Mónica Inês joined Instituto de Medicina Molecular/Faculty of Medicine (University of Lisbon) in 2013 to complete her PhD in Science & Health Technologies. She holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics to Economics and Management and an MSc in Applied Econometrics and Forecast both awarded by the University of Lisbon in 1999 and 2007, respectively.
Mónica's research interests are related to the application of health economics, namely health technology assessment and in analyzing specific Portuguese disease datasets namely epidemiological, quality of life and resource use or health costs data.
Mónica worked previously in the National Authority of Medicines and Health Products (1998-2001) and in a health economics and outcomes private consultancy company in Portugal (2002-2007). She is currently Health Technology Assessment/Outcomes Research manager at Pfizer Portugal (since 2007) and Pharmacoeconomics (Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies) and Health Economics Applied Econometrics (University of Lisbon) lecturer. Mónica is furthermore a director of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Portugal Regional Chapter.
In 2007, Mónica won the Associação Portuguesa de Economia da Saúde (APES) Award for best Health Economics student paper and given for the research paper: Econometric analysis of private medicines expenditure in Portugal. Details of the paper can be downloaded from here. In 2016, the study Pharmacoepidemiology of transthyretin familial amyloid polyneuropathy in Portugal was the winner of Professora Doutora Maria Odette Santos-Ferreira Award, a scientific prize delivered by the Portuguese National Pharmacists Order. Information of the study can be seen here.