Skip to main content

Mariana Barraza Lloréns

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Founding Partner, Blutitude

Full Biography

Mariana Barraza is a founding partner of Blutitude, providing specialized consulting services in health policy, planning and strategy, prioritization and evaluation of health technologies.
She has a bachelor's degree in Economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and a Master of Science in Health Economics from the University of York, United Kingdom. From 2014 to 2015 she served as Advisor to the Undersecretary of Integration and Development of the Health Sector. Prior to this position she was coordinator of the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy Studies at the Mexican Health Foundation (Funsalud).
She has also served as Advisor to the Director of Finance of the Mexican Social Security Institute and worked with the Ministry of Health of Mexico for almost ten years in different capacities, including her position as Deputy General Director of Financing Policies in the Economic Analysis Unit. She has been involved in several projects related to the health system, including the reform of the General Health Law of 2003 that created the Social Health Protection System (Seguro Popular) and the development of pharmaceutical policy proposals.
She has also worked as a researcher at the York Health Economics Consortium at the University of York, and has acted as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the Pan American Health Organization and Funsalud.