Carolina Barbosa

Dr. Barbosa is a health economist and decision scientist whose research focuses on epidemiological modeling, outcomes research, and economic evaluation. Dr. Barbosa has over 10 years of experience developing decision-analytic models to evaluate disease outcomes and in conducting cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and return on investment analyses. She has led research in multiple disease areas, including opioid and alcohol-related substance use disorder. She currently serves as the principal investigator on a National Institute of Health (NIH) grant to establish a link between drinking patterns, health consequences, and alcohol treatment effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.

I enjoy depicting the complexity of decision making with respect to current and future interventions to inform decisions that improve patient outcomes and reduce health care and societal costs.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Behavioral Health Economics
  • Behavioral Health Measurement and Quality Improvement
  • Behavioral Health Integration
  • Data Analytics
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • Program Implementation and Evaluation
  • Multidisciplinary Solutions in Health Care
  • Population Health
  • Decision Science



  • PhD, Health Sciences/ Health Economics, Department of Health Sciences & Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK
  • MSc, Health Economics, Department of Economics, University of York, UK
  • PharmD, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy School of Lisbon University, Portugal