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HESA staff

Jo Borghi is the Head of HESA and an Associate Professor in Health Economics and Policy.  Her research interests are the evaluation of health financing reforms, including mechanisms to increase health care coverage and financial protection among the informal sector and supply side incentives such as performance based financing; and the financial implications of these reforms for governments and the population, their equity effects and implementation processes.

Anne Mills is Deputy Director and Provost and Professor of Health Economics and Policy Department of Global Health and Development. Her main research interests are: issues concerned with the financing and organisation of health care in low and middle income countries; the economics of tropical disease control, especially malaria; general issues of how to encourage the use of economic thinking and analysis in decision making; and making economic evaluation techniques accessible to a non-specialist audience.

Richard Smith is Professor of Health System Economics.  His current interests are in the interaction and interface between a nation’s health system and other systems - both within the nation and between different countries through macro-economic modeling of health (care) and economic analysis of the impact of trade and trade agreements.

Tony Barnett is Professor of Social Sciences of Infectious Diseases. In addition to his work on infectious diseases, Professor Barnett also researches FGM in various parts of Africa and has provided expert witness advice in relation to these matters in courts in the UK, USA, Netherlands and Germany.

Richard Coker is Professor of Public Health.  He heads the Communicable Diseases Policy Research Group (CDRPG) based in Bangkok.  His main health systems analysis, planning for emerging infectious diseases, analyses of strategic planning, policy analyses, the development and ranking of indicators to assess performance, and the development of models to support health system functioning.  He is also Visiting Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health in Singapore.

Lucy Gilson is Professor of Health Policy & Systems.  Her primary research interests include concerns for: equity in health and health care; governance in health systems; how health care is funded and organised; and how decisions about health and health care are made at policy, managerial and household levels.  She also has an appointment at the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town.

Kara Hanson is Professor of Health System Economics.  Her research focuses primarily on the economics of health systems in low- and middle-income countries, and the role of the private sector in health systems, and in identifying the opportunities and limitations of the private sector in improving the efficiency, quality and responsiveness of health systems.

Catherine Goodman is a Professor of Health Economics and Policy.  Her research interests include the role of the private sector in health care delivery, with a particular focus on improving access to malaria treatment; and strategies to improve the provision of services in primary health care facilities, including novel financing approaches and community accountability strategies.

Shunmay Yeung is a Clinical Associate Professor in Health Policy and Economics. Her main research focuses on using economic analysis, mathematical modelling and operational research undertaking community based studies of access to malaria treatment and diagnosis.

Dina Balabanova is an Associate Professor in Health Systems/Policy.  Her main research areas are evaluation of health systems responses to the growing burden of conditions requiring complex inputs in terms of treatment, follow-up and care processes and access to care and its determinants, health system reform in middle and low income countries, informal payments and mechanisms to increase affordability and availability of care in low resource settings.

Sadie Bell is a Research Assistant in Public Health Evaluation. She is currently completing a PhD exploring the accessibility and acceptability of HIV services in the UK to adults receiving a positive HIV diagnosis at age 50 years and over. Sadie is working on projects to explore vaccination programme delivery in the UK, with a particular focus on migrant populations.

Marcus Keogh-Brown is an Associate Professor in Economic Modelling. His current research is focused on analysing the macro-economic impact of health disorders and development of macro-economic models in various health-related contexts; and his areas of interest include infectious and communicable diseases such as SARS, influenza, antibiotic resistance and malaria and also non-communicable disease modelling and its implications for agriculture, food, the environment and trade.

Sandra Mounier-Jack is an Associate Professor in Health Policy. Her work includes studying the impact of infectious disease policies on health systems. She has evaluated the effects of introducing new vaccines, as well as HIV and TB donor programmes, on health systems. Her research interests also cover global health. She leads the LSHTM Organisational Management course aimed at clinicians

Timothy Powell-Jackson is an Associate Professor in Health Economics. His research focuses on health economics issues in developing countries; and he has a keen interest in financial incentives, impact evaluation, the economic consequences of ill health, equity in health financing and, more broadly, the interaction between health and development.

Virginia Wiseman is an Associate Professor in Health Economics.  Her main research is investigating the cost-effectiveness of provider interventions to improve health worker practice in providing treatment for uncomplicated malaria. She is also co-Director of the UNICEF health financing training programme.

Katia Bruxvoort is an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology. Her research focuses on evaluating large-scale interventions in Tanzania to improve access and targeting of artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) for malaria.

Laura Cornelsen is an Assistant Professor in Agri-Health Economics. Her research focuses on the meta-analysis of own- and cross price elasticities for food and the impact of food trade policies on health and nutrition outcomes.

Giulia Greco is an Assistant Professor in Health Economics. Her two main areas of interests are the economic evaluation of public health programs in developing countries and the applicability of the capability approach for assessing quality of life.

Mishal Khan is an Assistant Professor in Public Health. She is experienced in epidemiological and operational research and policy analysis. Mishal’s main research areas include gender inequalities, health systems strengthening, public-private partnerships and tuberculosis control and she has led large studies in Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Myanmar and Cambodia. Her interest is in developing locally appropriate, sustainable interventions and policy measures to improve health.

