of Health Economics
15-17 Tavistock Place
I have worked at LSHTM since 2008 as a health economist with a focus on economic evaluation and health financing. After completing my BA at Yale in history and international studies, I worked with health-focused development and humanitarian NGOs in Rwanda, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistani-Administered Kashmir, and the Central African Republic. I obtained my MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries at LSHTM.
I am a personal tutor and summer project supervisor for students on the MSc Public Health for Development and lead seminars on the Term 1 module Introduction to Health Economics and the Term 2 module Economic Evaluation. I also lecture on the economics of malaria for the MSc module on malaria.
My applied economic evaluation work focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, where I am involved in studies - often cluster-randomized trials - of interventions to tackle malaria and neglected tropical diseases and to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH). I am particularly interested in the role of community health workers, health systems, geographical targeting, and disease elimination, and in improving methods for cost data collection and analysis and evaluation of health interventions more generally. I previously coordinated economic evaluation work within the Department of Global Health & Development, and led a supplement in Health Economics called Economic evaluations in low- and middle-income countries: Methodological issues and challenges for priority setting.
My second area of research concerns methods for tracking donor financing, with a focus on how to estimate aid for specific areas of health. As part of the Countdown initiative, I have led in-depth research comparing methods for tracking aid for RMNCH and collaborated with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health to develop new, harmonized methods to promote accountability and facilitate advocacy efforts. In collaboration with Saving Newborn Lives, I have also developed methods to track aid for prenatal and neonatal health.