Who we are

We are a multi-disciplinary team with the expertise to analyse safety and effectiveness of technologies, their costs, ethical, organisational and legal implications, as well as patient and citizen aspects.

Pasi Aronen has over ten years of experience in health economics, health technology assessment and outcomes research. His main responsibilities have been to conduct statistical analyses and modelling in economic evaluations. In addition, he is interested in decision analysis methods and project appraisal. Recently, he has deepened his knowledge of data science, data management and data mining.

Neill Booth is a health services researcher, who has mainly specialised in economic evaluation related to HTA. Neill's interests include the critical appraisal of health-economic evaluations in practice, and their appropriate interpretation. Neill has worked, e.g., as a consultant for universities, research institutions, and ministries. Active memberships include HTAi, ISPOR, HESG and The Finnish Society for Health Economics.

Marjukka Mäkelä is a professor and a specialist in general practice, who has more than 20 years experience in undertaking and supervising HTAs, evidence-based guidelines and systematic reviews. She also has wide-ranging experience in terms of international cooperation and collaboration in the field of HTA, having acted as the chairperson of both INAHTA and GIN, and having served on the HTAi board and as the editor-in-chief for International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care (IJTAHC).

Maija Saijonkari has over ten years of experience in undertaking HTAs, of medical writing and information dissemination. She is especially interested in methodology relating to systematic reviews and in HTAs of diagnostic methods.
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