Rosana Pacella

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Rosana is an Associate Professor and Adjunct Professor at the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI), at the Queensland University of Technology. She currently leads a large health economics project to reveal the social and economic benefits of optimal wound care across Australia. She also provides health economics expertise for WMI CRC funded projects assessing the cost-effectiveness of wound management innovations. The development of analytical models to provide comparable, objective information about the potential health benefits of intervention options and implications for health care expenditure is a key aspect of this work. Rosana is widely recognized for her leading role in burden of disease assessments in several developing countries carried out over the last 17 years including Malaysia, Vietnam and South Africa. Previously, she held an academic appointment at the Centre for Burden of Disease and Cost-Effectiveness studies in the School of Public Health at The University of Queensland. In that role, she managed the UQ activities of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2010 project estimating the burden attributable to major risk factors and led a large collaboration assessing the burden of childhood environmental risk factors including child maltreatment and bullying.