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Erin Kirwin: Google Scholar profile

Erin Kirwin (she/her) is a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and International Development Studies from McGill University and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Alberta.

During her PhD studies, Erin is also employed as a Health Economist at the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) in Canada. Prior to joining the IHE in July 2019, Erin was the Manager of Advanced Analytics at Alberta Health and held the position of Public Health Economist with Alberta Health since 2011. 

Erin has expertise in the use of routinely collected administrative data to inform public policy, with over ten years of experience working directly with administrative data from Alberta’s health system. She has led cost-effectiveness analyses to support decision-making for immunization programs such as COVID-19, human papillomavirus, and herpes zoster vaccine. Her peer-reviewed work includes cost of illness analyses, economic evaluations, as well as mathematical modelling of mitigation strategies for pandemic influenza and COVID-19.

Erin's PhD research focuses on theoretic and applied methods for the economic evaluation of interventions with very broad health system impacts.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Economics, University of Alberta

Award Date: 6 Jan 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, McGill University

Award Date: 6 Jan 2010

External positions

Health Economist, Institute of Health Economics

1 Jul 2019 → …


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