Natalie Carvalho graduated from Harvard University’s PhD Program in Health Policy (Decision Sciences track) in 2012. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics at the University of Melbourne, School of Population Health, where she is working on developing disability weights for injuries and exploring the use of these weights as the basis for a compensation schedule for personal injuries. Natalie is also working on a project to assess the quality of facility-level care related to maternal and neonatal health in Indian public health facilities. Natalie’s prior research has focused on priority-setting of health interventions in low- and middle-income countries using cost-effectiveness analysis.
Natalie's research interests include health inequalities, maternal and child health, immunizations, and quality of care, with a focus on developing countries and marginalized populations. She has conducted impact evaluations and health economic evaluations to inform allocation of resources in resource-poor settings. Natalie received her BSc (Chemistry) from McGill University and her MPH (Epidemiology) from Boston University.