Health economics research associate at the University of York, and an honorary health economics research associate at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Having initially trained and worked as an Engineer, Noemia obtained a diploma and MSc in Health Service Evaluation from the Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira (IMIP) in Brazil. Following this, Noemia began a PhD in Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine-UK, investigating the cost-effectiveness of a protocol for tuberculosis diagnosis in people living with HIV in Brazil.
The main part of Noemia’s research includes a range of economic aspects of public health, particularly in low- and middle-income countries and addresses infectious diseases, diseases of poverty, urban health and alcohol misuse and abuse. Noemia works with cost analysis, economic evaluations, health financing and analysis of socioeconomic inequalities. She is also interested in cash-based interventions and microfinance schemes and the impact of these interventions on poverty reduction and other outcomes in low-income countries.
Noemia joined the Department of Health Sciences in York in 2020. She has worked as a health economist at the ARISE consortium, Communities in Charge of Alcohol (CICA), IMPACT TB project, and Addressing the SoCial determinants and cOnsequences of Tuberculosis in Nepal (ASCOT).
In 2021, Noemia was awarded funding from Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) to lead two projects in Brazil: Investigating the epidemiological and economic burden of pertussis; and The social and economic burden of sequelae caused by meningococcal invasive disease. As part of these studies, she is developing systematic reviews and Delphi panels. Noemia is a member of TB Multiborbidity Network in York; Social Protection Action Research and Knowledge Sharing (SPARKS) network in Sweden, and Instituto de Avaliacao em Saude in Brazil.