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Dr Subhash Pokhrel

TitleProfessor in health economics and Head of Department
InstitutionBrunel University London
DepartmentClinical Sciences
AddressUxbridge
United Kingdom
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    Subhash Pokhrel is a Professor of Health Economics at Brunel University London. He is also the Head of Clinical Sciences Department and Leader of Health Economics Research Group (HERG). His specific research expertise is cost-effectiveness and return on investment (ROI) analyses in public health. He has widely published on behaviour change interventions around smoking cessation, physical activity and breastfeeding. He started his career in health research studying cost-effectiveness of early case detection for visceral leishmaniasis in Nepal. He is the lead author of the 2018 book, “ROI in Public Health Policy: Supporting Decision Making” (Palgrave).


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    1. Vargas-Martínez AM, Trapero-Bertran M, Lima-Serrano M, Anokye N, Pokhrel S, Mora T. Measuring the effects on quality of life and alcohol consumption of a program to reduce binge drinking in Spanish adolescents. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Dec 01; 205:107597. PMID: 31590139.
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    2. Borst RAJ, Kok MO, O'Shea AJ, Pokhrel S, Jones TH, Boaz A. Envisioning and shaping translation of knowledge into action: A comparative case-study of stakeholder engagement in the development of a European tobacco control tool. Health Policy. 2019 Oct; 123(10):917-923. PMID: 31383372.
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    3. Fernandes RA, Mantovani AM, Codogno JS, Turi-Lynch BC, Pokhrel S, Anokye N. The Relationship between Lifestyle and Costs Related to Medicine Use in Adults. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2019 06; 112(6):749-755. PMID: 30892384.
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    4. Ranasinghe PD, Pokhrel S, Anokye NK. The economics of physical activity in low-income and middle-income countries: protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2019 01 17; 9(1):e022686. PMID: 30659037.
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    5. Walker N, Smith B, Barnes J, Verbiest M, Kurdziel T, Parag V, Pokhrel S, Bullen C. Cytisine versus varenicline for smoking cessation for Maori (the indigenous people of New Zealand) and their extended family: protocol for a randomized non-inferiority trial. Addiction. 2019 02; 114(2):344-352. PMID: 30276931.
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    6. Aveyard P, Lindson N, Tearne S, Adams R, Ahmed K, Alekna R, Banting M, Healy M, Khan S, Rai G, Wood C, Anderson EC, Ataya-Williams A, Attwood A, Easey K, Fluharty M, Freuler T, Hurse M, Khouja J, Lacey L, Munafò M, Lycett D, McEwen A, Coleman T, Dickinson A, Lewis S, Orton S, Perdue J, Randall C, Anderson R, Bisal N, Hajek P, Homsey C, McRobbie HJ, Myers-Smith K, Phillips A, Przulj D, Li J, Coyle D, Coyle K, Pokhrel S. Nicotine preloading for smoking cessation: the Preloading RCT. Health Technol Assess. 2018 08; 22(41):1-84. PMID: 30079863.
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    7. Singh J, Pokhrel S, Longworth L. Can Social Care Needs and Well-Being Be Explained by the EQ-5D? Analysis of the Health Survey for England. Value Health. 2018 07; 21(7):830-838. PMID: 30005755.
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    8. Pokhrel S, West R. EQUIPTMOD as a basis for rational investment decisions in tobacco control. Addiction. 2018 06; 113 Suppl 1:3-6. PMID: 29644749.
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    9. Walker N, Yang Y, Kiparoglou V, Pokhrel S, Robinson H, van Woerden H. An examination of user costs in relation to smokers using a cessation service based in the UK. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 03 15; 18(1):182. PMID: 29544477.
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    10. Trapero-Bertran M, Muñoz C, Coyle K, Coyle D, Lester-George A, Leidl R, Németh B, Cheung KL, Pokhrel S, Lopez-Nicolás Á. Cost-effectiveness of alternative smoking cessation scenarios in Spain: results from the EQUIPTMOD. Addiction. 2018 06; 113 Suppl 1:65-75. PMID: 29532966.
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    11. Trapero-Bertran M, Leidl R, Muñoz C, Kulchaitanaroaj P, Coyle K, Präger M, Józwiak-Hagymásy J, Cheung KL, Hiligsmann M, Pokhrel S. Estimates of costs for modelling return on investment from smoking cessation interventions. Addiction. 2018 06; 113 Suppl 1:32-41. PMID: 29532538.
