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Marco Mesa Frias

Marco Mesa Frias

Assistant Professor


411 Brink



Mailing Address

Department of Statistical Science
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1104
Moscow, ID 83844-1104

  • Ph.D, University of London, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, England:  Mathematical Epidemiology: Public Health & Policy 2013

  • BSc (Hons) London Metropolitan University, London, England: Mathematical Sciences 2009

  • Health Impact Analysis and Modeling
  • Biostatistics, Epidemiology
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Environmental Health

I previously worked as a Prevention Effectiveness and Senior Service Fellow in the Director Policy Office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, prior to my academic appointment. My current research specializes in health system epidemiology and in the use of quantitative models to evaluate the impact of health policy interventions, including cost-effectiveness analysis, budgetary impact assessment, methods for analyzing the uncertainty, and environmental health.

  • Mesa-Frias M, Chalabi Z, Foss AM: Quantifying uncertainty in health impact assessment: A case-study example on indoor housing ventilation. Environment International, January 2014
  • Mesa-Frias M, Chalabi Z, Foss AM: Assessing framing assumptions in quantitative health impact assessment: A housing intervention example.  Environment International, June 2013
  • Mesa-Frias M, Chalabi Z, Vanni T, Foss AM: Uncertainty in environmental health impact assessment: Quantitative methods and perspectives. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, February 2012
  • Vanni T, Mendes L P, Foss A, Mesa-Frias M, Legood R: Economic modelling assessment of the HPV quadrivalent vaccine in Brazil: A dynamic individual-based approach.  Vaccine, May 2012
  • Vanni T, Mendes L P, Grinstejn B, Veloso VG, Foss A, Mesa-Frias M, Legood R: Cervical cancer screening among HIV-infected women: An economic evaluation in a middle-income country. International Journal of Cancer, September 2011 
  • Sánchez-Santos MT, Mesa-Frias M, Choi M, Nüesh E, Asúnsolo-Del Barco A, Amuzu A , Davey-Smith G, Ebrahim S, Prieto-Merino D, Casas JP: Area-level deprivation and overall and cause-specific mortality: 12 years’ observation on British women and systematic review of prospective studies. PloS One, September 2013 
  • Choi M, Mesa-Frias M, Nuesh E, Prieto-Merino D, Davey-Smith G, Ebrahim S, Casas JP: Social capital, mortality, cardiovascular events and cancer: A systematic review and a metaanalysis of prospective studies. International Journal of Epidemiology, September 2014
  • Vanni T, Mesa-Frias M, Sanchez-Garcia R, Roesler R, Schwartsmann G, Zubaran-Goldani, M, Foss AM: International scientific collaboration in HIV and HPV: a network analysis. PloS One, March 2014


Physical Address:
Brink Hall 415A

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1104
Moscow, ID 83844-1104

Phone: 208-885-2929

Fax: 208-885-7959


Web: Department of Statistical Science