Dr. Somayeh Afshari | Health Economics | Best Researcher Award

 PHD at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Dr. Somayeh Afshari is a distinguished health economist affiliated with the Health Management and Economics Research Center at Iran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran. She earned her Ph.D. in Health Economics from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Afshari has contributed extensively to health economics literature, with notable research on quality of life assessments and health indicators, particularly in chronic diseases like diabetes and asthma. Her work has been published in reputable journals such as Quality of Life Research and the Journal of Asthma. She is skilled in statistical and analytical software, including SPSS and Stata.

Professional Profiles


Ph.D. in Health Economics:Department of Health Management, Policy, and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Word, Excell, Access, SPSS, Reference Manager, Endnote, Tree age, Stata

Research Focus

Dr. Somayeh Afshari focuses her research on health economics, particularly the assessment of health-related quality of life and the economic evaluation of healthcare interventions. Her work encompasses a range of topics, including the use of the EQ-5D-5L instrument to measure quality of life in chronic disease patients, the productivity changes in hospitals, and the economic evaluation of health interventions in Iran. She has also explored induced demand in health services and access to health indicators. Dr. Afshari’s research aims to inform health policy and improve healthcare efficiency and outcomes, with numerous publications in reputable journals.


  1. Economic evaluation of stereotactic radiotherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery technologies in the treatment of cancers: a systematic review, Publication date: 2024.
  2. The influencing factors of health–related quality of life of the general population of Iran during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Publication date: 2023.
  3. Assessment of the properties of the EQ-5D-5L in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Publication date: 2022.
  4. A national survey of Iranian general population to estimate a value set for the EQ-5D-5L, Publication date: 2023.
  5. Determination of a cost-effectiveness threshold for cancer interventions in Iran, Publication date: 2022.
  6. Estimating utility values for health states of DFU patients using EQ-5D-5L and cTTO, Publication date: 2022.
  7. The association between diabetic complications and health-related quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes: A cross-sectional study from Iran, Publication date: 2021.
  8. Health related quality of life in adults with asthma: a systematic review to identify the values of EQ-5D-5L instrument, Publication date: 2021.
Somayeh Afshari | Health Economics | Best Researcher Award

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