The Institute of Health Policy Studies (IEPS) is a non-profit, independent and non-partisan organization with offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Our objective is to contribute to the improvement of public policies for health in Brazil.

We defend the idea that the entire Brazilian population should have access to quality health care and that the use of resources and the regulation of the health system be as effective as possible. We also defend that access to health respects the principle of equity, with the Brazilian State having a relevant role, of a distributive nature, in this process.

We believe that the best way to achieve our purpose is through public policies based on evidence, designed, implemented and monitored in a transparent way – always seeking the support of society.

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Governance and People

IEPS is an initiative of economist Arminio Fraga Neto, our Founding Associate, and has a multidisciplinary, unpaid Advisory Board, whose members work in different areas of the sector, and more recently also with a Deliberative Council. This is the instance that approves the annual planning, supervises the performance of the Board and, ultimately, dismisses the Board.

Arminio Fraga

Arminio Fraga is a founding partner of Gávea Investimentos (2003) and a founding associate of IEPS. He held several other positions throughout his career: President of the Central Bank of Brazil (1999-2002), Chairman of the Board of Directors of BM&FBovespa, Director of Soros Fund Management (New York), Director of International Affairs of the Central Bank of Brazil, Vice President of Salomon Brothers (New York) and Chief Economist and Operations Manager of Banco Garantia. He was professor of the master’s course at PUC-Rio, EPGE-FGV, the School of International Affairs at Columbia University and the Wharton School. Arminio is a member of the Group of Thirty and the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a member of the boards of other philanthropic entities. He was trustee of Princeton University. He has published extensively in the fields of international finance, macroeconomics and monetary policy. He received his PhD in Economics from Princeton University (1985) as well as his B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

Rodrigo Fiães

Rodrigo Fiães is an economist graduated from PUC-Rio, with a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He was a partner at Gávea Investimentos (2004-15) and worked in several private and public institutions in the areas of finance, economic research and public policy. As of 2014, he has been dedicated to the 3rd sector. In particular, he participated in the design, assembly and start-up of operations of two non-profit civil associations (Instituto Serrapilheira, IEPS) and is vice-president of the Board of Directors of Instituto Clima e Sociedade (iCS).

Lucyna Fraga

Drauzio Varella

Cancerologist graduated from USP and was one of the founders of Curso Objetivo, where he taught chemistry for many years. For 20 years, he directed the Immunology service at Hospital do Câncer (SP) and, from 1990 to 1992, the Cancer service at Hospital do Ipiranga, at the time belonging to the National Institute of Medical Assistance of Social Security (INAMPS). He was one of the pioneers in the treatment of AIDS in Brazil. In 1986, he started campaigns aimed at enlightening the population about AIDS prevention. In 1989, he started a research project on the prevalence of the HIV virus in the prison population of Casa de Detenção do Carandiru. From that year, until the prison was closed, in September 2002, he worked as a volunteer doctor. He currently does the same job at the São Paulo Women’s Penitentiary.

Guilherme Frering

Co-founder of Instituto Desiderata and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Companhia do Vale do Araguaia. He was CEO of CAEMI Mineração e Metalurgia and chaired the Boards of Directors of Jari Celulose and Cimento Mauá. He has served on various boards in Brazil and abroad, including on the Boards of Directors of Grupo LAFARGE (France), BNDESPar, Alcoa Alumínio and White Martins. He was a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD/WBCSD) and the FUNBIO Board. Holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

João Biehl

Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology and Associate Professor at the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he is also Director of the Brazil LAB at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). Author of “Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment” and “Will to Live: AIDS Therapies and the Politics of Survival”. In his current ethnographic research, Biehl explores the judicialization of health and the emergence of the patient-citizen-consumer category in Brazil.

Ligia Bahia

Holds a degree in Medicine from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1980), a master’s degree in Public Health from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (1990) and a PhD in Public Health from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (1999). Currently an adjunct professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Has experience in the area of Public Health, with an emphasis on Health Policies and Planning, mainly on the following topics: social protection and health systems, relations between the private public in the Brazilian health system, market for health plans and insurance, public financing and private, regulation of health plans.

