Nicki is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Hospital Medicine and a current trainee in the Health Services Research Program (AHRQ T32). She joined The Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHeSS) in May 2018. Prior to joining CHeSS, she held the position of Research Assistant in the Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) group at the University of Glasgow. She worked on economic evaluations of a variety of public health and community interventions. She holds a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MPH and PhD in Health Economics from the University of Glasgow. Her dissertation focused on the economic evaluation of school-based interventions.
She is currently working on a comparative cost-effectiveness analysis of the Comprehensive Care Physician (CPP) program to improve the doctor-patient relationship, coordination of care, and reduce hospitalizations.
Nicki’s research interests are both methodological and applied and include economic evaluation alongside randomized controlled trials. She also has methodological interests in decision analytic modelling, econometrics, quasi-experimental, and natural experimental designs. Areas of research interest include public health, child health, outcomes, pediatric quality-of-life, social determinants of health, health inequalities, obesity prevention, and cognitive decline.
Gray, C.M., Wyke, S., Zhang, R., Anderson, A. S., Barry, S., Brennan, G., Briggs, A., Boyer, N., Bunn, C., Donnahie, C., Grieve, E., Kohli-Lynch, C., Lloyd, S., McConnachie, A., McCowan, C., McLean, A., Mutrie, N., and Hunt, K (2018). Long-term weight loss following a randomised controlled trial of a weight management programme for men delivered through professional football clubs: the Football Fans in Training follow-up study. Public Health Research. 6:9, doi: 10.3310/phr06090.
Gray, C.M., Wyke, S., Zhang, R., Anderson, A. S., Barry, S., Boyer, N., Brennan, G., Briggs, A., Bunn, C., Donnahie, C., Grieve, E., Kohli-Lynch, C., Lloyd, S., McConnachie, A., McCowan, C., McLean, A., Mutrie, N., and Hunt, K (2018). Long-term weight loss trajectories following participation in a randomised controlled trial of a weight management programme for men delivered through professional football clubs: A longitudinal cohort study and economic evaluation. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 15,60, doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0683-3.
Deidda M, Boyd K, Minnis H, Donaldson J, Brown K, Boyer N, McIntosh E (2018). Protocol for the economic evaluation of a complex intervention to improve the mental health of maltreated infants and children in foster care in the UK (The BeST? services trial). BMJ Open. 8:e020066, doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020066.
Connolly P, Miller S, Kee F, Sloan S, Gilda A, McIntosh E, Boyer N, and Bland M (2018). A cluster randomised controlled trial evaluation and cost-effectiveness analysis of the Roots of Empathy schools-based programme for improving social and emotional wellbeing outcomes among 8-9 year olds in Northern Ireland. Public Health Research. 6:4, DOI: 10.3310/phr06040.
Mercer SW, Fitzpatrick B, Guthrie B, Fenwick E, Grieve E, Lawson K, Boyer N, McConnachie A, Lloyd SM, O’Brien R, Watt GCM, and Wyke S (2016). The CARE Plus study – a whole-system intervention to improve quality of life of primary care patients with multimorbidity in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation: exploratory cluster randomised controlled trial and cost-utility analysis. BMC Medicine. 14:88, doi: 10.1186/s12916-016-0634-2.
Boyer, N. R., Miller, S., Connolly, P., and McIntosh, E. (2016). Paving the way for the use of the SDQ in economic evaluations of school-based population health interventions: an empirical analysis of the external validity of SDQ mapping algorithms to the CHU9D in an educational setting. Qual Life Res, doi:10.1007/s11136-015-1218-x.
Wyke S, Hunt K, Gray C, Fenwick E, Bunn C, Donnan P, Rauchhaus P, Mutrie N, Anderson A, Boyer N, Brady A, Grieve E, White A, Ferrell C, Hindle E, Trew (2015). Football Fans in Training (FFIT): a randomised controlled trial of a gender-sensitised weight loss and healthy living programme for men – end of study report. Public Health Research. 3:2, doi:10.3310/phr03020.
Turner-Halliday F, Watson N, Boyer NRS, Boyd KA, Minnis H (2014). The feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. BMC Psychiatry. 14:347, doi: 10.1186/s12888-014-0347-z.
Boyer NRS, Boyd KA, Turner-Halliday F, Watson N, and Minnis H (2014). Examining the feasibility of an economic analysis of dyadic developmental psychotherapy for children with maltreatment associated psychiatric problems in the United Kingdom. BMC Psychiatry. 14:346, doi:10.1186/s12888-014-0346-0.
Nicki has worked on cost-effectiveness models for the Institute for Clincial and Economic Review (ICER). The following lists the projects she has been directly involved.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Economic Evaluation of the Comprehensive Care Physician Model. National Institute On Aging of the National Institutes of Health Award Number F32AG066435. 2020-2021