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Dr. Ward has extensive experience working on economic analyses, with a specific focus on healthcare policy and pharmaceuticals. She is an expert in economic valuations and has spent the last eight years working with pharmaceutical manufacturers, government agencies, and non-profit health organizations on topics ranging from drug pricing policies, the social value of new treatments, and long-term survival prediction.

Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Ward was a senior director with Precision Health Economics (PHE), a health care consulting company providing sophisticated quantitative analysis to address the most challenging problems in health care. While at PHE, she designed and led numerous research projects aimed at valuing new therapies and expanding patient access. Dr. Ward also previously worked in the health policy group at Abt Associates, where her research covered topics such as hospital quality measures and competitive bidding in medical device markets.

Publications
Article
The Societal Value of Broader Access to Antiobesity Medications
February 2020
Alison Ward, Dana Goldman, James Baumgardner, Mina Kabirie, Abhilasha Ramasamy, Emma van Eijndhoven, Rahul Ganguly, Gabriel Smolarz, and Tracy Zvenyach
Published in Obesity and presented at Obesity Week, November 11-15, 2018
Article
The Long-Term Social Value of Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factors
October 2019
Alison Ward, Dana Goldman, Mina Kabiri, Alison Silverstein, Emma van Eijndhoven, Aylin Yucel, Mark Bensink, and Charles Bowers
Published in The American Journal of Managed Care
Presentation
The Societal Burden of Prodromal Alzheimers's Disease in the United States
May 2019
Alison Ward, Jeffrey Sullivan, Alison Silverstein, Emma van Eijndhoven, and Kunal Saxena
Presented at the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 24st Annual International Meeting
Presentation
The Long-term Social Value of Better Targeting G-CSF Prophylaxis to Cancer Patients at High Risk of Febrile Neutropenia
May 2019
Alison Ward, Dana Goldman, Mina Kabiri, Alison Silverstein, Emma van Eijndhoven, Aylin Yucel, Mark Bensink, and Charles Bowers
Presented at the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 24st Annual International Meeting
Presentation
The Impact of Lifting Government Price Controls on Global Pharmaceutical Innovation and Population Health
May 19, 2018
Alison Ward, Jeffrey Sullivan, Taylor Schwartz, and Xiang-Ming Xu
Presented at the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 23rd Annual International Meeting
Presentation
Long-term Survivorship for Patients with Non-small cell lung cancer treated with nivolumab: A response–based modeling approach
January 2017
Alison Ward, Julia Thornton Snider, John Penrod, Homa Dastani, Yong Yuan, Emma van Eijndhoven, Robert A. Figlin, and Amitabh Chandra
Presented at the European Cancer Congress
Presentation
Demonstrating Life Expectancy Gains with Immuno-Oncology (IO) Therapies
December 2016
Alison Ward, Jeffrey Sullivan, Beata Korytowsky, Desi Peneva, Jennifer Benner, Darius N. Lakdawalla, Bjorn Bolinder, and Robert A. Figlin
Presented at the World Conference on Lung Cancer
Article
Regulatory, Legal Uncertainties Are Barriers To Value-Based Agreements For Drugs
November 4, 2016
Alison Ward, Mark Linthicum, Michelle Drozd, Alison Silverstein, and Joe Vandigo
Published in Health Affairs Blog
Article
Estimating the Social Value of G-CSF Therapies in the United States
October 10, 2016
Alison Ward, Jacqueline Vanderpuye-Orgle, Caroline Huber, Chelsey Kamson, and Anupam B. Jena
Published in the American Journal of Managed Care
Presentation
The Social Value of Immunotherapy in Non-small cell lung cancer
May 2016
Alison Ward, Jeffrey Sullivan, Beata Korytowsky, Desi Peneva, Jennifer Benner, Darius N. Lakdawalla, Bjorn Bolinder, Robert A. Figlin, and Anupam B. Jena
Presented at the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 21st Annual International Meeting
Presentation
Financial Implications of a Hospital Early Mobility Program
2015
Alison Ward, Kata Bognar, Jacquelyn W. Chou, Daniel McCoy, Jeannette M. Hester, Peggy R., and Anupam B. Jena
Presented at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine 28th Annual Congress
Article
Who Responds to Air Quality Alerts?
2015
Alison Ward and Timothy Beatty
Published in Environmental and Resource Economics
Article
Evaluating the economic burden of psoriasis in the United States
2015
Alison Ward, Jacqueline Vanderpuye-Orgle, Yang Zhao, Jackie Lu, Anshu Shrestha, Seth Seabury, and Mark Lebwohl
Published in American Academy of Dermatology
Article
Use of Monte Carlo simulation to inform design decisions for pairwise cluster randomization
2015
Alison Ward, Lauren Olsho, and William Rhodes
Published in Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology
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