Marcia Castro

Andelot Professor of Demography and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. A demographer who studies the geographic and demographic distribution of infectious diseases, especially malaria. Primarily interested in the interaction between socioeconomic status, individual behavior, local ecology, geography and health in urban areas in Africa and rural areas in the Amazon. During the Covid-19 pandemic, she worked with the technical team of the Ministry of Health and is part of the Covid-19 BR Observatory, which disseminates scientific information through social networks.

Ricardo de Oliveira

Production engineer from UFRJ. Former vice-president of the National Council of State Secretaries of Health (Conass), he was Secretary of Management and Human Resources of Espírito Santo (2005-2010) and Secretary of Health of Espírito Santo (2015-2018). He is the author of the books “Public Management: Democracy and Efficiency” and “Public Management and Health”, both published by Editora FGV.

Roberto Cooper

Holds a degree in medicine from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and a Master’s degree in Family Health from the Estácio de Sá University. Holds a Medical Residency in Pediatrics – Hospital da Lagoa, title of Specialist in Pediatrics, Executive MBA – Coppead-UFRJ, and was an intern at the Center International de L’Enfance-Paris. WHO Consultant for the Expanded Program on Immunization and the Control of Diarrheal Diseases, in Tunisia, Syria, Djibouti, Sultanate of Oman, Pakistan, People’s Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Haiti and Dominican Republic (1982 to 1985), and Director of the Medical-Assistance Division of the Fernandes Figueira Institute, Fiocruz (1986 to 1988). He participated in the Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services, Harvard School of Public Health (1988) and the Program for Health Systems Management, Harvard School of Public Health (1990). He was Coordinator of the Medicine Course and professor of the discipline “Family Health V” at Universidade Estácio de Sá. He is currently a professor of “Medical Psychology” and “Medical Sociology and Humanities” at the same university.

Arminio Fraga

Arminio Fraga is a founding partner of Gávea Investimentos (2003) and a founding associate of IEPS. He held several other positions throughout his career: President of the Central Bank of Brazil (1999-2002), Chairman of the Board of Directors of BM&FBovespa, Director of Soros Fund Management (New York), Director of International Affairs of the Central Bank of Brazil, Vice President of Salomon Brothers (New York) and Chief Economist and Operations Manager of Banco Garantia. He was professor of the master’s course at PUC-Rio, EPGE-FGV, the School of International Affairs at Columbia University and the Wharton School. Arminio is a member of the Group of Thirty and the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a member of the boards of other philanthropic entities. He was trustee of Princeton University. He has published extensively in the fields of international finance, macroeconomics and monetary policy. He received his PhD in Economics from Princeton University (1985) as well as his B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

Ana Inoue

Psychologist from PUC-SP, was an advisor to Banco Itaú BBA in the design and development of education projects from 2005 to 2019. She is a member of the board of several institutions in the third sector and directs the Centro de Estudar Acaia Sagarana at Instituto Acaia. Currently, Ana Inoue leads the work carried out by Itaú Educação e Trabalho.

Marcelo Trindade

Lawyer since 1986 and a professor of civil law at PUC-Rio since 1993. During the second FHC administration, he was director of the Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), which he presided during the first Lula administration. He was also chairman of the Council of Securities Regulators of the Americas (COSRA) between 2004 and 2005 and vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of BM&FBovespa between 2009 and 2015. As a lawyer in the areas of corporate law and capital markets, he advised large companies in some of the largest business operations and disputes in the country, and acted as a referee or arbitrator in others. He is the author of dozens of legal articles in specialized magazines and collections and regularly publishes opinion pieces in newspapers in Brazil. He was one of the organizers of the book “130 years: In search of the Republic”. In 2018, he ran in the elections for governor of Rio de Janeiro for the New Party.

Margareth Dalcolmo

Pulmonologist and researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. She holds a PhD in Medicine from the Federal University of São Paulo, with experience in conducting and participating in clinical research protocols and treatment of tuberculosis and other mycobacterial diseases. She is a member of the Scientific Committees of the Brazilian Societies of Pulmonology and Tisiology and of Infectious Diseases, of the REDE TB for Tuberculosis Research and a member of the Steering Committee of the Group called RESIST TB, at Boston Medical School. She is also a member of the WHO Expert Group for Essential Medicines List and the World Bank’s Regional Advisory Committee for health projects in Sub-Saharan Africa on tuberculosis and occupational respiratory diseases. She has more than 100 scientific articles published nationally and internationally. She is a postgraduate professor at PUC-RJ, a member and former coordinator of the Technical Chamber of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery at Cremerj. Principal Investigator of the Global Alliance for Tb Research and BRACE Trail SimplicTB clinical trials for the BCG vaccine to prevent Covid-19. Weekly columnist for the newspaper O Globo, in “Hora da Ciência”. President Elected for the Brazilian Society of Pulmonology and Tisology for the biennium 2022-2024.

