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.

I. Quality of Life & Subjective Well-Being

1.1. Develop preference weights & classification systems for outcome measures to facilitate economic evaluation

  • Chen G†, Ratcliffe J, Milte R, Khadka J, Kaambwa B. Quality of Care Experience in Aged Care: An Australia-Wide Discrete Choice Experiment to Elicit Preference Weights. Social Science & Medicine, 2021, 289: 114440. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114440.
  • 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, 2019, 28 (1): 163-176. 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 & Medicine, 2016, 157: 48-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.03.042.
  • Osman AMY, Wu J, He X, Chen G. Eliciting SF-6Dv2 Health State Utilities using An Anchored Best-Worst Scaling Technique. Social Science & Medicine, 2021, 279: 114018. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114018.
  • Wu J, Xie S, He X, Chen G, Bai G, Feng D, Hu M, Jiang J, Wang X, Wu H, Wu Q, Brazier JE. Valuation of SF-6Dv2 Health States in China Using Time Trade-Off and Discrete-Choice Experiment with A Duration Dimension. PharmacoEconomics, 2021, 39 (5): 521-535. DOI: 10.1007/s40273-020-00997-1.
  • Kularatna S, Rowen D, Mukuria C, McPhail S, Chen G, Mulhern B, Whitty JA, Byrnes J, Scuffham P, Atherton J, Höfer S, Parsonage W. Development of a Preference-Based Heart Disease-Specific Health State Classification System using MacNew Heart Disease-Related Quality of Life Instrument. Quality of Life Research, 2022, 31 (1): 257-268. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-021-02884-4.
  • Kularatna S, Chen G, Norman R, Mukuria C, Rowen D, Senanayake S, Hettiarachchi R, Mulhern B, Fozzard K, Parsonage W, McPhail SM. Developing An Australian Utility Value Set for MacNew-7D Health States. Quality of Life Research, 2022, DOI: 10.1007/s11136-022-03325-6.
  • Xie S, Wu J†, Chen G†. Discrete Choice Experiment with Duration versus Time Trade-off: A Comparison of Test-Retest Reliability of Health Utility Elicitation Approaches in SF-6Dv2 Valuation. Quality of Life Research, 2022, 31 (9): 2791-2803. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-022-03159-2.
  • 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.
  • Hettiarachchi RM, Kularatna S, Byrnes J, Chen G, Mulhern B, Scuffham PA. Development of a Classification (Descriptive) System for a Preference-Based Quality of Life Measure for Dental Caries (Dental Caries Utility Index - DCUI) among Adolescents. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 2022, 82 (3): 253-261. DOI: 10.1111/jphd.12490.
  • Hettiarachchi RM, Kularatna S, Byrnes J, Mulhern B, Chen G, Scuffham PA. Valuing the Dental Caries Utility Index in Australia. Medical Decision Making, 2023, forthcoming.
  • 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.

1.2. 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.
  • Mihalopoulos C, Chen G, Scott JG, Bucholc JB, Allen C, Coghill D, Jenkins P, Norman R, Ratcliffe J, Richardson J, Stathis S, Viney R. Assessing Outcomes for Cost-Utility Analysis in Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Problems: Are Multi-Attribute Utility Instruments Fit for Purpose? Value in Health, 2023, 26 (5): 733-741. DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2022.12.007.
  • Wu J, Xie S, He X, Chen G, Brazier JE. The Simplified Chinese Version of SF-6Dv2: Translation, Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Preliminary Psychometric Testing. Quality of Life Research, 2020, 29 (5): 1385-1391. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-020-02419-3.
  • Tonmukayakul U, Imms C, Mihalopoulos C, Reddihough D, Carter R, Mulhern B, Chen G. Health-Related Quality of Life and Upper-Limb Impairment in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Developing A Mapping Algorithm. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 2020, 62 (7): 854-860. DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.14488.
  • Si Y, Li S, Xu Y, Chen G. Validation and Comparison of Five Preference-based Measures among Age-Related Macular Degeneration Patients: Evidence from Mainland China. Quality of Life Research, 2022, 31 (5): 1561-1572. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-021-03047-1.
  • Si L, Tu L, Xie Y, Chen G, Hiligsmann M, Yang M, Zhang Y, Zhang X, Jiang Y, Wei Q, Gu J, Palmer AJ. Evaluating Health Related Quality of Life in Older People at Risk of Osteoporotic Fracture: A Head-to-Head Comparison of the EQ-5D-5L and AQoL-6D. Social Indicators Research, 2022, 160 (2-3): 809-824. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-020-02414-8.
  • Wolf RT, Ratcliffe J, Chen G, Jeppesen P. The Longitudinal Validity of Proxy-Reported CHU9D. Quality of Life Research, 2021, 30 (6): 1747-1756. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-021-02774-9.
  • Chen G, Woode ME, Sia K-L, Ellis N, Citroen C, Harris A. A Global Measure of Patient-Reported Outcome After Injury – Life Back on Track. Disability and Rehabilitation, 2023, 45 (3): 534-541. DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2022.2029958.