Catherine Pitt is an Assistant Professor in Health Economics. She is interested in a range of methods for addressing public health issues, including economic evaluations of interventions, donor financing, and qualitative approaches.

James Rudge is an Assistant Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. His work focuses on the emergence and spread of infectious diseases in Southeast Asia, and the capacity of health systems to respond and he is interested in using a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing policy-relevant research questions on the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases, particularly zoonoses.

Andreia Santos is an Assistant Professor in Health Economics. She is currently a member of the Merck for Mothers core research team and involved in the randomised controlled trial team that investigates the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions for the control of malaria in Tanzania.

Helen Walls is an Assistant Professor in Nutrition and Health. Her main research focus is on the impact of international trade and agricultural policy on nutrition and health, and appropriate policy and governance solutions.

David Bath is a Research Fellow in Health Economics. His current research focuses on the economic evaluation of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria in both the public and private sectors.

Tracey Chantler is a Research Fellow with expertise in qualitative research methodologies, ethics and immunisation. Her research focuses on questions related to organisation and delivery of immunisation programmes, vaccine demand and the public interface with research and health technologies.

Soledad Cuevas is a Research Fellow in Macroeconomic Modelling and Health. Her current research is on integrated health, economic and sustainability analysis of food policy and macroeconomic modelling. She is currently completing a PhD on nutritional, economic and environmental aspects of the edible oils sector in India. Her research interests include the study of socioeconomic and structural determinants of health, as well as the integrated analysis of health and sustainability goals in policy making.

Camilla Fabbri is a Research Fellow in Health Economics working as part of the team evaluating the social franchise programme (Matrika) in Uttar Pradesh, India. Her current research focuses on evaluating the use of health information to increase supply and demand for health care services.

Silke Fernandes is a Research Fellow in Health Economics. Her current research is mainly concerned with economic evaluations of malaria in pregnancy interventions in Africa and Papua New Guinea with a particular focus on evaluating the cost effectiveness of new prevention strategies. Her other interests are economic evaluations of maternal and child health interventions, the economic consequences of low birth weight as well as economic evaluation methodology, all with a focus on low and middle income countries.

Meenakshi Gautham is a Research Fellow in Health Systems and Policy Analysis. Her research interests include the private health sector with a special focus on rural health services and informal providers. Her current research is generating evidence for policymaking around the private health sector in maternal health, public private partnerships, and the drivers of antibiotic use in the informal private sector in rural India.

Manon Haemmerli is a Research Fellow in Health Economics within the Maternal healthcare markets Evaluation Team (MET) at LSHTM. She works on the case studies of three social franchises models in India and Uganda, which aim to improve access to and quality of maternal health services in these settings.

Frida Kasteng is a Research Fellow in Health Economics.  Her current research focuses on the economic evaluation of initiatives to increase the coverage and quality of integrated community case management (iCCM) of common childhood diseases - malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea - in relation to ongoing scaling up of iCCM in Mozambique and Uganda.

Roxanne J. Kovacs is a Research Assistant in Health Economics.  Roxanne holds a Bachelors in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of York and a Masters in International Development from Sciences Po Paris.  Roxanne currently works on issues related to health worker performance in low and middle-income countries. She is interested in a number of research methods including economic experiments, direct clinical observations and standardised patients.

Aurelia Lepine is a Research Fellow in Health Economics. Her background is in development economics and applied microeconometrics. Her research is on health financing, intra-household allocation, impact evaluation of health policies and HIV/AIDS.

Frederick Martineau is a Research Fellow in Health Systems. He is currently completing a PhD investigating the health system consequences of user fee exemption policies, focusing particularly on Sierra Leone. A medical doctor by background, specialising in paediatrics, he previously worked for the NHS for five years, as well as in Sierra Leone supporting government child health services as a Medical Coordinator for an NGO. His main research interest is in mixed-methods health system research in low and middle income countries, in particular interventions to improve access to health care.

Melisa Martinez-Alvarez is a Research Fellow in Health System Economics. Her current research projects explore health systems with a specific focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in China, Tanzania and Malawi.

Ben Palafox is a Research Fellow in Pharmaceutical Policy and Economics. His current research areas of interest include pharmaceutical policy and the evaluation of public health interventions.

Diana Quirmbach is a Research Fellow in Health Economics. Her current work focuses on the direct and indirect impacts of diet-related policies such as food taxes and the regulation of portion sizes on food and beverage consumption in the UK. In addition to this, Diana is a specialist in health behaviours, outcomes and policies in the transition countries of Eastern Europe. She has a particular interest in the effect of anti-smoking legislation on cigarette consumption in the Russian Federation.

Sergio Torres Rueda is a Research Fellow in Health Economics. His research interests include: markets and supply chains for antiretrovirals and antimalarials in sub-Saharan Africa, and the effect of vaccine introductions on health systems in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. 

Sarah Tougher is a Research Fellow in Pharmaceutical Policy and Economics. Her current research focuses on access to medicines for malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

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