Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow (Health Economics)

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Master in Public Health, University of Melbourne, 2005

Contact

Biography

Jaithri Ananthapavan co-leads the Obesity stream in Deakin Health Economics (DHE) and leads the Economics of Obesity Stream within the Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE). Jaithri’s research interest is the economic evaluation of obesity prevention interventions and methods development to better assist decision makers in using economic evidence in priority setting decisions. She led a large economic evaluation work program for the NHMRC funded Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Obesity Policy and Food Systems. This priority setting study (ACE-Obesity Policy) evaluated the cost-effectiveness of multiple obesity prevention interventions across several sectors. She is also leading a body of work developing frameworks for the use of cost-benefit analysis methods for the evaluation of prevention interventions with impacts beyond the health care sector. Jaithri has held teaching positions in the Master of Health Economics course as co-chair of the Resource Allocation and Priority Setting unit.

Jaithri Ananthapavan has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours degree (1999) and a Master of Public Health degree (2005) both from The University of Melbourne. After several years working in health economics consulting in the UK, Jaithri Ananthapavan’s academic career started in 2013 at Deakin University.

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Research interests

Health Economics

Economic Evaluation of obesity prevention and treatment interventions

Methods development in Cost Benefit Analysis for preventive interventions

Teaching interests

Health Economics

Economic Evaluation

Resource Allocation and Priority Setting

Units taught

HSH762 - Resource Allocation and Priority Setting - Co-unit chair

Knowledge areas

Health Economics

Economic Evaluation

Economics of Obesity

Media appearances

Media appearances for the launch of the ACE-Obesity Policy study findings: http://www.aceobesitypolicy.com.au/gallery/media/

Publications

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2020

Increasing the price of alcohol as an obesity prevention measure: The potential cost-effectiveness of introducing a uniform volumetric tax and a minimum floor price on alcohol in Australia

E Robinson, P Nguyen, H Jiang, M Livingston, J Ananthapavan, A Lal, G Sacks

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-15, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The modelled population obesity-related health benefits of reducing consumption of discretionary foods in Australia

A Lal, A Peeters, V Brown, P Nguyen, H Tran, T Nguyen, U Tonmukayakul, G Sacks, H Calache, J Martin, M Moodie, J Ananthapavan

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-14, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The application of an evidence framework for obesity prevention at the population-level

G Sacks, J Kwon, J Ananthapavan

(2020), Vol. 9, pp. 150-158, Current obesity reports, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Assessing the cost?effectiveness of interventions that simultaneously prevent high body mass index and eating disorders

L Le, P Hay, J Ananthapavan, Y Lee, C Mihalopoulos

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-7, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2019

The potential for long-term cost-effectiveness of obesity prevention interventions in the early years of life

Vicki Brown, Jaithri Ananthapavan, Diana Sonntag, Eng Tan, Alison Hayes, Marj Moodie

(2019), Vol. 14, pp. 1-10, Pediatric obesity, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The health burden of preventable disease in Australia: a systematic review

Paul Crosland, Jaithri Ananthapavan, Jacqueline Davison, Michael Lambert, Rob Carter

(2019), Vol. 43, pp. 163-170, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Cost-effectiveness of community-based childhood obesity prevention interventions in Australia

Jaithri Ananthapavan, Phuong Nguyen, Steven Bowe, Gary Sacks, Ana Mantilla Herrera, Boyd Swinburn, Vicki Brown, Rohan Sweeney, Anita Lal, Claudia Strugnell, Marj Moodie

(2019), Vol. 43, pp. 1102-1112, International journal of obesity, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The economic cost of preventable disease in Australia: a systematic review of estimates and methods

P Crosland, J Ananthapavan, J Davison, M Lambert, R Carter

(2019), Vol. 43, pp. 484-495, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The potential cost-effectiveness of mandatory restrictions on price promotions for sugar-sweetened beverages in Australia

O Huse, J Ananthapavan, G Sacks, A Cameron, C Zorbas, A Peeters, M Moodie, J Martin, K Backholer

(2019), pp. 1-10, International Journal of Obesity, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Squandering Australia's food security-the environmental and economic costs of our unhealthy diet and the policy path we're on

G Turner, K Larsen, S Candy, S Ogilvy, J Ananthapavan, M Moodie, S James, S Friel, C Ryan, M Lawrence

(2018), Vol. 195, pp. 1581-1599, Journal of cleaner production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Harnessing advances in computer simulation to inform policy and planning to reduce alcohol-related harms

J-A Atkinson, D Knowles, J Wiggers, M Livingston, R Room, A Prodan, G McDonnell, E O'Donnell, S Jones, P Haber, D Muscatello, N Ezard, N Phung, L Freebairn, D Indig, L Rychetnik, J Ananthapavan, S Wutzke, Alcohol Modelling Consortium

(2018), pp. 537-546, International Journal of Public Health, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

Paying people to lose weight: the effectiveness of financial incentives provided by health insurers for the prevention and management of overweight and obesity - a systematic review

J Ananthapavan, A Peeterson, G Sacks

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 605-613, Obesity reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Exploring the use of economic evidence to inform investment in disease prevention - a qualitative study

H Liu, J Muhunthan, J Ananthapavan, P Hawe, A Shiell, S Jan

(2018), Vol. 42, pp. 200-206, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The potential cost-effectiveness and equity impacts of restricting television advertising of unhealthy food and beverages to Australian children

Vicki Brown, Jaithri Ananthapavan, Lennert Veerman, Gary Sacks, Anita Lal, Anna Peeters, Kathryn Backholer, Marjory Moodie

