Research & Publications
Natalia Kunst is a Research Fellow at the Yale School of Medicine and a PhD Candidate in Health Decision Science at the University of Oslo, Norway. She is part of the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Cancer Center (COPPER) at Yale and Modeling Unit Yale School of Public Health. Additionally, Kunst is a member of the Decision Modeling Center at the Amsterdam UMC in the Netherlands. Kunst's research interests include the use of mathematical and statistical modeling to investigate the benefits and harms of various health interventions, evaluate their cost-effectiveness, and help decision-makers make more informed decisions. Her work also focuses on the use of Value of Information (VoI) methods to quantify uncertainty and design and prioritize future research. In her dissertation work, Kunst aims to promote a more formal understanding of information and evidence-based approaches to decision-making in health and medicine by advancing the methods of statistical decision theory, model-based cost-effectiveness analysis, and clinical trial design. As part of this work, she investigates the benefits of using real-world data and Value of Information methods in health decision science and modeling to correctly reflect clinical settings and improve medical decision-making.