Dr Sara Benitez Majano
MBBS MSc PhD
I trained and worked as a GP in Costa Rica before moving into Epidemiology and Public Health research. I completed and MSc International Public Health Nutrition at the University of Westminster in 2010. I then worked in the UK financial sector within a multidisciplinary team developing tools to predict survival and excess mortality in older multimorbid populations, before joining the CRUK-funded Cancer Policy Programme of the LSHTM Cancer Survival Group in 2014. For my PhD I examined age inequalities in the management and outcomes of colorectal cancer patients in England and Scandinavian countries.
I teach on several courses such as Epidemiology in Practice, Statistics for Epidemiology and Public Health, Extended Epidemiology, Cancer Survival: Principles, Methods and Applications. I am a member of the MSc Epidemiology Exam Board.
My current research focuses on investigating determinants of optimal cancer care in high-income and low-and-middle-income countries, and I am interested in the development and application of counterfactual-based methods for causal inference using observational data, including mediation analysis and trial emulation.
I coordinate the interfaculty Cancer Interest Group of the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions.