RESEARCH AREAS


I am a health economist with training backgrounds in medicine, management and health economics. My research areas as well as some published papers are listed below. The full publication list can be found at Google ScholarORCID.


A. Outcome Measures


A1. Develop quality of life classification system for multiattibute utility instrument

  • Ongoing

A2. Develop preference weights for multiattibute utility and subjective wellbeing instruments to facilitate economic evaluation

  • Chen G, Xu F, Huynh E, Wang Z, Li C, Stevens K, Ratcliffe J. Scoring the Child Health Utility 9D Instrument: Estimation of a Chinese Child and Adolescent-Specific Tariff. Quality of Life Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11136-018-2032-z.
  • Ratcliffe J, Huynh E, Chen G, Stevens K, Swait J, Brazier J, Sawyer M, Roberts R, Flynn T. Valuing the Child Health Utility 9D: Using Profile Case Best Worst Scaling Methods to Develop a New Adolescent Specific Scoring Algorithm. Social Science and Medicine, 2016, 157: 48-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.03.042.
  • Milte R, Ratcliffe J, Chen G, Crotty M. What Characteristics of Nursing Homes Are Most Valued by Consumers? A Discrete Choice Experiment with Residents and Family Members. Value in Health, 2018, 21 (7): 843-849. DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2017.11.004.
  • Chen G, Finger R, Holloway EE, Iezzi A, Richardson J. Estimating Utility Weights for the Vision Related Quality of Life Index. Optometry and Vision Science, 2016, 93 (12), 1495-1501. DOI: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000000966.

A3. Investigate the psychometric property of outcome measures

  • Chen G, Flynn T, Stevens K, Brazier J, Huynh E, Sawyer M, Roberts R, Ratcliffe J. Assessing the Health-Related Quality of Life of Australian Adolescents: An Empirical Comparison of the CHU9D and EQ-5D-Y Instruments. Value in Health, 2015, 18 (4): 432-438. DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2015.02.014.
  • Yang P, Chen G†, Wang P, Zhang K, Deng F, Yang H, Zhuang G†. Psychometric Evaluation of the Chinese Version of the Child Health Utility 9D (CHU9D-CHN): A School-Based Study in China. Quality of Life Research, 2018, 27 (7): 1921-1931. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-018-1864-x.
  • Richardson J, Khan MA, Iezzi A, Chen G, Maxwell A. Measuring the Sensitivity and Construct Validity of 6 Utility Instruments in 7 Disease Areas. Medical Decision Making, 2016, 36 (2): 147-159. DOI: 10.1177/0272989X15613522.

A4. Elicit health state utilities for different stages of disease progression to facilitate economic evaluation

  • Li S, Wang M, Liu L, Chen G†. Which Approach Is Better in Eliciting Health State Utilities from Breast Cancer Patients? Evidence from Mainland China. European Journal of Cancer Care, DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12965​.
  • Liu Q, Zeng H, Xia R, Chen G, Liu S, Zhang Z, Liu Y, Guo G, Song G, Zhu Y, Wu X, Song B, Liao X, Chen Y, Wei W, Chen W, Zhuang G. Health-Related Quality of Life of Esophageal Cancer Patients in Daily Life after Treatment: A Multicentre Cross-Sectional Study in China. Cancer Medicine, DOI: 10.1002/cam4.1817.

A5. Develop mapping algorithms among multiattibute utility instruments to increase the comparability of health state utilities elicited by different instruments 

  • Chen G, Khan MA, Iezzi A, Ratcliffe J, Richardson J. Mapping between 6 Multiattribute Utility Instruments. Medical Decision Making, 2016, 36 (2): 160-175. DOI: 10.1177/0272989X15578127.
  • Gamst-Klaussen T, Chen G, Lamu AN, Olsen JA. Health State Utility Instruments Compared: Inquiring into Nonlinearity across EQ-5D-5L, SF-6D, HUI-3, and 15D. Quality of Life Research, 2016, 25 (7): 1667-1678. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-015-1212-3.

