Meet HPM alum Mina Kabiri


Mina Kabiri (HPM '17) is the associate director of global health economics and value demonstration at the Health Economics and Market Access division of Johnson and Johnson Medical Devices Companies. In her role, she leads the global efforst of developing health economic modeling tools for orthopedics, bio-surgery, and cardiovascular medical devices. 

Prior to her current role, Kabiri was a senior research scientist and project lead at Precision Xtract Health Economics and Outcomes Research and was responsible for oversight and execution of economic analyses and simulation models based on real-world health care utilization data. Kabiri has been the lead for a portfolio of projects for novel pharmaceutical therapies involving a variety of health conditions such as HIV, cancer, and obesity. 

Kabiri is passionate about multidisciplinary research and combining various research platforms such as medical decision sciences, mathematical modeling, and data science, applied to a series of health policy issus. During her graduate training at Pitt Public Health, Kabiri developed a mathematical simulation model of hepatitis C infected population in the United States and predicted the future burden of this disease given newly available treatments. She also helped the Pennsylvania Medicaid program in updating hepatitis C treatment coverage guidelines, using Medicaid claims and a mathematical simulation model. 

Kabiri received her BSc and MSc in industrial engineering and her PhD in health services research and policy. 


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