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Daniela Valdes

About me

I am an accomplished healthcare executive and part-time PhD candidate working on multidisciplinary research around digital health innovation, under joint supervision of Professor Rob Procter (Social Informatics) and Professor Jeremy Dale (Warwick Medical School - Social Science and Systems in Health). Through my research and professional practice, I am looking to transform healthcare systems and organisations using data and digital technologies to improve patient outcomes and reduce health inequalities.

I hold an MSc in Economics (UCL) and Diploma in Global Healthcare Delivery (Harvard). My international experience spans private/public/charitable/academia/multilaterals including the World Bank and Deloitte.

More about my experience and trajectory can be found on my linkedin profile.

Research interests (updated Autumn 2021)

I have varied research interests and I'm looking to collaborate with others in these areas. More broadly, I am available for speaking engagements and can provide a business/strategic, policy or operational angle to the challenges and opportunities brought digital transformation, (healthcare) policy reform and pandemics. Do get in touch for a chat.

  • Sustainability of digital Transformation. My PhD dissertation will provide a mixed-methods, prospective view of the sustainability of telemedicine in healthcare settings (community, outpatients, primary care), including its impacts on health inequalities and trust in the patient-clinician relationship. My research will include elements of Natural Language Processing, co-design workshops and quantitative analysis.
  • Global Health/Pandemic preparedness and response. As a WHO-awarded researcher, I am also exploring digital transformation from a Global Health lens. I have published a preprint on the rapid adoption of telemedicine in primary care delivery during the first year of the 2020 pandemic. For the last five years I have been following and presenting about epidemics such as Zika, Ebola and now COVID-19 to identify learning on health system preparedness, response and recovery.
  • Research practice and methods. Automation, reproducibility, systematic reviews. I have been recently reflecting on opportunities and challenges of automation in academic settings through the lens of academic software. I build upon established frameworks related to trust in technology and its impacts on research practice. I am particularly interested in systematic review methods and act as reviewer for reputable journals such as the Journal of Medical Internet Research and JBI Evidence Synthesis.

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