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    12. Cheung KL, Hiligsmann M, Präger M, Jones T, Józwiak-Hagymásy J, Muñoz C, Lester-George A, Pokhrel S, López-Nicolás Á, Trapero-Bertran M, Evers SMAA, de Vries H. OPTIMIZING USABILITY OF AN ECONOMIC DECISION SUPPORT TOOL: PROTOTYPE OF THE EQUIPT TOOL. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2018 Jan; 34(1):68-77. PMID: 29455684.
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    13. Kulchaitanaroaj P, Kaló Z, West R, Cheung KL, Evers S, Vokó Z, Hiligsmann M, de Vries H, Owen L, Trapero-Bertran M, Leidl R, Pokhrel S. Understanding perceived availability and importance of tobacco control interventions to inform European adoption of a UK economic model: a cross-sectional study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 02 14; 18(1):115. PMID: 29444679.
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    14. Anraad C, Cheung KL, Hiligsmann M, Coyle K, Coyle D, Owen L, West R, de Vries H, Evers SM, Pokhrel S. Assessment of cost-effective changes to the current and potential provision of smoking cessation services: an analysis based on the EQUIPTMOD. Addiction. 2018 06; 113 Suppl 1:96-105. PMID: 29430762.
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    15. Németh B, Kulchaitanaroaj P, Lester-George A, Huic M, Coyle K, Coyle D, Pokhrel S, Kaló Z. A utility of model input uncertainty analysis in transferring tobacco control-related economic evidence to countries with scarce resources: results from the EQUIPT study. Addiction. 2018 06; 113 Suppl 1:42-51. PMID: 29377316.
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    16. Németh B, Józwiak-Hagymásy J, Kovács G, Kovács A, Demjén T, Huber MB, Cheung KL, Coyle K, Lester-George A, Pokhrel S, Vokó Z. Cost-effectiveness of possible future smoking cessation strategies in Hungary: results from the EQUIPTMOD. Addiction. 2018 06; 113 Suppl 1:76-86. PMID: 29368363.
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    17. Cheung KL, Evers SMAA, De Vries H, Levy P, Pokhrel S, Jones T, Danner M, Wentlandt J, Knufinke L, Mayer S, Hiligsmann M. Most important barriers and facilitators of HTA usage in decision-making in Europe. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2018 Jun; 18(3):297-304. PMID: 29303374.
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    18. Huber MB, Präger M, Coyle K, Coyle D, Lester-George A, Trapero-Bertran M, Nemeth B, Cheung KL, Stark R, Vogl M, Pokhrel S, Leidl R. Cost-effectiveness of increasing the reach of smoking cessation interventions in Germany: results from the EQUIPTMOD. Addiction. 2018 06; 113 Suppl 1:52-64. PMID: 29243347.
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    19. Cheung KL, Wijnen BFM, Hiligsmann M, Coyle K, Coyle D, Pokhrel S, de Vries H, Präger M, Evers SMAA. Is it cost-effective to provide internet-based interventions to complement the current provision of smoking cessation services in the Netherlands? An analysis based on the EQUIPTMOD. Addiction. 2018 06; 113 Suppl 1:87-95. PMID: 29243351.
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    20. West R, Coyle K, Owen L, Coyle D, Pokhrel S. Estimates of effectiveness and reach for 'return on investment' modelling of smoking cessation interventions using data from England. Addiction. 2018 06; 113 Suppl 1:19-31. PMID: 28833834.
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    21. Coyle K, Coyle D, Lester-George A, West R, Nemeth B, Hiligsmann M, Trapero-Bertran M, Leidl R, Pokhrel S. Development and application of an economic model (EQUIPTMOD) to assess the impact of smoking cessation. Addiction. 2018 06; 113 Suppl 1:7-18. PMID: 28833765.
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    22. Berg ML, Cheung KL, Hiligsmann M, Evers S, de Kinderen RJA, Kulchaitanaroaj P, Pokhrel S. Model-based economic evaluations in smoking cessation and their transferability to new contexts: a systematic review. Addiction. 2017 Jun; 112(6):946-967. PMID: 28060453.
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    23. Stewart G, Anokye NK, Pokhrel S. Quantifying the contribution of utility cycling to population levels of physical activity: an analysis of the Active People Survey. J Public Health (Oxf). 2016 Dec 02; 38(4):644-652. PMID: 28158729.
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    24. Meads C, Glover M, Dimmock P, Pokhrel S. Parafricta Bootees and Undergarments to Reduce Skin Breakdown in People with or at Risk of Pressure Ulcers: A NICE Medical Technologies Guidance. Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2016 Dec; 14(6):635-646. PMID: 27116358.
