Health Preference Research

This SIG provides a platform for professional interaction between health preference researchers as well as students and new investigators interested in this field. We collaborate with existing HPR groups, particularly with the International Academy of Health Preference Research (IAHPR), an established specialist group of HPR researchers. Our field is broad, extending from methodological issues regarding the experimental design and analysis of preference evidence to the application of preference evidence (e.g., quality-adjusted life years, value of a statistical life, willingness-to-pay) for regulatory, clinical and individual decision-making.

Come join our SIG:

  • To foster and support an international community of researchers whose activities support health preference research;
  • To ensure access to the accumulated research expertise of IAHPR members and to actively promote the transfer of knowledge, evidence, and technologies regarding the use, analysis, and interpretation of health preference research;
  • To support promising early-career researchers in the field of health preference research through involvement in SIG activities; and
  • To provide a visible platform to encourage cross-specialty learning and an encouraging environment to share learnings from non-health preference research into HPR.


Coming soon!

Past Webinars

  • Beyond Discrete Choice in Health: Multiple Discrete-Continuous Extreme Value (MDCEV) Models and the PCSHOP Randomized Trial of Shopping Behaviour – July 12, 2022
  • Leading the Respondent: Can the Background Information and the Format of the Choice Sets Impact Responses to Discrete Choice Experiment? – May 31, 2022
  • Role Preferences in Medical Decision Making – January 20, 2022
  • Online elicitation of Personal Utility Functions (OPUF): A new tool for estimating health state value sets on the individual level – September 27, 2021
  • An Introduction to the Construction of Discrete Choice Experiments – June 1, 2020
  • Adult vs. adolescent preferences for EQ-5D-Y health states – April 5, 2019


Dr. Fern Terris-Prestholt, UK

Dr. Matthew Quaife, UK

Dr. Jason Ong, Australia

Yan Meng