PhD (Public Health) - Federal University of Minas Gerais, 2019
MPH - Federal University of Minas Gerais, 2014
BPharm (Pharmacy) - Federal University of Minas Gerais, 2009
I am a research-focused level B working with large administrative data and electronic health records to improve the use of medicines in populations.
I am a pharmacist by training with a background in public health and health technology assessment. I am specialising in pharmacoepidemiology and health economics in the Medicines Intelligence Unit at the School of Population Health and my research interests include developing studies in the real-world setting. Some of my current and past projects include: examining the quality of care among people undergoing revascularisation procedures in NSW public hospitals, rates of low-value care services in NSW public hospitals, patterns of antidepressant use and trajectories of adherence to HIV regimens in Australia; performing comparative effectiveness studies between first-line regimens for HIV treatment; evaluating costs and benefits of HIV treatment, immunosuppressants for kidney transplantation, antipsychotics, and biological medicines for rheumatic diseases in the Brazilian context.
Heart Foundation 2022 45 & Up Grant (ID:107048; $70.000) “Novel antidiabetic medicines in NSW adults with Type II Diabetes: disparities in the uptake, guideline adherence and treatment persistence” (CIA)
NHMRC Partnership Project (ID:2007402; $1,216,847) “Identifying the predictors and consequences of disparities in the uptake of HIV prevention and treatment programs in Australia: a national data linkage study” (Associate Investigator)
2020, Best Paper by a PhD Candidate (Highly Commended) - Health Services Research Association of Australian and New Zealand
2020, Best PhD thesis - Postgraduate Program in Public Health, UFMG
2020, AIDS 2020: Virtual Scholarship Programme - International AIDS Society
2019, Spotlight Poster Winner - 35th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management
2018, Endeavour Research Fellowship - Department of Education and Training, Australian Government
2018, Visiting Student Scholarship - CAPES Foundation
My research has contributed substantially to improve the quality use of medicines and to inform policymaking. The quality of my work is recognised by publication in top quartile journals, presentations at international conferences, awards, scholarships, and co-supervision of an HDR student and over 300 citations. I work collaboratively and contributed to creating new collaborations hubs across UNSW research centres, including the Kirby Institute and the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity.
Peer review of manuscripts (See Publons for further details)
Organising committee co-leader
Collaboration with external partners
My Research Supervision
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My teaching interests combine the areas of pharmacoepidemiology, public health and health economics to provide the population with medicines and other health interventions that are effective, safe and affordable.
I currently teach in HDAT9100 - Context of Health Data Science (Chapter instructor, 2020 - present). I previously taught Pharmacoepidemiology, Community Pharmacy and Professional Practice (UFMG).