1.3. 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, 2019, 28 (2): e12965. DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12965.
  • Xia R, Zeng H, Liu Q, Liu S, Zhang Z, Liu Y, Guo G, Song G, Zhu Y, Wu X, Song B, Liao X, Chen Y, Wei W, Chen G†, Chen W†, Zhuang G†. Health-related Quality of Life and Health Utility Score of Patients with Gastric Cancer: A Multi-Centre Cross-Sectional Survey in China. European Journal of Cancer Care, 2020, 29 (6): e13283. DOI: 10.1111/ecc.13283.
  • 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, 2018, 7 (11): 5803-5811. DOI: 10.1002/cam4.1817.

1.4. 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.
  • Xie S, Wu J†, Chen G†. Comparative Performance and Mapping Algorithms between EQ-5D-5L and SF-6Dv2 among the Chinese General Population. European Journal of Health Economics, 2023. DOI: 10.1007/s10198-023-01566-x.

1.5. 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.
  • Gao L, Luo W, Tonmukayakul U, Moodie M, Chen G. Mapping MacNew Heart Disease Quality of Life Questionnaire onto Country-Specific EQ-5D-5L Utility Scores: A Comparison of Traditional Regression Models with A Machine Learning Technique. European Journal of Health Economics, 2021, 22 (2): 341-350. DOI: 10.1007/s10198-020-01259-9.
  • 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 PedsQL™ 4.0 SF-15. PharmacoEconomics, 2017, 35 (4): 453-467. DOI: 10.1007/s40273-016-0476.
  • Mpundu-Kaambwa C, Chen G, Huynh E, Russo R, Ratcliffe J. Mapping the PedsQL™ onto the CHU9D: An Assessment of External Validity in A Large Community-Based Sample. PharmacoEconomics, 2019, 37 (9): 1139-1153. DOI: 10.1007/s40273-019-00808-2.
  • Sweeney R, Chen G, Gold L, Mensah F, Wake M. Mapping PedsQL™ Scores onto CHU9D Utility Scores: Estimation, Validation and A Comparison of Alternative Instrument Versions. Quality of Life Research, 2020, 29 (3): 639-652. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-019-02357-9. [Correction]
  • 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.

1.6. 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, Olsen JA. Filling the Psycho-Social Gap in the EQ-5D: The Empirical Support for Four Bolt-On Dimensions. Quality of Life Research, 2020, 29 (11): 3119-3129. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-020-02576-5.
  • Chen G, Olsen JA. Extending the EQ-5D: The Case for A Complementary Set of 4 Psycho-Social Dimensions. Quality of Life Research, 2023, 32 (2): 49-505. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-022-03243-7.
  • 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.
  • Campbell JA, Ahmad H, Chen G, van der Mei I, Taylor BV, Claflin S, Henson GJ, Simpson-Yap S, Laslett LL, Hawkes K, Hurst C, Waugh H, Palmer AJ. Validation of the EQ-5D-5L and Psychosocial Bolt-ons in a Large Cohort of People Living with Multiple Sclerosis in Australia. Quality of Life Research, 2023, 32 (2): 553-568. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-022-03214-y.
  • Shi Z, Nie H, Geng L, Wang X, Chen G, Li S. Evaluating Health-Related Quality of Life and Subject Wellbeing among Infertility Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study in Mainland China. Quality of Life Research, 2023, 32 (5): 1469-1480. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-022-03330-9.

