Elena Keller

Research Associate & PhD Student
Research Assistant

Elena is a Health Economist specializing in the analysis of linked administrative health datasets to provide evidence on whether treatments provide good value for money. Currently, she is a Research Associate and PhD Student within the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU) at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health (CBDRH), UNSW Medicine & Health. Her PhD project focusses on an economic valuation of fertility treatments.

Prior to this role, Elena obtained a Bachelor's degree in Nutritional Sciences (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany) and a Master's degree in Health Economics (University of Queensland, Australia).

Journal articles
Keller E; Newman JE; Ortmann A; Jorm LR; Chambers GM, 2021, 'How Much Is a Human Life Worth? A Systematic Review', Value in Health, vol. 24, pp. 1531 - 1541, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2021.04.003
Law YJ; Zhang N; Kolibianakis EM; Costello MF; Keller E; Chambers GM; Venetis CA, 2021, 'Is there an optimal number of oocytes retrieved at which live birth rates or cumulative live birth rates per aspiration are maximized after ART? A systematic review', Reproductive BioMedicine Online, vol. 42, pp. 83 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rbmo.2020.10.008
Sun HY; Keller E; Suresh H; Sebaratnam DF, 2021, 'Biologics for severe, chronic plaque psoriasis: An Australian cost-utility analysis', JAAD International, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdin.2021.06.004
Chambers GM; Keller E; Choi S; Khalaf Y; Crawford S; Botha W; Ledger W, 2020, 'Funding and public reporting strategies for reducing multiple pregnancy from fertility treatments', Fertility and Sterility, vol. 114, pp. 715 - 721, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2020.08.1405
Keller E; Botha W; Ortmann A; Jorm LR; Chambers GM, 2020, 'PIH2 Does Fertility Treatment Provide Good VALUE for Money? a Cost-Benefit Analysis', Value in Health Regional Issues, vol. 22, pp. S44 - S44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vhri.2020.07.229
Sowa PM; Keller E; Stormon N; Lalloo R; Ford PJ, 2019, 'The impact of a sugar-sweetened beverages tax on oral health and costs of dental care in Australia', European Journal of Public Health, vol. 29, pp. 173 - 177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky087
  • 2021: Best Presentation Award at the Virtual Conference of the Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) 2021
  • 2019: PhD Scholarship in Reproduction (Doctor of Philosophy, UNSW Sydney) which supports students of exceptional research potential to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) within the field of reproductive medicine
  • 2017: UQ 'Class of 2017' Future Leaders (Master of Health Economics, University of Queensland) which recognizes outstanding graduating students who have gone beyond their typical program of studies to make a positive impact on campus, their community and even the world
  • 2016: German Global Leaders Scholarship (Master of Health Economics, University of Queensland) which offers students from Germany, who excel academically, the opportunity to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Queensland
  • 2021: UNSW BizLab Faculty Small Project Grant (Doctor of Philosophy, UNSW Sydney) to fund a revealed-preference economic experiment exploring the demand for fertility treatments
  • 2020: UNSW Health@Business Seed Funding (Doctor of Philosophy, UNSW Sydney)┬áto fund a revealed-preference economic experiment exploring the demand for fertility treatments

2020: Teaching Assistant in ECON3125 - Economics of Health and Human Capital (UNSW Business School)