Personal profile

Personal profile

I am a Post-Doctoral Associate in health decision sciences in the Division of Health Policy and Maganement at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. I work developing and applying new methods in simulation modeling, decision sciences and cost-effectiveness analysis. In also conduct applied work with Dr. Karen M. Kuntz, Dr. Shalini Kulasingam and Dr. Katy B. Kozhimannil. In addition, I teach workshops and short courses on the use of R for decision modeling in national and international venues.

In summer 2017, I obatined my doctoral degree in Health Decision Sciences. I earned my Master's degree in Economics from the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) and my Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineeering from the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), both in Mexico City.

I grew up in Mexico City and moved to the Twin Cities, MN, to study my doctoral degree.

Education / Academic qualification

MS, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas

BS, Iztapalapa Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM-I)

PhD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities


  • health decision sciences
  • decision analysis
  • cost-effectiveness analysis
  • value of information
  • economic evaluation

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Research Output 2008 2017

  • 7 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Software

A Gaussian approximation approach for value of information analysis

Jalal, H. & Alarid-Escudero, F. Jul 22 2017 In : Medical Decision Making.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Decision Theory
Bayes Theorem
Resource Allocation
Open Access
Health insurance
Insurance market
1 Citations

An Overview of R in Health Decision Sciences

Jalal, H., Pechlivanoglou, P., Krijkamp, E., Alarid-Escudero, F., Enns, E. & Myriam Hunink, M. G. Oct 1 2017 In : Medical Decision Making. 37, 7, p. 735-746 12 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Programming Languages
Decision Support Techniques

Prioritizing Future Research on Allopurinol and Febuxostat for the Management of Gout: Value of Information Analysis

Jutkowitz, E., Alarid-Escudero, F., Choi, H. K., Kuntz, K. M. & Jalal, H. Jun 19 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : PharmacoEconomics. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle


R computer code to compute EVPPI and EVSI

Alarid-Escudero, F. 2017

Research output: ResearchSoftware

Open Access
Information analysis


Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Pi Chapter

Fernando Alarid Escudero (Recipient), May 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Doctoral Fellowship (2012-2016)

Fernando Alarid Escudero (Recipient), Sep 2012

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Fulbright-Garcia Robles Doctoral Fellowship (2012-2015)

Fernando Alarid Escudero (Recipient), Sep 2012

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Master's Studies Fellwoship

Fernando Alarid Escudero (Recipient), Aug 2007

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Public Health's Research Day Best Presentation

Fernando Alarid Escudero (Recipient), Apr 7 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)