Dr Sophy Shih

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Honorary Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Off-Campus (Home)

Qualifications

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

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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2019

GooD4Mum: a general practice-based quality improvement collaborative for diabetes prevention in women with previous gestational diabetes

S O'Reilly, J Dunbar, J Best, V Versace, D Ford, D Young, S Shih, R Bills, W Shepherdley, E Janus, MAGDA Study Group

(2019), Vol. 13, pp. 134-141, Primary care diabetes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Cost-effectiveness of an intervention to reduce fear of cancer recurrence: the ConquerFear randomized controlled trial

Sophy Shih, Phyllis Butow, Steven Bowe, Belinda Thewes, Jane Turner, Jemma Gilchrist, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, ConquerFear research group

(2019), Vol. 28, pp. 1071-1079, Psychooncology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Psychological intervention (ConquerFear) for treating fear of cancer recurrence: mediators and moderators of treatment efficacy

L Sharpe, J Turner, J Fardell, B Thewes, A Smith, J Gilchrist, J Beith, A Girgis, S Tesson, S Day, K Grunewald, P Butow, M Bell, L Beatty, B Bennett, R Brebach, C Brock, S Butler, D Byrne, J Diggens, A Fairclough, T Faulkner, M Ftanou, M Grier, G Hill, T Jones, L Kirsten, S McConaghey, S McKinnon, C Mihalopoulos, S Mireskandari, T Musiello, J Penhale, A Pollard, A Rangganadhan, M Scealy, M Scott, S Shih, M Teoh, K Tiller, P Watt

(2019), Vol. 13, pp. 695-702, Journal of cancer survivorship, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article
2018

Economic evaluation and cost of interventions for cerebral palsy: a systematic review

S Shih, U Tonmukayakul, C Imms, D Reddihough, H Graham, L Cox, R Carter

(2018), Vol. 60, pp. 543-558, Developmental medicine & child neurology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Medical, demographic and psychological correlates of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) morbidity in breast, colorectal and melanoma cancer survivors with probable clinically significant FCR seeking psychological treatment through the ConquerFear study

A Smith, L Sharpe, B Thewes, J Turner, J Gilchrist, J Fardell, A Girgis, S Tesson, J Descallar, M Bell, J Beith, P Butow, L Beatty, B Bennett, R Brebach, C Brock, S Butler, D Byrne, S Day, J Diggens, A Fairclough, T Faulkner, M Ftanou, M Grier, G Hill, T Jones, L Kirsten, S McConaghey, S McKinnon, C Mihalopoulos, S Mireskandari, T Musiello, J Penhale, A Pollard, A Rangganadhan, M Scealy, M Scott, S Shih, M Teoh, K Tiller, P Watt

(2018), Vol. 26, pp. 4207-4216, Supportive care in cancer, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Systematic review of the economic impact of cerebral palsy

Utsana Tonmukayakul, Sophy Shih, Helen Bourke-Taylor, Christine Imms, Dinah Reddihough, Liz Cox, Rob Carter

(2018), Vol. 80, pp. 93-101, Research in developmental disabilities, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Results of the first recorded evaluation of a national gestational diabetes mellitus register: challenges in screening, registration, and follow-up for diabetes risk

Douglas Boyle, Vincent Versace, James Dunbar, Wendy Scheil, Edward Janus, Jeremy Oats, Timothy Skinner, Sophy Shih, Sharleen O'Reilly, Ken Sikaris, Liza Kelsall, Paddy Phillips, James Best, MAGDA Study Group

(2018), Vol. 13, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Bike skills training for children with cerebral palsy: protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Rachel Toovey, Adrienne Harvey, Jennifer McGinley, Katherine Lee, Sophy Shih, Alicia Spittle

(2018), Vol. 8, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

Economic evaluation of future skin cancer prevention in Australia

S Shih, R Carter, S Heward, C Sinclair

(2017), Vol. 99, pp. 7-12, Preventitive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Skin cancer has a large impact on our public hospitals but prevention programs continue to demonstrate strong economic credentials

S Shih, R Carter, S Heward, C Sinclair

(2017), Vol. 41, pp. 371-376, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Pharmacy Diabetes Screening Trial: protocol for a pragmatic cluster-randomised controlled trial to compare three screening methods for undiagnosed type 2 diabetes in Australian community pharmacy

I Krass, R Carter, B Mitchell, M Mohebbi, T Shih, P Trinder, V Versace, F Wilson, K Mc Namara

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 1-13, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Measurement of resource utilisation in cancer clinical studies - tools, issues and challenges

S Shih, R Carter

(2017), Vol. 41, pp. 1-7, Cancer forum, Kogarah, N.S.W., C1

journal article
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

S Lambert, P McElduff, A Girgis, J Levesque, T Regan, J Turner, H Candler, C Mihalopoulos, S Shih, K Kayser, P Chong

