Tao Ran, PhD

Tao Ran, PhD

Tao Ran, PhD



Dr. Tao Ran is a health economist with extensive experience in analyzing health care data, setting up analytical models, collecting clinical and economic evidence, and research design. During her time at the DKFZ, She worked on the economic evaluation (mainly cost-effectiveness) of colorectal and breast cancer screening interventions by collaborating with experts in epidemiology, radiology, as well as gastroenterology within and outside of DKFZ. Moreover, Tao calculated the total costs associated with Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell immunotherapy in Germany.

Before joining DKFZ, Tao was a Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness fellow at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she was working on a number of cost-of-illness studies. She also worked at the CDC to provide economic evidence of public health interventions for the US Community Preventive Services Task Force. Besides, Tao had academic research experience at the University of Minnesota, analyzing consumers' willingness to pay for different nutrition elements; and at Louisiana State University, building discrete choice models to analyze producers' behavior. Tao has a PhD in Applied Economics and a master's degree in Applied Statistics from Louisiana State University.


Selected Publications

T. Ran, C.-Y- Cheng, B. Misselwitz, H. Brenner, J. Ubels, M. Schlander:
Cost–effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening strategies — a systematic review.
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, in press (2019).
DOI: 10.1016/j.cgh.2019.01.014.

T. Ran, T. Nurmagambetov, K. Sircar:
Economic implications of unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning in the United States and the cost and benefit of CO detectors.
The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, (2018) 36(3) 414-419.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2017.08.048.

T. Ran, S.K. Chattopadhyay, Community Preventive Services Task Force:
Economic evaluation of community water fluoridation: a community guide systematic review.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, (2016) 50(6) 790-796.
DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.10.014

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