DR Natalie Carvalho

DR Natalie Carvalho


  • Economic Evaluation
  • Health Economics
  • Priority setting



  • Natalie Carvalho is a Senior Research Fellow at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. She holds a joint appointment with the Global Burden of Disease Group and the Centre for Health Policy. Natalie is a recipient of the University of Melbourne McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship, which was established to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates to the University in areas of research priority for the university and its faculties, and in particular to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties. Her research aims to incorporate equity and budgetary considerations into cost-effectiveness analyses of interventions to improve maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries, in particular in relation to childhood vaccines. Natalie's prior research focused primarily on priority-setting of health interventions in low- and middle-income countries using cost-effectiveness analysis. She has also worked on developing disability weights for injuries and exploring the use of these weights as the basis for a compensation schedule for personal injuries. Natalie's research interests include health inequalities, maternal and child health, immunizations, and quality of care, with a focus on developing countries and marginalized populations. She has conducted impact evaluations and health economic evaluations to inform allocation of resources in resource-poor settings. Natalie received her BSc (Chemistry) from McGill University, MPH (Epidemiology) from Boston University, and PhD in Health Policy (Decision Sciences) from Harvard University.   


Member of

  • International Health Economics Association. International Health Economics Association 2017 - 2019


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Education and training

  • PhD, Health Policy, Harvard University 2012
  • MPH, Boston University 2005
  • BSc, McGill University 2003


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