Dr Michelle Remme


Assistant Professor
in Health Economics

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

+ 44 (0)20 7927 7844

Michelle Remme is an economist and has been working on the economics of HIV and health financing for over 12 years, both at the international and country level. After completing her MSc in International Economics and Finance at Tilburg University, The Netherlands (2005), she worked as a policy officer at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation on the socio-economic dimensions of HIV/AIDS and broader health financing issues. She also spent 3 years in Malawi with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, providing technical assistance on the integration of HIV, gender and food security.

Michelle has consulted for the World Bank, World Health Organisation, Overseas Development Institute, United Nations Development Programme, Medical Research Council of South Africa and Cordaid in Mali, Malawi, the Central African Republic, Burkina Faso and Nigeria. These assignments involved research coordination and implementation, evidence syntheses, baseline survey analysis and project evaluation on a range of topics, including performance-based financing, monetary incentives for community health volunteers, public-private partnerships, aid effectiveness and the economics of violence against women and girls programming.

She has been working at the School since 2011, primarily on the efficiency and financing of HIV programmes. Since 2015, she is also a scientific collaborator with the Ifakara Health Institute, and is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 


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


Michelle is a tutor and project supervisor for students on the MSc Public Health and the MSc Global Health Policy. She is also a seminar leader on the Introduction to Health Economics module.



Michelle is currently working on research related to the economic evaluation and financing of interventions with multiple HIV, health and development outcomes through co-investments. She is a member of the HIV Modelling & Economics group, as well as the STRIVE Research Programme Consortium (Tackling the structural drivers of HIV).


Research Area
Decision analysis
Economic evaluation
Health care financing
Health care policy
Health policy
Health systems
Social and structural determinants of health
Social Policy
Disease and Health Conditions
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Cost-Effectiveness Thresholds in Global Health: Taking a Multisectoral Perspective.
Remme, M. ; Martinez-Alvarez, M. ; Vassall, A. ;
Value Health
Financing the HIV response in sub-Saharan Africa from domestic sources: Moving beyond a normative approach.
Remme, M. ; Siapka, M. ; Sterck, O. ; Ncube, M. ; Watts, C. ; Vassall, A. ;
Soc Sci Med
Secondary schooling might be as good an HIV investment as male circumcision.
Remme, M. ; Watts, C. ; Heise, L. ; Vassall, A. ;
Lancet Glob Health
Financing structural interventions: going beyond HIV-only value for money assessments
Remme, M.; Vassall, A.; Lutz, B.; Luna, J.; Watts, C.;
Is there scope for cost savings and efficiency gains in HIV services? A systematic review of the evidence from low- and middle-income countries.
Siapka, M. ; Remme, M. ; Obure, C.D. ; Maier, C.B. ; Dehne, K.L. ; Vassall, A. ;
Bull World Health Organ
The cost and cost-effectiveness of gender-responsive interventions for HIV: a systematic review.
Remme, M.; Siapka, M.; Vassall, A.; Heise, L.; Jacobi, J.; Ahumada, C.; Gay, J.; Watts, C.;
J Int AIDS Soc
Financing Essential HIV Services: A New Economic Agenda.
Vassall, A. ; Remme, M. ; Watts, C. ; Hallett, T. ; Siapka, M. ; Vickerman, P. ; Terris-Prestholt, F. ; Haacker, M. ; Heise, L. ; Haines, A. ; Atun, R. ; Piot, P. ;
PLoS Med
Paying girls to stay in school: a good return on HIV investment?
Remme, M. ; Vassall, A. ; Lutz, B. ; Watts, C. ;
See all Dr Michelle Remme's Publications