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Spyros Kolovos

MSc, PhD

Research Associate in Health Economics

My main research aim is to understand the burden of various diseases and to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of existing and new interventions. I explore the influence of disease burden on the limited budget of healthcare systems, and how this budget can be used efficiently to improve the treatment options available to the patients.

In the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), I use routinely collected data (real-world evidence) to investigate the healthcare use and costs related to various musculoskeletal conditions and rare diseases, such as osteogenesis imperfecta and fibrous dysplasia. I am also interested in novel methodological approaches tailored to the current needs and opportunities in healthcare research, such as using individual-patient data meta-analysis or machine learning techniques in cost-effectiveness analysis. My work is multidisciplinary, as I collaborate with clinicians, medical doctors, and statisticians.

I studied Psychology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. I obtained a research MSc in Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology in VU Amsterdam. As a PhD student at the Health Sciences Department of VU Amsterdam, I investigated the changes in quality of life of patients with depression, and examined the cost-effectiveness of Internet-based treatments for depression. I was involved in meta-analyses, as well as trial-based and model-based economic evaluations.

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