1.7. Explore relative importance of life domains

  • Chen G†, Olsen JA. How Is Your Life? Understanding the Relative Importance of Life Domains amongst Older Adults, and Their Associations with Self-Perceived COVID-19 Impacts. Quality of Life Research, 2022, 31 (8): 2281-2293. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-021-03043-5.
  • Gao L, Moodie M, Chen G. Measuring Subjective Wellbeing in Patients with Heart Disease: Relationship and Comparison between Health-Related Quality of Life Instruments. Quality of Life Research, 2019, 28 (4): 1017-1028. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-018-2094-y.
  • De Albornoz SC, Chen G†. Relationship between Health-Related Quality of life and Subjective Wellbeing in Asthma. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2021, 142: 110356. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2021.110356.
  • Chen G†, Bulamu NB, McGrane E, Richardson J. Measuring the Wellbeing of Cancer Patients with Generic and Disease-Specific Instruments. Cancers, 2023, 15 (4), 1351. DOI: 10.3390/cancers15041351.
  • Chen G†, DunnGalvin A, Campbell DE. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Quality of Life for Children and Adolescents with Food Allergy. Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 2022, 52 (1): 162-166. DOI: 10.1111/cea.13973.
  • Crocker M, Hutchinson C, Mpundu-Kaambwa C, Walker R, Chen G, Ratcliffe J. Assessing the Relative Importance of Key Quality of Life Dimensions for People With and Without a Disability: An Empirical Ranking Comparison Study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2021, 19: 264. DOI: 10.1186/s12955-021-01901-x.

1.8. 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.
  • Lamu AN, Chen G, Olsen JA. Amplified Disparities: The Association between Spousal Education and Own Health. Social Science & Medicine, 2023, 323: 115832. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.115832.
  • 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.

1.9. 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.
  • Kwon J, Freijser L, Huynh E, Howell M, Chen G, Khan K, Daher S, Roberts N, Harrison C, Smith S, Devlin N, Howard K, Lancsar E, Bailey C, Craig J, Dalziel K, Hayes A, Mulhern B, Wong G, Ratcliffe J, Petrou S. Systematic Review of Conceptual, Age, Measurement and Valuation Considerations for Generic Multidimensional Childhood Patient-Reported Outcome Measures. PharmacoEconomics, 2022, 40 (4): 379–431. DOI: 10.1007/s40273-021-01128-0
  • Bailey C, Howell M, Raghunandan R, Salisbury A, Chen G, Coast J, Craig JC, Devlin NJ, Huynh E, Lancsar E, Mulhern BJ, Norman R, Petrou S, Ratcliffe J, Street DJ, Howard K, Viney R, on behalf of the Quality Of Life in Kids: Key evidence to strengthen decisions in Australia (QUOKKA), Tools for Outcomes Research to Measure, Value Child Health (TORCH) Project Teams. Preference Elicitation Techniques Used in Valuing Children’s Health-Related Quality-of-Life: A Systematic Review. PharmacoEconomics, 2022, 40 (7): 663-698. DOI: 10.1007/s40273-022-01149-3.
  • Mpundu-Kaambwa C, Bulamu N, Lines L, Chen G, Dalziel K, Devlin N, Ratcliffe J, on behalf of the Quality Of Life in Kids: Key Evidence for Decision Makers in Australia (QUOKKA) Project Team. A Systematic Review of International Guidance for Self-Report and Proxy Completion of Child-Specific Utility Instruments. Value in Health, 2022, 25 (10): 1791-1804. DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2022.04.1723.
  • 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, 2019, 28 (3): 567-592. 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.
  • Yang Z, Li S, Wang X, Chen G. Health State Utility Values Derived from EQ-5D in Psoriatic Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Dermatological Treatment, 2022, 33 (2): 1029-1036. DOI: 10.1080/09546634.2020.1800571.
  • Wall D, Meah N, York K, [...], Chen G, [...] & Sinclair R. A Global eDelphi Exercise to Identify Core Domains and Domain Items for the Development of a Global Registry of Alopecia Areata Disease Severity and Treatment Safety (GRASS). JAMA Dermatology, 2021, 157 (4): 439-448. DOI: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2020.5839.
  • Chen G, Petrie D, Richardson J, Sia K-L, Jackson A, Harris A. Rapid Review of Wellbeing Measures to Assist Disability Support Priority Setting. Report prepared for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Centre for Health Economics, Monash University, Melbourne; 2017.

