Lou Garrison

Professor Emeritus, The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington
Lou Garrison


Ph.D., economics, Stanford University

Summary of Experience

Professor Garrison is an academic expert with extensive experience in nonprofit health policy and pharmaceutical industry economics research. His research interests include US and international health policy issues related to personalized medicine; benefit-risk analysis; and the economic evaluation of pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and other technologies. Professor Garrison is a visiting senior fellow at the Office of Health Economics (OHE) in London, and his research has been published more than 190 times in peer-reviewed journals. In 2022, he received the Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). He is co-chair of the Policy Outlook Committee for ISPOR’s Health Science Policy Council, and has served as a former president of IPSOR as well as chair or co-chair of ISPOR task forces on real-world data, performance-based risk-sharing arrangements, and US value frameworks. Prior to his academic career, he was vice president and head of Health Economics & Strategic Pricing for Roche Pharmaceuticals in Basel, Switzerland, and previously served as director of Project HOPE, a nonprofit corporation conducting health sciences education and training programs in 18 countries.

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