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Wilson looks at the economics of health

Health economist Leslie Wilson, PhD, faculty member in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, studies the ratio of cost to benefit, the benefit alone, or the cost alone of health treatments, educational interventions, and other activities that can ultimately impact a patient's health. One of her latest research projects focuses on Chagas' disease in the California blood supply and the cost of screening blood supplies for the disease compared to the health benefit. Learn more about Wilson's work in Science Café, a UCSF weekly column highlighting the culture, conduct, and community of science.

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A Bug in Our Blood: A Conversation with UCSF Health Economist Leslie Wilson

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