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Natalia Kunst

Postgraduate Fellow

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Natalia Kunst

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Natalia Kunst is a Research Fellow at the Yale School of Medicine and Public Health 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 proposed an iterative decision-making framework in health and medicine that formalizes the key steps involved in undertaking a model-based decision analysis, propagates the principles of evidence-based medicine and the use of VOI analysis as part of the framework, highlighting the importance of iteration in the process of medical decision making.