A6. Develop mapping algorithms that can predict health state utilities from  non-preference-based (disease-specific) quality of life instrument

  • Chen G, Stevens K, Rowen D, Ratcliffe J. From KIDSCREEN-10 to CHU9D: Creating a Unique Mapping Algorithm for Application in Economic Evaluation. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2014, 12: 134. DOI: 10.1186/s12955-014-0134-z.
  • Lamu AN, Chen G†, Gamst-Klaussen T, Olsen JA. Do Country-Specific Preference Weights Matter in the Choice of Mapping Algorithms? The Case of Mapping the Diabetes-39 onto Eight Country-Specific EQ-5D-5L Value Sets. Quality of Life Research, 2018, 27 (7): 1801-1814. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-018-1840-5.
  • Mpundu-Kaambwa C, Chen G, Russo R, Stevens K, Petersen KD, Ratcliffe J. Mapping CHU9D Utility Scores from the PedsQLTM 4.0 SF-15. PharmacoEconomics, 2017, 35 (4): 453-467. DOI: 10.1007/s40273-016-0476.
  • Kaambwa B, Chen G, Ratcliffe J, Iezzi A, Maxwell A, Richardson J. Mapping between the Sydney Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ-S) and Five Multi-Attribute Utility Instruments (MAUIs). PharmacoEconomics, 2017, 35 (1): 111-124. DOI: 10.1007/s40273-016-0446-4.
  • Mihalopoulos C, Chen G, Iezzi A, Khan MA, Richardson J. Assessing Outcomes for Cost-Utility Analysis in Depression: Comparison of Five Multi-Attribute Utility Instruments with Two Depression-Specific Outcome Measures. British Journal of Psychiatry, 2014, 205 (5): 390-397. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.113.136036.

A7. Explore the complementary vs supplementary relationship between quality of life and subjective wellbeing instruments

  • Richardson J, Chen G, Khan MA, Iezzi A. Can Multi-Attribute Utility Instruments Adequately Account for Subjective Well-Being? Medical Decision Making, 2015, 35 (3): 292-304. DOI: 10.1177/0272989X14567354.
  • Chen G†, Ratcliffe J, Kaambwa B, McCaffrey N, Richardson J. Empirical Comparison between Capability and Two Health-Related Quality of Life Measures. Social Indicators Research, 2018, 140 (1): 175-190. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-017-1788-9.
  • Liu L, Li S, Zhao Y, Zhang J, Chen G. Health State Utilities and Subjective Well-Being among Psoriasis Vulgaris Patients in Mainland China. Quality of Life Research, 2018, 27 (5): 1323-1333. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-018-1819-2.
  • Engel L, Chen G, Richardson J, Mihalopoulos C. The Impact of Depression on Health-Related Quality of Life and Wellbeing: Identifying Important Dimensions and Assessing Their Inclusion in Multi-Attribute Utility Instruments. Quality of Life Research, 2018, 27 (11): 2873-2884. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-018-1936-y.

A8. Explore factors influencing quality of life

  • Chen G, Ratcliffe J, Olds T, Magarey A, Jones M, Leslie E. BMI, Health Behaviors, and Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents: A School-Based Study. Pediatrics, 2014, 133 (4): e868-e874. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2013-0622.
  • Zhou Z, Fang Y, Zhou Z, Li D, Wang D, Li Y, Lu L, Gao J, Chen G†. Assessing Income-Related Health Inequality and Horizontal Inequity in China. Social Indicators Research, 2017, 132 (1): 241-256. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-015-1221-1.
  • Xu Y, Yang J, Gao J†, Zhou Z, Zhang T, Ren J, Li Y, Qian Y, Lai S, Chen G†. Decomposing Socioeconomics Inequalities in Depressive Symptoms among the Elderly in China. BMC Public Health, 2016, 16: 1214. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3876-1.

