Veronika Wirtz, PhD, MSc
|Institution||Boston University School of Public Health|
|Address||801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center|
Boston MA 02118
|2009||-||2010||Coordinating Commission of the National Institutes of Health and Tertiary Hospitals, Mexico:
Excellence in Research Productivity|
|2009||-||2014||National System of Researchers (SNI), National Council for Science and Technology, Mexico :
|2007||Research Conference of the National Institutes of Health and Tertiary Hospitals, Mexico:
Nominee for Best Research Presentation|
|2007||-||2009||National System of Researchers (SNI), National Council for Science and Technology, Mexico:
Awarded Membership as Candidate|
|1999||-||2004||School of Pharmacy, University of London:
PhD Studies Scholarship|
Veronika J. Wirtz, MSc, PhD has pursued a full-time career in international public health over the last ten years. She has been involved in a wide range of studies and program evaluations focusing on medicines access and utilization.
Her current interest and expertise include medicines price analysis, generic medicines policies, access to medicines for non-communicable diseases and the role of the private sector to promote equitable access and efficient use of medicines in low and middle income countries. Among other international studies Dr Wirtz carried out cross-national comparison of medicines consumption using large sales data bases to inform policy making about adequate use of medicines and prevention of antimicrobial resistance.
From 2004 to 2012 she was researcher and lecturer at the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico and a founding member and Head of the Medicines in Public Health Research Group which is a multi-disciplinary team of 15 experts in health economics, epidemiology, social science carrying out pharmaceutical policy analysis in Mexico and Latin America.
She has worked as a technical advisor for various international organizations, among them the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Health Action International and the Ford Foundation. She has also worked with the Ministry of Health in Mexico on various program evaluations and capacity building initiatives. She published widely in international peer review journals such as The Lancet, British Medical Journal, World Health Organization Bulletin, Health Policy and Planning, Health Policy, Value in Health, Social Science and Medicine, Tropical Medicine and International Health.
She received her training as a pharmacist from Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany and her Master in Clinical Pharmacy and PhD from the University of London in the UK.
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