Dr Hossein Afzali is a Senior Research Fellow (health economics) with interest in all components of the economic evaluation of health care interventions. He is a medical doctor (MD) and obtained his PhD in the area of cost-effectiveness analysis in 2007 from the University of Adelaide. Since 2009, he has been employed in teaching and research academic roles at the University of Adelaide. Dr Afzali’s research focusses on economic evaluation of health technologies (e.g. pharmaceuticals and medical procedures), evaluating costs and effects of models of care in primary care, decision analytic modelling for health economic evaluation, and improving public funding decision processes. Dr Afzali is an appointed member of the Evaluation Sub-Committee (ESC) of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) whose role is to advise the Australian government on evidence relating to the safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new medical technologies and procedures. He is an Affiliate of Adelaide Health Technology Assessment and a member of the Editorial Board of Applied Health Economics and Health Policy.