Viengneesee (Vee) Thao, PhD Candidate

Area of Emphasis: Health Decision Sciences

Committee chair: Karen Kuntz, ScD
Committee co-chair: Eva Enns, PhD
Committee members: Katy Kozhimannil, PhD; Robert Levy, MD

Research Interests: Decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, clinical outcomes

Bio: Vee Thao is currently a PhD student at the University of Minnesota, Division of Health Policy and Management. She received her B.S. in Languages and Cultures of Asia from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her M.S. in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Vee has conducted research on the variation in cost of blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) across U.S. hospitals, workforce challenges experienced by clinical social workers among BMT hospital programs, and the financial impact/out-of-pocket cost of BMT for patients and families. 

Presentations: Student Meeting at University of Minnesota, September, 2014. Minnesota Health Services Research Conference, March 2013. [First place student paper competition].

Publications: Kozhimannil K, Thao V, Hung P, Tilden E, Caughey A, Snowden J. Association Between Hospital Birth Volume and Maternal Morbidity Among Low-Risk Pregnancies in Rural, Urban, and Teaching Hospitals in the United States. Am J Perinatol. January 2016. doi:10.1055/s-0035-1570380.

Thao V, Kozhimannil KB, Thomas W, Golberstein E. Variation in Inpatient Costs of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Among Transplant Centers in the United States. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(8):1409-1412. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.2302.

Moore HK, Preussler J, Denzen EM, Payton TJ, Thao V, Murphy EA, Harwood E. Designing and Operationalizing a Customized Internal Evaluation Model for Cancer Treatment Support Programs. Journal of Cancer Education 2014;29(3):463-472.

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