Daiane Machado

Daiane Machado

Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Research Associate, Center for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health

Daiane Borges Machado PhD is a research fellow at Harvard Medical School and a research associate at the Center for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health – CIDACS/FIOCRUZ

She is a psychologist with a PhD in Epidemiology and Population Health by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Since 2007 she has been investigating mental health-related outcomes and suicide, also focusing on gender differences for those outcomes. She has published several scientific papers (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2959-4650), including one of the most cited papers in the area in Brazil (Suicide in Brazil from 2000 to 2012) which has 125 citations to date. She was awarded six grants and scholarships, and has worked as a Mental Health Specialist for Non-Governmental Organizations.

Her researches have contributed to the use of new strategies for evaluation of mental health and cash transfer programmes, showing that panel data and secondary data analyses can be powerful tools to evaluate the impact of policies and interventions in mental health at a lower cost. Her more recent work focuses on the impact of a cash transfer government programme in Brazil, performing statistical analyses on big datasets from The 100 Million Brazilian Cohort housed at CIDACS/FIOCRUZ

She also practised as a clinical psychologist in Brazil and worked for three years in mental health and suicide prevention in a Non-Governmental Organization, including one year as a coordinator. With a background in Psychology, Epidemiology and Population Health, moving forward, her interests aim at applying these learnings towards the development of innovative technologies, to address mental health care gaps, gender gaps and promote population health.