Andrea Salas Ortiz BITSS CatalystEconomics

Andrea studied a B.A in Economics at the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH) and a master in Administration and Public Policy at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), in Mexico. Throughout her professional career, Andrea has worked in different areas: economic regulation; management and organizational theory; health public policy; health economics. She is currently studying a PhD in Economics at the Department of Economics and Related Studies (DERS) at the University of York (UoY). Her supervisors are Professors Andrew Jones and Nigel Rice.

Andrea’s research is focused on understanding the role of inequality of opportunity in nutrition-related health outcomes in middle and low-income countries. Andrea is currently working on 1) identifying and characterizing the presence, magnitude and sources of inequality of opportunity in health, specifically those inequalities related to circumstances in Mexico; 2) developing an innovative approach to deal with the lack of panel data to perform life course health analysis, and 3)investigating the individual and socioeconomic factors accounting for differences in Covid 19-related outcomes between indigenous and non-indigenous groups in Mexico.

Andrea has worked at the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico at the Health Economics department, where she was part of research projects focused on the measurement of the efficiency and quality of delivering HIV prevention interventions in African countries and the evaluation of public policies in terms of its economic efficiency.