Cynthia Iglesias is senior health economist/ health services researcher at the University of York. She has a first degree in Actuary from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a MSc in Health Economics and a PhD in Health Sciences, both from the University of York. Cynthia is based at the Department of Health Sciences, and has had honorary appointments with the Hull York Medical School and the Centre for Health Economics, where she is now an internal affiliate. Economic evaluation of healthcare technologies, its contribution to healthcare policy decision making and Bayesian statistical methods for economic evaluation are Cynthia's main areas of interest. In 2008, she started a personal fellowship awarded by the Medical Research Council to look at the potential contribution of Bayesian methods for evidence synthesis to the evaluation of therapeutic medical devices.
Cynthia's research interests are in methods for economic evaluation of healthcare technologies. In the past few years her research activity has focused on the evaluation of medical devices and the contribution of Bayesian statistical methods and value of information analysis to explicitly recognise and characterise the high levels of uncertainty associated with the evidence base on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of medical devices.