Sara C Marques

Associate Director of
Research and Policy

I am motivated by the opportunity to develop high-quality reports that shed light on challenges and opportunities in healthcare. What drives me is the hope that these reports are used by the people who can improve healthcare policies, systems and pathways to help all of us. 

About Sara

Sara joined The Health Policy Partnership in March 2018 as Senior Researcher, and was promoted to the role of Associate Director of Research and Policy in October 2019.

Her role involves leading and supporting several projects on topics including women’s health and innovative healthcare systems. She is also Head of Programme for the Heart Failure Policy Network, a multi-stakeholder network for which HPP acts as secretariat. 

Before joining HPP, Sara was at The Economist Intelligence Unit, where she worked in the analysis of healthcare environments, including the development of value-based healthcare frameworks. She has written critical appraisal of health research and has experience in studies of burden of disease and the analysis of health policy and evidence-based solutions. 

Sara has broad international experience and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry in regulatory affairs. 

She has a PhD in molecular medicine from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and a Master of Sciences of Pharmacy from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. 

Sara is fluent in Portuguese and English.