1.10. Subjective social status

  • Lindberg MH, Chen G, Olsen JA, Abelsen B. Combining Education and Income into a Socioeconomic Position Score for Use in Studies of Health Inequalities. BMC Public Health, 2022, 22: 969. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-022-13366-8.
  • Lindberg MH, Chen G, Olsen JA, Abelsen B. Explaining Subjective Social Status in Two Countries: The Relative Importance of Education, Occupation, Income and Childhood Circumstances. SSM – Population Health, 2021, 15: 100864. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100864.
II. Health Preference

2.1. Services utilisation & quality

  • 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 & 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.
  • Bulamu NB, Chen G†, Bright T, Ratcliffe J, Chung A, Fraser RJL, Törnqvist B, Watson DI. Preferences for Surveillance of Barrett’s Oesophagus: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2019, 23: 1309-1317. DOI: 10.1007/s11605-018-4049-6.
  • Degeling C†, Chen G†, Gilbert GL, Brookes V, Thai T, Wilson A, Johnson J. Changes in Public Preferences for Technologically-Enhanced Surveillance following the COVID-19 Pandemic – A Discrete Choice Experiment. BMJ Open, 2020, 10 (11): e041592. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041592.
  • Milte R, Mpundu-Kaambwa C, Chen G, Crotty M, Ratcliffe J. What Constitutes Preferred Long-Term Care Provided in Residential Aged Care Facilities? An Empirical Comparison of the Preferences of the General Population, Residents, and Family Members. Value in Health, 2022, 25 (2): 257-267. DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2021.09.001.
  • ​Ratcliffe J, Chen G, Cleland J, Kaambwa B, Khadka J, Hutchinson C, Milte R. Australia’s Aged Care System: Assessing the Views and Preferences of the General Public for Quality of Care and Future Funding. Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Research Paper 6; 2020. [Link]
  • Ratcliffe J, Chen G, Khadka J, Kumaran S, Hutchinson C, Milte R, Savvas S, Batchelor F. Australia’s Aged Care System: the Quality of Care Experience and Community Expectations. Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Research Paper 20; 2021. [Link]
2.2. 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.

2.3. Methodology relevant issues

  • Thai T, Bliemer M, Chen G, Spinks J, De New S, Lancsar E. Comparison of a Full and Partial Choice Set Design in A Labeled Discrete Choice Experiment. Health Economics, 2023, 32 (6): 1284-1304. DOI: 10.1002/hec.4666.
  • 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.
III. Clinical Trial & Economic Evaluation

3.1. Clinical trial

  • Lai VWY, Chen G, Gin D, Sinclair R. Cyclosporin for Moderate-to-Severe Alopecia Areata: A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial of Efficacy and Safety. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 2019, 81 (3): 694-701. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.04.053.
  • Young GP, Chen G, Wilson CJ, McGrane E, Hughes-Barton DL-A, Flight IHK, Symonds EL. “Rescue” of Nonparticipants in Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Three Non-Invasive Test Options. Cancer Prevention Research, 2021, 14 (8): 803-810. DOI: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-21-0080.
  • Symonds EL, Hughes DL, Flight I, Woodman R, Chen G, Ratcliffe J, Pedersen SK, Fraser RJL, Wilson CJ, Young GP. A Randomised Controlled Trial Testing Provision of Fecal and Blood Test Options on Participation for Colorectal Cancer Screening. Cancer Prevention Research, 2019, 12 (9): 631-640. DOI: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-19-0089.

