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James D. Chambers, PhD, MPharm, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine, the Tufts Medical Center Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies
Department + Services
Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health (CEVR)
Clinical Focus Areas
Examining insurance company coverage of medical technology, and research into the use of cost-effectiveness evidence in the US health care system
Research Focus Areas
Understanding the factors that influence coverage policy for medical technology, pharmaceutical innovation and the use and potential value of cost-effectiveness analysis in the US health care system.
|Training + Education
The ISPOR Bernie O’Brien NEW Investigator Award, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)
2014, Value in Health Paper of the Year Award – “Illustrating potential efficiency gains from using cost-effectiveness evidence to reallocate Medicare expenditures
Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Research from Brunel University for PhD research.
James D. Chambers, PhD, MPharm, MSc, is an Associate Professor at the Tufts Medical Center Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies. His research interests include examining the factors that influence how insurance companies cover and reimburse medical technology and the use, and potential value, of cost-effectiveness in the U.S. health care system. He leads the Tufts Medical Center Specialty Drug Evidence and Coverage (SPEC) Database and the Medicare National Coverage Decisions (NCD) Database.
Dr. Chambers graduated from Queens University in Belfast with an MPharm degree and previously worked as a pharmacist in the UK and Ireland. He also obtained an MSc from the University of York and PhD from Brunel University, both in Health Economics.
Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health
Tufts Medical Center
35 Kneeland Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111