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Ms Sedona Sweeney

BA MSc

Research Fellow
in Health Economics

Room
327

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 7927 2890

I joined the school in February 2011, after completing an MSc in Health Planning, Policy and Financing at the LSHTM and LSE. As a health economist, I am focused on improving understanding of the economic impact of substantial long-term health shocks, both at the provider level and within the household. My specific interest is on using this evidence to inform global health intervention design. My research to date has been focused on  measurement and understanding of the costs of chronic illness – including HIV, TB, chronic non-communicable diseases, and HCV.

ORCiD

ResearchGate profile

Affiliations

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

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Tuberculosis (TB) Centre

Teaching

I teach on the Economic Evaluation module for in-house students.  I also supervise HPPF students.

Research

Current research projects include:

  • VALUE-TB: a collaboration between LSHTM, University of Cape Town, and WHO aiming to collect cost data to facilitate decision-making for TB in five countries (incl. Kenya, Ethiopia, Philippines, India, and Russia)
  • the Global Health Cost Consortium: which aims to mitigate the TB and HIV epidemics by systematically improving the availability, quality, timing, relevance, interpretation, and use of cost information on HIV and tuberculosis (TB) programs and services
Past involvement in research projects includes:
  • the Integra Initiative: an analysis of integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health services in Kenya and Swaziland
  • the Health Systems Chronic Disease project: a project aiming to improve the health systems response to chronic disease in Uganda and Tanzania
  • a project assessing the impact and cost-effectiveness of needle/syringe provision on hepatitis C transmission among people who inject drugs in the UK
  • the MERGE project: evaluating a model of scaling-up integrated TB and HIV services in South Africa
Research Area
Economic evaluation
Health systems
Sexual health
Social and structural determinants of health
Equity
Randomised controlled trials
Violence
Discipline
Health economics
Economics
Disease and Health Conditions
Syphilis
Cardiovascular disease
Chronic disease
HIV/AIDS
Sexually transmitted disease
Tuberculosis
Diabetes
Hepatitis
Non-communicable diseases
Country
China
Ethiopia
United Kingdom
India
Kenya
Philippines
Swaziland
Tanzania
Uganda
South Africa
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
Least developed countries: UN classification
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Methodological Issues to Consider When Collecting Data to Estimate Poverty Impact in Economic Evaluations in Low-income and Middle-income Countries.
Sweeney, S.; Vassall, A.; Foster, N.; Simms, V.; Ilboudo, P.; Kimaro, G.; Mudzengi, D.; Guinness, L.;
2016
Health Econ
The Costs of Delivering Integrated HIV and Sexual Reproductive Health Services in Limited Resource Settings.
Obure, C.D. ; Sweeney, S. ; Darsamo, V. ; Michaels-Igbokwe, C. ; Guinness, L. ; Terris-Prestholt, F. ; Muketo, E. ; Nhlabatsi, Z. ; Integra Initiative, . ; Warren, C.E. ; Mayhew, S. ; Watts, C. ; Vassall, A. ;
2015
PLoS One
Rethinking methods for patient costs in economic evaluations in LMIC
Sweeney, S.; Vassall, A.; Foster, N.; Simms, V.; Ilboudo, P.; Kimaro, G.; Mudzengi, D.; Guinness, L.
2015
IHEA Congress
The costs of accessible quality assured syphilis diagnostics: informing quality systems for rapid syphilis tests in a Tanzanian setting.
Sweeney, S.; Mosha, J.F.; Terris-Prestholt, F.; Sollis, K.A.; Kelly, H.; Changalucha, J.; Peeling, R.W.;
2014
Health Policy Plan
The Cost of Providing Combined Prevention and Treatment Services, Including ART, to Female Sex Workers in Burkina Faso.
Cianci, F. ; Sweeney, S. ; Konate, I. ; Nagot, N. ; Low, A. ; Mayaud, P. ; Vickerman, P. ;
2014
PLoS One
The impact of HIV/SRH service integration on workload: analysis from the Integra Initiative in two African settings.
Sweeney, S. ; Obure, C.D. ; Terris-Prestholt, F. ; Darsamo, V. ; Michaels-Igbokwe, C. ; Muketo, E. ; Nhlabatsi, Z. ; Warren, C. ; Mayhew, S. ; Watts, C. ; Vassall, A. ;
2014
Hum Resour Health
Costs and efficiency of integrating HIV/AIDS services with other health services: a systematic review of evidence and experience.
Sweeney, S.; Obure, C.D.; Maier, C.B.; Greener, R.; Dehne, K.; Vassall, A.;
2012
Sex Transm Infect
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