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    25. Vokó Z, Cheung KL, Józwiak-Hagymásy J, Wolfenstetter S, Jones T, Muñoz C, Evers SM, Hiligsmann M, de Vries H, Pokhrel S. Similarities and differences between stakeholders' opinions on using Health Technology Assessment (HTA) information across five European countries: results from the EQUIPT survey. Health Res Policy Syst. 2016 May 26; 14(1):38. PMID: 27230485.
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    26. Cheung KL, Evers SM, Hiligsmann M, Vokó Z, Pokhrel S, Jones T, Muñoz C, Wolfenstetter SB, Józwiak-Hagymásy J, de Vries H. Understanding the stakeholders' intention to use economic decision-support tools: A cross-sectional study with the tobacco return on investment tool. Health Policy. 2016 Jan; 120(1):46-54. PMID: 26718686.
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    27. West R, Raw M, McNeill A, Stead L, Aveyard P, Bitton J, Stapleton J, McRobbie H, Pokhrel S, Lester-George A, Borland R. Health-care interventions to promote and assist tobacco cessation: a review of efficacy, effectiveness and affordability for use in national guideline development. Addiction. 2015 Sep; 110(9):1388-403. PMID: 26031929.
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    28. Pokhrel S, Anokye NK, Reidpath DD, Allotey P. Behaviour Change in Public Health: Evidence and Implications. Biomed Res Int. 2015; 2015:598672. PMID: 26380284.
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    29. Stewart G, Anokye NK, Pokhrel S. What interventions increase commuter cycling? A systematic review. BMJ Open. 2015 Aug 14; 5(8):e007945. PMID: 26275902.
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    30. Pokhrel S. Return on investment (ROI) modelling in public health: strengths and limitations. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Dec; 25(6):908-9. PMID: 26224747.
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    31. Pokhrel S, Quigley MA, Fox-Rushby J, McCormick F, Williams A, Trueman P, Dodds R, Renfrew MJ. Potential economic impacts from improving breastfeeding rates in the UK. Arch Dis Child. 2015 Apr; 100(4):334-40. PMID: 25477310.
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    32. Pokhrel S, Evers S, Leidl R, Trapero-Bertran M, Kalo Z, Vries Hd, Crossfield A, Andrews F, Rutter A, Coyle K, Lester-George A, West R, Owen L, Jones T, Vogl M, Radu-Loghin C, Voko Z, Huic M, Coyle D. EQUIPT: protocol of a comparative effectiveness research study evaluating cross-context transferability of economic evidence on tobacco control. BMJ Open. 2014 Nov 24; 4(11):e006945. PMID: 25421342.
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    33. Anokye NK, Pokhrel S, Fox-Rushby J. Economic analysis of participation in physical activity in England: implications for health policy. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2014 Sep 14; 11:117. PMID: 25927369.
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    34. Anokye NK, Pokhrel S, Buxton M, Fox-Rushby J. Physical activity in England: who is meeting the recommended level of participation through sports and exercise? Eur J Public Health. 2013 Jun; 23(3):458-64. PMID: 23132870.
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    35. Reidpath DD, Olafsdottir AE, Pokhrel S, Allotey P. The fallacy of the equity-efficiency trade off: rethinking the efficient health system. BMC Public Health. 2012; 12 Suppl 1:S3. PMID: 22992346.
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    36. Vogl M, Wenig CM, Leidl R, Pokhrel S. Smoking and health-related quality of life in English general population: implications for economic evaluations. BMC Public Health. 2012 Mar 19; 12:203. PMID: 22429454.
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    37. Olafsdottir AE, Reidpath DD, Pokhrel S, Allotey P. Health systems performance in sub-Saharan Africa: governance, outcome and equity. BMC Public Health. 2011 Apr 16; 11:237. PMID: 21496303.
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    38. Anokye NK, Pokhrel S, Buxton M, Fox-Rushby J. The demand for sports and exercise: results from an illustrative survey. Eur J Health Econ. 2012 Jun; 13(3):277-87. PMID: 21344291.
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    39. Reidpath DD, Allotey P, Pokhrel S. Social sciences research in neglected tropical diseases 2: A bibliographic analysis. Health Res Policy Syst. 2011 Jan 06; 9:1. PMID: 21210997.
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    40. Pokhrel S, Reidpath D, Allotey P. Social sciences research in neglected tropical diseases 3: Investment in social science research in neglected diseases of poverty: a case study of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Health Res Policy Syst. 2011 Jan 06; 9:2. PMID: 21210999.
