Roberta Longo

PhD, MSc

DIRECTOR, VALUE EVIDENCE

Corsano (Lecce), Italy

For it is in giving that we receive."- Francis of Assisi

Areas of Expertise

  • HEOR
  • Economic modelling
  • Cost-effectiveness and budget impact analyses
  • RWE

Biography

Roberta is a health economist with nearly three years of consultancy experience. Previously, Roberta worked as a Research Fellow and then as a Lecturer in the Academic Unit of Health Economics at the University of Leeds (UK), accumulating a total of 15 years of expertise in health economics and outcomes research, conducting cost-effectiveness and budget impact analyses of healthcare interventions across diverse therapeutic areas.

Roberta’s diverse expertise in health economics, coupled with her academic and consulting background, positions her as a valuable asset in driving evidence-based healthcare solutions and strategic decision-making within the pharmaceutical and consultancy sectors.

Key accomplishments

During her time in consultancy:

  • Led the development and delivery of cost-effectiveness models, one of which was published in a peer-reviewed journal
  • Managed health economics workstreams within projects, ensuring timely delivery and adherence to budget

Recognized as a health economics expert, contributing significantly to projects, proposals, and team development

During her time in academia:

  • Conducted cost-effectiveness analyses on landmark trials in various health conditions
  • Secured grant income for several projects and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed publications

Key publications

  • Longo R, Ghinelli F, Torelli F, Mader G, Masseria C, Patel C, Franic DM, Dickerson JM, Nguyen D & Cantor L. 2023. OMNI® surgical system versus iStent inject® with concomitant cataract surgery for the treatment of mild-to-moderate primary open-angle glaucoma in the United States: a cost utility analysis. Expert Review of Ophthalmology, 18:2, 135-142, DOI: 10.1080/17469899.2023.2193685
  • Lamb SE, Bruce J, Hossain A, Ji C, Longo R, Lall R, Bojke C, Hulme C, Withers E, Finnegan S, Sheridan R, Willett K, Underwood M, for the Prevention of Fall Injury Trial Study Grou. 2020. Screening and Intervention to Prevent Falls and Fractures in Older People. New England Journal of Medicine. 383(19), pp. 1848-1859
  • Longo R, Baxter P, Hall P, Hewison J, Afshar M, Hall G, & McCabe C. (2014). Methods for identifying the cost-effective case definition cut-off for sequential monitoring tests: An extension of phelps and mushlin. PharmacoEconomics, 32(4), 327-334. doi:10.1007/s40273- 014-0134-1

Education

  • PhD in Economics. ‘Universita` La Sapienza di Roma’, Italy.
  • MSc in Health Economics. University of York, UK.
  • Degree in Political Sciences. ‘Universita` La Sapienza di Roma’, Italy.

My letter

ρ because it’s my name’s initial but also because of the symbol story which strongly resonate with my belief that curiosity and thoughtful questioning are essential for expanding our understanding and unlocking new insights!

For the ancient Greeks, Rho meant outflow, matching its lowercase form as this symbol shows a vertical line that flops over at the top and back to itself, somewhat similar to a breaking wave. Some scholars also believe that the Greek letter Rho refers to a needle-head or the eye-of-the-needle and how questions pierce the veil of ignorance

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