MS, Johns Hopkins University, 2012
Ms. Alfonso is a health economist with a focus on health spending, health inequality, and the economic evaluation of public health programs particularly in maternal, child and adolescent health. Her prior experience at the Bloomberg School, Multilateral Organizations and NGOs focusing on health initiatives emphasize the importance of early child interventions, tackling the social determinants of health, and increasing health care programs coverage to at risk populations. Ms. Alfonso’s expertise includes mathematical models of cost-effectiveness, econometric analysis, and program evaluation. Ms. Alfonso received her MS in Applied Economics, with a concentration in health economics, from Johns Hopkins in 2012 and her bachelors in International Studies, and minor in History, from Hollins University in 2006. Her thesis research were economic evaluation of demand and supply-side financing programs to reduce maternal mortality in Uganda and analysis of the political & economic factors hindering improved child labor practices in rural Colombia.