Cynthia Iglesias
Health Economist/Health Services Researcher

Profile

Biography

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.

Qualifications

  • BSc in Actuary, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), 1992
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Economics, University of York, Department of Economics and Related Studies, 1997
  • MSc in Health Economics, University of York, Department of Economics and Related Studies, 1998
  • PhD in Health Sciences, University of York, Department of Health Sciences, 2006

Research

Overview

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. 

Projects

  • Medical Research Council Personal Fellowship in Health Services Research and Health of the Public
  • Methods for Health Technology Assessment of Medical Devices: a European Perspective (MedtecHTA)

Research group(s)

Supervision

  • Cynthia would be keen on supervising PhD candidates interested in the following: economic evaluation of healthcare technologies, with an special interest in evaluation of therapeutic medical devices; the contribution of economic evaluation to healthcare policy decision making; and Bayesian statistical methods for economic evaluation.

Publications

Full publications list

Teaching

Postgraduate

  • Expert Workshops in the Socio Economic Evaluation of Medicines (Foundations), Centre for Health Economics, University of York (1999 to date)
  • Expert Workshops in the Socio Economic Evaluation of Medicines (Advanced), Centre for Health Economics, University of York (1999 to date)
  • Advance Modelling Methods, Centre for Health Economics, University of York (2002 to date)
  • Regression Methods for Health Economic Evaluation, Centre for Health Economics, University of York (2008 to date)

External activities

Memberships

Invited talks and conferences

  • Basic concepts in economic evaluation of healthcare technologies. Presented at the Royal College of Nursing, annual conference. Cardiff, UK, April 2009.
  • Value of information analysis. Presented as part of a training diploma in clinical research methods and economic evaluation of healthcare technologies. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile y Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT). Santiago, Chile, August 2010.
  • Health Technology Assessment of Health Care Technologies. Presented at the  Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica. Cuervaca, Mexico, March 2011.
  • How can we design RCTs for medical devices?  An exploration of the problems faced and practical tips that can help overcome them. Presented at a workshop looking at “Challenges in demonstrating the socio-economic benefits of medical devices” organised at EHTI LSE, in Sep 2012.

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Contact details

Dr Cynthia Iglesias
Health Economist/Health Services Researcher

Tel: 01904 32(1820)