Veronica Toffolutti, PhD

Dr. Veronica Toffolutti is a health economist with expertise in quantitative data analysis, social epidemiology, and public health. With a background in statistics, her past work included evaluations of the impact policy intervention on community and individual health. She holds Master degree in Statistics nd Doctorate degrees.

Dr Toffolutti teaches Social Epidemiology, Quantitative Methods and Comparative Health Policy at University of Oxford. Her experience as an economist includes


Economics of Health, Program Evaluation, Micro-Econometrics.

Languages: Italian and English

Selected Publications

Toffolutti V., McKee M. and Stuckler D., “Evidence Points To “Gaming” At Hospitals Subject To National Health Service Cleanliness Inspec- tions” Health Affairs, 2017, Volume 36, n.30, Pages 355-361.

Media Coverage: Daily Mail, Jack FM

Toffolutti V., Reeves A., McKee M. and Stuckler D., “Outsourcing clean- ing services increases MRSA incidence: Evidence from 126 English Acute Trusts” Social Science & Medicine, 2017, Volume 174, Pages 64-69.

Media Coverage: HealthCanal – Health News, BBC Radio Oxford, Ox- ford Times, Medical Xpress, Medical News Today: Health News, Open- Democracy.

Mazzuco S., Meggiolaro S., Ongaro F. and Toffolutti V. “Living Arrangements and Cognitive Decline among the Elderly in Europe”, Ageing  & Society, 2016, May, Pages 1-23 .

Bartoll-Roca X.,  Toffolutti  V.,  Malmusi D.,  Pal´encia L.,  Borrell C. and Suhrcke M. “Health and health behaviours before and during the Great Recession, overall and by socioeconomic status, using data from four repeated cross-sectional health surveys in Spain (2001 2012)”, BMC Public Health, 2015, Volume 1:865 .

De Goeij M.C.M., Suhrcke M., Toffolutti V., van de Mheen D., Schoen- makers T. M. and Kunst A. E. “How economic crises affect alcohol consumption and alcohol-related health problems: a realist systematic review”, Social Science & Medicine, 2015, Volume 131 (C), Pages 131-146 .

1 Toffolutti V., Suhrcke M., “Assessing the short term health impact of the Great Recession in the European Union: a cross-country panel analysis”, Preventive Medicine, 2014, Volume 64, Pages 54-62.



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