Richard Pitman, PhD
Lead Health Economist & Epidemiologist
Global Health Economics, Outcomes Research and Epidemiology
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Richard Pitman has over 30 years of epidemiological experience. He joined Oxford Outcomes (now part of ICON Plc) as a senior health economist in 2006, from a position as a Senior Scientist in the Mathematical Modeling and Economics Unit of the Health Protection Agency’s Centre for Infections, in the UK. Whilst at the HPA, Richard held a joint position at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he lectured on dynamic modeling and infectious disease control. Richard previously worked at Oxford University and Imperial College.
Richard has extensive experience in the epidemiology, burden of illness, and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, particularly relating to the cost effectiveness of interventions and policy issues. Disease area expertise includes influenza, SARS, rotavirus, respiratory syncytial virus, tuberculosis, directly transmitted childhood infections, vector borne diseases and HIV. While working for the UK Health Protection Agency, Richard provided infectious disease related policy advice to the Department of Health, directly and through discussions with the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization, and for the National Health Service, on issues such as influenza vaccine policy and screening for tuberculosis or SARS at ports of entry into the UK.
He currently co-chairs the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Joint Task Force: Dynamic Transmission Modeling Working Group and sits on the steering committee of the ISPOR Good Practices Task Force: Economic Evaluation of Vaccines Designed to Prevent Infectious Disease and the Global Influenza Initiative.