Scott David Ramsey, MD, PhD
Year elected: 2006
Current membership category: Senior
Full MemberFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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PO Box 19024, M2-B232
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
United States of America
Dr. Ramsey is a general internist and health economist. He is a Full Member in the Cancer Prevention Program, Public Health Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where he directs Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research, a multidisciplinary team devoted to clinical and economic evaluations of new and existing cancer prevention, screening and treatment technologies. In addition, Dr. Ramsey is a Professor in the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Washington.
Trained in Medicine and economics, Dr. Ramsey’s research focuses on economic evaluations in cancer. He has published widely on patterns of care, costs, and cost-effectiveness of treatments for lung, colorectal, and prostate cancer. His research portfolio and interests include: large scale SEER-Medicare/Cancer Registry data linkages, patient reported outcomes, economic modeling of health care interventions, cost-effectiveness analysis, quality of life assessment, patterns of care, health care utilization, economic burden of disease for patients and society, pragmatic trial design, early technology assessment, and stakeholder engagement.
Dr. Ramsey is co-Chair National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Care Delivery Research Steering Committee and an executive office for SWOG. He is past President of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), and has served on the National Academy of Science’s Cancer Policy Forum.