Ruben Rojas

BSc, MSc

Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

PhD student

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Ruben Rojas
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

I am a PhD student under the remote location scheme, under the supervision of Professor Aki Tsuchiya and Dr. Praveen Thokala.

I did my undergraduate studies in business administration at Universidad Diego Portales, in Chile. After working for 15 years in corporate finances and stock markets, I decided to move my career to an activity more oriented to public policy and population wellbeing, in health care specifically.

After enrolling in a certificate in clinical public research methods in 2012, I entered the three-year program in Health Economics at The University of York given by distance learning (PGCert, PGDip and MSc), finally in 2016 I got the Degree of Master of Science in Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment.

I work as a researcher in the Health Technology Assessment Unit at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. My main job is to do research in health economics and undertake cost-effectiveness studies, including model design of several types of representations for health care decision making (cohort, individual, discrete event, population, system dynamics, and resource utilisation).


  • Professor Aki Tsuchiya
  • Dr. Praveen Thokala
Research interests

PhD title

Balancing priorities: Identification, measurement and valuation of drivers for decision making in health care resource allocation. A multi-criteria analysis of NICE decisions in UK and a comparison with other jurisdictions.

My research interests are: Decision science, group decision making, behavioural economics, multi criteria decision analysis, health economics, equity, social values, modelling methods for health technology assessment.

Teaching interests

Currently I work as Co-Lecturer in Health Economics at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.