Noemia is a health economist working within the department of Clinical Sciences. Having initially trained and worked as an Engineer, she obtained her diploma and MSc in Health Service Evaluation from The Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira in Brazil in 2012. Following this she began her PhD in Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, graduating 2018. Her thesis addresses the cost-effectiveness of a protocol for TB diagnosis in people living with HIV. Alongside her PhD, she worked as an intern of the Curatio International Foundation in Georgia, where she conducted health financing analysis using an integrated household survey.
Noemia has been contributing to projects addressing epidemiology, health financing and health economic evaluations of infectious and neglected diseases including tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, dengue and tetanus. Noemia has technical expertise in implementing primary data collection for epidemiological and cost studies, and expertise in economic evaluation methods at health care at household level in low- and middle-income countries.
Noemia is a research member at the Institute of Health Technology Assessment (IATS) – Brazil