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Personal profile

I am a Mexican decision scientist and since September 2018, I am a Post-Doctoral Associate in health decision sciences in the Division of Health Policy and Management 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 particular, I particpate in the CISNET consortium as part of Dr. Karen M. Kuntz's colorectal cancer team and Dr. Shalini Kulasingam's cervival cancer team. I also collaborate with Dr. Katy B. Kozhimannil evaluating the cost-effectiveness of midwife-led care for low risk pregnancies in the US. 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 obtained 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 Engineering 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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Projects 2017 2018

Research Output 2008 2018

  • 9 Article
  • 2 Software
  • 1 Conference contribution
1 Citations

A Gaussian Approximation Approach for Value of Information Analysis

Jalal, H. & Alarid-Escudero, F. Feb 1 2018 In : Medical Decision Making. 38, 2, p. 174-188 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision Theory
Bayes Theorem
Resource Allocation
Perfect information
Expected value
Sensitivity analysis
Linear regression

Force of infection of Helicobacter pylori in Mexico: evidence from a national survey using a hierarchical Bayesian model

Alarid-Escudero, F., Enns, E. A., MacLehose, R. F., Parsonnet, J., Torres, J. M. & Kuntz, K. M. Apr 16 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Epidemiology and infection. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Helicobacter pylori
Surveys and Questionnaires

Microsimulation Modeling for Health Decision Sciences Using R: A Tutorial

Krijkamp, E., Alarid-Escudero, F., Enns, E., Jalal, H., Hunink, M. G. M. & Pechlivanoglou, P. Apr 1 2018 In : Medical Decision Making. 38, 3, p. 400-22

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision Support Techniques
Programming Languages
Computer Simulation
Open Access
Health insurance
Insurance market


Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Pi Chapter

Fernando Alarid Escudero (Recipient), May 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Anniversaries and Special Events
Public Health

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)