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James D. Chambers, PhD, MPharm, MSc


Research Interests 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 Brunel University
Gender Male

Honors + Awards

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.

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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.

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Contact Information

Phone: 617-636-8882

Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health
Tufts Medical Center
35 Kneeland Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111