Paulo Chapchap

Physician graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo (USP). Research Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor in liver transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh (1986 and 1987). Doctor in Clinical Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine of USP. Member of the Board of the International Liver Transplantation Society (2007 to 2011). Coordinator of the Liver Transplant Program at Hospital Sírio-Libanês and President of the Council and Pro-Rector of the Sírio-Libanês Teaching and Research Stricto sensu Courses. He was General Director of Hospital Sírio-Libanês from 2016 to 2021. He is currently Strategic Advisor for Dasa’s Hospitals and Oncology Business and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Instituto Todos pela Saúde. He has also been a Board Member of the Phaneros Institute since August 2021.

Paulo Hartung

Paulo Hartung began his activities in public life at a very early age, in student movements in college. Since then, he has held several positions, always leaving his legacy. As a young man, at the age of 25, in 1982, he was elected state deputy; in 1990 he became federal deputy; he returned to Espírito Santo in 1993, when he ran for and won the election for mayor of Vitória; took over the board of BNDES, at the invitation of Fernando Henrique Cardoso; he became senator of the Republic in 1998; governed the state of Espírito Santo for three terms. In 2002 he was elected and in 2005 he was re-elected. He participated in the boards of directors of Edp do Brasil and Veracel Celulose between 2012 and 2014). More recently, in 2014, Paulo Hartung was once again the most voted candidate in the state and was in charge of Palácio Anchieta until the end of 2018. In 2019 he was appointed by the President of the Federal Supreme Court Minister Dias Toffoli as Advisory Councilor of the Department of Judicial Research of the National Council of Justice – CNJ.

Rodrigo Fiães

Rodrigo Fiães is an economist graduated from PUC-Rio, with a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He was a partner at Gávea Investimentos (2004-15) and worked in several private and public institutions in the areas of finance, economic research and public policy. As of 2014, he has been dedicated to the 3rd sector. In particular, he participated in the design, assembly and start-up of operations of two non-profit civil associations (Instituto Serrapilheira, IEPS) and is vice-president of the Board of Directors of Instituto Clima e Sociedade (iCS).

Ana Novaes

PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley (1990) and a lawyer graduated from PUC/RJ (2008). She is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Credit Guarantee Fund, Adviser to the OEC, the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee and the Cancer Foundation. Between 2012 and 2014 she was a director at CVM, having previously been a member of the Boards of Directors of CCR, CPFL Energia, Metalfrio and Datasul.

Eduardo Soares

Eduardo Soares is an accountant, graduated from UERJ-RJ, with postgraduate degrees in the areas of business law, management, finance and projects from PUC-RJ and FGV-RJ. He has been a partner at Gávea Investimentos since 2008, being responsible for the operational area of private equity funds. Previously, he held auditing and external consulting positions for 18 years (partner for 10 years) and was CFO of a technology venture capital investment firm (2000 to 2005).

Miguel Lago

Executive Director

 

Political scientist graduated from Sciences Po Paris, he holds a master’s degree in public administration from the same institution. He founded and chaired the Meu Rio and Nossas mobilization network, a reference laboratory for civic-tech in Latin America. He is a visiting professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York and at the École d’Affaires Publiques de Sciences Po Paris.

Rudi Rocha

Research Director

 

He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Economics (UFRJ) and a doctorate in Economics (PUC-Rio). He is an associate professor at the São Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP/FGV), a productivity fellow at CNPq, and winner of international awards and grants, such as the Newton Advanced Fellowship (British Academy) and the Grand Challenges Explorations (Bill & Melinda Gates). He is a licensed adjunct professor at IE-UFRJ (2012/2017-), was an associate researcher at the ESRC Research Center on Micro-Social Change (2015-2019), vice president of the Brazilian Society of Econometrics (2014-2015) and Brazilian coordinator of the LACEA/IADB/World Bank/UNDP Research Network on Inequality and Poverty (2004-2008).

