Photograph of Genevieve DavidPhotograph of Genevieve DavidGenevieve David [BSc, MD, MPH]

School of Health & Related Research
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA

ScHARR section: Public Health, Health Economics and Decision Science

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9243-5145


Rm 1.03, The Innovation Centre
217 Portobello
Sheffield S1 4DP


I completed a BSc in Biology and a Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, and a Master in Public Health (with Distinction) with specialization in Health Economics and Governance of Health Systems at the University of Sheffield, École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique (France) and Jagiellonian University (Poland) as a scholarship holder in the European Master in Public Health Programme. In 2016, I won a Wellcome Trust PhD scholarship in Public Health, Economics and Decision Science, enabling me to undertake research training in ScHARR.

Prior to the start of my PhD, I have spent more than five years working in the Philippine health sector as a Municipal Health Officer and rural physician, in a consultancy role, and as a technical staff in the Department of Health Office of the Undersecretary for Technical Services. Although our policy decisions tend to be imperfect because we do not have perfect information at a particular point in time, my mission, essentially, is to improve how we arrive at as well as the quality of our decisions.

Research area:
Incorporating public preferences in decision-making

Working paper:
David, Genevieve and Kocot, Ewa, The Financial Feasibility of the National Health Insurance Program of the Philippines: A Mathematical Modelling Study (May 31, 2018). Available at SSRN:

Conference poster:
David G. Modelling financial equilibrium: a pragmatic tool for governance of resource allocation policies [version 1; not peer reviewed]. F1000Research 2017, 6:776 (poster) (doi: 10.7490/f1000research.1114135.1)

Erlyn Macarayan and Genevieve David. Universal health coverage: a long and never-ending discussion? (February 5, 2016)