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Dr Elena Pizzo
Torrington Place 1-19
London
WC1E 7HB
Tel: +44(0)20 31083250
Appointment
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Applied Health Research
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Biography

Elena is a Senior Health Economics. She holds a PhD in Economics and Management from Padua University, a Master degree in Economics and Management of Health Care Services from Ferrara University and a first degree in Economics from Padua University.

Prior to coming to UCL she was a Research Associate at the Imperial College Business School, working on the economic evaluation of the Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Northwest London.

She previously held a research post at the Department of Economics, Ferrara University, where she collaborated to a multi-year research project and undertook an economic evaluation of a Regional Colorectal Cancer Screening Program. 

Research Summary

Elena is particularly interested in economic evaluation of health care technologies and interventions, clinical decision analysis and, more generally, in measurement of health and distributional aspects of health policy. 

She has expertise in economic evaluation of complex interventions, particularly those in primary care, prevention, dementia and maternity care. She has performed the economic evaluation of several interventions, including HIV, COPD and sickle cell management. She collaborated to a research project to assess the cost-effectiveness of a Regional colorectal cancer screening programme in Italy. During the project she investigated the measurement of Quality of Life in patients undergoing screening procedures. She also developed a study to investigate the causes of the high rate of C-section during delivery in Italy and the associated costs.  

At UCL she is currently working as Research Partnership Team in the CLAHRC North Thames and she is involved on a broad range of projects, including the evaluation of a new model of treatment in patients with dementia (VALID), the evaluation of the PRM to improve the NHS 111 service, the evaluation of fresh versus standard blood transfusions (ABLE) and the evaluation of interventions to improve the orthopedics care (GIRFT). She is currently investigating the cost-utility of using mechanical thrombectomy in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke in the UK, Italy and the Netherlands. 

Teaching Summary

She has been teaching Economic Evaluation, Modelling for Clinical Decision Making, HTA and Research Methodologies at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the UK and internationally. She has been involved in Executive Education courses and Master courses in Health Economics and HTA at the University Ca' Foscari in Venice, in Menorca, Spain, at the University of Padua and the University of Ferrara in Italy.

Appointments
27-MAR-2009 – 20-MAR-2014 Research Associate Business School Imperial College, United Kingdom
01-JUL-2008 – 01-MAR-2009 Research Assistant Economics University of Ferrara, Italy
01-JAN-2008 – 01-DEC-2008 Research Assistant Economics University of Padua, Italy
01-JUN-2004 – 01-JUL-2004 Research Assistant Economics University of Ferrara, Italy
Academic Background
2009 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Economics Universita degli Studi di Padova
2003 MSc(Econ) Master of Science (Economics) – Economic Evaluation in Health Care Universita degli Studi di Ferrara
2002 LAU Laurea – Economics and Business Administration Universita degli Studi di Padova
1997 DIPMS Diploma di Maturit√† Scientifica – Science  
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