3.2. Real world evidence

  • Ghijben P, Petrie D, Zavarsek S, Chen G, Lancsar E. Healthcare Funding Decisions and Real-World Benefits: Reducing Bias by Matching Untreated Patients. PharmacoEconomics, 2021, 39 (7): 741-756. DOI: 10.1007/s40273-021-01020-x.

3.3. Cost-effectiveness analysis

  • Woode ME, Wong K, Reid CM, Stowasser M, Russell G, Gwini S, Young MJ, Fuller PJ, Yang J, Chen G†. Cost-Effectiveness of Screening for Primary Aldosteronism in Hypertensive Patients in Australia: A Markov Modelling Analysis. Journal of Hypertension, forthcoming.
  • 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.
  • Yin J, Liang P, Chen G, Wang F, Cui F, Liang X, Zhuang G. Tenofovir Prophylaxis for Preventing Mother-to-Child Hepatitis B Virus Transmission in China: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2020, 95: 118-124. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.03.036.

3.4. Cost analysis

  • Gospodarevskaya E, Carter R, Imms C, Chu EMY, Nicola-Richmond K, Gribble N, Froude E, Guinea S, Sheppard L, Iezzi A, Chen G. Economic Evaluation of Simulated and Traditional Clinical Placements in Occupational Therapy Education. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 2019, 66 (3): 369-379. DOI: 10.1111/1440-1630.12563.
  • 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, 2018, 12: 72. DOI: 10.1186/s13033-018-0251-x.
  • 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.

IV. Health System

4.1. Health Finance

  • 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.
  • Ren Y, Zhou Z, Cao D, Ma BH, Shen C, Lai S, Chen G. Did the Integrated Urban and Rural Resident Basic Medical Insurance Improve Benefit Equity in China? Value in Health, 2022, 25 (9): 1548-1558. DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2022.03.007.
  • Kaambwa B, Chen G, Khadka J, Milte R, Mpundu-Kaambwa C, Woods T-J, Ratcliffe J. A Preference for Quality: Australian General Public’s Willingness to Pay for Home and Residential Aged Care. Social Science & Medicine, 2021, 289: 114425. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114425.
  • 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.

4.2. Health Workforce

  • Liu T, Li S, Yang R, Liu S, Chen G. Job Preferences of Undergraduate Nursing Students in Eastern China: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Human Resources for Health, 2019, 17: 1. DOI: 10.1186/s12960-018-0335-3.
  • Liu P, Liu S, Gong T, Li Q, Chen G†, Li S†. Job Preferences of Undergraduate Pharmacy Students in China: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Human Resources for Health, 2021, 19: 79. DOI: 10.1186/s12960-021-00626-8.
  • Thai T, Chen G, Lancsar E, de New S, Banwell C, Freeman, C, Spinks J. Beyond Dispensing: Better Integrating of Pharmacists within the Australian Primary Healthcare System. SSM - Qualitative Research in Health, 2022, 2: 100109. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmqr.2022.100109
  • Bao M, Huang C, Wang L, Yan G, Chen G. Eliciting Primary Healthcare Physicians’ Preferences for Job Characteristics in Rural China: A Discrete Choice Experiment. BMJ Open, 2023, 13: e056741. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-056741.
V. Health & Development

5.1. 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.

5.2. 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.

  • 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

  • Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Preventive and Public Health Research “Measuring and Valuing Changes in Child Health to Facilitate Robust Decision Making”. Chief Investigators: Devlin N, Norman R, Viney R, Ratcliffe J, Dalziel K, Mulhern B, Hiscock H, Street D, Chen G. Associate Investigators: Whitehurst D, Rowen D, Watson J, Shah K, Prosser L, Bansback N, Rivero-Arias O, Russo R, Snelling T.
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grant “The Algorithm Will See You Now: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Adopting Machine Learning Systems for Diagnosis and Screening”. Chief Investigators: Carter S, Houssami N, Degeling C, Richards B, Braunack-Mayer A, Rogers W, Wang L, Win K, Woode ME. Associate Investigators: Semsarian C, Coeira E, Chen G, Frazer H.
  • Cancer Australia Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS) “Personalising Treatment and Surveillance for Colorectal Cancer: Prognostication with the Circulating Tumour-Derived Methylated DNA Markers BCAT1 and IKZF1”. Chief Investigators: Symonds E, Karapetis C, Young G, Chen G, Roy A, Fraser R. Associate Investigators: Woodman R, Pedersen S, Young J, Hewett P, Hollington P, Murphy E, Segelov E, LaPointe L, Cornthwaite K, Hardwicke J.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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


          14th Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research

          Chaired by Julie Ratcliffe & Gang Chen; hosted by Richard Norman & Yuanyuan Gu

          21-22 June 2023, Sydney, Australia

Oral Presentation

  • AusHSI Discrete Choice Experiments: Exploring and Evaluating Methodologies (QUT, Australia, 3 March 2023)
  • Victorian Heart Institute Innovation Summit (Monash University, Australia, 27-28 October 2022)
  • International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) 29th Annual Conference (Prague, Czech Republic, 20 October 2022)
  • Inaugural Wellbeing Research & Policy Conference (University of Oxford, UK, 7 July 2022)
  • 13th Workshop on the Economics of Health and Wellbeing (Hepburn Springs, Victoria, 23 May 2022)
  • Hasanuddin University Faculty of Public Health Workshop (Virtual Event, 30 March 2022)
  • Health Economics Research Network (HERN) Special Presentation (Virtual Event, 7 February 2022)
  • ISPOR Sydney Student and Early-Career Researcher Chapter Webinar (Virtual Event, 20 October 2021)
  • 42nd Australian Health Economics Society Conference (Virtual Event, 22 September 2021)
  • International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) Virtual Conference (Virtual Event, 25 August 2021)
  • 14th World Congress on Health Economics (Virtual Event, 14 July 2021)
  • EuroQol Group YPWG Valuation Workshop (Virtual Event, 24 June 2021)
  • 4th Food Allergen Management Symposium (FAMS) 2021 (Virtual Event, 19 May 2021)
  • “离散选择实验与优劣尺度法理论与应用”线上系列讲座 (Virtual Event, 9 May 2021)
  • 第三届中英 (宁波) 循证医学论坛 (Virtual Event, 16 January 2021)
  • Health Services Research Association of Australia & New Zealand (HSRAANZ) Virtual End of Year Forum (Virtual Event, 3 December 2020)
  • Deakin Health Economics Seminar Series (Virtual Event, 10 November 2020)
  • International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) 27th Annual Conference (Virtual Event, 19-23 October 2020)
  • 第四届中国药物经济学青年学者论坛 (Virtual Event, 30 August 2020)
  • 北京大学中国卫生经济研究中心健康经济学讲座 (Beijing, China, 30 December 2019)
  • 北京大学医学部卫生政策与技术评估中心、首都卫生与健康发展研究院年会 (Beijing, China, 29 December 2019)
  • 11th Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research (IAHPR) (Auckland, New Zealand, 3 December 2019)
  • 第三届中国药物经济学青年学者论坛 (Tianjin, China, 30 November 2019)
  • 山东大学离散选择实验方法与应用学术沙龙 (Jinan, China, 7 November 2019)
  • Melbourne Institute Seminar Series (University of Melbourne, 5 September 2019)
  • 13th World Congress on Health Economics (Switzerland, 17 September 2019)
  • 8th Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research (IAHPR) (Hobart, Australia, 27 September 2018)
  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Asia Pacific 2018 (Tokyo, Japan, 10 September 2018)
  • 3rd International Conference on Wellbeing and Public Policy (Wellington, New Zealand, 5 September 2018)
  • International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) 15th Annual Conference (Innsbruck, Austria, 30 September 2017)
  • Centre for Health Economics Seminar (Monash University, Clayton, Australia, 28 August 2017)
  • Monash Business School Early Career Researchers Conference (Monash University, Yarra Glen, Australia, 3 November 2016)
  • International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) 23rd Annual Conference (Copenhagen, Denmark, 20 October 2016)
  • 38th Australian Health Economics Society Conference (Fremantle, Australia, 27 September 2016)
  • 2016西湖青年论坛 (Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, 21 June 2016)
  • School of Public Health Seminar (Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 16 June 2016)
  • Flinders Centre for Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Research Meeting (Adelaide, Australia, 23 March 2016)
  • 2015丝绸之路青年学者研讨会 (Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China, 22 December 2015)
  • Population & Social Health Research Program Seminar (Griffith University, Logan, Australia, 24 November 2015)
  • FCIC Cancer Clinical Research Day (Adelaide, Australia, 23 October 2015)
  • 37th Australian Health Economics Society Conference (Brisbane, Australia, 2 October 2015)
