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 Expert  729713

Expert in Economic Evaluation of Healthcare Interventions, Measures of Efficiency and Productivity


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United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has ample experience measuring healthcare output, inputs and productivity for national accounts, measuring efficiency of health-care service providers (hospitals), and in economic evaluation (running cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis), and modeling of cardio-vascular diseases.
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cost-benefit analysis

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economic analysis

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economics

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cost-effectiveness analysis


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1997   MA   Economic Development   University of Leicester, UK  
1995   Specialist   Social Projects Appraisal   Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia  
1992   Economist   Economics   Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2010 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Health Economics

 

Research Fellow

 

She is responsible for the economic evaluation in the area of cardiovascular diseases. In addition she is a Deputy Director for teaching.

2007 to 2010

 

Office for National Statistics, UK

 

Public Sector Division

 

Senior Research Officer / Health Specialist

 

Measure of outputs, inputs and productivity of the NHS to feed into National Accounts measures.

2006 to 2007

 

Padeco Co. Ltd, International

 


 

Health Specialist

 

Analysis of the availability, access, utilization, quality, cost-effectiveness and efficiency of medical rehabilitation; including surgical interventions, physiotherapy and services, plus assisted technologies and Community-Based Rehabilitation services. The main goal is to assess cost-effectiveness and efficiency, including direct and indirect costs.

2006 to 2006

 

ECLAC - UNITED NATIONS, Chile

 

ILPES

 

Consultant/ Senior Research Associate

 

Draft of a study on strategies to improve and strengthen inter-institutional coordination in the development of public policies in Latin American countries; Carry out literature review; Designed training courses for civil servants in Latin American countries; Draft of policy reports; Analysis of social statistics, in particular the Millennium Development goals in Latin America and the Caribbean.

2005 to 2006

 

Bitran y Asociados Ltda, Chile

 


 

Health Economist

 

Projects: “Decentralization and Hospital Autonomy in Bangladesh” and “Cambodia: Development of Implementation and Monitoring Framework for Health Equity Funds in Cambodia”. Overall management of Projects, including field work coordination, orientation, and supervision. Technical discussion and definition of protocols for the research project. Design and development of information and data collection instruments. Design and development of the analysis plan for the primary and secondary information. Elaboration of programmed reports. Participation in meetings with client and local counterparts. Collection of available secondary information, including data bases, documents, reports. Where necessary and convenient: application of interviews to key actors.

2002 to 2005

 

Ministry of Social Protection, Colombia

 

Technical Vice-Ministry

 

Consultant/Research Associate

 

Responsible for the following projects (studies): “Evaluation of Efficiency in Public and Private Institutions with Data Envelopment Analysis”; “Equity and Access to Health Care in Health Insurance Institutions”; “Financial Conduct of Social Insurance Institutions in Colombia”; “Policy Strategies to Bring up Social Security to Informal”; “Colombian Law 100, 1993 and the Financial Behavior of Public Hospitals”. Project coordinator: “Social protection net for Colombia and definition of social assistance programs.”

2002 to 2002

 

Ministry of Health, Colombia

 

Direction of Sectorial Policy Making, Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation of Health Projects

 

General Director

 

To lead the elaboration of Sectorial investment projects to be included in the Bank of National Investment Projects. To identify Sectorial investments needs. To control the management of financial resources according to the Colombian law. To represent the Minister in committees, workshops, agreements, meetings, and seminars. To provide expertise and technical support in the design of the national sectorial development plan. To lead the process of programming investment budget for sectorial public institutions and organizations.

1997 to 2001

 

National Planning Department, Colombia

 

Social Development Division

 

Health Economist

 

Research, analyze, compile, and prepare base studies for relevant sectorial policy. Draft policy position papers in the sectors of her competence. Research to define social policy, and to ample the knowledge in specific areas. Provide technical assistance to public institutions concerning the goals, focus, and development of Sectorial policies. Represent DNP in committees, workshops, agreements, meetings, and seminars, as requested. To appraise national plans, and programs; to evaluate sectorial institution's investment projects, before being included in the Bank of National Investment Projects; draft technical concepts, and identify Sectorial investment needs. To provide expertise, and technical support. To draft the national development plan. To draft national programs and Sectorial investment plans. To coordinate the process of programming investment budget for public institutions, and to deliver technical concepts about its amendments. Organize, and coordinate inter-institutional thematic group meetings in support of the Unit's needs. Perform the assigned duties, and programmed activities, following principles of self-control and evaluation. Perform any other duties, as required by the Director or Sub-director.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

She is a member of the International Health Economics Association. As a civil servant, she was a member of the UK Government Social Service.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

She released in the last three years five non-journal publications and one journal publications measuring health-care productivity.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Economic & Labour Market Review, Office for National Statistics  
 - Public Sector Services, Office for National Statistics.  
 - UK Centre for the Measurement of government Activity, Office for National Statistics.  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2007 to 2010   Office for National Statistics   Senior Research Officer   Measurement of NHS productivity (outputs / inputs) • Production and analysis of social statistics to be used as inputs for National Accounts • Measurement of the National Health Service (NHS) output for National Accounts • Development of empirical research in order to calculate NHS productivity • Development of quality adjustment when measuring output as part of empirical research • Publication of methods documents on productivity measures
2006 to 2006   Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean   Senior Researcjer Associate   • Draft of a study on strategies to improve and strengthen inter-institutional coordination in the development of public policies in Latin American countries. • Carry out literature review • Designed training courses for civil servants in Latin American countries. • Draft of policy reports • Analysis of social statistics, in particular the Millennium Development goals in Latin America and the Caribbean

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Health Analysis Specialist (broadly 1 year).(Associate work, home-based).Research Study on Disability Data, Cost-Effectiveness of Medical Rehabilitation Interventions and the Impact on Poverty Reduction .
  • Health Specialist (two months).(Associate work, home-based).Project COL/02/031-ATLAS (UNPD, United Nations - DNP).
  • Project director / Senior Health Economist (8 months).Projects: “Decentralization and Hospital Autonomy in Bangladesh” and “Cambodia: Development of Implementation and Monitoring Framework for Health Equity Funds in Cambodia”.
  • Health Economic Consultant (3 years).Projects (studies):- “Evaluation of Efficiency in Public and Private Institutions with Data Envelopment Analysis” -“Equity and Access to Health Care in Health Insurance Institutions”-“Financial Conduct of Social Insurance Institutions in Colombia”-“Policy Strategies to Bring up Social Security to Informal”-“Colombian Law 100, 1993 and the Financial Behavior of Public Hospitals”.Project coordinator:“Social protection net for Colombia and definition of social assistance programs.”
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2005 to 2006   Chile   International consultant for a private consultancy company based in Santiago, Chile Local consultant at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Santiago, Chile (six months).
2007 to   UK   She has been living and working in the UK since August 2007, first as Senior Research Officer at the Office for National Statistics, and recently as a Research Fellow in the Health Economic Unit at the University of Birmingham.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   She lives and work in the UK where she communicates in English. She has fluent command of the English language.
Spanish   Mother tongue.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Mrs Peñaloza has delivered seminars to Master's students in productivity measures, seminars to undergraduate economics students in microeconomics and health-care reform policies.


 

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