María Isabel Roldós, Dr.P.H., M.A., M.P.A.

María Isabel Roldós

Office of Science Policy, Strategic Planning, Analysis, Reporting, and Data
Phone: 301-451-1886

Dr. María Isabel Roldós is a scientific policy analyst at OSPARD. She has worked as a policy practitioner and researcher for over 15 years nationally and internationally. She served as Health Commissioner for the city of Quito’s Municipality (2014); at the CDC’s National Center for Injury and Violence Prevention (2010) in dissemination, adoption and implementation programs (2012); managed one of USAID’s country projects in Ecuador (2010); and as a health policy professor in Ecuador and at UGA’s College of Public Health - Global health certificate program.

She focuses on applied sciences, economic evaluations and health policy. With support from NIDA, USAID and host university, she has conducted prevention effectiveness studies on topics of violence prevention, unintentional injuries, health services and women’s health, for example: estimated the economic burden to intimate partner violence (IPV); a population based willingness-to-pay study on child maltreatment (CM) in the US and Ecuador; and developed an econometric model to measure the effect of drug abuse on labor productivity among Black young adults in Iowa and Georgia.

Dr. Roldos holds a Doctor in Public Health degree from UGA awarded in 2012, in addition to two master’s degrees, one in public administration from New York University and another in public policy and economics from Georgia State University.

Selected Publications

  • Roldós, M. l., Espinosa, I., Kulkarni, A., Pillsbury, M., Pavelyev, M. H., & Guarín, C. (2017). Cost-effectiveness of the comparison of a two-dose versus four-dose bivalent and quadrivalent vaccines to the economic burden of genital warts caused by HPV. International STD Research and Reviews, 6(1), 1–8. doi: 0.1016/j.jval.2015.09.335
  • Roldós, M. I., Hopenhayn, C., Sacoto, F., & Bustamante, K. (2017). Developing local health policy: Profiling needs and opportunities in the Municipality of Quito, Ecuador. Journal of Public Health Policy, 38(2), 221–223. doi: 10.1057/s41271-017-0069-9
  • Roldós, M. l., Corso, P., & Ingels, J. (2017). How much are Ecuadorians willing to pay to reduce maternal mortality? Results from a pilot study on contingent valuation. International Journal of MCH and AIDS, 6(1), 1–8. doi: 10.21106/ijma.166
  • Roldós, M. I. (2014). The longitudinal effect of drug use on productivity status of nonmetropolitan African American young adults. Journal of Drug Use Education, 44(1–2), 34–50. doi: 10.1177/0047237915573524
  • Roldós María Isabel, Noonan Rita K., Beattie Lynn (2013) “Strengthening the role of caregivers in promoting fall risk screening for older adults during the annual wellness