Subhash's research has contributed to several public health policies. The suite of NICE Public Health ROI Tools – which provided the basis for many public health investment decisions in England - was informed by the work on tobacco control led by Subhash. The ROI tools are practical, customisable models to help make real-world decisions in context of local government decision-making.
Economic arguments are needed to make the business case for public health investments. Subhash led the roll out of ROI work to several European nations through a €2 million multi-centre European Commission funded study, EQUIPT. He has been the coordinator of a large scale inter-disciplinary collaboration of national and international expertise. Subhash is the lead author of a book, ROI in Public Health Policy: Supporting Decision Making (Palgrave Macmillan).
Subhash’s work in public health research has been as diverse as the discipline itself – from developing a household decision making pathway for child health care in low- and middle income countries (LMICs) to quantifying the economic impact of breastfeeding promotion in industrialised countries; from evaluating health insurance for its population health impact in LMICs to finding out what interventions improve physical activity globally.
Subhash is intrigued by the following question: In LMICs and industrialised countries, what works to improve population health outcomes and at what cost?
Leader, Health Economics Research Group (HERG)
Module Lead: Economic Evaluation in Human Genomics in MSc Genomic Medicine (Imperial College London)
Lead, European-study on quanitfying utility of investment in protection from tobacco (EQUIPT)
Newest selected publications
Vargas-Martínez, AM., Trapero-Bertran, M., Lima-Serrano, M., Anokye, N., Pokhrel, S. and Mora, T. (2019) 'Measuring the effects on quality of life and alcohol consumption of a program to reduce binge drinking in Spanish adolescents'. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 208 (1 December 2019). pp. 1 - 10. ISSN: 0376-8716 Open Access Link
Siddiqi, K., Islam, Z., Khan, Z., Siddiqui, MF., Mishu, MP., Dogar, OF., (2019) 'Identification of policy priorities to address the burden of smokeless tobacco in Pakistan: a multi-method analysis'. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. pp. 1 - 4. ISSN: 1462-2203 Open Access Linket al.
Borst, RAJ., Kok, MO., O’Shea, AJ., Pokhrel, S., Jones, TH. and Boaz, A. (2019) 'Envisioning and shaping translation of knowledge into action: a comparative case-study of stakeholder engagement in the development of a European tobacco control tool'. Health Policy, 123 (10). pp. 1 - 7. ISSN: 0168-8510 Open Access Link
Ranasinghe, P., Pokhrel, S. and Anokye, N. (2019) 'The economics of physical activity in low and middle income countries: protocol for a systematic review'. BMJ Open, 9 (1). pp. e022686 - e022686. ISSN: 2044-6055 Open Access Link
Pokhrel, S., Owen, L., Coyle, K. and Coyle, D. (2018) 'Where’s Next for Public Health ROI Research?', inROI in Public Health Policy: Supporting Decision Making. Palgrave Pivot. pp. 159 - 169.