Diana Mendes MPharm MSc

Research Degree Student of Epidemiology and Mathematical Modelling


Diana is a PhD candidate supervised by Mark Jit and Marc Baguelin in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at LSHTM and the Modelling and Economics Unit at Public Health England, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology Portugal (FCT). Her doctorate focuses on modelling HPV infection and cervical cancer progression to analyse the impact and cost-effectiveness of alternative cervical screening strategies in Portugal. 

Diana qualified as a pharmacist at the University of Lisbon and holds an MSc in Health Economics from the University of York. Before starting her PhD, she worked for the Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre on cost-effectiveness evaluations of medical interventions to inform NICE’s recommendations on their use within the NHS.



Research areas

  • Economic evaluation
  • Health technology assessment
  • Modelling
  • Systematic reviews


  • Economics
  • Epidemiology
  • Mathematical modelling

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Sexually transmitted infection

Other interests

  • Cervical Screening
  • Cost Effectiveness Analysis
  • Diagnostics,
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