Felipa de Mello-Sampayo is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. She was the coordinator of the project PTDC/EGE-ECO/104157/2008, entitled "Health and Economic Growth" funded with 29,190.00 euros by the Portuguese Government under Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT). Under this project, she developed and published two key papers related to a dynamic stochastic model for the optimal timing of a treatment switch, and applied to problems in medical decision taking: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) and HIV. The first, entitled "The Timing and Probability of Treatment Switch under Cost Uncertainty: An Application to Patients with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor", Value in Health,2014, Vol. 17, and the second entitled "HIV patients' decision of switching to second-line antiretroviral therapy in India.", Aids Care, 2015.
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AIDS Care (Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV). ISI Journal Citation Reports (C) Ranking 2015: 20/71 (Health Policy & Services)30/129 (Public, Environmental & Occupational Health) 5 Year Impact Factor: 2.44