Professor Federico Girosi

Federico Girosi

Position

Professor with the Translational Health Research Institute Population Health | Health Economist and Modeler

Biography

Federico Girosi is a Professor with the Translational Health Research Institute,  Western Sydney University and the Chief Scientist of the Digital Health  CRC. (opens in a new window) Dr. Girosi is a health economist and a data scientist whose interests span a wide range of topics. He is currently working in collaboration with federal and state organizations, as well with the private sector, on projects that apply data analytics to the solution of problems of immediate interest. Examples of his current projects include the development of a microsimulation for the prediction of health and health care utilization under different policy scenarios, the detection of clusters and anomalies in health trajectories, the design of customizable catchment areas and the analysis of the role of chronic conditions in the DRG hospital payment system. He is also a Chief Investigator in three NHMRC  sponsored projects: two that studies ways to manage ear infections in urban Aboriginal Children and one that looks at the booking gestational diabete. Dr. Girosi is also involved in research in the burden of eating disorders and in the evaluation of labor and birth programs.

Dr. Girosi earned a Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University in 2003, and worked 8 years at the RAND Corporation (Santa Monica, U.S.A.). His best known RAND project was the development of the COMPARE microsimulation, which was used to evaluate the impact of health care reform commonly known as "Obamacare".  He also holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Genoa, Italy, and conducted research for 10 years at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the areas of machine learning and computer vision. Dr. Girosi has published in a number of peer-reviewed international journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, Nature, Science and the Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is also the author of a book, published by Princeton University Press in 2008 and co-authored by Gary King, (opens in a new window) entitled "Demographic Forecasting".

Research Interests

  • Health analytics
  • Health policy
  • Epidemiology
  • Simulation and modeling in health care

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD in Health Policy, Harvard University, 2003
  • PhD in Physics, University of Genoa

Research and Publications

Contact Details

Email F.Girosi@westernsydney.edu.au
Telephone +61 2 4620 3605
Location CMCRC / Building 3, Campbelltown Campus