Sophy Shih

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Sophy Shih is a health economist with demonstrated expertise in economic evaluation and health service research. She has extensive knowledge of designing and implementing trial-based economic assessments, performing economic evaluations, and building economic models. Dr Shih was trained in health economics, public health and biomedical science. She has worked on a broad range of topics including viral infection, rare genetic disease, cancer, diabetes, psycho-oncology, and disability with a focus on intervention research of prevention and screening. 

Dr Shih joined the SERP Program at the Kirby Institute and the NPESU at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health as a Senior Research Fellow/Health Economist in 2019. Her current working program includes the TEMPO study, an RCT investigating HCV point of care testing to improve treatment uptake, cost-effectiveness analyses of HCV testing and treatment in NSW prisons, and the economic assessment of accelerating the uptake of initiatives to address HIV drug resistance surveillance in Papua New Guinea (ACTUP-PNG study).

Dr Shih was a subcommittee member of the Clinical Guidelines Network at Cancer Council Australia and co-authored the “Economics of Keratinocyte Cancer” chapter of the NHMRC endorsed clinical guidelines “Clinical Practice Guidelines for Keratinocyte Cancer”.

Journal articles
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Sharpe L; Turner J; Fardell JE; Thewes B; Smith AB; Gilchrist J; Beith J; Girgis A; Tesson S; Day S; Grunewald K; Butow P; Bell M; Beatty L; Bennett B; Brebach R; Brock C; Butler S; Byrne D; Diggens J; Fairclough A; Faulkner T; Ftanou M; Grier M; Hill G; Jones T; Kirsten L; McConaghey S; McKinnon S; Mihalopoulos C; Mireskandari S; Musiello T; Penhale J; Pollard A; Rangganadhan A; Scealy M; Scott M; Shih S; Teoh M; Tiller K; Watt P, 2019, 'Psychological intervention (ConquerFear) for treating fear of cancer recurrence: mediators and moderators of treatment efficacy', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol. 13, pp. 695 - 702, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11764-019-00788-4
2019
O'Reilly SL; Dunbar JA; Best JD; Versace V; Ford D; Young A; Shih S; Bills R; Shepherdley W; Janus ED; Carter R; Oats J; Skinner T; Ackland M; Phillips P; Nankervis A; Johnson G; Catford J; Jeffries B; Rasa J; Kelsall L; Boyle D; Hague B; Sikaris K; Schell W; Bennett C; Baghurst P; Phillips S; Lim S, 2019, 'GooD4Mum: A general practice-based quality improvement collaborative for diabetes prevention in women with previous gestational diabetes', PRIMARY CARE DIABETES, vol. 13, pp. 134 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pcd.2018.10.006
2019
Shih STF; Butow P; Bowe SJ; Thewes B; Turner J; Gilchrist J; Mihalopoulos C, 2019, 'Cost-effectiveness of an intervention to reduce fear of cancer recurrence: The ConquerFear randomized controlled trial', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 28, pp. 1071 - 1079, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5056
2019
Boyle DIR; Versace VL; Dunbar JA; Scheil W; Janus E; Oats JJN; Skinner T; Shih S; O'Reilly S; Sikaris K; Kelsall L; Phillips PA; Best JD, 2018, 'Results of the first recorded evaluation of a national gestational diabetes mellitus register: Challenges in screening, registration, and follow-up for diabetes risk', PLOS ONE, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200832
2018
Toovey R; Harvey AR; McGinley JL; Lee KJ; Shih STF; Spittle AJ, 2018, 'Bike skills training for children with cerebral palsy: protocol for a randomised controlled trial', BMJ OPEN, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019898
2018
Tonmukayakul U; Shih STF; Bourke-Taylor H; Imms C; Reddihough D; Cox L; Carter R, 2018, 'Systematic review of the economic impact of cerebral palsy', Research in Developmental Disabilities, vol. 80, pp. 93 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2018.06.012
2018
Shih STF; Tonmukayakul U; Imms C; Reddihough D; Graham HK; Cox L; Carter R, 2018, 'Economic evaluation and cost of interventions for cerebral palsy: a systematic review', Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, vol. 60, pp. 543 - 558, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.13653
2018
Smith A; Sharpe L; Thewes B; Turner J; Gilchrist J; Fardell JE; Girgis A; Tesson S; Descallar J; Bell ML; Beith J; Butow P; Beatty L; Bennett B; Brebach R; Brock C; Butler S; Byrne D; Day S; Diggens J; Fairclough A; Faulkner T; Ftanou M; Grier M; Hill G; Jones T; Kirsten L; McConaghey S; McKinnon S; Mihalopoulos C; Mireskandari S; Musiello T; Penhale J; Pollard A; Rangganadhan A; Scealy M; Scott M; Shih S; Teoh M; Tiller K; Watt P, 2018, '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', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 26, pp. 4207 - 4216, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4294-y
2018
