Dr David Lugo Palacios
BA MSc PhD
in Health Economics
15-17 Tavistock Place
I am a health economist with expertise in policy evaluation and applied microeconometrics. I joined LSHTM as Assistant Professor in Health Economics in November 2020 and I am currently working on the identification of person-level treatment effects in diabetes care. I co-lead the Policy Evaluation theme within the Global Health ECOnomics (GHECO) centre at LSHTM. I am also an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London.
I hold a BA in Economics from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), an MSc in Health Economics and Policy from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a PhD in Health Economics from LSHTM.
Prior to re-joining the School, I was a Research Fellow in Health Economics at Imperial College London and a Research Associate in Health Economics at the University of Manchester. I also have professional experience in both the public and private sectors in Mexico, including at the Ministry of Finance of the Mexico City Government, the Ministry of Social Development and a consultancy firm specialising in public finance.
I am currently a seminar leader on the MSc modules Health Services and Economic Analysis for Health Policy at LSHTM. At Imperial College, I was co-lead of the MSc module on Financing Health Care and co-designed the Policy Evaluation theme of the online Health Economics module of the Global Master of Public Health. I also have lectured on Health Financing at the London School of Economics.
My main research interests are policy evaluation, health microeconometrics, performance measurement, health care financing and quality of health care. I am currently working on the PERMIT project, an NIHR funded study that will provide evidence on person-level treatment effectiveness for diabetes.