Dr Francisco Pozo-Martin PhD, MSc HSSR, MSc Health Economics

Research Fellow in Health Economics and Decision Analysis


Francisco has a background in quantitative health services/systems research, health economics and decision analysis. His experience covers a wide range of health care evaluation research topics. His PhD research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine involved the use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) as a tool to support patients in making complex cancer treatment decisions. He has recently worked in the development of quantitative models and computerised tools to support reproductive, maternal and newborn health workforce policy planning for universal health coverage. This work is showcased in the 2014 UN report State of the World’s Midwifery. A Universal Pathway: A Woman’s Right to Health. Previously, he worked on the cost-effectiveness of nutritional interventions for malnourished children worldwide, the cost-effectiveness of positron-emission tomography in the clinical management of advanced lung cancer, and the cost-effectiveness of alternative diagnostic techniques for prostate cancer (these last two projects from the perspective of the Spanish NHS). Francisco is also an expert in cost analysis – during his time working at the Andalusian School of Public Health he co-produced the first report on the detailed costs (using an activity-based methodology) of kidney, liver and heart transplants for the Spanish National Transplant Organisation. He has worked as an international consultant in public health and health economics for over ten years.




Francisco has taught on the units "Introduction to Health Economics" and "Basic Statistics for PHP" at LSHTM. 


Francisco's research interests include the use of analytical tools to support decision making in a range of contexts in developing countries. These include cost-effectiveness analysis, human resources modelling, multi-criteria decision analysis, and complexity theory.

Francisco is currently working on an economic study of the use of electronic protocols in child health in Burkina Faso with Terre des Hommes.

Research areas

  • Child health
  • Complex interventions
  • Conflict
  • Decision analysis
  • Economic evaluation
  • Electronic health records
  • Health services research
  • Maternal health
  • Mobile technologies
  • Rehabilitation


  • Economics
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Operational research
  • Social Sciences

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Disability
  • Respiratory disease


  • Arab World
  • East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
  • European Union
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)


  • Chad
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Togo
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