Lisa A. Prosser, Ph.D., M.S.
Director, Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit
Dr. Prosser is an Associate Professor and Director of the CHEAR Unit. Her research focuses on measuring the comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of childhood health interventions using methods of decision sciences and economics. Current research topics include evaluating long-term health and economic outcomes for newborn screening programs using simulation modeling, measuring public values for screening programs, and developing new methods for valuing family spillover effects of childhood illness.
Dr. Prosser's research on the economic impact of influenza vaccination has been used in setting national vaccine policy for children and for prioritizing subgroups in vaccine shortage years. Her studies using decision science modeling to project long-term health outcomes for proposed newborn screening programs have been used to inform national newborn screening policy decisions. She is currently a member of the evidence review group for the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children and the ACIP Zoster Working Group.
Dr. Prosser also holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Ph.D., Health Policy (Concentration: Decision Sciences), Harvard University, 2000
M.S., Technology & Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
M.S., Management, MIT Sloan School of Management, 1992
B.A., Mathematics (Concentration: Operations Research), Cornell University, 1988