Arthur Aguillar

Public Policy Director

 

Economist graduated from PUC-Rio, and master in international development from Harvard University. He was coordinator of Projects and Evaluation of the School of Innovation and Public Policies of the Ministry of Education, where he was responsible for supporting the Regional Development Plan for the Northeast, and developing training programs aimed at municipal and state governments in the region. He has coordinated research projects and impact assessments in health and education in Brazil, India and Mozambique, collaborating with JPAL, the London School of Economics and ASER/Pratham. It is dedicated to the boundary between public management and applied research.

Maria Cristina Franceschini

Management Supervisor

 

Graduated in Anthropology (University of Maryland), Master in International Health (Johns Hopkins University) and PhD in Health Sciences (USP). She was Executive Secretary and Researcher at the Center for Studies, Research and Documentation in Healthy Cities (CEPEDOC) (2015-2021) and consultant for the Pan American Health Organization (USA and Ecuador) (2003-2013). She also worked at the Abrinq Foundation for the Rights of Children and Adolescents (2014-2015). She has always worked in the coordination and management of projects in the areas of public health and health promotion.

Agatha Eleone

Public Policy Analyst

 

Graduated in Nutrition from UNIRIO, she has a Residency in Family Health from the National School of Public Health (ENSP-Fiocruz), specialization in Primary Health Care Management (ENSP-Fiocruz) and an MBA in Health Systems Auditing (UNESA). She has experience in the areas of Primary Care Management, Family Health, construction and analysis of indicators; monitoring of health actions and programs and monitoring of management contracts. She worked in the municipal management of Rio de Janeiro in supporting actions to combat covid-19 and in the areas of Health Information, Control, Assessment and Surveillance. At the federal level, she collaborated with the e-SUB AB Strategy and in the 3rd cycle of the PMAQ-AB. She is enthusiastic in the areas of planning, data analysis, institutional support and public policy.

Beatriz Almeida

Public Policy Assistant

 

Graduated in Public Policy from the Fluminense Federal University (IEAR/UFF) and postgraduate student in the specialization in Health Economics and Management at the University of São Paulo (FSP/USP). She has been working professionally for three years in the health sector and her main objective is to contribute to the configuration of public policies that are effective instruments for promoting human development and social well-being.

Beatriz Rache

Researcher, Health Economics

 

Graduated in Economics from PUC-Rio, and Master in Economics from Columbia University in New York. She was Research Associate at the JPMorgan Chase Institute, a think tank in Washington DC, Junior Economist at Gávea Investimentos in Rio de Janeiro, and Research Assistant at the Climate Policy Initiative and at PUC-Rio. She has worked on a variety of research topics, from higher education to small business, always using data analysis and econometrics to aid decision making. One of her main interests is to study the inequality of opportunities in Brazil from the point of view of public policies, in order to help alleviate it.

Dayana Rosa

Public Policy Analyst

 

Public administrator graduated from UFF, master and doctor in Collective Health from the Institute of Social Medicine of UERJ. She was coordinator of the Parliamentary Front in Defense of Psychiatric Reform of the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro and consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. She also has experience in the Executive and Judiciary Branches, where she has worked on issues related to vulnerabilities, violence against women and extrication. She has a special interest in mental health and drug policy issues.

Fernanda Leal

Public Policy Analyst

 

Graduated and Master in Political Science from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), with an ongoing specialization in Politics and Society from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (IESP-UERJ). She was co-founder and director of the first junior political consulting company in the North/Northeast, Virtù Consultoria Política. She was Municipal Secretary of Youth of the city of Surubim-PE, working in educational, cultural and health and leisure promotion projects. She collaborated in the development of the National Policy for Urban Development (PNDU), through the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA).

Gisele Campos

Masters Intern

 

Public Administrator graduated from EAESP/FGV, and, at the same institution, is studying a Masters in Public Administration and Government in the line of Government and Civil Society in a Subnational Context. She took a winter course at the Harvard University School of Public Health. She was a research assistant at the Center for Studies in Health Planning and Management (FGVsaúde), at the Center for Studies in Public Administration and Government (CEAPG) and Transparency International Brazil. She worked as an advisor at Conectas Human Rights, and an intern at Fundação Estudar and Parceiros da Educação. At IEPS, she is dedicated to racial studies in demography and health of the black population.

