Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 287–297 | Cite as

A conversation including 39 questions with Anirban Basu

  • A. James O’MalleyEmail author
  • Aasthaa Bansal


At the 2018 International Conference on Health Policy Statistics (ICHPS) held in Charleston, South Carolina, Anirban Basu was awarded the Mid-Career Excellence Award from the American Statistical Association Section on Health Policy Statistics (HPSS). Anirban was exceptionally and uniquely qualified for this award. Highlights include his providing outstanding service to the HPSS, advancing statistical methodology, advancing methodology in other domains of health policy, and performing extensive and highly impactful applied work in medicine and health care. In this interview, we trace Anirban’s upbringing, schooling, early career, and mid-career phases to gain insights into his success. We also sought his opinions on salient topics or issues.


Mid Career Excellence Award Health Policy Statistics Section American Statistical Association International Conference on Health Policy Statistics 2018 


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Conflict of interest

Neither author has received research grants or awards; honorariums from for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, or government agencies; or owns stock in any company that creates a conflict of interest in relation to this paper. However, Dr. Bansal is a faculty member at the same institution as Dr. Basu and both Dr. O’Malley and Dr. Bansal are members of the ASA Section on Health Policy Statistics along with Dr. Basu. Despite this, neither author declares any conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This paper does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors. This paper does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from Dr. Basu prior to his interview.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Department of Biomedical Data Science and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical PracticeGeisel School of Medicine at DartmouthLebanonUSA
  2. 2.The Comparative Health Outcomes Policy and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, School of PharmacyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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