PhD (Public Health) - Federal University of Minas Gerais, 2019
MPH - Federal University of Minas Gerais, 2014
BPharm (Pharmacy) - Federal University of Minas Gerais, 2009
Juliana Costa is a Research Fellow in the Medicines Policy Research Unit at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health. She is a pharmacoepidemiologist with over eight years’ experience working with large administrative data and electronic health records to improve the use of medicines in populations.
Juliana is a pharmacist by training with a background in public health and health technology assessment. She is interested in developing studies in the real-world setting, and some of her current and past projects include: examining quality of care among people undergoing revascularisation procedures, rates of low-value care services in NSW public hospitals, trajectories of adherence to HIV regimens; 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.
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
Organising committee member
Collaboration with external partners
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 am a tutor on the Context of Health Data Science course and previously taught Pharmacoepidemiology, Community Pharmacy and Professional Practice.