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY: PhD program in Economics (completed 30 hours of coursework), 1989 – 1993- UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA: M.A. in Economics, 1993 and from PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY: B.S. in Business Administration, 1986

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