Dr Sophy Shih

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow: Health Economics

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Public Health, University of Melbourne, 2004
Graduate Diploma of Economics, University of Melbourne, 2012

Contact

sophy.shih@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46279

Biography summary

Dr Shih is an experienced Health Economist with expertise in economic modelling and chronic disease prevention research. Dr Shih has advanced modelling skills and extensive experiences in economic evaluation alongside randomized controlled trials. She has research interest in cancer prevention, diabetes prevention, cancer psychology and disability.

Research interests

Dr Shih's research interests in methodology focus on economic evaluation of health service and interventions. Among a wide range of topics she has worked on, her main research is in the area of prevention for chronic diseases. Dr Shih is recognized by her work in economic evaluation of cancer screening, cancer prevention, diabetes prevention, interventions for people affected by cancer and cerebral palsy.



 

Affiliations

International Health Economics Association (IHEA)

Australian Health Economics Society (AHES)

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research (ISPOR) - Australian Chapter

Knowledge areas

Health Economics,

Economic Evaluation

Health Service Research

Public Health

Biomedicine

Awards

• School of Health and Social Development “Health and Social Development Award for Service Excellence”, 2013
• Deakin Population Health Strategic Research Centre “Research Accomplishment, Early Career Category”, 2012
• Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellent Contributions, Deakin University Award for Research Excellence, 2011
• Special Award for Contribution to Illness Prevention Knowledge to ACE-Prevention team, VicHealth, 2010
• Deakin Population Health Strategic Research Centre Award for Partnerships and Knowledge Translation, 2010
• Best Abstract, “Growing Research Together” Research Conference, Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Science, Deakin University, 2008

Projects

1. The Centre for Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy (CRE-CP): a five-year NHMRC funded project

2. The Mother After Gestational Diabetes (MAGDA) Project: Preventing diabetes in pregnancy from progressing to type 2 diabetes: macrolevel system change in South Australia and Victoria: a five-year NHMRC funded Partnership project

3. Coping-Together: A feasibility study of a novel, self-directed supportive care intervention to enhance illness adjustment of couples affected by prostate cancer.

4. Conquer Fear: Evaluation of a psychological and educational intervention for fear of cancer recurrence; A cluster randomised controlled trial

5. Living with Prostate Cancer: A Multimodal Supportive Care Intervention for Men with Prostate Cancer.

6. Healthy in Pregancy and Post-Birth (HIPP): A RCT to prevent primigravid excess gestational weight gain and postpartum weight retention

7. Economic Evaluation of the SunSmart Program

Publications

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2016

A pilot, multisite, randomized controlled trial of a self-directed coping skills training intervention for couples facing prostate cancer : accrual, retention, and data collection issues

Dr Sylvie Lambert, Dr Patrick McElduff, Prof Afaf Girgis, Janelle V. Levesque, Tim Regan, Dr Jane Turner, Hayley Candler, Dr Cathy Mihalopoulos, Dr Sophy Shih, Prof Karen Kayser, Peter Chong

(2016), Vol. 24, pp. 711-722, Support care cancer, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Mothers after gestational diabetes in Australia (MAGDA) : a randomised controlled trial of a postnatal diabetes prevention program

Sharleen O`Reilly, Prof James Dunbar, Dr Vincent Versace, Edward Janus, Prof James Best, Prof Rob Carter, Prof Jeremy Oats, Prof Timothy Skinner, Michael J. Ackland, Prof Paddy Phillips, Peter Ebeling, A/Prof John Reynolds, Dr Sophy Shih, Ms Virginia Hagger, Dr Michael Coates, Mrs Carol Wildey

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-21, PLoS medicine, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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2013

Conquer fear: protocol of a randomised controlled trial of a psychological intervention to reduce fear of cancer recurrence

Prof Phyllis Butow, Ms Melanie Bell, Allan B Smith, Joanna E Fardell, Dr Belinda Thewes, Dr Jane Turner, Gemma Gilchrist, A/Prof J Beith, Prof Afaf Girgis, Louise Sharpe, Dr Sophy Shih, Dr Cathy Mihalopoulos

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-10, BMC Cancer, London, England, C1

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A parallel-group, randomised controlled trial of a multimedia, self-directed, coping skills training intervention for patients with cancer and their partners: design and rationale

Dr Sylvie Lambert, Prof Afaf Girgis, Dr Patrick McElduff, Dr Jane Turner, Janelle V. Levesque, Prof Karen Kayser, Dr Cathy Mihalopoulos, Dr Sophy Shih, Daniel Barker

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 1-12, BMJ Open, London, England, C1

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2010

Cost-effectiveness analysis of a two-stage screening intervention for hepatocellular carcinoma in Taiwan

Dr Sophy Shih, Steve Crowley, Jin-Chuan Sheu

(2010), Vol. 109, pp. 39-55, Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Hong Kong, China, C1

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2009

Economic evaluation of skin cancer prevention in Australia

Dr Sophy Shih, Prof Rob Carter, Craig Sinclair, Dr Cathy Mihalopoulos, Prof Eric Theo Vos

(2009), Vol. 49, pp. 449-453, Preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Cost implications of specific and non-specific treatment for young persons at ultra high risk of developing a first episode of psychosis

Lisa J Phillips, Sue Cotton, Dr Cathy Mihalopoulos, Dr Sophy Shih, A/Prof Alison Yung, Prof Rob Carter, Patrick D McGorry

(2009), Vol. 3, pp. 28-34, Early intervention in psychiatry, Carlton, Vic., C1

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2005

Exploratory economic analyses of two primary care mental health projects : implications for sustainability

Dr Cathy Mihalopoulos, Litza Kiropoulos, Dr Sophy Shih, Prof Jane Gunn, Dr Grant Blashki, Dr Graham Meadows

(2005), Vol. 183, pp. 73-76, Medical journal of Australia, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

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