Sujha Subramanian

Fellow, Cancer Economics and Policy; Senior Health Economist

Education

  • PhD, Health Economics, Clark University
  • MA, Applied Econometrics & Public Finance, Clark University
  • BA, Economics & Business, Lafayette College

Sujha Subramanian, PhD, is a leading expert in conducting economic evaluations, specifically related to cancer programs. In the past 15 years, she has directed several program evaluations, including the assessment of the cost and effectiveness of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, and the National Program of Cancer Registries. Dr. Subramanian is also leading the economic evaluation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Colorectal Cancer Screening Demonstration Program. These evaluations will identify overall efficiencies and cost-effectiveness of the programs.

In an attempt to better understand the costs, benefits, and harms of personalized screening regiments, Dr. Subramanian is leading two projects that use agent-based models to determine optimal approaches for screening for colorectal and breast cancer. She has developed costing methodologies for clinical outcomes studies, performed several assessments using patient reported data, and directed studies on racial disparities using Medicaid claims linked with cancer registry data. 

Dr. Subramanian is also leading research studies to build the evidence base for fostering wide-scale implementation of cancer screening programs in low- and middle- income countries and  is directing a multicountry study on the economics of cancer registration to derive the cost and resources required to establish high-quality cancer registries.

She has authored or co-authored more than 65 technical reports, publications, peer-reviewed journal articles, and book chapters.