Lucia Fiestas Navarrete is a Post-doctoral Lab Researcher of Health Economics and HTA with the Centre for Research on Health and Social Care Management (CERGAS) at SDA Bocconi School of Management. She is also a Research Fellow at the Canadian Centre for Health Economics (CCHE).
Since joining CERGAS in 2021, her work is focused on conducting health economic evaluations of the Global Fund's multi-country project, which integrates HIV, TB and Malaria services within antenatal and postnatal care in Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya. Moreover, she joins the research group evaluating the electronic immunization registries (eIR) and electronic logistics management systems (eLMIS) of select countries in Africa, Asia and South America - a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Drawing upon a range of methodological approaches - from health econometrics to structural equation and Bayesian cost-effectiveness modelling - her research seeks to contribute a better understanding of the factors influencing health utilization while assessing the economic relevance of programs designed with a view towards improving participation among hard-to-reach populations.
Lucia is author of several publications in health economics, health service research and public health policy. Her most recent work is published in Cancers (2020) and Health Policy and Planning (2019). She is keenly interested in the work of her peers and it brings her great joy to be a peer-reviewer in several international scientific journals.
Prior to this, Lucia worked at the Ministry of Intelligence in The Netherlands, the Research Network for Health Economic Evaluation in France, and the National Institute for Prevention and Health Education in the United Arab Emirates. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, a Master of Public Health from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, and a joint Master of Public Policy from the University of York and the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is scheduled to obtain her PhD in Public Policy and Health Economics from Bocconi University in July 2021.
Lucia is Peruvian-Canadian and lives in Milan with her partner and rescue dog.