Dr Dan Howdon
- Position: Senior Research Fellow
- Areas of expertise: health economics; econometrics; methods for observational data; survival analysis; cost-effectiveness thresholds
- Email: D.Howdon@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 10.91 Worsley Building
- Website: Googlescholar | ORCID
I am a Senior Research Fellow in the Academic Unit of Health Economics within Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. I joined AUHE in May 2018 after two years as a Postdoc in Health Economics at the University of Groningen. Prior to this, I held various teaching and research fellow positions at University College London and the University of York.
I am also an honorary researcher with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and deliver teaching as part of the University of York’s distance learning programme in health economics.
- Lead, Applied Health Econometrics Group
- Interim joint (with Adam Martin) lead, Learning & Teaching
- Co-lead for ENQUIRE-RESS-3 Integrated Core Unit, Year 3.
I am currently involved with several funded projects, including:
- ALABAMA: investigating the effect of penicillin allergy status on antibiotic prescribing, patient outcomes, and antimicrobial resistance
- ATLANTIS: evaluation of the use of low-dose amitriptyline for people with irritable bowel syndrome.
- Evaluating the impact of a staffing change on outcomes in care homes.
- ROSETA: evaluation of four behavioural interventions to support medication adherence in women with early stage (I-III) breast cancer
- WE SURE CAN: evaluation of a diet replacement intervention to support women with stage II-III breast cancer
I am also involved in a number of other research projects, including examining the prediction of prognosis in advanced incurable cancer using EQ-5D components, the impact of unmodelled heterogeneity in economic evaluation, the relationship between inequality in the distribution of loneliness and inequality in the distribution of health outcomes, and the relevance of the degree of budgetary impact in determining relevant decision rules in economic evaluation.
- PhD Economics -- University of York (2014)
- MSc Health Economics -- University of York (2010)
- BA Economics & Politics -- Durham University (2008)
I teach health economics as part of various undergraduate and postgraduate modules & am available for PhD supervision.
Current PhD students:
Amwaj Abugamza (Impacts of COVID-19 on labour market outcomes)
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
- Applied Health Econometrics Group
- Health economics
- Academic Unit of Health Economics