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Natalia Kunst, PhD

Postgraduate Fellow

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Natalia Kunst, PhD


Natalia Kunst, PhD, is a Research Affiliate at the Yale School of Medicine and Public Health and is part of the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Cancer Center (COPPER) at Yale and Modeling Unit Yale School of Public Health. Kunst is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School & Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. Kunst's research addresses weighting tradeoffs among costs, benefits, and risks in cancer prevention and treatment policies, and designing and prioritizing clinical research when resources are limited. The methods she uses to answer these research questions include disease simulation modeling, cost-effectiveness analysis, and a value of information (VOI) analysis. In her PhD work, Kunst formalized an iterative decision-making framework in health and medicine that propagated the principles of evidence-based medicine and highlighted the importance of iteration in the process of medical decision making. She is a member of the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) and a founding member of the Collaborative Network for Value of Information (ConVOI). Kunst holds a PhD in Health Policy with a concentration in Health Decision Sciences from the University of Oslo, Norway, and was a Postgraduate Research Fellow and a Visiting PhD Candidate at Yale University Schools of Medicine and Public Health during her PhD program.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Oslo, Health Decision Science (2021)