Dr Rosa Legood (花罗莎) MSc DPhil

Associate Professor of Health Economics


Rosa joined LSHTM in 2007. Her training is in health economics and public health. Previously she worked at Oxford in the Department of Public Health and York Health Economics Consortium. She has specific expertise in modelling and economic evaluation.




Rosa is a tutor for the Public Health Masters. She is the health economics stream advisor and teaches on the introduction to health economics module and economic evaluation modules.

She has supervised two PhDs to completion. Currently she is interested in supervising PhD students on the following topics. 1) Calibration methods for economic evaluation.2) Economic evaluations of global mental health 3) Economics of breast cancer in Africa and Brazil


Her main research interests relate to conducting economic evaluations in both devloped and developing country settings. Specific methodolgical interests include both the technical aspects of model calibration for screening models. In addition, she is interested in the gap between the needs of policy makers and the presentation of cost-effectiveness information.  She is PI on a grant evaluating the cost-effectiveness of endometrial cancer screening. She is the health economics lead on a large RCT to tackle school bullying. She also collaborate with Queen Mary modelling RRSO and genetic testing to prevent ovarian cancer.


Research areas

  • Decision analysis
  • Economic evaluation
  • Health technology assessment
  • Modelling
  • Vaccines


  • Economics
  • Genetics
  • Mathematical modelling

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Mental health
  • Non-communicable diseases


  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • China
  • India
  • South Africa
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