Professor Haitham Tuffaha

Professorial Research Fellow

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
h.tuffaha@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 61156

Overview

Associate Professor Haitham Tuffaha is a Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for the Business and Economics of Health (CBEH). He leads the Health Technology Assessment and his research involves the economic evaluation of health interventions. He pioneers the application of Value of Information analysis in Australia as a novel approach to inform early reimbursement decisions and to design efficient and adaptive clinical trials that maximise return on research investment.

He holds an MSc degree in Clinical Pharmacy (with Distinction) from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, an MBA degree from Wollongong University and a PhD in Health Economics from Griffith University. Before specialising in health economics, he practiced as oncology clinical pharmacy specialist and manager.

Associate Professor Tuffaha is the Chair of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia’s (COSA)-Epidemiology Group, the Co-Chair of Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA)-Research Prioritisation Group and the past Secretary of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)-Australian Chapter. He is an Associate Editor for Value in Health and an Editorial Board Member of PharmacoEconomics-Open Journal.

Research Interests

  • Economic Evaluation of Healthcare Interventions
    Health Technology Assessment Health Services Research Value of Information/Research analysis Cancer Economics Oncology Pharmacy

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University

Publications

  • Jackson, Christopher, Jalal, Hawre, Heath, Anna, Kunst, Natalia, Thom, Howard, Welton, Nicky J., Tuffaha, Haitham and Wilson, Edward C. F. (2024). The expected value of perfect or partial perfect information. Value of information for healthcare decision-making. (pp. 47-91) edited by Anna Heath, Natalia Kuns and Christopher Jackson. Boca Raton, FL, United States: Chapman and Hall/CRC. doi: 10.1201/9781003156109-3

  • Kunst, Natalia, Wilson, Edward C. F., Tuffaha, Haitham, Jackson, Christopher, Welton, Nicky J., Jalal, Hawre and Alarid-Escudero, Fernando (2024). Value of information: success stories. Value of information for healthcare decision-making. (pp. 193-206) edited by Anna Heath, Natalia Kuns and Christopher Jackson. Boca Raton, FL, United States: Chapman and Hall/CRC. doi: 10.1201/9781003156109-6

  • Taylor, William J., Tuffaha, Haitham, Hawley, Carmel M., Peyton, Philip, Higgins, Alisa M., Scuffham, Paul A., Nemeh, Fiona, Balagurunathan, Anitha, Hansen, Paul, Jacques, Angela and Morton, Rachael L. (2023). Embedding stakeholder preferences in setting priorities for health research: Using a discrete choice experiment to develop a multi-criteria tool for evaluating research proposals. PLoS One, 18 (12) e0295304, 1-12. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0295304

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Jackson, Christopher, Jalal, Hawre, Heath, Anna, Kunst, Natalia, Thom, Howard, Welton, Nicky J., Tuffaha, Haitham and Wilson, Edward C. F. (2024). The expected value of perfect or partial perfect information. Value of information for healthcare decision-making. (pp. 47-91) edited by Anna Heath, Natalia Kuns and Christopher Jackson. Boca Raton, FL, United States: Chapman and Hall/CRC. doi: 10.1201/9781003156109-3

  • Kunst, Natalia, Wilson, Edward C. F., Tuffaha, Haitham, Jackson, Christopher, Welton, Nicky J., Jalal, Hawre and Alarid-Escudero, Fernando (2024). Value of information: success stories. Value of information for healthcare decision-making. (pp. 193-206) edited by Anna Heath, Natalia Kuns and Christopher Jackson. Boca Raton, FL, United States: Chapman and Hall/CRC. doi: 10.1201/9781003156109-6

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor