Mara Airoldi

Director of the Government Outcomes Lab

Mara Airoldi is Director of the Government Outcomes Lab at the Blavatnik School of Government. She is an Economist and a Decision Analyst by background with degrees from Bocconi University in Milan and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mara Airoldi's research is motivated by a desire to improve decision making in government, with a special interest and extensive expertise in the field of healthcare. Mara Airoldi is one of the lead developers of the STAR toolkit, a socio-technical approach sponsored by the Health Foundation to improve resource allocation in healthcare organizations.

Mara Airoldi has worked extensively with managers of the English and the Italian National Health Systems. She has also consulted for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario (Canada), the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence and the (then) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in England, NATO and the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Articles in refereed journals

Book chapters

  • M Airoldi (2013) “Stabilire le priorità d’intervento in sanità: dalla teoria alla pratica. L’esperienza inglese del SyMPOSE in Nuti S et al. Un metodo per individuare le priorità in sanità: l’esperienza pilota sul percorso dello scompenso cardiaco, Il Mulino: Bologna
  • M Airoldi and A Morton (2011) “Portfolio Decision Analysis for Population Health”, in Salo, A. and Keisler, J. and Morton, Alec, (eds.) Portfolio decision analysis: improved methods for resource allocation. Springer, Berlin.
  • D Read, M Airoldi (2005) "Utility Theory" in BS Everitt and DC Howell (Eds) Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, vol. 4: 2098-2101.

Invited articles in practitioners’ journals

  • J Smith M Airoldi (2008) "Measure the mix of interventions", Health Service Journal, 28 August 2008, p19

Reports

Working papers

  • A Morton and M Airoldi (2010) Incorporating health inequalities considerations in PCT priority setting LSEOR working paper, LSE Department of Management. Invited paper for the Department of Health & LSE Health Inequalities Forum
  • M Airoldi, A Morton, J Smith and G Bevan (2010) Healthcare prioritization at the local level. A socio-technical approach. Priority Setting for Population Health WP series, LSE Department of Management.
  • M Oliveira, G Bevan, M Airoldi et al (2010) Estimating the impacts on health gains and costs from improving diagnosis and treatment of heart failure. Priority Setting for Population Health WP series, LSE Department of Management.
  • M Airoldi, G Bevan, A Morton et al (2010) Estimating the health gains and cost impact of selected interventions to reduce stroke mortality and morbidity in England. Priority Setting for Population Health WP series, LSE Department of Management.
  • A Morton, G Bevan, M Airoldi et al (2010) Estimating the health gains and cost impact of treatment for depression. Priority Setting for Population Health WP series, LSE Department of Management.
  • M Oliveira, G Bevan, M Airoldi et al (2010) Estimating health gains from improving prescribing statins to lower the burden of CHD. Priority Setting for Population Health WP series, LSE Department of Management.
  • M Airoldi, G Bevan and A Morton et al (2010) Estimating health and productivity gains from intensive glucose control in T1 diabetes in England. Priority Setting for Population Health WP series, LSE Department of Management.
  • A Morton, G Bevan, M Airoldi et al (2010) Assessing the productivity gains from suicide prevention. Priority Setting for Population Health WP series, LSE Department of Management.
  • M Airoldi, S Frederick and D Read (2008) Longitudinal Tests for Inconsistent Planning Due to Hyperbolic Discounting, WP37, Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1287233

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