Andres Vecino, MD, PhD '16, MSc, uses economics theory and methods to improve health systems in lower and middle-income countries with a focus on Latin America.
Experiences & Accomplishments
- Vecino-Ortiz AI, Congote JV, Bedoya SZ, Cucunuba ZM. Impact of contact tracing on COVID-19 mortality: An impact evaluation using surveillance data from Colombia. PLOS One. 2021; 16(3): e0246987. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0246987
- Vecino-Ortiz AI, Guzman-Tordecillas DN. Gun-carrying restrictions and gun-related mortality, Colombia: a difference-in-difference design with fixed effects. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2020; 98 (3). https://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/98/3/19-236646/en/
- Vecino-Ortiz AI, Arroyo-Ariza D. A tax on sugar sweetened beverages in Colombia: Estimating the impact on overweight and obesity prevalence across socioeconomic levels. Social Science and Medicine. 2018; 209: 111-116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.05.043
- Vecino-Ortiz AI, Jafri A, Hyder AA Mortality impacts of interventions for unintentional injuries: prioritizing interventions that work for the poorest billion. The Lancet Global Health. 2018; 6 (5): e523-e534. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30107-4
- James E, Saxena A, Franco Restrepo C, Llorente B, Vecino-Ortiz AI, Villar Uribe M, Iunes RF, Verguet S. Distributional health and financial benefits of increased tobacco taxes in Colombia: results from a modelling study. Tobacco Control. 2018; 28 (4): 374-380. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30093415