Russo, Giuliano

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Research Fellow at IHMT-UNL




Giuliano Russo is a health economist with over 15 years of professional experience in the public and private sector as well as in the academia in Europe, Africa and Latin America. Doctorate in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Giuliano has worked in the pharmaceutical industry as manager of health economics, as health economic adviser to the Ministry of Health in Mozambique, and researcher at the Instituto Nacional de Salud de México and at the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Sussex. Giuliano is currently a lecturer and researcher at the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical of the Nova University of Lisbon, where he teaches Introduction to Health Economics and Management of financial resources for health and in the MSc. in Health and Development.


DrPH. in Public Health, 2007, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

MSc. in Health Economics, 1997, The University of York, UK

BSc. (Honors) in Political Science and Economics, 1994, LUISS University of Rome, Italy

Research Interests

Health economics, Health system research, Health policy and planning in low-income countries, Aid architecture in health

Most Relevant Publications

Cabral L., Russo G. and Weinstock J. (2014). Brazil and the shifting consensus on development cooperation. Salutary diversions from the ‘aid-effectiveness’ trail?. Development Policy Review. 32(2); 179-202.

Russo G., McPake B., Fronteira I., Ferrinho P. (2013). Negotiating markets for health: an exploration of physicians’ engagement in dual practice in three African capital cities. Health Policy and Planning. doi:10.1093/heapol/czt071

Russo G., Shankland A. (2013). Brazil’s engagement in health cooperation; is there a contribution to the global debate on health? Health Policy and Planning. March, doi:10.1093/heapol/czt014.

Russo G., Cabral L.V., Ferrinho P. (2013). Brazil-Africa technical cooperation in health: what’s its relevance to the post-Busan debate on  ’aid effectiveness. Globalization and Health. Jan 22;9(1):2.

Russo G., Ferrinho P., De Sousa B.C. and Conceição C. (2012): What influences national and foreign physicians’ geographical distribution? An analysis of medical doctors’ residence location in Portugal. BMC Human Resources for Health 10:12 doi:10.1186/1478-4491-10-12.

Ferrinho F., Amaral M., Russo G. and Ferrinho P. (2012): Purchasing power of civil servant health workers in Mozambique. The Pan African Medical Journal 11:14

McPake B., Hongoro C., Russo G. (2011): Two-tier charging in Maputo Central Hospital: Costs, revenues and effects on equity of access to hospital services. BMC Health System Research, 11:143. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-143

Tyrrell A., Russo G., Dussault G., Ferrinho P. (2010): Costing the scaling up of human resources for health: lessons from Mozambique and Guinea Bissau. Human Resources for Health. 2010, 8:14

Russo G. and McPake B. (2010): Medicine prices in urban Mozambique. A public health and economic study of pharmaceutical markets and price determinants in low-income settings. Health Policy and Planning, 25 (1), 70-84