Elena is a Health Economist specializing in the analysis of linked administrative health datasets to provide evidence on whether treatments provide good value for money. Currently, she is a Research Associate and PhD Student within the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU) at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health (CBDRH), UNSW Medicine & Health. Her PhD project focusses on an economic valuation of fertility treatments.
Prior to this role, Elena obtained a Bachelor's degree in Nutritional Sciences (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany) and a Master's degree in Health Economics (University of Queensland, Australia).
Apart from being an active member in research networks in both UNSW Medicine & Health and the UNSW Business School, Elena helped establish the ISPOR Sydney Student & Early-Career Researcher Chapter as the first President of the Chapter. She is involved in diverse research collaborations and publishes her work in leading academic journals such as Value in Health, Fertility and Sterility, and Reproductive BioMedicine Online.
2020: Teaching Assistant in ECON3125 - Economics of Health and Human Capital (UNSW Business School)