(2016), Vol. 24, pp. 711-722, Supportive Care in Cancer, C1

journal article

Economic evaluation of a psychological intervention for high distress cancer patients and carers: costs and quality-adjusted life years

M Chatterton, S Chambers, S Occhipinti, A Girgis, J Dunn, R Carter, S Shih, C Mihalopoulos

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 857-864, Psycho-oncology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Minimising impairment: protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial of upper limb orthoses for children with cerebral palsy

C Imms, M Wallen, C Elliott, B Hoare, M Randall, S Greaves, B Adair, E Bradshaw, R Carter, F Orsini, S Shih, D Reddihough

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-15, BMC Pediatrics, London, Eng., C1

journal article

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

S O'Reilly, J Dunbar, V Versace, E Janus, J Best, R Carter, J Oats, T Skinner, M Ackland, P Phillips, P Ebeling, J Reynolds, S Shih, V Hagger, M Coates, C Wildey

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

journal article
2015

Health coaching to prevent excessive gestational weight gain: a randomized-controlled trial

H Skouteris, S McPhie, B Hill, M Mc Cabe, J Milgrom, B Kent, L Bruce, S Herring, J Gale, C Mihalopoulos, T Shih, G Teale, J Lachal

(2015), Vol. In press, pp. 1-21, British journal of health psychology, Weinheim, Germany, C1

journal article
2013

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

P Butow, M Bell, A Smith, J Fardell, B Thewes, J Turner, J Gilchrist, J Beith, A Girgis, L Sharpe, S Shih, C Mihalopoulos

(2013), Vol. 13, BMC Cancer, C1

journal article

Mothers after gestational diabetes in Australia Diabetes Prevention Program (MAGDA-DPP) post-natal intervention: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

S Shih, N Davis-Lameloise, E Janus, C Wildey, V Versace, V Hagger, D Asproloupos, S O Reilly, P Phillips, M Ackland

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 1-10, Trials, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

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

S Lambert, A Girgis, P McElduff, J Turner, J Levesque, K Kayser, C Mihalopoulos, S Shih, D Barker

(2013), Vol. 3, BMJ Open, C1

journal article
2010

Cost-effectiveness Analysis of a Two-stage Screening Intervention for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Taiwan

S Shih, S Crowley, J Sheu

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

journal article
2009

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

L Phillips, S Cotton, C Mihalopoulos, S Shih, A Yung, R Carter, P McGorry

(2009), Vol. 3, pp. 28-34, Early Intervention in Psychiatry, C1

journal article

Economic evaluation of skin cancer prevention in Australia

S Shih, R Carter, C Sinclair, C Mihalopoulos, T Vos

(2009), Vol. 49, pp. 449-453, Preventive Medicine, C1

journal article
2006

Influenza vaccination for 'at risk' Australian adults aged between 18 to 64

S Colgan, K Tay-Teo, S Shih, R Carter

(2006), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper
2005

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

C Mihalopoulos, L Kiropoulos, S Shih, J Gunn, G Blashki, G Meadows

(2005), Vol. 183, pp. S73-S76, MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, C1-1

journal article
2003

Micro-costing of the Personal Assessment and Crisis Clinic (PACE)

S Shih, C Mihalopoulos

(2003), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Health Economics of Cerebral Palsy literature review

Emeritus Professor Rob Carter, Dr Sophy Shih, Ms Utsana Tonmukayakul

  • 2016: $41,274

Emerging Risk in Community and Primary Health Care Report Part A

Prof Marj Moodie, Dr Sophy Shih

  • 2017: $24,125
  • 2016: $24,125

Diabetes Health Check Risk Assessment, Screening and Referral

A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Emeritus Professor Rob Carter, Dr Sophy Shih, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi

  • 2018: $49,362
  • 2017: $328,676

Implementation of a Symptom and Urgent Review Clinic (SURC) - An economic assessment.

Dr Sophy Shih, Prof Marj Moodie, A/Prof Jennifer Watts

  • 2019: $27,860
  • 2018: $15,240

Industry and Other Funding

Economic evaluation of a National skin Cancer prevention program in Australia

Dr Sophy Shih, Emeritus Professor Rob Carter

  • 2015: $6,385
  • 2014: $26,070
  • 2013: $6,384

Review of economic analysis method and results contained in report titled 'Benefit cost analysis of three Cancer Institute NSW mass-media skin cancer prevention campaigns.........'

Dr Sophy Shih, Emeritus Professor Rob Carter

  • 2014: $2,921

Three Raid Systematic Reviews for the Minderoo Foundation in Tobacco Prevention

Emeritus Professor Rob Carter, Dr Sophy Shih, Dr Anita Lal, Ms Gail Younie

  • 2018: $79,375

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report