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Andres Roman-Urrestarazu

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Andres Roman-Urrestarazu is a Research Officer in Health Economics and Health Policy in LSE Health and Director of Studies in Psychological and Behavioral Science at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. 

He specialises in psychiatry and health economics, holds a PhD in Psychiatry from the University of Cambridge, a Medical Doctorate  and Bachelor in Medicine from the University of Santiago de Chile and an MSc in International Health Policy from the London School of Economics.


His research interests are in health economics and policy and mental health, and longitudinal research. He has worked for NICE in the Centre for Health Technology Evaluation developing guidance for cervical and lung cancer, LSE Health and the PSSRU where he worked in comparative private health insurance policy between Chile and Germany and social care policy for elders, while also working extensively as a clinician in mental health facilities both in the UK and South America. He has also developed a  teaching career in Trinity Hall, Cambridge  as Director of Studies in Psychology and Behavioral Science. His clinical research experience has been mainly related to fMRI and Structural Imaging, ARMS, Modelling and Connectivity in Complex Brain Networks, Cohort Studies in Psychosis and the epidemiology of neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia and ADHD. Prior to joining LSE Health he worked extensively in the 1986 Northern Finland Birth Cohort were he was interested in longitudinal analyses of mental health and disease transition data using both behavioural and neuroimaging data. Here he analysed a neurodevelopmental framework of disease transition for both ADHD and psychosis using longitudinal and cross sectional measures. Currently he is working on the design of the Qatar Health Survey 2015 and the links between NCD's, mental health status, unmet need and the utilisation of health care services.