Imperial College London


Business School

Professor in Health Economics and Policy



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Marisa is  Professor in Health Economics and has joined the Imperial College Business School in 2008. She is Academic Director of the MSc in International Health Management. Marisa is a leading advocate of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and currently chairs the EDI Committee at the Business School. Marisa has been awarded a Julia Higgins Award for her contribution to EDI. She is an award winning Educator. She has been Associate Head of the Department of Management from 2016 -2018.

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.

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.

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Recent thought leadership articles and media coverage:



Chen J, Miraldo M, 2022, The impact of hospital price and quality transparency tools on healthcare spending: a systematic review, Health Economics Review, Vol:12, ISSN:2191-1991, Pages:1-12

Goiana-Da-Silva F, Miraldo M, 2022, Modelling the health impact of legislation to limit the salt content of bread in Portugal: a macro simulation study, Frontiers in Public Health, Vol:10, ISSN:2296-2565, Pages:1-9

Rizmie D, de Preux L, Miraldo M, et al., 2022, Impact of extreme temperatures on emergency hospital admissions by age and socio-economic deprivation in England: Evidence from six diseases, Social Science & Medicine, Vol:308, ISSN:0277-9536, Pages:115193-115193

D’Aeth J, Ghosal S, Grimm F, et al., 2022, Optimal hospital care scheduling during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, Management Science, ISSN:0025-1909

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

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