Anirban Basu

Professor, Pharmacy
Professor, Health Services
Adjunct Professor, Economics

Magnuson Health Sciences Center
Box 357630
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195-7630


Research Interests

Health econometrics; cost-effectiveness; comparative effectiveness and value of information analyses; quality of life; spill-over effects; substantive focus on cancer, mental health and diabetes


PhD Health Economics, Public Policy, University of Chicago, 2004

MS Biostatistics, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), 1999

MS Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toledo, 1997

BS Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jadavpur University, 1995

In the News

Rural hospital closings cause mortality rates to rise, study finds
NBC News, 09/06/2019

Researchers partner with Penn to study costs of Alzheimer's and dementia care
SPH News, 12/13/2018

Anirban Basu on panel that updated guide to caregivers’ decisions
HS NewsBeat, 09/22/2016

UW Professors Named American Statistical Association Fellows
ASPPH, 08/04/2016

Study Examines Outcomes, Costs after Return Visits to ER
SPH News, 02/25/2016

Outcomes from patient hospitalization after return visits to ER
JAMA, 02/16/2016

Drug projected at $1 million has spark mulling installment plan
Bloomberg Business, 08/06/2015

2014's Best & Worst States at Combating the High Cost of Lung Cancer
WalletHub, 11/20/2014

Politics Gets in the Way of Signing up for Health Insurance
Washington Post, 11/10/2014

Political Polarization and Health Insurance
National Bureau of Economic Research, 11/10/2014