Imperial College London

Dr David G. Lugo Palacios

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Fellow



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David Lugo joined the Centre for Health Policy at the Institute of Global Health Innovation as Research Fellow in Health Economics in October 2018. He holds a BA in Economics from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), an MSc in Health Economics and Policy from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a PhD in Health Economics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Prior to joining Imperial College London, David was a Research Associate at the Manchester Centre for Health Economics in the University of Manchester. He has also professional experience in both the public and private sectors in Mexico, including the Ministry of Finance of the Mexico City Government, the Ministry of Social Development and Cuasar Capital, a consultancy firm specialised in public finance. 

David's main research interests are health microeconometrics, policy evaluation, performance measurement and quality of health care. He is currently working on the identification and measurement of knowledge spillovers of health service delivery interventions using social network analysis. 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Lugo-Palacios DG, Gannon B, Gittins M, et al., 2019, Variations in hospital resource use across stroke care teams in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: a retrospective observational study, Bmj Open, Vol:9, ISSN:2044-6055, Pages:1-11

Lugo-Palacios DG, Hammond J, Allen T, et al., 2019, The impact of a combinatorial digital and organisational intervention on the management of long-term conditions in UK primary care: a non-randomised evaluation, BMC Health Services Research, Vol:19, ISSN:1472-6963

Marie Knaul F, Arreola-Ornelas H, Wong R, et al., 2018, The effect of Seguro Popular de Salud on catastrophic and impoverishing expenditures in Mexico, 2004-2012, Salud Publica de Mexico, Vol:60, ISSN:0036-3634, Pages:130-140

Lugo-Palacios DG, Gannon B, 2017, Health care utilisation amongst older adults with sensory and cognitive impairments in Europe, Health Economics Review, Vol:7, ISSN:2191-1991

Lugo-Palacios DG, Cairns J, Masetto C, 2016, Measuring the burden of preventable diabetic hospitalisations in the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), BMC Health Services Research, Vol:16, ISSN:1472-6963

Lugo-Palacios DG, Cairns J, 2015, Using ambulatory care sensitive hospitalisations to analyse the effectiveness of primary care services in Mexico, Social Science & Medicine, Vol:144, ISSN:0277-9536, Pages:59-68

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