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Canary Foundation for Advancement in Biomedicine and Biotechnology (BioAvance), Spain

Canarian Foundation for Advancements in Biomedicine and Biotechnology (BioAvance) aimes to assist the University of La Laguna (ULL) in overcoming the challenges associated with the successful course of the Centre of Biomedical Research of Canarias (CIBICAN).

The research team of BioAvance is multidisciplinary (medical doctors, health economists, statisticians, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, engineers, etc.) and it has experience on Health Technology Assessment methods, such as systematic reviews, meta-analysis, economic impact assessment and economic evaluations. Besides, the group has scientific experience on quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods broadly applied to the field of Health Services Research.

LEADER

Pedro Serrano Aguilar, PhD.
Pedro Serrano Aguilar, PhD.Head of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Unit, Canary Health Service, Spain; member of the board of Directors of the Spanish Network for HTA (Spanish Ministry of Health) and the Spanish Network of Health Services Research for Chronic Diseases (REDISSEC)
Years of experience: 19

Pedro Serrano Aguilar, PhD.

  • He was coordinator of the scientific program on Health Services Research in CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health research network.
  • Currently, he is leading the Scientific Committee and its own research team at REDISSEC (Spanish Network of Health Services Research for Chronic Diseases).
  • Recently has participated and coordinated several research projects funded by the EC, such as EUnetHTA; EUROPLAN; BURQOL-RD; RARE BestPractices.
  • Part of the former EUnetHTA DG-Sanco project and current Joint Action funded by the EC.
  • Leader of Scientific Committee at REDISSEC (Spanish Network of Health Services Research for Chronic Diseases).
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Health Services Research
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Patient Participation
  • Rare Diseases

TEAM

Lidia García Pérez, BaEcon
Lidia García Pérez, BaEconHealth Economist, Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Unit, Canary Health Service, Spain
Years of experience: 11

Lidia García Pérez, BaEcon

  • Leader of investigation project of health-related quality of life of patients with arthrosis or depression in Spain.
  • Member of REDISSEC (Spanish Network of Health Services Research for Chronic Diseases).
  • Health services research
  • Health technology assessment
  • Economic evaluations
  • Systematic reviews

Renata Linertová, BaEcon

  • Project manager of a European project (BURQOL-RD).
  • Leader of investigation project of burden of lupus in Spain.
  • Member of REDISSEC (Spanish Network of Health Services Research for Chronic Diseases).
  • Health services research
  • Health technology assessment
  • Economic evaluations
  • Systematic reviews
Renata Linertová, BaEcon
Renata Linertová, BaEconHealth Economist, Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Unit, Canary Health Service, Spain
Years of experience: 8
Cristina Valcárcel Nazco, BScMath
Cristina Valcárcel Nazco, BScMathHealth Economist and Biostatistician, Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Unit, Canary Health Service, Spain
Years of experience: 4

Cristina Valcárcel Nazco, BScMath

  • Leader of investigation project of cost-effectiveness of neonatal screening of cystic fibrosis in Spain.
  • Member of REDISSEC (Spanish Network of Health Services Research for Chronic Diseases).
  • Health services research
  • Health technology assessment
  • Economic evaluations
  • Systematic reviews
  • Statistics

Laura Vallejo, PhD.

  • Researcher in European project (IMBRAIN)
  • Leader in research project on the estimation of the monetary value of a Quality-Adjusted Life Year in Spain
  • Honorary senior researcher at University College London
  • Member of REDISSEC (Spanish Network of Health Services Research for Chronic Diseases)
  • Health services research
  • Health technology assessment
  • Economic evaluations
  • Systematic reviews
Laura Vallejo, PhD.
Laura Vallejo, PhD.Health Economist, Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Unit, Canary Health Service, Spain
Years of experience: 9
Iván Castilla, PhD.
Iván Castilla, PhD.Assistant Professor at Departamento de Ingeniería Informática y de Sistemas. Universidad de La Laguna, Spain.
Years of experience: 3 (+7 in modelling and simulation)
Specific expertise: Modelling and simulation, Health services research, Health technology assessment, Economic evaluations.

Iván Castilla, PhD.

  • Member of REDISSEC (Spanish Network of Health Services Research for Chronic Diseases).

Borja García, PhD.

  • Member of REDISSEC (Spanish Network of Health Services Research for Chronic Diseases).
  • Health services research
  • Health technology assessment
  • Economic evaluations
  • Econometrics
Borja García, PhD.
Borja García, PhD.Health Economist, Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Unit, Canary Health Service, Spain
Years of experience: 5