‘I am motivated by the opportunity to learn more about healthcare every day, and develop high-quality reports that shed light on challenges and opportunities. I find it rewarding to interact with different stakeholders and combine their expertise and perspectives in an informative and interesting way. Ultimately, what drives me is the hope that these reports are used by the people who can develop or improve healthcare policies, systems and pathways to help all of us.’
Sara joined The Health Policy Partnership in March 2018 as Senior Researcher.
Her role involves leading and supporting several projects, on topics including cardiovascular disease and mental health. She is a key member of the team that acts as secretariat to the Heart Failure Policy Network, and is involved in a new project on women’s health.
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.