Risha Gidwani

Risha Gidwani, DrPH

Health Economist at the Health Economics Resource Center
Consulting Assistant Professor, Stanford Division of General Medical Disciplines

VA Palo Alto Health Care System
795 Willow Road (152)
Menlo Park, CA 94025

(650) 493-5000 X22937 (voice)
(650) 617-2667 (fax)


Risha Gidwani is a Health Economist at the VA Health Economics Resource Center (HERC), a Core Investigator at the VA Center for Innovation to Implementation and a Consulting Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University.  Her research uses econometric and decision analysis techniques to identify ways to improve the quality and lower the costs of U.S. healthcare.  She has expertise in causal inference from observational data, cost-effectiveness analysis, meta-analysis, and health-related quality of life measurement.  Her content interests include: palliative care; end-of-life care; and health information technology.  She received her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from the UCLA SPH Department of Health Services.