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Editorial from
Sara Almeida
Nova SBE PhD Alumni | Researcher at Global Health & Development Group at Imperial College London
November 16, 2022
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PhD Series: Meet Sara Almeida

Sara is a recent alumni of Nova SBE, having recently completed her PhD in Economics. In this video, you can listen to her testimony regarding not only the program itself, but also regarding her experience in using her thesis to answer impactful questions.

Watch the video to learn more about her experience.

Below you can find both the Portuguese traduced transcript of her experience.

Portuguese Transcript:

Olá, sou a Sara e acabei de terminar o doutoramento em Economia na Nova SBE.

Durante os últimos cinco anos, como parte de minha tese, tenho realizado investigação em saúde pública no Líbano, Indonésia e Brasil. No meu caso, a minha tese não é apenas uma tese em si, mas sim um conjunto de 4 estudos que focam diferentes desafios em contexto de conflito e pobreza e onde ainda existe o esforço para tentar alcançar uma cobertura universal de saúde.

Mais especificamente, estudei as interações entre as práticas tradicionais e a procura por serviços médicos de saúde para estudar como esses agentes podem ter um papel no futuro e, eventualmente, apoiar os serviços de saúde primários.

Também realizei um estudo de avaliação de impacto de uma política de transferência de custos em hospitais em contexto de conflito, onde mostro que transferir 10% do custo para os pacientes é suficiente para os fazer mudar a sua escolha do hospital a visitar.

Também examinei as diferenças de género na liderança familiar e estudei um ensaio clínico randomizado que consistia numa intervenção para combater o abuso de substâncias em adolescentes.

Uma das coisas que achei mais interessante durante o doutoramento foi a oportunidade e liberdade de escolher um tema e fazer perguntas, aplicando os métodos que aprendemos nos nossos estudos. Para isso, foi fundamental ter o apoio do meu supervisor que me manteve no caminho certo, que me fez avançar e pensar mais no meu trabalho.

No geral, olhando para trás, sinto que esta jornada teve muitos altos e baixos, foi difícil, mas no final sentimos que dedicámos o nosso tempo a algo que acreditamos valer a pena e isto é um privilégio em si.

Sara Almeida
Nova SBE PhD Alumni | Researcher at Global Health & Development Group at Imperial College London
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