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Who We Are

The Pechlivanoglou Lab at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Research Institute is composed of a team of researchers and graduate students with expertise in health economics, decision science, biostatistics, epidemiology and health services research. We are part of the Child Health Evaluative Sciences research program at SickKids in Toronto, Canada.

What We Do

We work on both applied and methodological challenges in health decision sciences and health economics pertaining to paediatric populations. Through our work, we aim to improve decision-making practices in paediatrics.

Who We Work With

We collaborate with a number of research networks, institutes and individual researchers in Canada and internationally. Examples include our involvement in the CIHR Preterm Birth Network Initiative, the Innovation in Paediatric Clinical Trials Project, the Decision Analysis in R for Technologies in Health (DARTH) Workgroup, and the Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment (THETA) Collaborative.

Areas of Research

Our methodological work is situated at the intersection of health economics, decision analysis and biostatistics. The applied work we are involved in relates primarily to paediatric populations, with a special focus in paediatric oncology and preterm birth. Topics of interest include:

  • Health economics in paediatric oncology
  • Decision analysis using open-source software
  • Use of value of information analysis in paediatric clinical trial design
  • Estimation of the cost-effectiveness threshold in cancer
  • Use of survival analysis methods in decision modelling
  • The economic burden of preterm birth