Institutions, Regulation, and Health Policy

Elize Massard da Fonseca is an associate professor at the Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP/FGV) in Brazil and a non-resident visiting fellow at the Latin American and Carribean Center at the London School of Economics (LACC/LSE).. 

Her research expertise relates to political institutions, political economy (qualitative) of public health policies and pharmaceutical regulation in Latin America. She has studied public policies for infectious and emerging diseases (AIDS, hepatitis C, COVID-19), the politics of drug regulation reform in Brazil, health-industrial policies, and more recently the politics and policy for COVID-19 in comparative perspective. 

Her work has appeared in high-impact journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Social Science and Medicine, PLoS Medicine, Politics and Society, Journal of Latin American Studies,  Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and others.

She has a book on Brazil's generic drug regulation reform published by Springer and is currently co-organizing an edited book about Coronavirus Politics by the University of Michigan Press (2021). 

She was a visiting scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of California Berkeley, visiting researcher at the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, and visiting researcher at the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics. She holds a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Edinburgh (UK, 2011) and a PhD in Public Health from the National School of Public Health (Brazil, 2008). She has led several consultancy projects for United Nations agencies (PAHO, UNODC, UNFPA) on issues related to the monitoring and evaluation of public health and social protection projects.