HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Visiting Fellow from Fiocruz, Brazil

Carmen Phang Romero Casas joined HEDS in July 2015 as a visiting research fellow.  She recently completed her PhD in Public Health at National School of Public Health of Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has been working in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in infectious diseases since 2011, collaborating with the Brazilian Network in Health Technology Assessment (REBRATS).

Currently, she is coordinating research on HTA for the Science & Technology National Institute of Innovation on Neglected Diseases.   During here visit, Carmen’s is focussing on ‘An assessment of Brazilian Antenatal Programme on Syphilis Screening’.

Her other work includes:
  • Brazil-UK collaboration in Health Technology Assessment of Diagnostic Strategies for Infectious Diseases. Sponsors: Support Research Foundation of Rio de Janeiro State – Newton Fund (UK).
  • Evaluation of Screening Strategies and Diagnosis of Syphilis and Dengue on Primary Health. Sponsors: Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation/ Science & Technology Department, Ministry of Health. Brazil.
  • Health Technology Assessment in Infectious Diseases. Sponsors: Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)/ Science & Technology Department, Ministry of Health. Brazil.