Brett Hauber, PhD, is a Senior Economist and the Vice President of Health Preference Assessment at RTI Health Solutions. He has more than 20 years of academic, research, and government experience in health and environmental economics. His primary area of specialization is in conducting conjoint analyses and discrete-choice experiments to quantify preferences for medical interventions and health outcomes. He also has extensive experience in conducting benefit-risk analysis of patients and other health care decision makers. He has studied the theoretical and empirical relationships among various health utility measures. His most recent applied work has included discrete-choice experiments of patient and physician benefit-risk preferences for treatments for conditions in numerous therapeutic areas, including neurology, infectious diseases, women's health, gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes, and oncology.
Dr. Hauber regularly teaches courses on conjoint analysis and discrete-choice experiments. He was a member of the Patient-Centered Benefit-Risk Steering Committee of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) and was the principal investigator for developing the Catalog of Methods for Assessing Patient Preferences for Benefits and Harms of Medical Technologies for MDIC. He is currently a member of the scientific advisory board for the IMI-PREFER project and an advisor to a number of initiatives led by industry and patient-advocacy organizations to incorporate patient preferences in regulatory and reimbursement decision-making in multiple disease areas. He was the chair of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Conjoint Analysis–Statistical Analysis, Reporting, and Conclusions (CA-SARC) task force and was previously a member of the ISPOR task force that developed the ISPOR Checklist for Good Research Practices in Conjoint Analysis. Dr. Hauber's research has been published in numerous health outcomes and medical journals.
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