WP3 & WP5 Co-lead
Andres Roman-Urrestarazu, MD, PhD, MSc, is group leader of the Mental Health, Policy and Economics group at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge. In 2021–22 he was a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice at the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University. He is an academic psychiatrist, public health clinician, health economist. Andres was previously a Gillings Fellow in Global Public Health (2016–2020). He is a Member of the Faculty of Public Health and a Board Member of the International Society for the Study of Emerging Drugs (ISSED) and worked as Civil Servant in the Centre for Health Technology Evaluation (CHTE) at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). His research lies at the intersection of health policy and public mental health, with a focus on the intersection of health inequalities and the economic determinants of adverse mental health outcomes. Andre’s work has been published in leading health policy and medical journals, including Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, JAMA Pediatrics, BMJ, and Health Policy, and has directly informed policy.