Mark Bounthavong

I completed my PhD (July 2018) in the Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute at the University of Washington. My dissertation was entitled, "Program Evaluation of Academic Detailing on Naloxone Prescriptions Prescribed in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs." Findings from my work will be used to improve and sustain academic detailing campaigns on Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution across the VA.

I am currently a health economist at the VA Health Economics Resource Center and an investigator at the VA Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) in Menlo Park, CA. I am also the Pharmacy Data Program Manager for the Veterans Health Administration Pharmacy Benefits Management National Academic Detailing Service and a research affiliate at Stanford University.

My research interests include pharmacoeconomics, outcomes research, health economics, process and program evaluations, econometric methods, and evidence synthesis using Bayesian methods. However, I also have interests in data visualizations and spatial analysis with R.