Karissa Johnston

Adjunct Professor

Karissa Johnson

Karissa Johnston completed a BSc in Statistics in 2004 from the University of Victoria, a MSc in Statistics in 2005 from the University of British Columbia, and a PhD in Epidemiology in 2009, also from the University of British Columbia. Since then, she has worked as a consultant, focussing on epidemiology and health economics studies. She is currently a principal at Broadstreet Health Economics and Outcomes research, in addition to an adjunct professor at Memorial.

Research Areas of Interest: Observational studies, economic evaluation, literature review and evidence synthesis, patient reported outcomes

Teaching Areas of Interest: Economic evaluation, discrete choice experiments, statistical analysis in epidemiology

Selected Publications:

Johnston KM, Gooch K, Korol E, Vo P, Eyawo O, Bradt P, Levy AR. The economic burden of prematurity in Canada. BMC Pediatrics, 14 (1): 93; 2014.

Johnston KM, Levy AR, Lorigan P, Maio M, Lebbe C, Middleton M, Testori A, Bédane C, Konto C, Dueymes A, van Baardewijk M. Economic impact of healthcare resource utilisation patterns among patients diagnosed with advanced melanoma in the UK, Italy, and France: Results from a retrospective, longitudinal survey (MELODY study). European Journal of Cancer, 14: 2175-2182; 2012

Johnston KM, Levy AR, Lima VD, Hogg RS, Tyndall MW, Gustafson P, Briggs AH, Montaner JS. Expanding access to HAART: a cost-effective approach for treating and preventing HIV. AIDS, 24(12): 1929-1935; 2010.

Johnston KM, Marra C, Connors JM, Najafzadeh M, Sehn L, Peackock S. Cost-Effectiveness of the Addition of Rituximab to CHOP Chemotherapy in First-Line Treatment for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma in a Population-Based Observational Cohort in British Columbia, Canada. Value in Health, 13(6): 703-711; 2010.

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