Imperial College London


Business School

Associate Professor in Health Economics



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Marisa is Associate Professor in Health Economics and has joined the Imperial College Business School in 2008. She has been Associate Head of the Department of Management from 2016 -2018.

In the past she has held academic appointments at the Centre for Health Economics and the Department of Economics and Related Studies both at the University of York. Marisa holds a PhD in economics from York University, a MSc in Economics and Finance from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, a Master of Arts in Economics from Université Catholique de Louvain and a first degree in economics from Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Marisa has a track record in leading multidisciplinary research in health economics and policy and collaboration with policy makers. Her expertise is on the economics and policy of healthcare innovation, the impact of policies on organisational performance and the behavioural determinants of decision making including health risky behaviour.

She  is a fellow of Imperial College Data Science Institute and currently leads the Health Research stream at the Data Analytics Centre, as well as a Health Foundation funded research program on the determinants of the adoption of innovation for chronic conditions such as cancer, and cardiovascular disease. She is a member of the Health Parliament in Portugal. She is an advocate for inclusion and diversity and chairs the Diversity Committee at the Business School.

She is part of several strategic groups namely the Nutrition and Food Network Strategy Group  and the  Vaccines strategy group at Imperial College London.

She has developed and led the executive education Advanced Management Programme in Health Innovation. She is also passionate about diversity and has chaired the Gender Equity Committee at Imperial College Business School.

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Barrenho E, Halmai R, Miraldo M, et al., 2022, Inequities in cancer drug development in terms of unmet medical need, Social Science and Medicine, Vol:302, ISSN:0277-9536

Haw D, Forchini G, Doohan P, et al., 2022, Optimizing social and economic activity while containing SARS-CoV-2 transmission using DAEDALUS, Nature Computational Science, ISSN:2662-8457

Kusuma D, Atanasova P, Pineda E, et al., 2022, Food environment and diabetes mellitus in South Asia: A geospatial analysis of health outcome data, Plos Medicine, Vol:19, ISSN:1549-1277

Galizzi M, Lau K, Miraldo M, et al., 2022, Bandwagoning, free-riding and heterogeneity in influenza vaccine decisions: an online experiment, Health Economics, Vol:31, ISSN:1057-9230, Pages:614-646

Miraldo M, Atanasova PETYA, Kusuma DIAN, et al., 2022, The impact of the consumer and neighbourhood food environment on dietary intake and obesity-related outcomes: A systematic review of causal impact studies., Social Science and Medicine, Vol:299, ISSN:0277-9536, Pages:1-16

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