Ba' Pham Profile
Ba' Pham, MSc, PhD
Education and Training
Dr. Pham completed his PhD in the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto, his Master’s degree in Statistics at the University of Waterloo in 1993 and his Bachelor in Mathematics at the University of Waterloo in 1991.
Research Interests and Expertise
Dr. Pham’s research interests are in methods for decision modeling, systematic review, and economic evaluation. His PhD thesis is methods for the calibration of disease simulation models in the context of pressure ulcer prevention. His previous research includes the use of catalytic models to estimate infectious disease incidence, the effect of language of publication restrictions in systematic reviews, and analytical approaches to detect and minimize publication bias in meta-analysis.
Dr. Pham has been a senior research associate with THETA. He conducted a systematic review of early economic evaluation of emerging health technologies, a systematic review of common attributes in the assessment of clinical benefits and harms in support of funding decisions by the Ontario Health Technology Assessment Advisory (OHTAC). He also lead a research program (including a randomized controlled trial, a trial-based economic evaluation, and a model-based economic evaluation) for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea.He participated as an advisory panel member for the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario Best Practice Guideline for risk assessment and prevention of pressure ulcers and he was an instructor in the advanced course for decision modeling at the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation (IHPME).
He has conducted applied research in pressure ulcer prevention, venous leg ulcer treatment, cervical cancer prevention, hepatitis A infection, and in-vitro fertilization, among other disease areas.He has first-authored five methods papers (including a book chapter) and six applied research articles. He has co-authored more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Lancet, BMJ, and CMAJ. His work supports current Ontario Health Technology Assessment Committee recommendations for pressure ulcer prevention strategies for acute care patients, long-term care residents and home-care clients. His previous work in hepatitis A infection was cited in the Canadian Immunization Guide for Hepatitis A Vaccination.