Luciana Servo is the new IPEA president


On 20 January 2023, Brazil’s Minister of Planning and Budget, Simone Tebet, appointed the Economist Luciana Mendes Santos Servo as the President of the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea).

Luciana holds a PhD in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and a Master’s in Economics from the University of São Paulo (USP). She is the third woman to lead Ipea—after Aspásia Camargo, from 1993 to 1995, and Vanessa Petreli Corrêa, Acting President in 2012—and the first black woman.

A dedicated civil servant at Ipea since 1998, Luciana had been working on healthcare-focused projects, such as: “Evaluation of Healthcare Policies”; “Prioriza SUS”; “System of Health Accounts (SHA) for Brazil”; and “Health Satellite Accounts”.

She also co-authored reports for the Council for Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Policies (CMAP), which were used on a study about the supply and demand of hospital beds and mechanical ventilation equipment in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and on a paper discussing the expenditures with primary healthcare in Brazilian municipalities.

Luciana Servo has co-authored this One Pager “Mapping geographic access to COVID-19 health care in Brazil”:



See more of her work here:

2023-01-20 08:25 by IPC-ID

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