A9. Appraise and synthesise existing research and evidence

  • Chen G, Ratcliffe J. A Review of the Development and Application of Generic Multi-Attribute Utility Instruments for Paediatric Populations. PharmacoEconomics, 2015, 33 (10): 1013-1028. DOI: 10.1007/s40273-015-0286-7.
  • Ishaque S, Karnon J, Chen G, Nair R, Salter AB. A Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials Evaluating the Use of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs). Quality of Life Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11136-018-2016-z.
  • Mpundu-Kaambwa C, Chen G, Huynh E, Russo R, Ratcliffe J. A Review of Preference-Based Measures for the Assessment of Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy. Quality of Life Research, 2018, 27 (7): 1781-1799. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-018-1837-0.
B. Health Preference


B1. Adopt choice experiments to understand preferences on services utilisation

  • Bessen T, Chen G, Street J, Eliott J, Karnon J, Keefe D, Ratcliffe J. What Sort of Follow-Up Services would Australian Breast Cancer Survivors Prefer if We Could No Longer Offer Long-Term Specialist-Based Care? A Discrete Choice Experiment. British Journal of Cancer, 2014, 110 (4): 859-867. DOI: 10.1038/bjc.2013.800.
  • Kaambwa B, Lancsar E, McCaffrey N, Chen G, Gill L, Cameron ID, Crotty M, Ratcliffe J. Investigating Consumers’ and Informal Carers’ Views and Preferences for Consumer Directed Care: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Social Science and Medicine, 2015, 140: 81-94. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.06.034.
  • Marshall H, Chen G, Clarke M, Ratcliffe J. Adolescent, Parent, and Societal Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Meningococcal B Vaccine: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Vaccine, 2016, 34 (5): 671-677. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.11.075.
B2. Adopt choice experiments to understand decision making 
  • Whitty JA, Ratcliffe J, Chen G, Scuffham PA. Australian Public Preferences for the Funding of New Health Technologies: A Comparison of Discrete Choice and Profile Case Best-Worst Scaling MethodsMedical Decision Making, 2014, 34 (5): 638-654. DOI: 10.1177/0272989X14526640.
  • Richardson J, Iezzi A, Maxwell A, Chen G. Does the Use of Proportional Shortfall Help Align the Prioritisation of Health Services with Public Preferences? European Journal of Health Economics, 2018, 19 (6): 797-806. DOI: 10.1007/s10198-017-0923-5.
  • McNamara A, Chen G, George S, Walker R, Ratcliffe J. What Factors Influence Older People in the Decision to Relinquish Their Driver's Licence?: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2013, 55: 178-184. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2013.02.034.

B3. Methodology relevant issues

  • Milte R, Ratcliffe J, Chen G, Lancsar E, Miller M, Crotty M. Cognitive Overload? An Exploration of the Potential Impact of Cognitive Functioning in Discrete Choice Experiments with Older People in Health Care. Value in Health, 2014, 17 (5): 655-659. DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2014.05.005.
C. Economic Evaluation


C1. Cost-effectiveness analysis

  • Lindblad M, Bright T, Schloithe A, Mayne GC, Chen G, Bull J, Bampton PA, Fraser RJL, Gatenby PA, Gordon LG, Watson DI. Towards More Efficient Surveillance of Barrett’s Esophagus - Identification and Exclusion of Patients at Low Risk of Cancer. World Journal of Surgery, 2017, 41 (4): 1023-1034. DOI: 10.1007/s00268-016-3819-0.

C2. Cost analysis

  • Zhang H, Sun Y, Zhang D, Zhang C, Chen G†. Direct Medical Costs for Patients with Schizophrenia: A 4-year Cohort Study from Health Insurance Claims Data in Guangzhou City, Southern China. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, forthcoming.
  • Lannin NA, Ratcliffe J, Chen G, Cameron I, Tate R, McCluskey A, Callaway L, Winkler D, Roberts K. Community Living after Catastrophic Brain Injury in Victoria: Preparedness, Outcome and Cost, N-E-12-057 Severe Acquired Brain Injury Slow Stream Rehabilitation Research Framework. Institute of Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research Report #0914-57R6; 2014.

