Risha Gidwani

Risha Gidwani, DrPH

Health Economist, VA Health Economics Resource Center
Core Investigator, VA Center for Innovation to Implementation
Consulting Assistant Professor, Stanford Division of General Medical Disciplines
Associate, Stanford Health Policy

VA Palo Alto Health Care System
795 Willow Road (152)
Menlo Park, CA 94025

(650) 493-5000 X22937 (voice)
(650) 617-2667 (fax)

Bio

Risha Gidwani is a Health Economist at the VA Health Economics Resource Center (HERC), a Core Investigator at the VA Center for Innovation to Implementation and a Consulting Assistant Professor in the Division of General Medical Disciplines at Stanford University.  Her research uses econometric and decision analysis techniques to identify ways to improve the quality and lower the costs of U.S. healthcare.  She has expertise in causal inference from observational data, cost-effectiveness analysis, meta-analysis, and health-related quality of life measurement.  Her content interests include: palliative care; end-of-life care; and health information technology.  She received her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from the UCLA SPH Department of Health Services.