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Dr Giulia Greco

Associate Professor

United Kingdom

I am an Associate Professor in Health and Wellbeing Economics in the Department of Global Health and Development, and co-Director of the Global Health Economics Centre.

My main research interest is in understanding the value of health and quality of life, and the measurement of broader outcomes in the evaluation of public health programmes, including capabilities and subjective wellbeing.

I obtained a degree in Economics and Public Administration at Bocconi University in Milan and an MSc in Social Policy and Planning for Developing Countries at LSE, with a dissertation on the international migration of health workers. I completed my PhD at the LSHTM on the development of a multidimensional index based on Sen’s Capability Approach to assess women’s wellbeing in rural Malawi.

I joined the LSHTM in 2006. In 2013-14 I have supported the drafting of the Wellbeing and Policy report of the Legatum Commission chaired by Gus O'Donnell with Angus Deaton, Richard Layard, Martine Durand and David Halpern. In 2021, I worked with the WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All, chaired by Mariana Mazzucato, on the development of the 3rd Council Brief on Valuing Health for All.

I was awarded an Early Career Fellowship from the UK Medical Research Council to develop a wellbeing measure for use in economic evaluation of public health programmes. I was Honorary Senior Scientist at the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit and Visiting Lecturer at the School of Economics, Makerere University, Uganda from 2016 to 2019.

I was a founder and convener of the iHEA Special Interest Group for Early Career Researchers (2016 - 2021) and I am a convener for the Special Interest Group on Mental Health Economics. I am an elected member of the Executive Council of the Human Development & Capabilities Association and I am an Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities.

I supervised Ian Ross for his PhD on measuring and valuing quality of life in sanitation interventions in Mozambique and I am currently supervising 1) Kenneth Katumba, working on the role of structural and behavioural factors for HIV prevention in Uganda; 2) Rebecca Prah, working on the use of novel quality of life measures for assessing adolescent wellbeing and menstrual health in Uganda; and 3) Michaela Takawira, working on the evaluation of a check-up strategy to imrpove adolescents' wellbeing in Zimbabwe.

Affiliations

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

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health
Global Health Economics Centre

Teaching

I am co-Module Organiser for the DL PHM203 Economic Analysis for Health Policy at the LSHTM.

I was a seminar leader for Introduction to Health Economics at the LSHTM and I taught the course Cost-effectiveness Analysis in Health Care for the MSc in Health Services Research; and the course Health Economics and Finance for the MPH at Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda.

I also taught at the East Africa Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Health.

Research

My main research interest is on the measurement and determinants of subjective wellbeing and capabilities, and their use in the evaluation of complex public health interventions, using mixed-methods. In particular, I am interested in: 1) assessment of financial resources for RMNCH in priority countries; 2) economic evaluations of reproductive, maternal and newborn health programmes (MaiMwana Project in Malawi; Saving Newborn Lives in Nepal and Malawi; EVA-PMDUP in Zambia and India, OMwana in Uganda); 3) economic evaluation of complex interventions (Good School trial to reduce violence against children in Uganda, Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools in Uganda and Tanzania) and 4) economic analysis of mental health in conflict-affected areas (PVAC in Tanzania, RECAP and GOAL in Uganda and Lebanon, GOAL in Uganda and Ukraine)
Research Area
Adolescent health
Complex interventions
Economic evaluation
Gender
Health outcomes
Maternal health
Neonatal health
Reproductive health
Schools
Sexual and reproductive health
Social and structural determinants of health
Violence
Development studies
Social Policy
Qualitative research
Mixed methods research
Disease and Health Conditions
Disability
Mental health
Sexually transmitted infections
Country
Burkina Faso
India
Lebanon
Malawi
Nepal
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
Region
Arab World
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Effectiveness of kangaroo mother care before clinical stabilisation versus standard care among neonates at five hospitals in Uganda (OMWaNA): a parallel-group, individually randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation.
Tumukunde, V; Medvedev, MM; TANN, CJ; Mambule, I; PITT, C; OPONDO, C; Kakande, A; Canter, R; Haroon, Y; Kirabo-Nagemi, C; ABAASA, A; Okot, W; Katongole, F; Ssenyonga, R; Niombi, N; NANYUNJA, C; Elbourne, D; GRECO, G; Ekirapa-Kiracho, E; Nyirenda, M; Allen, E; Waiswa, P; LAWN, JE; OMWaNA Collaborative Authorship Group,;
2024
Lancet (London, England)
Correction: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a transdiagnostic intervention for alcohol misuse and psychological distress in humanitarian settings: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial in Uganda.
VAN DER BOOR, CF; Taban, D; Tol, WA; Akellot, J; NEUMAN, M; WEISS, HA; GRECO, G; VASSALL, A; MAY, C; NADKARNI, A; KINYANDA, E; ROBERTS, B; Fuhr, DC;
2024
Trials
The economic burden incurred by families caring for a young child with developmental disability in Uganda.
KATUMBA, KR; TANN, CJ; WEBB, EL; Tenywa, P; Nampijja, M; SEELEY, J; GRECO, G;
2023
PLoS global public health
Assessing equity of access and affordability of care among South Sudanese refugees and host communities in two districts in Uganda: a cross-sectional survey.
KING, J; Prabhakar, P; SINGH, N; Sulaiman, M; GRECO, G; MOUNIER-JACK, S; BORGHI, J;
2022
BMC Health Services Research
Early care and support for young children with developmental disabilities and their caregivers in Uganda: The Baby Ubuntu feasibility trial.
NANYUNJA, C; SADOO, S; Kohli-Lynch, M; Nalugya, R; Nyonyintono, J; Muhumuza, A; KATUMBA, KR; Trautner, E; Magnusson, B; Kabugo, D; Cowan, FM; Zuurmond, M; Morgan, C; Lester, D; SEELEY, J; WEBB, EL; Otai, C; GRECO, G; Nampijja, M; TANN, CJ;
2022
Front Pediatr
Menstrual health interventions, schooling, and mental health problems among Ugandan students (MENISCUS): study protocol for a school-based cluster-randomised trial.
Kansiime, C; Hytti, L; NELSON, KA; TORONDEL, B; Francis, SC; Tanton, C; GRECO, G; Belfield, S; Nakalema, S; Matovu, F; SSEMATA, AS; Alezuyo, C; Neema, S; Jerrim, J; BONELL, C; SEELEY, J; WEISS, HA; MENISCUS Group,;
2022
Trials
Incorporating Concern for Health Equity Into Resource Allocation Decisions: Development of a Tool and Population-Based Valuation for Uganda.
Yang, F; KATUMBA, KR; GRECO, G; SEELEY, J; Ekirapa-Kiracho, E; Revill, P; Griffin, S;
2022
Value Health Reg Issues
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