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Risha Gidwani, DrPH


Risha Gidwani DrPH.
  • Dr. Gidwani studies the comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of health and medical care interventions; her expertise is in causal inference from observational data and in decision modeling. Her research agenda focuses on health economics and outcomes research as it relates to: end-of-life care; palliative care; and health information technology. She also serves as a quantitative expert/co-investigator on a variety of research engagements spanning a range of clinical conditions from febrile neutropenia to low back pain.
Academic Title
  • Health Economist, VA Health Economics Resource Center
  • Core Investigator, VA Center for Innovation to Implementation
  • Associate, Stanford Center for Health Policy/Primary Care and Outcomes Research (CHP/PCOR)
  • Consulting Assistant Professor, Division of General Medical Disciplines, Stanford University
  • Doctor of Public Health (UCLA)
Research Interests
  • Value of Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Health Information Technology