Dr Braden Te Ao
Health Economist, Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Braden (Waikato iwi affiliation) is a Research Fellow in Health Economics at AUT and is jointly seconded to the Middlemore Clinical Trials team at Middlemore Hospital. He is a health services researcher whose interest includes access, quality and efficiency of health care technologies and services. In particular he has strong interests in evaluating the cost effectiveness of health care services and interventions aimed at reducing health disparities for vulnerable populations. Braden recently completed his PhD entitled “Measuring the economic cost of traumatic brain injuries in New Zealand: A cost-of-illness study” with the National Institute for Stroke & Applied Neurosciences through AUT.