Dr Gabriela Gomez


Associate Professor
Economics of Infectious Diseases

Keppel Street
United Kingdom

Gabriela has over ten years’ experience working in disease prevention and control in vulnerable populatons. She obtained her first degree in Biochemistry followed by a MPH at the University of Montpellier, France. After working in Tunisia and South London on projects looking at disease prevalence and prevention programmes tailored to ethnic minorities, she obtained her PhD at Imperial College. During this period, her research focused on STD prevention and control in sex worker populations in Peru. Following her PhD, she joined the Infectious Disease Epidemiology department at Imperial College as a post-doctoral researcher working on the development of theoretical frameworks of STD transmission and economic evaluations of new ARV-based technologies for HIV prevention. From 2011 to 2016, she led operational research projects evaluating prevention programs for key populations in sub-Saharan Africa. These programs include HIV prevention for truck drivers and sex workers in Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa; cardiovascular disease prevention in slums in Kenya and rural Nigeria; expansion of antiretroviral services (PrEP and immediate treatment) for female sex workers in South Afrcia, and ante-natal care interventions in rural Nigeria. In 2017, she joined the Social and Mathematical Epidemiology Group


Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


My research interests include economic evaluations of the scale-up of new/shortened/re-purposed regimens for first line or MDR treatment of TB, and, more broadly, the use of cost data and models in economic evaluations. I am a member of the TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium (TB MAC) and the Global Health Cost Consortium. 

Research Area
Decision analysis
Economic evaluation
Public health
Systematic reviews
Disease control
Implementation research
Disease and Health Conditions
Sexually transmitted disease
Sexually transmitted infection
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Incorporating Demand and Supply Constraints into Economic Evaluations in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries.
Vassall, A. ; Mangham-Jefferies, L. ; Gomez, G.B. ; Pitt, C. ; Foster, N. ;
Health Econ
Costs and Cost-Effectiveness of Hypertension Screening and Treatment in Adults with Hypertension in Rural Nigeria in the Context of a Health Insurance Program.
Rosendaal, N.T. ; Hendriks, M.E. ; Verhagen, M.D. ; Bolarinwa, O.A. ; Sanya, E.O. ; Kolo, P.M. ; Adenusi, P. ; Agbede, K. ; van Eck, D. ; Tan, S.S. ; Akande, T.M. ; Redekop, W. ; Schultsz, C. ; Gomez, G.B. ;
PLoS One
Cost-effectiveness and resource implications of aggressive action on tuberculosis in China, India, and South Africa: a combined analysis of nine models.
Menzies, N.A. ; Gomez, G.B. ; Bozzani, F. ; Chatterjee, S. ; Foster, N. ; Baena, I.G. ; Laurence, Y.V. ; Qiang, S. ; Siroka, A. ; Sweeney, S. ; Verguet, S. ; Arinaminpathy, N. ; Azman, A.S. ; Bendavid, E. ; Chang, S.T. ; Cohen, T. ; Denholm, J.T. ; Dowdy, D.W. ; Eckhoff, P.A. ; Goldhaber-Fiebert, J.D. ; Handel, A. ; Huynh, G.H. ; Lalli, M. ; Lin, H.H. ; Mandal, S. ; McBryde, E.S. ; Pandey, S. ; Salomon, J.A. ; Suen, S.C. ; Sumner, T. ; Trauer, J.M. ; Wagner, B.G. ; Whalen, C.C. ; Wu, C.Y. ; Boccia, D. ; Chadha, V.K. ; Charalambous, S. ; Chin, D.P. ; Churchyard, G. ; Daniels, C. ; Dewan, P. ; Ditiu, L. ; Eaton, J.W. ; Grant, A.D. ; Hippner, P. ; Hosseini, M. ; Mametja, D. ; Pretorius, C. ; Pillay, Y. ; Rade, K. ; Sahu, S. ; Wang, L. ; Houben, R.M. ; Kimerling, M.E. ; White, R.G. ; Vassall, A. ;
Lancet Glob Health
Cost and cost-effectiveness of tuberculosis treatment shortening: a model-based analysis.
Gomez, G.B. ; Dowdy, D.W. ; Bastos, M.L. ; Zwerling, A. ; Sweeney, S. ; Foster, N. ; Trajman, A. ; Islam, M.A. ; Kapiga, S. ; Sinanovic, E. ; Knight, G.M. ; White, R.G. ; Wells, W.A. ; Cobelens, F.G. ; Vassall, A. ;
BMC Infect Dis
Improving Maternal Care through a State-Wide Health Insurance Program: A Cost and Cost-Effectiveness Study in Rural Nigeria.
Gomez, G.B. ; Foster, N. ; Brals, D. ; Nelissen, H.E. ; Bolarinwa, O.A. ; Hendriks, M.E. ; Boers, A.C. ; van Eck, D. ; Rosendaal, N. ; Adenusi, P. ; Agbede, K. ; Akande, T.M. ; Boele van Hensbroek, M. ; Wit, F.W. ; Hankins, C.A. ; Schultsz, C. ;
PLoS One
The cost and cost-effectiveness of scaling up screening and treatment of syphilis in pregnancy: a model.
Kahn, J.G. ; Jiwani, A. ; Gomez, G.B. ; Hawkes, S.J. ; Chesson, H.W. ; Broutet, N. ; Kamb, M.L. ; Newman, L.M. ;
PLoS One
Availability, price and affordability of anti-tuberculosis drugs in Europe: A TBNET survey.
Günther, G. ; Gomez, G.B. ; Lange, C. ; Rupert, S. ; van Leth, F. ; on behalf of the TBNET, . ;
Eur Respir J
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