Shih ST; Carter R; Heward S; Sinclair C, 2017, 'Economic evaluation of future skin cancer prevention in Australia', Preventive Medicine, vol. 99, pp. 7 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.01.013
2017
Shih STF; Carter R; Heward S; Sinclair C, 2017, 'Skin cancer has a large impact on our public hospitals but prevention programs continue to demonstrate strong economic credentials', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, vol. 41, pp. 371 - 376, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12679
2017
Krass I; Carter R; Mitchell B; Mohebbi M; Shih STF; Trinder P; Versace VL; Wilson F; Mc Namara K, 2017, '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', BMJ OPEN, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017725
2017
Shih STF; Carter R, 2017, 'Measurement of resource utilisation in cancer clinical studies - tools, issues and challenges', CANCER FORUM, vol. 41, pp. 23 - 29, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412440100005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2017
O'Reilly SL; Dunbar JA; Versace V; Janus E; Best JD; Carter R; Oats JJN; Skinner T; Ackland M; Phillips PA; Ebeling PR; Reynolds J; Shih STF; Hagger V; Coates M; Wildey C, 2016, 'Mothers after Gestational Diabetes in Australia (MAGDA): A Randomised Controlled Trial of a Postnatal Diabetes Prevention Program', PLOS MEDICINE, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002092
2016
Skouteris H; McPhie S; Hill B; McCabe M; Milgrom J; Kent B; Bruce L; Herring S; Gale J; Mihalopoulos C; Shih S; Teale G; Lachal J, 2016, 'Health coaching to prevent excessive gestational weight gain: A randomized-controlled trial', BRITISH JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 21, pp. 31 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12154
2016
Lambert SD; McElduff P; Girgis A; Levesque JV; Regan TW; Turner J; Candler H; Mihalopoulos C; Shih STF; Kayser K; Chong P, 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', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 24, pp. 711 - 722, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-015-2833-3
2016
Chatterton ML; Chambers S; Occhipinti S; Girgis A; Dunn J; Carter R; Shih S; Mihalopoulos C, 2016, 'Economic evaluation of a psychological intervention for high distress cancer patients and carers: Costs and quality-adjusted life years', Psycho-Oncology, pp. 857 - 864, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4020
2016
Imms C; Wallen M; Elliott C; Hoare B; Randall M; Greaves S; Adair B; Bradshaw E; Carter R; Orsini F; Shih STF; Reddihough D, 2016, 'Minimising impairment: Protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial of upper limb orthoses for children with cerebral palsy', BMC PEDIATRICS, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12887-016-0608-8
2016
Shih STF; Davis-Lameloise N; Janus ED; Wildey C; Versace VL; Hagger V; Asproloupos D; O'Reilly SL; Phillips PA; Ackland M; Skinner T; Oats J; Carter R; Best JD; Dunbar JA, 2014, 'Mothers After Gestational Diabetes in Australia Diabetes Prevention Program (MAGDA-DPP) post-natal intervention: an update to the study protocol for a randomized controlled trial', TRIALS, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-15-259
2014
Shih STF; Davis-Lameloise N; Janus ED; Wildey C; Versace VL; Hagger V; Asproloupos D; O'Reilly S; Phillips PA; Ackland M; Skinner T; Oats J; Carter R; Best JD; Dunbar JA, 2013, 'Mothers After Gestational Diabetes in Australia Diabetes Prevention Program (MAGDA-DPP) post-natal intervention: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial', TRIALS, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-339
2013
Lambert SD; Girgis A; McElduff P; Turner J; Levesque JV; Kayser K; Mihalopoulos C; Shih STF; Barker D, 2013, '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', BMJ Open, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003337
2013
Butow PN; Bell M; Smith A; Fardell JE; Thewes B; Turner J; Gilchrist JA; Beith J; Girgis A; Sharpe L; Shih S; Mihalopoulos C, 2013, 'Conquer fear: protocol of a randomised controlled trial of a psychological intervention to reduce fear of cancer recurrence', BMC Cancer, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-13-201
2013
Shih ST-F; Crowley S; Sheu J-C, 2010, 'Cost-effectiveness Analysis of a Two-stage Screening Intervention for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Taiwan', JOURNAL OF THE FORMOSAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol. 109, pp. 39 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0929-6646(10)60020-4
2010
Shih ST-F; Carter R; Sinclair C; Mihalopoulos C; Vos T, 2009, 'Economic evaluation of skin cancer prevention in Australia', PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, vol. 49, pp. 449 - 453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2009.09.008
2009
Mihalopoulos C; Kiropoulos L; Shih STF; Gunn J; Blashki G; Meadows G, 2005, 'Exploratory economic analyses of two primary care mental health projects: implications for sustainability', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, vol. 183, pp. S73 - S76, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000234373800007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2005
Conference Papers
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Shih ST; Butow P; Bowe S; Thewes B; Tunner J; Gilchrist J; Mihalopoulos C, 2018, 'COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL TO REDUCE FEAR OF CANCER RECURRENCE', in VALUE IN HEALTH, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, pp. S15 - S16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2018.07.120
2018
Butow P; Williams D; Shih S; Thewes B; Turner J; Sharpe L; Beith J; Gilchrist J; Fardell J; Smith B; Girgis A; Tesson S, 2018, 'ConquerFear for treating fear of cancer recurrence: Cost-efficacy and sustainability', in PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, WILEY, pp. 10 - 10, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000448188000019&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2018
Boyle DIR; Versace V; Dunbar JA; Janus ED; Shih STF; O'Reilly S, 2017, 'Gestational diabetes registers: a study of effectiveness in Australia, the MAGDA study', in DIABETOLOGIA, SPRINGER, Lisbon, PORTUGAL, pp. S294 - S294, presented at 53rd Annual Meeting of the European-Association-for-the-Study-of-Diabetes (EASD), Lisbon, PORTUGAL, 11 September 2017 - 15 September 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000408315001424&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2017
Shih ST; Namara KMC; Malo J; Krass I; Carter R; Dunbar J, 2016, 'Optimization of diabetes screening and diabetes risk assessment in Australian community pharmacy settings: Current evidence and future directions', in DIABETES RESEARCH AND CLINICAL PRACTICE, ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD, pp. S74 - S74, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000416113300216&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2016
Shih STF; Wildey C; Versace V; O'Reilly S; Carter R; Janus E; Skinner T; Dunbar J, 2016, 'Program engagement in a randomised controlled trial for diabetes prevention: Mothers after Gestational Diabetes in Australia Diabetes Prevention Program (MAGDA-DPP)', in DIABETES RESEARCH AND CLINICAL PRACTICE, ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD, pp. S59 - S60, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000416113300175&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2016
Shih STF; O'Reilly S; Versace V; Janus E; Skinner T; Reynolds J; Wildey C; Carter R; Best J; Oats J; Ackland M; Phillips P; Dunbar J, 2016, 'Intervention outcomes from a randomised controlled trial of diabetes prevention: Mothers after Gestational Diabetes in Australia Diabetes Prevention Program (MAGDA-DPP)', in DIABETES RESEARCH AND CLINICAL PRACTICE, ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD, pp. S59 - S59, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000416113300174&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2016
Shih STF; Livingston TM; Schofield K; Morrissy K; Ashley D; Mihalopoulos C, 2014, 'ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT ON A TRIAL INTERVENTION OF CANCER SURVIVORSHIP SERVICE', in ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. 252 - 252, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000346343700767&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2014
Shih STF; Carter R; Heward S, 2014, 'SKIN CANCER'S BURDEN AND COST TO THE PUBLIC HOSPITAL SYSTEM IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA', in ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. 235 - 235, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000346343700714&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2014
Phillips LJ; Cotton S; Mihalopoulos C; Shih S; Yung AR; Carter R; McGorry PD, 2007, 'Cost implications of specific and non-specific treatment for young persons at ultra high risk of developing a first episode of psychosis', in EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY, WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC, Colorado Springs, CO, pp. 28 - 34, presented at 11th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research/8th Biennial Mt Sinai Conference on Cognition in Schizophrenia, Colorado Springs, CO, 27 March 2007 - 01 April 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-7893.2008.00106.x
2007
Conference Abstracts
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Turner J; Butow P; Thewes B; Gilchrist J; Beith J; Girgis A; Sharpe L; Bell M; Mihalopoulos C; Shih S; Smith A; Fardell J, 2014, 'THEY SAY THE ODDS ARE GOOD, BUT I CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT: RESPONDING TO FEAR OF CANCER RECURRENCE', in ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Vol. 10, pp. 90 - 90, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000345350900049&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2014
  1. Grebely J, Shih S TF, Wiseman V. Health Economic Evaluation for the NSW dried blood spot (DBS) HIV and HCV Testing Pilot Program. New South Wales Health, 2021.