Dheeya Rizmie is a PhD candidate in Health Economics at the Centre for Health Economics, Policy, and Innovation (CHEPI) at Imperial College Business School in London, United Kingdom since September 2016.
Her research focuses on identifying the impact of environmental conditions on health systems Specifically, she is interested in understanding the epidemiological and social impacts of extreme weather conditions (temperature extremes and ambient pollution) shocks to delivering health services and associated health factors. She is also interested in the economic impacts and responsiveness of resource allocation during these shocks. Her PhD is supervised by Dr. Marisa Miraldo and Dr. Laure de Preux of the Imperial College Business School.
Some of her PhD research explores the heterogeneous impacts of temperature across age, socioeconomic deprivation and disease on emergency hospital admissions. Ongoing research includes assessing the health impacts of ambient air pollution using a multi-pollutant framework and the impacts of ambient air pollution on quality of sleep and physical activity performance.
Dheeya holds a Master's of Research from Imperial College Business School as well as a Master's of Public Health (Global Health) from Imperial College London and a Bachelor's in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Warwick. Before the start of her PhD, she has worked in the Health Emergencies Planning Team at the World Health Organization (WHO, Geneva) for the 2016 Zika and Yellow Fever Emergencies, following which she continued at WHO as a Technical Officer (Health Emergencies Operations) for the 2016 Angolan Yellow Fever Emergency. Her previous experience also includes The Carbon Trust [U.K.], The Millennium Project, Akasaa [Malaysia] and Perdana University of Graduate Medicine [Malaysia].
Interests: Global Health Systems, Health Economics, Health Systems & Policy, Environmental Health, Extreme Weather, Ambient Pollution, Health Systems & Financing