Dr Patrick Fahr
Research Member of Common Room
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
Patrick started his research career as a doctoral research student reading for a DPhil in Health Economics at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford. His thesis explored the challenges of using biomedical big data for health economic analyses in the context of rare genetic diseases and genome-based diagnostic technologies.
After finishing his DPhil, Patrick joined the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences to lead the health economics work on the Oxford Martin Future of Cooling Programme. This ongoing work focuses on the impact of suboptimal temperature exposure on healthcare resource utilisation and associated costs, using observational data for econometric analyses. In addition, Patrick is working on multiple other projects. He is co-leading the economics work on a larger vaccine impact assessment modelling study funded by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), investigating the impact of CEPI’s investments in Lassa fever and Chikungunya globally, in terms of infection, disease and economic impact. He is also co-leading a cost-benefit analysis on the Welsh Basic Income Pilot for Care Leavers. Last, Patrick has recently been awarded an NIHR Global Health Transformation grant as a co-investigator leading the economics work package on a project that will investigate novel extreme weather risk insurance systems in Kenya.