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Natalia Alfonso, MS

  • Research Associate

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E4640
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

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MS, Johns Hopkins University, 2012


Ms. Alfonso is a health economist and health services researcher at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research interests include health financing, health disparities, economics of disease prevention, and access to care for vulnerable populations. Her expertise includes mathematical models of cost-effectiveness, econometric analysis, and program evaluation. Ms. Alfonso’s current projects explore the relationship between public health spending and health outcomes, geographical disparities in health, economic burden of preventable diseases and health conditions, and the economic impact of NCDs, maternal, child and adolescent health interventions. She has published in leading health services and public health research journals, including Health Economics, Lancet, Health Policy and Planning, Journal of Health Care Finance, JAIDS and others. Her prior experience at Multilateral Organizations and NGOs focused on the social determinants of health and increasing health care access to at risk populations. Ms. Alfonso received her MS in Applied Economics with a concentration in health economics from the Johns Hopkins University in 2012.

  • Natalia's major research interests are health economics
  • health disparities, health financing: health systems
  • child health and development
  • maternal health
  • urban and international health.