I am a PhD student studying health economics at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. I am also a graduate of the BSc Pharmacy program at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and a licensed pharmacist.
For my thesis project, I am measuring the quality of life of chronic hepatitis C patients in a way that can be used in health economic analyses. I am focusing on subgroups of hepatitis C patients whose quality of life has not been previously well-studied, including socioeconomically marginalized patients and patients with severe liver disease.
This will help us to better understand the burden of hepatitis C. Additionally, these quality of life measures (known as health utilities) can be used in cost-effectiveness analyses of hepatitis C screening and treatment programs. These analyses are an important tool to help healthcare systems decide how to allocate their limited resources.
Health economics, health utilities, cost-effectiveness analysis, decision modelling, hepatitis C, marginalized populations
Publications and Presentations
Saeed Y, Phoon A, Bielecki J, Mitsakakis N, Bremner K, Abrahamyan L, Pechlivanoglou P, Feld J, Krahn M, Wong W. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Health Utilities in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C. Value in Health 2020;23(1):127-37. [Link]
Saeed Y, Mason K, Phoon A, Wong J, Powis J, Feld J, Feng Z, Mitsakakis N, Bremner K, Krahn M, Wong W. Disparities in Health Utilities Among Hepatitis C Patients Receiving Care in Different Settings. October 2019. 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, Portland, OR. Winner of the Lee B. Lusted Student Prize Competition: Anne Stiggelbout Award for Outstanding Presentation in Patient and Stakeholder Preferences and Engagement. [Link]
Saeed Y, Bielecki J, Abrahamyan L, Pechlivanoglou P, Krahn M, Wong W. “A Meta-analysis of Health Utilities (Preference-Based Quality of Life) in Chronic Hepatitis C Patients.” February 2018. 7th Canadian Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus, Toronto, ON. Winner of the CanHepC Graduate Student Poster Award. [Link]
Saeed Y, Kohler P, Sander B, Khan K. “Cost-effectiveness of mass
tuberculosis screening for new immigrants to Canada.” May 2016. 2016
CAHSPR Conference, Toronto, ON.
Saeed Y, Mason K, Chung S, Altenberg J, Powis J, Bruneau J, Feld J, Feng Z, Mitsakakis N, Myers R, Rac VE, Bremner K, Krahn M, Wong W. “Health utilities in marginalized chronic hepatitis C patients participating in a community-based hepatitis C program.” October 2015. 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, St. Louis, MO.
Finalist for the Lee B. Lusted Student Prize Competition. [Link]
Wong W, Pechlivanoglou P, Erman A, Saeed Y, Tadrous M, Younis M, Zaki Rayad N, Bielecki J, Rac VE, Krahn M. “Current treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB): A systematic review and a network meta-analysis.” October 2015. 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, St. Louis, MO. [Link]
Teaching Assistant at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
- PHM130: Pharmaceutical Calculations, 2014 - Present
- PHM370: Community Pharmacy Management, Winter 2016
- PHM110: Health Systems I, Fall 2016