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    41. Allotey P, Reidpath DD, Pokhrel S. Social sciences research in neglected tropical diseases 1: the ongoing neglect in the neglected tropical diseases. Health Res Policy Syst. 2010 Oct 21; 8:32. PMID: 20961461.
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    42. Pokhrel S, De Allegri M, Gbangou A, Sauerborn R. Illness reporting and demand for medical care in rural Burkina Faso. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Jun; 70(11):1693-700. PMID: 20299143.
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    43. Hidayat B, Pokhrel S. The selection of an appropriate count data model for modelling health insurance and health care demand: case of Indonesia. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2010 01; 7(1):9-27. PMID: 20195429.
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    44. Gnawali DP, Pokhrel S, Sié A, Sanon M, De Allegri M, Souares A, Dong H, Sauerborn R. The effect of community-based health insurance on the utilization of modern health care services: evidence from Burkina Faso. Health Policy. 2009 May; 90(2-3):214-22. PMID: 19036467.
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    45. De Allegri M, Pokhrel S, Becher H, Dong H, Mansmann U, Kouyaté B, Kynast-Wolf G, Gbangou A, Sanon M, Bridges J, Sauerborn R. Step-wedge cluster-randomised community-based trials: an application to the study of the impact of community health insurance. Health Res Policy Syst. 2008 Oct 22; 6:10. PMID: 18945332.
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    46. Pokhrel S. Determinants of parental reports of children's illnesses: empirical evidence from Nepal. Soc Sci Med. 2007 Sep; 65(6):1106-17. PMID: 17582668.
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    47. Dong H, Gbangou A, De Allegri M, Pokhrel S, Sauerborn R. The differences in characteristics between health-care users and non-users: implication for introducing community-based health insurance in Burkina Faso. Eur J Health Econ. 2008 Feb; 9(1):41-50. PMID: 17186201.
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    48. De Allegri M, Kouyaté B, Becher H, Gbangou A, Pokhrel S, Sanon M, Sauerborn R. Understanding enrolment in community health insurance in sub-Saharan Africa: a population-based case-control study in rural Burkina Faso. Bull World Health Organ. 2006 Nov; 84(11):852-8. PMID: 17143458.
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    49. Joshi AB, Banjara MR, Pokhrel S, Jimba M, Singhasivanon P, Ashford RW. Elimination of visceral leishmaniasis in Nepal: pipe-dreams and possibilities. Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ). 2006 Oct-Dec; 4(4):488-96. PMID: 18603960.
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    50. Su TT, Pokhrel S, Gbangou A, Flessa S. Determinants of household health expenditure on western institutional health care. Eur J Health Econ. 2006 Sep; 7(3):199-207. PMID: 16673075.
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    51. Pokhrel S. Scaling up health interventions in resource-poor countries: what role does research in stated-preference framework play? Health Res Policy Syst. 2006 Mar 30; 4:4. PMID: 16573821.
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    52. Pokhrel S, Hidayat B, Flessa S, Sauerborn R. Modelling the effectiveness of financing policies to address underutilization of children's health services in Nepal. Bull World Health Organ. 2005 May; 83(5):338-44. PMID: 15976874.
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    53. De Allegri M, Pokhrel S, Sauerborn R. Health financing and access to services. Lancet. 2005 Feb 12-18; 365(9459):569-70; author reply 570. PMID: 15708093.
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    54. Pokhrel S, Snow R, Dong H, Hidayat B, Flessa S, Sauerborn R. Gender role and child health care utilization in Nepal. Health Policy. 2005 Sep 28; 74(1):100-9. PMID: 16098416.
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    55. Pokhrel S, Sauerborn R. Household decision-making on child health care in developing countries: the case of Nepal. Health Policy Plan. 2004 Jul; 19(4):218-33. PMID: 15208278.
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    56. Shrestha MK, Thakur J, Gurung CK, Joshi AB, Pokhrel S, Ruit S. Willingness to pay for cataract surgery in Kathmandu valley. Br J Ophthalmol. 2004 Mar; 88(3):319-20. PMID: 14977759.
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    57. Pokhrel S, Sauerborn R. Medical spending and health outcome in Nepal: problems with technology or its distribution? Bull World Health Organ. 2003; 81(11):844-5. PMID: 14758414.
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    58. Jha N, Pokhrel S, Sehgal R. Awareness about a national immunization day programme in the Sunsari district of Nepal. Bull World Health Organ. 1999; 77(7):602-6. PMID: 10444884.
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