Miss Shahela Kodabuckus

Miss Shahela Kodabuckus

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Associate

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Shahela Kodabuckus is a Research Associate in Health Economics. She joined the University in December 2017, after completing her MSc in Health Economics and Econometrics that same year.

Shahela is currently working with Dr Sue Jowett and colleagues from the University of Oxford on a model based economic evaluation, which investigates treatment for systolic hypertension in the elderly. 

She is also working with Dr Sue Jowett and colleagues from the University of Birmingham on a feasibility study, which investigates the treatment of fatigue in vasculitis. 

Shahela has previously worked with Dr Pelham Barton and colleagues from the Birmingham Women’s Hospital, University of Cambridge, and the Wellcome Trust on a model based economic evaluation, which examined the cost-effectiveness of identifying genetic abnormalities prenatally using NGS technologies. 

Qualifications

MSc Health Economics and Econometrics, University of Birmingham, 2017

Biography

Shahela joined the Health Economics Unit in 2017 after completing her MSc at the University of Birmingham that same year. She was a recipient of the National Institute of Health Research Masters Studentship. Her MSc thesis used econometric techniques to explore the association between socioeconomic status and the probability of having cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China. The research also examined the association between financial burden and the probability of having CVD amongst the same population.

Research

Shahela is currently working on a model based economic evaluation, which investigates treatment for systolic hypertension in the Elderly. She is also working on a feasibility study, which investigates the treatment of fatigue in Vasculitis.  

Shahela has previously worked on a model based economic evaluation, which investigates the cost-effectiveness of identifying genetic abnormalities prenatally using NGS technologies.

Shahela is particularly interested in the development of model-based economic evaluations, and how they are applied to different clinical areas.

Other activities

Member, Health Economics Study Group (HESG) UK