Laura Vallejo-Torres

Senior Research Associate

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 1702

Biographical details

Dr Laura Vallejo-Torres is currently a Principal Research Associate in Health Economics at the UCL Clinical Trials Unit. She holds a first degree in Economics from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, an MSc in Health Economics from the University of York, and a PhD in Health Economics from UCL. Prior to moving to UCL Laura worked as a Research Fellow at the Health Economics Research Group at Brunel University.

Teaching interests

Laura is also a Visiting Lecturer at City University contributing to the Economics of Health Care, Economic Evaluation and Advanced Economic Evaluation master modules since 2010.

Research Interests

Laura´s main research interests are in the economic evaluation alongside clinical trials and in the equity in the distribution of health service utilisation. She has a specific interest in vertical equity in the delivery of health care. She has extensive experience using economic evaluation modelling techniques and econometric methods for the analysis of health and health care.


Vallejo-Torres L, Morris S. (2012). Income-related inequity in health care utilisation among individuals with cardiovascular disease in England – accounting for vertical inequity. Health Economics (accepted).

Christensen M, Morris S, Vallejo-Torres L, Vincent C, Mayer SA. (2011). Neurological impairment among survivors of intracerebral hemorrhage: The FAST trial. Neurocritical Care (forthcoming).

Christensen M, Morris S, Banner C, Lefering R, Vallejo-Torres L, Boullion B. (2011). Quality of Life after Severe Trauma: Results of the Global Recombinant Factor VII Trauma Trial. Journal of Trauma, 70(6):1524-31

Vallejo-Torres L, Steuten L, Parkinson B, Girling A, Buxton M. (2010). Integrating Health Economics into the product development cycle: the case study of absorbable pins. Medical Decision Making, 31(4):596-610

Vallejo-Torres L, Morris S. (2010). The contribution of smoking and obesity to income-related inequalities in health in England. Social Science and Medicine, vol 71(6):1189-1198

Vallejo-Torres L, Morris S. (2010). Factors associated with the use of primary care services: the role of practice nurses. European Journal of Health Economics, 12(4):373-81

Steiner T, Vincent C, Morris S, Davis S, Vallejo-Torres L, Christensen MC. (2010). Neurosurgical Outcomes After Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Results of the Factor Seven for Acute Hemorrhagic Stroke Trial (FAST). Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 20(4):287-94

Vallejo-Torres L, Morris S, Carr-Hill R, Dixon P, Law M, Rice N, Sutton M. (2009). Can regional resource shares be based only on prevalence data? An empirical investigation of the proportionality assumption. Social Science and Medicine, vol 69(11):1634-42

Steuten L, Vallejo-Torres L, Bastide P, Buxton M (2009). Analysing uncertainty around costs of innovative medical technologies: The case of fibrin sealant (QUIXIL ®) for total knee replacement, Health Policy, vol 89(1):46-57

Vallejo-Torres L, Steuten L, Buxton M, Girling AJ, Lilford RJ, Young T. (2008). Integrating health economics modelling in the product development cycle of medical devices: a Bayesian approach. International Journal of Technological Assessment in Health Care, vol 24 (4):459-64

Steuten L, Vallejo-Torres L, Young T, Buxton M (2008). Transferability of economic evaluations of medical technologies: a new technology for orthopedic surgery. Expert Review of Medical Devices, vol 5, no 3:329-36