Helena Arruda

Masters Grantee

 

Graduated in Economics from PUC-Rio with additional mastery in Mathematical Methods for Economics. Master’s student in Public Administration and Government at EAESP/FGV in the area of Public Sector Policy and Economics. She was Research Assistant at the Climate Policy Initiative and at PUC-Rio. In addition to the health area, she is interested in gender and political economy issues.

Helena Ciorra

Administrative Analyst

 

Graduated in Languages from the University of São Paulo, with an emphasis on oriental languages. Twice awarded in the Literature Translation Institute’s Korean Literature Essay Contest (LTI-Korea). She has been working for over 10 years with proofreading and translation of texts, and since 2016 she has been working as an assistant in the area of academic research.

Jéssica Remédios

Public Policy Analyst

 

Bachelor in Physical Education (UFRJ), specialist in Family Health and Public Health Management (UFF), ongoing specialization in Data Science and Informatics for Health (Albert Einstein) and Master in Epidemiology in Public Health (ENSP/Fiocruz). In the field of public health policies, he has experience in programs and actions in health promotion, management in primary care, family health, intersectoral policies and actions, analysis and construction of indicators and monitoring of management contracts. He is especially interested in the area of data analysis, monitoring of indicators, evaluation of health programs and actions. Selected in the 2019 public notice of the Program for Accelerating the Development of Black Female Leaders: Marielle Franco, an initiative of the Baobá Fund and partners, which has been expanding the view on diversity issues.

Maíra Coube Salmen

Doctorate Grantee

 

Graduated in Business Administration from FEA/USP, and Master in Global Health from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Doctoral student in Public Administration and Government at EAESP/FGV. His research focuses on health economics and public policy, as well as interest in topics such as health efficiency, financing models, and public and private intersection.

Manuel Faria

Public Policy Assistant

 

Graduated in Economics from PUC-Rio. He worked as an advisor at the Municipal Transport Department of Rio de Janeiro, where he was responsible for supporting projects to restructure the management of the municipal mobility system. He was a research assistant on a master’s project at Harvard University. He is also vice president of the Rio Mais Initiative, an NGO with a mission to bring academia and the public sector together in Rio de Janeiro, and has gained professional experience in private consulting on infrastructure and public policy.

Maria Letícia Machado

Program Manager

 

Political scientist graduated from the Federal University of Pernambuco and postgraduate student in Public Management at the Public Leadership Center (CLP), she was recognized by the Harvard Business Review and Eureca Consulting as a Valuable Young Leader in 2019. She worked in the Planning and Management of the Municipal Network of Education in Caruaru in the role of Executive Secretary, where she participated in the design and implementation of projects such as the Aluno Presente and the Vacancy Service Center. She was part of the staff of the School of Innovation and Public Policies of the Ministry of Education (EIPP/Fundaj), having supported the development of training programs aimed at municipal and state governments in the Northeast. Her main professional motivation is the belief in the power of connections and public initiative to generate social impact.

Maria Vitória Cruz

Intern

 

Undergraduate student in Economics at the Faculty of Economics, Administration, Accounting and Actuarial Science at the University of São Paulo (FEA-USP). She works as a translation assistant at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) and is a research assistant at IEPS. In addition to an interest in public health policy research, she has a curiosity in political economy and public food security.

Matías Mrejen

Researcher, Health Economics

 

Political scientist from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Argentina), Master and Doctor in Economics from the Fluminense Federal University. He was a professor at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro and a visiting researcher at the National School of Public Health at the NOVA University of Lisbon and at the University of Graz (Austria). He conducts research focusing on primary health care policies and determinants of mental health.

Mayra Neves

Administrative Assistant

 

Graduated in Accounting Sciences with a postgraduate degree in Strategic Accounting and Tax Planning. She worked in the tax and accounting areas for more than 7 years in accounting offices. Interest in administrative and financial areas in third sector organizations. Participates as a volunteer in charity events.

Natasha Mastrangelo

Communication Assistant

 

Journalist and Historian. Master in Social History from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Graduated in Journalism from the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) and historian from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). She was awarded a scholarship by the Bolsa Nota 10 Program at FAPERJ between 2017 and 2019. She has worked in the Communication of the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro, the Public Defender’s Office of Rio and the Brazilian Center for International Relations.

