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Andres Roman-Urrestarazu Senior Research Associate

Organisation: University of Cambridge

  • Harkness Fellowship
Andres Roman-Urrestarazu

About me

Andres Roman-Urrestarazu is a 2021–22 UK Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice.

He is a Psychiatrist whose work combines expertise in health economics, public policy, and substance abuse. He is currently a Gillings Fellow in Autism Research and Global Public Health at the University of Cambridge, and holds concurrent appointments as an Assistant Professor of International Health at Maastricht University in the Netherlands and the Institut Pasteur in Paris.

Andres’s career has been spent at the intersection of research, policy and clinical practice, working with agencies including the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EU), the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the World Health Organization.

During his Harkness Fellowship Andres will be examining health system responses to the opioid epidemic in the US, with a focus on responses from both federal and state health policy stakeholders and health care providers, with an emphasis on varied admissions to opioid agonist therapy among vulnerable populations.

Andres holds a medical degree from the University of Santiago de Chile, a doctorate in Psychiatry from the University of Cambridge, and a master’s degree in Health Economics and International Health Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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