D. Health Insurance


D1. Evaluate the impact of health insurance on health services utilitsation, catastrophic health expenditure, poverty alleviation, and health outcome

  • Lin W, Liu GG, Chen G. The Urban Resident Basic Medicine Insurance: A Landmark Reform Step towards Universal Insurance Policy in China. Health Economics, 2009, 18 (S2): S83-S96. DOI: 10.1002/hec.1500.
  • Chen G, Yan X. Demand for Voluntary Basic Medical Insurance in Urban China: Panel Evidence from the Urban Resident Basic Medical Insurance Scheme. Health Policy and Planning, 2012, 27 (8): 658-668. DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czs014.
  • Chen G, Liu GG, Xu F. The Impact of the Urban Resident Basic Medical Insurance on Health Services Utilisation in China. PharmacoEconomics, 2014, 32 (3): 277-292. DOI: 10.1007/s40273-013-0097-7.
  • Zhou Z, Zhu L, Zhou Z, Li Z, Gao J, Chen G. The Effects of China's Urban Basic Medical Insurance Schemes on the Equity of Health Service Utilisation: Evidence from Shaanxi Province. International Journal for Equity in Health, 2014, 13: 23. DOI: 10.1186/1475-9276-13-23.
  • Xu Y, Gao J, Zhou Z, Xue Q, Yang J, Luo H, Li Y, Lai S, Chen G. Measurement and Explanation of Socioeconomic Inequality in Catastrophic Health Care Expenditure: Evidence from the Rural Areas of Shaanxi Province. BMC Health Services Research, 2015, 15: 256. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-015-0892-2.
  • Yang X, Gao J, Zhou Z, Yan J, Lai S, Xu Y, Chen G. Assessing the Effects of the New Cooperative Medical Scheme on Alleviating the Health Payment-Induced Poverty in Shaanxi Province, China. PLoS ONE, 2016, 11 (7): e0157918. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157918.
  • Srivastava P, Chen G, Harris A. Oral Health, Dental Insurance and Dental Service Use in Australia. Health Economics, 2017, 26 (1): 35-53. DOI: 10.1002/hec.3272.
E. Health & Development


E1. Investigate the long-run impact of health investigation on economic development

  • Chen G, Inder B, Hollingsworth B. Health Investment and Economic Output in Regional China. Contemporary Economic Policy, 2014, 32 (2): 261-274. DOI: 10.1111/coep.12022.

E2. Investigate the short-run impact of economic fluctuations (business cycles)

  • Chen G, Inder B, Lorgelly P, Hollingsworth B. The Cyclical Behaviour of Public and Private Health Expenditure in China. Health Economics, 2013, 22 (9): 1071-1092. DOI: 10.1002/hec.2957.
  • Chen G†. Association between Economic Fluctuations and Road Mortality in OECD Countries. European Journal of Public Health, 2014, 24 (4): 612-614. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/cku014.

 Thesis
  • Chen GHealth Investment, Health Outcomes and Economic Growth in China: An Applied Macroeconomic Analysis. PhD Thesis, Monash University, April 2013.
  • 陈钢. 互助医疗改善参保农民卫生服务可及性效果评价. 西安交通大学硕士学位论文, 2007年4月. 

Australian Competitive Grants

  • 2016-2019: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant “Determining the Best Outcome Measures for Assessing Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions for Childhood Mental Disorders”. Chief Investigators: Mihalopoulos C, Richardson J, Scott J, Viney R, Brazier J, Chen GAssociate Investigators: Patton G, Ratcliffe J, O’Shea M, Haslam R, Norman R, Stathis S.
  • 2016-2018: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant “A Novel Multi-gene Marker Blood Test to Increase Community Participation in Colorectal Cancer Screening”. Chief Investigators: Young G, Wilson C, Woodman R, Cole S, Chen G, Fraser R, Symonds E; Associate Investigators: Ratcliffe J, Pedersen S.
  • 2017: Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant "Developing a New Cardiovascular Specific Instrument to Measure and Value Health". Chief Investigator: Kularatna S;  Associate InvestigatorsScuffham P, Byrnes J, Chen G.