Raylayne Bessa

Public Policy Analyst

 

Sanitary specialist from FCE/UnB, epidemiologist from EPISUS and Master in Public Health Policies from EFG/Fiocruz. She has almost 9 years of experience in public management, of which 5 are directly related to Primary Health Care (PHC) and neglected diseases. He participated in the design and development of technologies, strategies, programs and various policies at the federal executive level and is experienced in PHC care, work tools (clinical and management), work process, health education, evaluation and monitoring, SUS, support for interfederative management and health surveillance.

Rebeca Freitas

Advocacy and Government Relations Coordinator

 

Graduated in Law from UFRJ and in Social Sciences from FGV-RJ and Master in State Theory and Constitutional Law from PUC-Rio. She was Chief of Staff of the Directorate of Social Studies and Policies of the Planning Company of the Federal District (Codeplan / DF). She has experience as a political consultant, as an applied social research consultant and three and a half years of professional experience in the public sector. She worked in the areas of government planning, institutional articulation and representation and monitoring of public health projects, having participated in the construction and monitoring of the priority projects portfolio of the Ceará Health Department and in the redesign of strategic processes for the SUS.

Rony Coelho

Researcher, Health Economics

 

Political Scientist with a degree in social sciences from the Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), as well as a master’s and doctorate degree from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), both in Political Science. He served as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex (UK) and held a postdoctoral internship for the inter-institutional project “Procad-Political Participation” (Unesp / UEM / UFSC). He worked as an advocacy analyst at the consultancy Pulso Público advising civil society organizations on advocacy plans. It works with the R programming language for statistical analysis. At IEPS, he is dedicated to racial studies in demography and health of the black population.

Sara Tavares

Public Policy Analyst

 

Graduated in Political Science from the University of Brasília (UnB), she has experience with monitoring public policies, institutional representation and political influence in the Executive and Legislative powers at the federal level. During her graduation, she was the organizational president of the first junior political consulting firm in Brazil, Strategos Consultoria Política Jr. She has experience working with issues related to public and private health. She was Institutional and Governmental Relations Analyst at the National Confederation of Insurance Companies and a representative member at the Legislative Forum of the National Confederations of Brazil.

Thaisa Marques

Financial Administrative Manager

 

Graduated in Accounting Sciences, she has been working since 2015 in the field of non-profit organizations (until recently at the Brazilian Institute of Social and Economic Analysis – Ibase) in the financial, administrative, labor and accounting areas, with an emphasis on Project Management and Treasury.

Victor Nobre

Intern

 

Graduating in Economics at UFRJ. He worked as an intern at Dinamus Consultoria. In addition, he was a PIBIC-UFRJ fellow and a member of the academic portfolio of Minerva Consultoria. In addition to an interest in health economics, he is interested in data analysis, public policy, and the economics of crime.

Adriano Massuda

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Collective Health, UNICAMP
Researcher at the Department of Global Health and Populations at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Ana Balsa

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Economics, Boston University
Professor, Universidad de Montevideo

Ana Maria Malik

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Medicine, University of São Paulo
Full Professor, São Paulo School of Business Administration/FGV

Bladimir Carrillo

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Applied Economics, Viçosa Federal University
Adjunct Professor, Pernambuco Federal University

Breno Sampaio

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Associate Professor, Pernambuco Federal University

Cecilia Machado

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Economics, University of Columbia
Assistant Professor, Brazilian School of Economics and Finance/FGV

Christopher Millett

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Health Systems, Imperial College London
Professor, Imperial College London

Cristine Campos de Xavier Pinto

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Associate Professor, São Paulo School of Economics/FGV

Damian Clarke

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Economics, University of Oxford
Associate Professor, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Daniel Wei Liang Wang

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
Associate Professor, Law-FGV

Elize Massard da Fonseca

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Social Policy, University of Edinburgh
Associate Professor, São Paulo School of Business Administration/FGV

Fabio Kon

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Full Professor, University of São Paulo

Gabriela Spanghero Lotta

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Political Science, University of São Paulo
Assistant Professor, São Paulo School of Business Administration/FGV

Humberto Laudares

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Kenya Noronha

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Economics, Minas Gerais Federal University
Adjunct Professor, Minas Gerais Federal University