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 1-14, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Cost-effectiveness of product reformulation in response to the health star rating food labelling system in Australia

Ana Mantilla Herrera, Michelle Crino, Holly Erskine, Gary Sacks, Jaithri Ananthapavan, Cliona Mhurchu, Yong Lee

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 1-16, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Carbon pricing of food in Australia: an analysis of the health, environmental and public finance impacts

Marco Springmann, Gary Sacks, Jaithri Ananthapavan, Peter Scarborough

(2018), Vol. 42, pp. 523-529, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Assessing Cost-Effectiveness of Obesity Prevention Policies in Australia 2018 (ACE-Obesity Policy)

Jaithri Ananthapavan, Gary Sacks, Vicki Brown, Marj Moodie, Phuong Nguyen, Jan Barendregt, Lennert Veerman, Ana Mantilla Herrera, Anita Lal, Anna Peeters, Rob Carter

(2018), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2017

Modelled cost-effectiveness of a package size cap and a kilojoule reduction intervention to reduce energy intake from sugar-sweetened beverages in Australia

M Crino, A Herrera, J Ananthapavan, J Wu, B Neal, Y Lee, M Zheng, A Lal, G Sacks

(2017), Vol. 9, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2014

Economics of obesity - Learning from the past to contribute to a better future

J Ananthapavan, G Sacks, M Moodie, R Carter

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 4007-4025, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, C1

journal article
2013

A UK-based cost-utility analysis of indacaterol, a once-daily maintenance bronchodilator for patients with COPD, using real world evidence on resource use

D Price, Y Asukai, J Ananthapavan, B Malcolm, A Radwan, I Keyzor

(2013), Vol. 11, pp. 259-274, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, C1-1

journal article
2012

Cost-effectiveness of rivaroxaban in the prevention of venous thromboembolism: A Canadian analysis using the Ontario Ministry of Health Perspective

H McDonald, A Diamantopoulos, P Wells, M Lees, K Folkerts, F Forster, J Ananthapavan

(2012), Vol. 15, pp. 817-828, Journal of Medical Economics, C1-1

journal article
2010

Assessing cost-effectiveness in obesity: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for severely obese adolescents

J Ananthapavan, M Moodie, M Haby, R Carter

(2010), Vol. 6, pp. 377-385, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, C1-1

journal article

Cost-effectiveness of rivaroxaban versus enoxaparin for the prevention of postsurgical venous thromboembolism in Canada

A Diamantopoulos, M Lees, P Wells, F Forster, J Ananthapavan, H McDonald

(2010), Vol. 104, pp. 760-770, Thrombosis and Haemostasis, C1-1

journal article

Economic report : home haemodialysis

J Ananthapavan, J Lowin, E Bloomfield

(2010), Alfreton, England, A6-1

research report/technical paper

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

The development of a CBA framework integrating the intersectoral benefits of prevention interventions

Emeritus Professor Rob Carter, Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan

NHMRC Partnership Centre for Better Health

  • 2017: $79,667
  • 2016: $40,000

Supporting food companies to implement policies for improving population nutrition

A/Prof Gary Sacks, A/Prof Adrian Cameron, A/Prof Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Prof Bruce Neal, A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, Prof Anna Peeters, Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan

VicHealth - NHMRC Partnership Project Grants

  • 2020: $50,000

Assessing the Cost-Effectiveness of Prevention of High Body Mass Index and Eating Disorders in Australia: The ACE-HiBED project

Prof Cathy Mihalopoulos, Dr Long Le, Prof Phillipa Hay, Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan, Dr Yong Yi Lee

NHMRC - Ideas Grant

  • 2020: $133,985

Other Public Sector Funding

Economic Appraisal of NSW Get Healthy Service

Emeritus Professor Rob Carter, Prof Marj Moodie, Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan, Ms Anne Magnus

  • 2014: $27,271

The health and economic value of prevention: Assessing the benefits of reducing the prevalence of high BMI, low fruit and vegetable intake and physical inactivity in the ACT

Prof Marj Moodie, Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan, Ms Anne Magnus

  • 2016: $10,000
  • 2015: $50,800

The health and related economic benefits of providing better tasting water

Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan, Mrs Phuong Nguyen, Prof Marj Moodie, Prof Steven Allender

  • 2018: $12,700

Supporting food companies to implement policies for improving population nutrition

A/Prof Gary Sacks, A/Prof Adrian Cameron, A/Prof Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Prof Bruce Neal, A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, Prof Anna Peeters, Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan

  • 2020: $68,181

Industry and Other Funding

The economic and health benefits of reaching COAG risk factor benchmarks in Victoria

Ms Anne Magnus, Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan

  • 2014: $59,500

The health and economic value of prevention: Assessing the benefits of reducing the prevalence of physical inactivity in Australia

Prof Marj Moodie, Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan, Ms Anne Magnus

  • 2014: $16,159

Australian Prevention Partnership Centre - Integrating the health economics component of the simulation model for prevention of alcohol related harms

Emeritus Professor Rob Carter, Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan

  • 2016: $10,601

Measuring economic benefits of reducing physical inactivity

Prof Marj Moodie, Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan

  • 2016: $10,791

The Impact and Risk Factors of Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) towards Malaysia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Prof Marj Moodie, Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan, Miss Michelle Tran

  • 2019: $16,580

Economic evaluation of the WA LiveLighter campaign.

Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan, Prof Marj Moodie, Miss Michelle Tran, Dr Nikki McCaffrey

  • 2020: $28,875
  • 2019: $14,222

Estimating direct healthcare cost and expenditure for non-communicable diseases in Malaysia.

Prof Marj Moodie, Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan, Miss Michelle Tran

  • 2020: $8,666

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report