  • Practice Applications of Health Economics in Research Workshop (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 10 September 2015)
  • Flinders Centre for Clinical Change & Health Care Research Health Economics Workshop (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 12 December 2014)
  • Priorities 2014 (Melbourne, Australia, 11 November 2014)
  • 36th Australian Health Economics Society Conference (Adelaide, Australia, 26 September 2014)
  • Practice Applications of Health Economics in Research Workshop (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 18 September 2014)
  • MIC Workshop (Sommarøy, Tromsø, Norway, 1 July 2014)
  • Flinders Centre for Clinical Change & Health Care Research Health Economics Workshop (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 15 November 2013)
  • Nanjing Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Nanjing, China, 23 October 2013)
  • 9th World Congress on Health Economics (Sydney, Australia, 9 July 2013)
  • Flinders Centre for Clinical Change & Health Care Research Forum (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 26 October 2012)
  • 34th Australian Conference of Health Economist (Darwin, Australia, 27 September 2012)
  • 3rd Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (Sydney, Australia, 13 April 2012)
  • Department of Preventive and Medicine & Department of Economics Seminar (The University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 19 March 2012)
  • Centre for Health Economics Seminar (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 26 October 2011)
  • 8th World Congress on Health Economics (Toronto, Canada, 11 July 2011)
  • Joint Workshop on Health Economics (UCLA, Los Angeles, USA, 6 July 2011)
  • 86th Western Economic Association International Annual Conference (San Diego, USA, 2 July 2011)
  • 3rd School of Business Annual Doctoral Colloquium (Monash University, Penang, Malaysia, 7 December 2010)
  • 15th Faculty of Business and Economics Annual Doctoral Conference (Monash University, Kalorama, Australia, 18 October 2010)
  • 32nd Australian Conference of Health Economists (Sydney, Australia, 30 September 2010)
  • 6th Australasian Development Economics Workshop (University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 10 June 2010)
  • International Conference on Economic Stress, Human Capital, and Families in Asia: Research and Policy Challenges (National University of Singapore, Singapore, 3 June 2010)
  • 1st Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (Melbourne, Australia, 9 April 2010)
  • Centre for Health Economics Seminar (Monash University, Clayton, Australia, 3 March 2010)
  • 31st Australian Conference of Health Economists (Hobart, Australia, 2 October 2009)
  • 21st Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Economics Studies (Australia) (RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 15 July 2009)
  • 1st Youth Forum on Public Management of the High Schools in West China (Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, 28 May 2006)
Workshop Discussant
  • 8th Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (Airlie Beach, Australia, 2 May 2017)
  • 4th Australian Health Economics Doctoral Workshop (Fremantle, Australia, 28 September 2016)
  • 2nd Australian Health Economics Doctoral Workshop (Adelaide, Australia, 24 September 2014)
  • 4th Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (Launceston, Australia, 4 April 2013)
  • 2nd Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (Gold Coast, Australia, 28 April 2011)



          Editorial Role

              Journal Reviewer

    • Science (1)
    • Social Indicators Research (1) 

    Conference Reviewer

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

    Committee Member

    • Monash Business School Faculty Research Impact Sub-committee (FRISC) (2021-present)
    • Surveillance Epidemiology of Coronavirus Under Research Exclusion (SECURE)-Alopecia Steering Committee (2020-present)
    • Monash Business Behavioural Laboratory (MBBL) Steering Committee (2018-present)
    • Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Grant Assessment Committee (2022, 2021)

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