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Dr Gabriella Conti
Room 112
Department of Applied Health Research
1-19 Torrington Place
London
WC1E 7HB
Appointment
  • Senior Lecturer in Health Economics
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Biography

Gabriella has a BSc in Law from the University of Naples "Federico II", and a Diploma, MSc and PhD (2008) in Economics from the University of Essex. Prior to coming to UCL, she was first PostDoctoral Scholar in the Department of Economics, and then Research Associate (Assistant Professor) in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

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Research Summary

Gabriella's research draws on both the biomedical and the social sciences with the aim of understanding the developmental origins of health inequalities, and the behavioral and biological pathways through which early life conditions affect health throughout the lifecourse. She is currently working on projects on the health effects of early life interventions, both in humans and in nonhuman primates; on the importance of prenatal investments and fetal development for longā€term outcomes; and on the effects of health insurance on health in developing countries. Gabriella is also a Research Associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Joint with Burt Singer, she is the leader of the Health Inequality Research Network, which is part of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group at the University of Chicago.

Teaching Summary

Gabriella taught for two years the undergraduate course "The Economics of Health" at the University of Chicago. She also taught a session on "The Developmental Origins of Health Inequality" at the 2nd HCEO Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality at the University of Chicago in July 2013.

Appointments
JUL-2011 – OCT-2013 Research Associate (Assistant Professor) Harris School of Public Policy University of Chicago, United States
JUL-2008 – JUL-2011 PostDoctoral Scholar Economics University of Chicago, United States
SEP-2006 – JUL-2008 Lecturer Economics University of Essex, United Kingdom
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