Miss Samantha Cruz Rivera

Miss Samantha Cruz Rivera

Institute of Applied Health Research
PhD Student

Contact details

Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research (CPROR)
Institute of Applied Health Research
The Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Samantha qualified with a BSc in Economics in 2013. During her last year she developed an interest in health economics and health policy, which led her to undertake the MSc Health Economics & Health Policy at the University of Birmingham, completed in 2014.

In 2015 she was awarded the CONACyT scholarship by the Mexican government for a 4-year PHD research project at the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on measuring the impact of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) trial data on future patient care. (Title: How do patient-reported outcome (PRO) trial results inform future patient care?).


  • MSc Health Economics & Health Policy, University of Birmingham, 2014




Research groups and Centres

 Centre for Patient-Centre Outcomes Research (CPROR)


Cruz Rivera S, Kyte DG, Aiyegbusi OL, Keeley TJ, Calvert MJ (2017) Assessing the impact of healthcare research: A systematic review of methodological frameworks. PLOS Medicine 14(8): e1002370. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002370

(figure 4 contribution to published article above)

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