Elisa Sicuri

Elisa Sicuri

Associate Research Professor Malaria, HIV / AIDS & TB, Viral and Bacterial Infections

She studied economics at the University of Pavia (Italy) where she got her PhD in 2005. During her PhD, she spent a research period at the Institute for Social and Economic Research - University of Essex (UK) and worked at the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (University of Bristol, UK) on the economics of labour and health. Afterwaeds, she worked at the University of Glasgow (UK) on a Medical Research Council project.

She joined ISGlobal's research centre in 2007 to work on the economics of malaria and of other infectious diseases.

Lines of Research

Although the implementation of most of health interventions in low income countries are urgently needed to save lives, to improve the quality of lives and to promote economic growth and well-being, these need to be preceded by  economic studies able to evaluate their feasibility in a context of scarce economic resources. 

Her research currently focuses on the cost-effectiveness of preventive interventions of malaria in vulnerable groups of the population living in endemic areas, such as children and pregnant women. In parallel to cost-effectiveness studies, her research activity concentrates on the estimate of the economic burden of the disease and on the comparison of the cost-of-illness within as well as across countries. In order to contextualize economic evaluation studies, especially when based on clinical trials, the demand for treatment and prevention out of the context of trials is estimated. 

Main Publications

  • Sicuri E, Vieta A, Lindner L, Constenla D, Sauboin C. The economic costs of malaria in children in three sub-Saharan countries: Ghana, Tanzania and Kenya. Malar J. 2013 Sep 3;12(1):307.
  • Sicuri E, Bardají A, Sigauque B, Maixenchs M, Nhacolo A, Nhalungo D, Macete E, Alonso PL, Menéndez C. Costs associated with low birth weight in a rural area of Southern Mozambique. PLoS One. 2011;6(12):e28744.
  • Sicuri E, Biao P, Hutton G, Tediosi F, Menendez C, Lell B, Kremsner P, Conteh, L, Grobusch MP. Cost-effectiveness of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in infants (IPTi) for averting anaemia in Gabon: a comparison between intention to treat and according to protocol analyses. Malar J. 2011 Oct 17;10:305.
  • Sicuri E, Davy C, Marinelli M, Oa O, Ome M, Siba P, Conteh L, Mueller I. The economic cost to households of childhood malaria in Papua New Guinea: a focus on intra-country variation. Health Policy Plan. 2012 Jul;27(4):339-47.
  • Sicuri E, Bardají A, Nhampossa T, Maixenchs M, Nhacolo A, Nhalungo D, Alonso PL, Menéndez C. Cost-effectiveness of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy in southern Mozambique. PLoS One. 2010 Oct 15;5(10):e13407.