Cost Effectiveness Tools


Stephen Vosti

Dr. Vosti's current research focuses on the economics of maternal and early childhood undernutrition, with particular focus on developing and using bioeconomic models to improve the efficiency of national and subnational strategies for addressing micronutrient deficiencies in developing countries.  He received his PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Rockefeller Foundation in Brazil, and a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute.   

Ye Shen

Ye is currently interested in using simulation modeling and decision analytics methods to inform policies at the intersection of health, nutrition, and food. She graduated from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a MSPH in International Health-Human Nutrition and a certificate in Public Health Economics. Prior to FAQR, Ye has contributed to GIS mixed methods research of American Indian reservations and has worked for the World Health Organization and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).

The Cost-Effectiveness Work Stream’s main objective is to maximize available funds when allocating scarce resources for international nutrition programming.  The Food Assistance Cost-Effectiveness Tool (FACET) for Supporting Specialized Nutritious Foods (SNF) Programming Decisions was developed with the goal to support evidence-informed cost-effective decision-making.