Conference, Workshop & Seminar

Oral Presentation

  • 8th Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research (IAHPR) (Hobart, Australia, 27th September, 2018)
  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Asia Pacific 2018 (Tokyo, Japan, 10th September, 2018)
  • 3rd International Conference on Wellbeing and Public Policy (Wellington, New Zealand, 5th September, 2018)
  • International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) 15th Annual Conference (Innsbruck, Austria, 30th September, 2017)
  • Centre for Health Economics Seminar (Monash University, Clayton, Australia, 28th August 2017)
  • Monash Business School Early Career Researchers Conference (Monash University, Yarra Glen, Australia, 3rd November 2016)
  • International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) 23rd Annual Conference (Copenhagen, Denmark, 20th October 2016)
  • 38th Australian Health Economics Society Conference (Fremantle, Australia, 27th September 2016)
  • Westlake Youth Forum 2016 (Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, 21st June 2016)
  • School of Public Health Seminar (Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 16th June 2016)
  • Flinders Centre for Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Research Meeting (Adelaide, Australia, 23rd March 2016)
  • Silk Road Symposium for Distinguished Young Scholars (Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China, 22nd December 2015)
  • Population & Social Health Research Program Seminar (Griffith University, Logan, Australia, 24th November 2015)
  • FCIC Cancer Clinical Research Day (Adelaide, Australia, 23rd October 2015)
  • 37th Australian Health Economics Society Conference (Brisbane, Australia, 2nd October 2015)
  • Practice Applications of Health Economics in Research Workshop (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 10th September 2015)
  • Flinders Centre for Clinical Change & Health Care Research Health Economics Workshop (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 12th December 2014)
  • Priorities 2014 (Melbourne, Australia, 11th November 2014)
  • 36th Australian Health Economics Society Conference (Adelaide, Australia, 26th September 2014)
  • Practice Applications of Health Economics in Research Workshop (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 18th September 2014)
  • MIC Workshop (Sommarøy, Tromsø, Norway, 1st July 2014)
  • Flinders Centre for Clinical Change & Health Care Research Health Economics Workshop (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 15th November 2013)
  • Nanjing Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Nanjing, China, 23rd October 2013)
  • 9th World Congress on Health Economics (Sydney, Australia, 9th July 2013)
  • Flinders Centre for Clinical Change & Health Care Research Forum (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 26th October 2012)
  • 34th Australian Conference of Health Economist (Darwin, Australia, 27th September 2012)
  • 3rd Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (Sydney, Australia, 13th April 2012)
  • Department of Preventive and Medicine & Department of Economics Seminar (The University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 19th March 2012)
  • Centre for Health Economics Seminar (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 26th October 2011)
  • 8th World Congress on Health Economics (Toronto, Canada, 11th July 2011)
  • Joint Workshop on Health Economics (UCLA, Los Angeles, USA, 6th July 2011)
  • 86th Western Economic Association International Annual Conference (San Diego, USA, 2nd July 2011)
  • 3rd School of Business Annual Doctoral Colloquium (Monash University, Penang, Malaysia, 7th December 2010)
  • 15th Faculty of Business and Economics Annual Doctoral Conference (Monash University, Kalorama, Australia, 18th October 2010)
  • 32nd Australian Conference of Health Economists (Sydney, Australia, 30th September 2010)
  • 6th Australasian Development Economics Workshop (University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 10th June 2010)
  • International Conference on Economic Stress, Human Capital, and Families in Asia: Research and Policy Challenges (National University of Singapore, Singapore, 3rd June 2010)
  • 1st Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (Melbourne, Australia, 9th April 2010)
  • Centre for Health Economics Seminar (Monash University, Clayton, Australia, 3rd March 2010)
  • 31st Australian Conference of Health Economists (Hobart, Australia, 2nd October 2009)
  • 21st Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Economics Studies (Australia) (RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 15th July 2009)
  • 1st Youth Forum on Public Management of the High Schools in West China (Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, 28th May 2006)
Workshop Discussant
  • 8th Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (Airlie Beach, Australia, 2nd May 2017)
  • 4th Australian Health Economics Doctoral Workshop (Fremantle, Australia, 28th September 2016)
  • 2nd Australian Health Economics Doctoral Workshop (Adelaide, Australia, 24th September 2014)
  • 4th Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (Launceston, Australia, 4th April 2013)
  • 2nd Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (Gold Coast, Australia, 28th April 2011)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES


          Affiliation

          Editorial Role

              Journal Reviewer

    Conference Reviewer

    • ISOQOL Annual Conference (Abstract Reviewer) (2016)
    • ISPOR Asia-Pacific Conference (Research Abstract Review Committee) (2016, 2014)

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