Leandro Rezende

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Preventive Medicine, University of São Paulo
Adjunct Professor, São Paulo Federal University

Letícia Nunes

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Economics, Brazilian School of Economics and Finance/FGV
Assistant Professor, Insper

Marina Martins

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Administration, Rio de Janeiro Federal
University
Health Policies Specialist, Albert Einstein Hospital

Mônica Viegas Andrade

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Economics, Brazilian School of Economics and Finance/FGV
Associate Professor, Minas Gerais Federal University

Naercio Aquino Menezes-Filho

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Economics, University of London
Full Professor, Insper

Pablo Celhay

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Public Policy, University of Chicago
Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Paula Spinola

Associate Researcher

 

MSc in Economics, Rio de Janeiro Federal University
Researcher at the Institute for Global Health at University College London

Renata Narita

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Economics, University College London
Associate Professor, University of São Paulo

Rodrigo R. Soares

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Economics, University of Chicago
Full Professor, Columbia University and São Paulo School of Economics/FGV

Sergio Firpo

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Full Professor, Insper

Silvia Barcellos

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Economics, Princeton University
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

Sonia Bhalotra

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Economics, University of Oxford
Professor, University of Essex

Tatiane Menezes

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Economics, University of São Paulo
Associate Professor, Pernambuco Federal University

Thiago Tachibana

Associate Researcher

 

MSc in Business Economics, São Paulo School of Economics/FGV

Thomas Hone

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Public Health, Imperial College London
Researcher at the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London

Vladimir Pinheiro Ponczek

Associate Researcher

 

PhD in Economics, Princeton University
Associate Professor, São Paulo School of Economics/FGV

Vinicius Peçanha

Visiting Researcher

 

PhD student, Economics

University of British Columbia

05/2019 - 08/2019

Julie Kim

Visiting Researcher

 

Masters student, Public Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

06/2019 - 08/2019

Mateus Dias

Visiting Researcher

 

PhD student, Economics

Princeton University

06/2019 - 08/2019

Ece Özçelik

Visiting Researcher

 

PhD candidate, Global Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

07/2019

Pedro Bessone Tepedino

Visiting Researcher

 

PhD candidate, Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

08/2019

Lia Braga

Visiting Researcher

 

Masters student, Economics

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

11/2019

Igor Procopio

Visiting Researcher

 

PhD candidate, Economics

Juiz de Fora Federal University

12/2019

Luiz Felipe Fontes

Visiting Researcher

 

PhD student, Economics

São Paulo School of Economics, Fundação Getúlio Vargas

02/2020 - 12/2020

Ieda Matavelli

Visiting Researcher

 

PhD student, Economics

University of British Columbia

05/2020 - 12/2020

Alessandro Bigoni

Visiting Researcher

 

PhD student, Epidemiology

University of São Paulo

03/2020 - 03/2021

Alan Feffer

Summer intern

 

Undergraduate student, Political Economy

Tulane University

05/2020 - 01/2021

Tatiana Lima

Visiting Researcher

 

Public Policy and Government Management Specialist

Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica

10/2020 - 03/2021

Beatriz Barros

Visiting Researcher

 

Masters student, Politics and Social Policy

Princeton University

03/2022 - Present

Transparency

The principles of independence and non-partisanship guide our initiatives and funding rules.

We do not accept funds from Brazilian government institutions, thus having 100% private philanthropic funding.

In order to avoid conflicts of interest, our Bylaws define that we cannot accept contributions made by companies, institutions and class associations that work in the health sector. Initially, our funding came from a single source, Arminio Fraga Neto. We currently have financial support from partner civil society organizations: Umane, Instituto Çarê, Instituto Cactus, AWS Foundation, Transparency International Brazil, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Our Partners

United civil society entities contribute even more to the development of projects to support quality and equity in health, an area in which partnerships are still relatively scarce. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the previously existing bottlenecks in public health management, it is increasingly necessary to join forces in solving these challenges.

Partners

Supporters

Acting

We work in four areas:

1) Research in health economics;
2) Prioritization of health policies in the Brazilian political agenda;
3) Technical support for managers and decision makers in the health area and their policies;
4) Promotion of a culture of health in Brazil based on the ideals of health promotion and disease prevention.

Our projects include rigorous scientific research, building municipal and federal legislative agendas, and building capacity in local health systems.