Ms Elena Keller
Research Staff

Ms Elena Keller

  • Master of Health Economics, The University of Queensland, 2017
  • Bachelor of Nutritional Sciences, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, 2015
Medicine & Health
Centre for Big Data Research in Health

Elena is a Health Economist specializing in the analysis of linked administrative health datasets to provide evidence on whether treatments provide good value for money. Currently, she is a Research Associate and PhD Student within the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU) at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health (CBDRH), UNSW Medicine & Health. Her PhD project focusses on an economic valuation of fertility treatments.

Prior to this role, Elena obtained a Bachelor's degree in Nutritional Sciences (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany) and a Master's degree in Health Economics (University of Queensland, Australia).

Phone
+61 (2) 9065 7854
Location
Level 2, AGSM Building (G27) Sydney NSW 2052 Australia
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Keller E; Newman JE; Ortmann A; Jorm LR; Chambers GM, 2021, 'How Much Is a Human Life Worth? A Systematic Review', Value in Health, vol. 24, pp. 1531 - 1541, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2021.04.003
    Journal articles | 2021
    Law YJ; Zhang N; Kolibianakis EM; Costello MF; Keller E; Chambers GM; Venetis CA, 2021, 'Is there an optimal number of oocytes retrieved at which live birth rates or cumulative live birth rates per aspiration are maximized after ART? A systematic review', Reproductive BioMedicine Online, vol. 42, pp. 83 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rbmo.2020.10.008
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sun HY; Keller E; Suresh H; Sebaratnam DF, 2021, 'Biologics for severe, chronic plaque psoriasis: An Australian cost-utility analysis', JAAD International, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdin.2021.06.004
    Journal articles | 2020
    Chambers GM; Keller E; Choi S; Khalaf Y; Crawford S; Botha W; Ledger W, 2020, 'Funding and public reporting strategies for reducing multiple pregnancy from fertility treatments', Fertility and Sterility, vol. 114, pp. 715 - 721, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2020.08.1405
    Journal articles | 2020
    Keller E; Botha W; Ortmann A; Jorm LR; Chambers GM, 2020, 'PIH2 Does Fertility Treatment Provide Good VALUE for Money? a Cost-Benefit Analysis', Value in Health Regional Issues, vol. 22, pp. S44 - S44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vhri.2020.07.229
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sowa PM; Keller E; Stormon N; Lalloo R; Ford PJ, 2019, 'The impact of a sugar-sweetened beverages tax on oral health and costs of dental care in Australia', European Journal of Public Health, vol. 29, pp. 173 - 177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky087

  • 2021: UNSW BizLab Faculty Small Project Grant (Doctor of Philosophy, UNSW Sydney) to fund a revealed-preference economic experiment exploring the demand for fertility treatments
  • 2020: UNSW Health@Business Seed Funding (Doctor of Philosophy, UNSW Sydney) to fund a revealed-preference economic experiment exploring the demand for fertility treatments

  • 2021: Best Presentation Award at the Virtual Conference of the Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) 2021
  • 2019: PhD Scholarship in Reproduction (Doctor of Philosophy, UNSW Sydney) which supports students of exceptional research potential to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) within the field of reproductive medicine
  • 2017: UQ 'Class of 2017' Future Leaders (Master of Health Economics, University of Queensland) which recognizes outstanding graduating students who have gone beyond their typical program of studies to make a positive impact on campus, their community and even the world
  • 2016: German Global Leaders Scholarship (Master of Health Economics, University of Queensland) which offers students from Germany, who excel academically, the opportunity to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Queensland

Apart from being an active member in research networks in both UNSW Medicine & Health and the UNSW Business School, Elena helped establish the ISPOR Sydney Student & Early-Career Researcher Chapter as the first President of the Chapter. She is involved in diverse research collaborations and publishes her work in leading academic journals such as Value in HealthFertility and Sterility, and Reproductive BioMedicine Online.

  • 2021-2022: Treasurer of ISPOR Sydney Student and Early-Career Researcher Chapter which aims to provide professional advancement and networking opportunities in the health economics and health outcomes research (HEOR) space
  • 2020-2021: President of ISPOR Sydney Student and Early-Career Researcher Chapter which aims to provide professional advancement and networking opportunities in the health economics and health outcomes research (HEOR) space
  • 2019-2021: Higher Degree Research Candidate Representative at UNSW Medicine Candidate Higher Degree Committee which aims to advocate for improvements in the students' experience and negotiate issues raised by students

2020: Teaching Assistant in ECON3125 - Economics of Health and Human Capital (UNSW Business School)