Cristina Hernández-Quevedo is Technical Officer at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (WHO), based at LSE Health. Before joining the Observatory, Cristina worked as a Research Fellow in the EU-funded project “ECuity Project”, lead by Professor Andrew Jones (University of York) and Professor Eddy van Doorslaer (Erasmus University Rotterdam). Cristina holds a PhD in Economics by the University of York. Cristina also obtained her MSc in Health Economics at the University of York, after a BSc in Economics at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain.
Cristina’s research interests include: inequalities in health and lifestyle factors, equity in access to health and social care services, socioeconomic determinants of health and European health systems and policies and she has published articles on these topics in internationally recognised scientific journals.
Cristina's PhD focused on three areas of research: reporting bias of self-reported measures of health, cross-country measurement of socioeconomic inequalities in health and the dynamics of health outcomes across time measuring equity in health care access and inequalities in health across Europe.
Within the Observatory, Cristina works on a range of projects, including: health systems’ monitoring, the organization and financing of public health services, payment incentives for integrated care, among others, as well as contributing to the dissemination strategy of the Observatory.