About

Adelina Comas Herrera May 2017

Short bio:

My rather long work title is: Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (formally PSSRU) at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

I do research on economic and policy aspects of the care, treatment and support of people with dementia, and long-term care financing. I am co-lead of the Strengthening Responses to Dementia in Developing Countries (STRiDE) project, a multi-national research project funded by the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund involving Brazil, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, and South Africa.

I have recently worked on the “Modelling Dementia” (MODEM) research project which aimed to estimate the impact, in terms of costs and quality of life, of making evidence-based interventions for dementia more widely available in England.

I was co-author of the World Alzheimer Report 2016, which considered how to improve health care coverage for people living with dementia.  I was member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Guideline Development Group for Risk reduction guidelines for cognitive decline and dementia and have been a consultant for WHO’s Department of Ageing and Life Course and the Inter-American Development Bank.

A list of my academic publications is available here.

All the views expressed in this blog are my own and not those of my employers or collaborators.

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